Entrepreneur? Stock broker? Accountant? Attorney? Judge? Tell us about your dream job. Is anything standing in the way? Or, if you already have your dream job, tell us about your journey to get it.
My dream since I was a child
Hello, my name is Pedro Luis Gallegos Nuñez, I live in El Salvador.
I always wanted to be a Systems Engineer, because of my father, he always taught me how to help people who cant use this innovate technology that is created everyday.
He always told me that I have to help people who cant use the new technologies or for some reason have troubles with them. Also he told me "Everyone has the right to use the new technologies". That really helped me to get an inspiration to be a Systems Engineer.
Because I love it, and because I can help others.
Education for a better future
Hello, my name is Kriscia Rivera. I'm 18 years old and I'm from El Salvador.
My dream job is to become an English teacher. I'd like to help my country with education. I think that teaching is very grateful and I'd like to share all my knowledge with children, also educate them on how to be good person and be an inspiration for them.
I hope I can be a good teacher and have many great students in the future because If I teach what I love and share what I know I can open minds, hearts and souls that can change the world.
Now I keep on studying English and I do my best everyday to make my dream come true!
My dream job
Hello, my name is Keren Toledo I'm 18 years old, I'm Salvadorian.
I want to be bilingual elementary teacher because i love kids and i don't like to see kids on the streets because they don't have a future and i want to help them through education we can change or give them more opportunities.
Thanks to God, now I have the opportunity to study english and I would like to help people who don't have access to learn it.
Help people through a business is my goals.
Hello my name is Gerardo Mejia, I'm 18 years old, I'm a Salvadorian guy and my big dream job is to study an accountant or administration career because through it I could accomplish all of my dreams due to I'd like to have an enterprise of clothes and I want to design the clothes of my enterprise so I have to study fashion design and organize fashion shows in charities for people who don't have money to improve their quality of life and with a part of the profits from my enterprise I will give education opportunities for young people. I don't have the resources to achieve my goals now because my father is the only one that works for the needs of my family and he can't pay my career, but I will try to have the success of my goals. Tell you beforehand I'm very grateful to participate in this chance.
The job of my dreams
I am Alejandro Figueroa, I am 18 years old and I am currently living with my parents, and a little sister.
I would like to share why I am interested in getting this scholarship; since I was a young boy my dream was to become a civil Engineer, since, a love maths, love to study a lot of and I always have wanted to help people on making their dreams come true with the place where they always have wanted to live, besides I am planning to become a volunteer and help homeless people by building a good place where to live.
I have shared my parents all my plans for the future, but unfortunately they can not afford to pay my studies,; so, I am doing all my best to get this scholarship I am giving my best to be the best of my class.
Thanks for all your help in advance.
my dream and goal.
I would like to study tourism in order to be able to help people and travel to other countries.
being able to study tourism gives me oppotunity source of employment and income for the population.
because tourism is creating more jobs than in other sectors of the economy.
tousrism has been my biggest dream since my childhood and i would like to learn more languages as well as learn about different cultures in the world.
helping in the education of my country
my name is Haydee granados, I'm 19 years old i'm from El Salvador.
I want to be a math teacher because I have always liked the numbers, and I would like to help in the education of my country, but my family can't pay my college career, currently, for Young people is very difficult to study a career for different causes, but I want to make a difference and I wanna change my life, thanks a lot!
My dream job
My name is Erika Garcia.
I always wanted to be teacher of english . because I love english and I love teach. before being part of english project I didn't know anything and my mom didn't have money to help me but I wanted to learn and an opportunity came into my life and want help to children and teach english because is very important and there are children as me and everyone can learn and I really hope to help people that live communities or places with lack of access education to quality and few opportunities. thanks.
Helping children through education
I always wanted to be teacher of english.
because i love english and i love teach.
Before being part of my english project I didn't know anything and i wanted to learning but I didn't have opportunity and my mom didn't have money to help me. I really hope to help other children with few opportunities. My dream is to help people that live in communities or places with lack of access education to quality.
My dream job
Hello! My name is René Alonso Castillo Flores, I’m Salvadorian, I’m 20 years old and this is my dream job.
All my life I have loved helping other people with something, but I know if I really want to help them, I need to learn many things. That is the reason why I want to study languages because as I can see there are many needs in my country and I would like to get somewhere with this career , for example I’d like to be a teacher, tour guide , businessman , or create a foundation where the new generations could learn what they want.
I know if I achieve this I will be a good example for all the guys and they could continue following their dreams.
I’m pretty sure that with a little help, my country will be better than today.
