My incredible journey started when the international affairs staff at Tzu Chi Foundation contacted me about my interest in joining Humanitarian Affairs Asia’s internship, which was announced on the school’s website. It wasn’t easy to decide though I was really curious about it.
I gained full support from one of my advisors under one condition that I could finish my study by the end of the year. I was nervous about participating in the interview alongside other students. Weeks later, I received an email that I was the only interviewee that passed the assessment. I was delighted yet anxious. Am I good enough to serve this global internship for change-makers?
But every opportunity counted. I grew up in the countryside of Chiangmai, Thailand and the internship was one of my most epic experiences. My team worked extremely hard to recruit passionate delegates from around the world to join the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, and we managed to reach out to more than 1,000 delegates. I recalled the moment I stepped into the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and asked myself, “Is it real?” It was a surreal sensation as a young countryside man able to be part of this prestigious global event.
I was mentored on the event’s strategic recruitment and its operational aspects. I was surrounded by determined colleagues around the world, driving me to be a better person. The internship has made me a better person and proud of who I am today.
Now, I am back at my school in Chiangmai, with my great determination to serve and educate my students to be outstanding global citizens and enhance the quality of education.
If you want to gain a deeper understanding of global leadership and learn valuable life skills to become a good leader, Humanitarian Affairs Asia is the best place to experience it. I want to express my gratitude to Mr Kim and Ms Leong for giving this opportunity and moulding me into who I am today and to all my teachers and friends who supported me throughout this incredible life-changing journey.