If you fight for your dreams , there is nothing that can stop you
Hello, my name is Juan Diego, I´m Salvadorian and this is my dreamed job.
I would like to be a chef, that´s my dreamed job, I have been thinking and waiting for it since I was a child.
I would like to have my own restaurant and/or my own bakery. If I can, both.
Also i would like to work in a hotel or in a cruise.
If I have my own local I will hire at least 40 young workers, who recently finished their higschool.
In this way I will help some people who is unemployed and without experience.
And also, I would like to finance people who would like to have their own company.
Because I would like to see people reaching their dreams and goals just like me.
my name is jennifer marlene jacinto cañas i'm 18 years old
i want to become a great chef so i can help people that really need help to have my own restaurant and give jobs to people, i want to save money to build a house for orphans kids and old people that have been left alone, so i can give them a better future, this is my dream since i was a little girl, i want to study hard and work until making that dream come true the only thing that doesn't let me do if it's the lack of possibilities that my family has, but i want to make this dream come true
My dream is be a pilot
hi, I am Graciela! i am from El Salvador. i want to be a pilot, i have always dreamed to drive an airplane, but i can't 'cause this career is very expensive in my country, and i can't pay for it. also i would like to be different in my country, and be part of some girls that are pilots. i once i have enough money, i would like to create a program, that teaches English and French, i would like to give scholarships.
The solidarity and the humanity , are some factors that would change El salvador, but if you add opportunities, you add hope to salvadorans life
My name is Karla Rojas, I'm 18 years old , I live in El Salvador.
My wish is to study gastronomy, because my dream is to become a chef.
First, I would like to have my own restaurant to help my family.
Also, I would like to support young people by providing trainings related to this field.
I know that this career is expensive, it implies high costs that my family can not pay; And just with your help, I could get my dreams.
Thanks a lot for this opportunity!
Working as a girl in Afghanistan
My name is Rohila Tasmim. I am from Afghanistan and I am 19 years old. I graduated from high school. It
is my second year of higher education at a private university in Kabul. I am studying Business
Administration. I would like to work at a bank but there are some main problems that I cannot achieve
my goal and I want to share my problems with working in Afghanistan as an Afghan girl.
I am grown up in a developed and open minded family; that they do not have any problem with my
working but still there are reasons that hesitate them to allow me to work in Afghanistan.
First of all, the security situation that even is a risk for me to go to university. Still my family is supporting
my studies. But this bad security situation put a fear in their hearts that my family do not want to allow
me to work.
Second, our society which is a big problem for female especially for Pashtun people. Going out of house
is not easy for Afghan women. We are being teased on way, in car, at university, at work place, simply
everywhere female must face many problems from part of the society.
My Third problem is time as a girl working part time. In Afghanistan it is too hard to work part time. I am
studying half the day and if I want to work the rest of the day so I will face problem with transportation.
At the end of the day a girl cannot use city transportation and nor the society allows us to dare stay out
of the house after the end of the day.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my story and I hope it provided some insight in Afghan girls’ life.
My unemployed youth journey
After still struggling to get a convenient job in terms of transport and good salary to manage my monthly expenses. I get jobs miles away from where I reside with a minimum salary, of which 75% goes straight to transport, but because I am desperate I try hard to make it work in a way that it landed me in debt and not being able to pay my debt. During my job hunting journey I went through hardship. Most companies interview process is very long, I had to attend interviews 3 times before they select the candidate they prefer, and that was a challenge because I had to hustle for money to travel up n down and end up not getting the job. I encountered most of my challenges during interview: if I don't get lost along the way, I get wet by the rain, my clothing just tore apart either in a taxi or just along the street, when I am busy reading street names trying to follow directions I end up falling down and after that I feel like crying but then I stand up dust myself and laugh about it to please my heart however being resilience has boost me to continuing being persistent no matter obstacles and challenges I faced.
My dream job is to be administrator, helping any company function very well and smooth so that it remain stable and continues to grow, while I continue to studying to acquire a relevant qualification. When I get my dream job, I will hold on to it, be faithful to it, be reliable and produce beyond my expected ability. Knowing what I went through.
Love my #DreamJob
When I started my website TeensGotCents.com at 16 I had no idea that my school project would become my full time job by the time I was 19. My passion is personal finance and teen entrepreneurship and I get to work with teen business owners almost every single day!
I believe that teen entrepreneurship is a real answer to the difficult problem of teen unemployment which is why I want to host a conference for teen business owners this summer. It isn't the only solution but can certainly help. Many of us may be too young to get a part time job but almost all of us can start some sort of business to earn some extra money. It can be traditional teen jobs like mowing lawns and babysitting or something completely new. It's exciting to think of all the possibilities!
If teens are just given the tools they need to succeed and a little bit of opportunity, owning a business is the best way I know of to learn about managing money, becoming a better communicator, and how to work hard to achieve personal goals. I'm really glad to have this chance to share my story and grateful for all of the opportunities I have been given! (This post was uploaded by GroundTruth on behalf of Eva Baker, via an email submission.)
CHALLENGES IN MY LIFE
A common phrase that children have is “when I grow up I would want to be .. “, and of course I said it in my childhood.
My name is Mary, I have two cute sisters and a funny brother, my father is a bus driver and my mother is a housewife she has a small restaurant in our house that she loves it a lot, they both are hard workers. I’m from Guatemala City, it is one of the 7 countries located in Central America, to be specific I live in a small and nice town called Santiago, you can see the sunrise behind beautiful mountains every day, people are humble and friendly, unfortunately there aren’t job opportunities because the majority of people work in farms, so if people want to improve their life they have to do to travel for two or three hours from our town to the city to get a better job.
When I was a child I dreamt of having a big house, with a fantastic pool and a big garden with all kinds of flowers, I also dreamt of being a professional person, my cousins and I played doctors, engineers or firefighters when we were little because with hoped for an amazing future, but when we grew up we noticed our bad reality, in my case when I finished elementary school I had to quit my studies for two years because my father couldn’t pay high school. So I helped my mother with her small restaurant, after that I continued my studies until I got my high school diploma, so my next goal was to go to the university and to continue working on my dream but again money was an obstacle to achieve that, so I needed a job to pay my studies but to get a job here in Guatemala is so difficult if you find a job the payment is bad. I heard about a foundation which works with a call center called Telus International they both give opportunities to young people who want to learn English, it seemed like a good idea to me. I did all the process and I applied for it. So I have been studying English for 13 months now, I finished my first month to study English in the Telus University two weeks ago, that is because Telus is helping me to improve my English level, and after that they can hire me. I am really happy to receive that great opportunity from Telus. Although the process has not been easy, my motivation is to one day earn enough money to help my family specially my father who is always working very hard to give his family a better life, also to pay some debts that he has when he got sick, he sometimes looks tired, I don’t like to see him that way. I would like to see him happy and enjoying his life. Another reason why I want to work is to build a nice restaurant for my mother because she sells food in front of my house and my parents can continue working because I know in the future they could not do that and so I want to help them just like how they are helping me now and that is possible with a good job. Finally I would like to invest in my education and my siblings education too because I want to them to have good education and to be successful in life.
BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL PERSON
I am Oscar Oliberto Chicop Choxin and currently I am 20 years old.
My story about learning English started around two years ago, that was when I was studying my last year in high school, I did my best there and I thank God I graduated.
I wanted to continue studying in the university but that It was going to be a little difficult for me because my dad told me that if I wanted to study more, I needed to work or do something to get some money and study, he did that because I turned 18 and he could not support me anymore because he needs to support all of my family and my family is big, I have seven brothers and 4 sisters, two of them are already married and three siblings older that me are working and studying but when my dad gave me those news I got a little disappointed because I did not know where to find a job or what to do to get money to continue studying, so I was going to give up, but one of my oldest brothers told me if I wanted to study English he was going to support me to pay the course, so I got happy because of that, that was in the year 2014, gladly I found a job in that year I worked as a music teacher in a korean foundation (that is a program from Korea, that helps many charities in the town where I live which is called Santiago Sacatepequez, in that town there are not many opportunities to study, so they try to support about 350 children by giving them some scholarships or material which they can work at school and that program helped me a lot because of the opportunity that they gave me, so in that year, 2014, I seriously thought about studying English and since that time I saved up money as much as I could because I searched for some English academies but they were so expensive and I wanted to study that, why? Because my brother told me that if I study English it can open many doors for me that also is going to bring many advantages to me in the future and I could pay my university, I could also help my family and do so many things. I worked so hard to get some money and a year later I entered in an academy, that was last year in 2015, first I entered in an English course here in the country where I live, Guatemala, ( this is an amazing country located in Central America next to Mexico and El salvador, the main language is Spanish, I mean It is super amazing because of the environment and people, everybody is friendly, It has 22 towns, the country is not too big but It has so many people living in it, that is why the economy is not too good and also that is why I wanted to study English because I could increase my opportunities and later become a professional, that motivated me to study hard.
I just entered in the academy in January. I started to do my best but that was so difficult for me because I needed to start the course. My schedule at work was from 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM, but I always woke up at 6:00 AM to study English and when I came back home in the afternoon I relaxed for around 20 minutes and I continued to study, but sometimes I felt so tired and I did not want to do more things because of that, but I gave all my effort. Around June, I heard about an English academy in the town where I live and that was a foundation, that is called Juan Francisco Garcia Comparini (It is a foundation created approximately 5 years ago and helps charities) and they give some scholarships to study English, It is an intense course because It is from Monday to Friday, 5 hours daily) and I really wanted to increase my knowledge in English, so I applied for that course, I started to study there at the end of June but It was so difficult for me because after classes, which finished at 1:00 PM, I needed to run home and eat something and go to work in the same job, in the Korean Foundation, I worked there from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM after that when I got home I needed to do my homework and practice as much as I can to improve it, I studied for around 5 hours at night, that was my routine around seven months and studying there I heard about an amazing company called Telus (It is one of the best companies , call center, here in Guatemala which gives customer service in English to many countries) Telus provides many opportunities to people, even if people do not have any job experience, they offer training to people, the only requisite is to know English. 60% minimum to enter, so I just heard that and I started to study more than usual and I went to some interviews there last December but I could not apply because my English was not high but I did my best in that month. It also took me some days of January and then I tried to apply in the middle of January, I received wonderful news, that I had passed the interview and they were going to give me a super intense course to improve my English skills and after the course I could get a good job , I have just started that course, I started at the end of January, they gave me 50 days to get a higher English level.
It has not been easy because Telus is located in the city and where I live it is a little far, over 40 miles and that takes me around two hours going by bus, So I need to wake up at 4:30 AM every single day to start my class at 7:00 AM and finish it at 4:00 PM, I get home around 6:00 PM, I get tired at home but I need to do my homework and study more to increase my abilities. Now I am on my 33rd day and I feel that I have improved a lot, I am doing my best to get an awesome Job, It is going to help me in many things such as: continuing with my studies in the university and helping my family, helping each one of my siblings to achieve their goals. First of all, I want to work in this company “Telus” because it offers good opportunities such as: growing personally and professionally. My biggest dream has been to study systems engineering and then work as an engineer, I really love technology and I think getting a big opportunity like the one Telus offers is everything I could ask for.
At last, I am studying English too because I would like to help people who do not have many opportunities and support them whenever I can, I think helping each other can help us grow easily.
MY MAIN GOAL
MY MAIN GOAL
My name is Alfredo, I am 25 years old and I come from Guatemala in Central America, but to be more specific, I live in a beautiful village called San Jose Pacul, 30 kilometers from Guatemala city, near Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala. I’m a person who has many goals and dreams in life but I have to face many challenges in this long process of being someone successful. I’m a farmer and I like growing some vegetables in the fields. I have a wonderful small family. I live with my father and with one of my brothers , we always support each other.
Being a farmer is very difficult to stand out and to get success in Guatemala nowadays, why? the prices of fresh vegetables have never been good enough for years, and the chemicals for vegetables are very expensive, we sometimes can’t pay for them, that makes us face hard moments, but we haven’t given up, specially in the worst moments, I have had a difficult lifestyle and I want to change it not just for myself but for my entire family too. I have always wanted to get a great job where I can learn more about working with people and help them doing my best, a job where I can earn a good salary to help my family, to get the tools and the values that will help me to be a successful person, but at the beginning I didn’t know how and where to start looking for it. In 2015 I decided to start learning the English language for twelve months in a foundation called Juan Francisco García Comparini that is located near my village. This foundation works by giving English scholarships to people who graduated from high school and haven’t gotten a job, furthermore it gives us the opportunity to have job interviews in one of the most important English call centers to work in Guatemala, in Telus International Guatemala. TELUS International is a call center that provides global contact center and business services. Since I started learning English, my life has been harder than before because I have had to travel every single day from my home to the academy, leaving my father who is 65 years old working alone in the field and I can’t help him anymore, that’s sad for me. Now I’m studying in Telus International University (TIU) to improve my English skills more and know more about how to be a great customer service representative. TIU is an English course given by Telus to improve someone’s English skills. When i heard about Telus International I have been interested in getting a job there, it has been my dream job since that moment. I arrive to TIU at 6:15 every day, although arriving early very difficult for me, I know it’s important to be to be on time in our lives. I always get up at 3:30 to take bus at 4 o’clock, but in my village there aren’t enough busses and I have to expose myself when I have to take the bus because there are always many people waiting for the bus, It’s difficult for me to go to TIU every day because I don’t have enough money to travel, although it’s a hard challenge for me I’m doing my best to go after my dream job which is to work for Telus International as a great employee who does a great job.
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