Lie 27th, 2011
Ar jums teko rašyti motyvacinį laišką? Universitetui, dėl darbo ir pan.? Ir kaip sekėsi? Kai kuriems paprastai tam reikalui įkvėpimo netrūksta, bet kaip jų meną įvertins gaunančioji pusė, ne visada žinomas reikalas.
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Man patiko Kerniaus Kuolio tinklaraštyje esantis įrašas apie motyvacinio laiško rašymą studijoms užsienyje - logiškai praktiški patarimai.
Aš labiau linkusi pasidalinti gyvais, mano nuomone pakankamai stipriais savo studentų motyvaciniais laiškais , prie kurių redagavimo/vertimo šiek tiek prisidėjau ir aš. Beje, šių laiškų autoriai tikslą pasiekė ir jau ruošiasi išvykimui iš LT.
Svarbu, kad laiške būtų:
- taisyklinga lietuvių arba užsienio kalba;
- aprašyti visi tokiam laiškui “reikalingi” punktai;
- atsiskleistų Jūsų asmenybė: mąstymas, požiūris, savybės, pomėgiai;
- jaučiamas jūsų entuziazmas ir išskirtinumas (net jeigu kalba eina apie paprastus dalykus).
“Media and communication studies have attracted me since the moment I read about them. I realized that this course is right for me because for the last few years my interest in the area of media has considerably grown. Therefore, most of my leisure time involves socializing, writing and taking part in the organization of public events. Obviously, media and communication studies will help me to get a deeper insight into this area, as well as to develop skills useful for my future career.
As I have mentioned before, my interest in one of the fastest – growing global economies has evolved enormously during the last few years. I spend a part of my free time with different people organizing or volunteering in ecological and musical events. Thereby, meeting new people and having to work in a team taught me not only to be flexible and tolerant but also how to calmly handle intensive situations. Furthermore, I have participated in writing contests for several times. In fact, a few of my articles were published in a local newspaper. Nevertheless, writing a blog is one of the most enjoyable things I do in my leisure time.
When I joined the organization, called “Kitas Variantas”(it’s a voluntary organization from Lithuania), I gained invaluable experience. Time – managing, visualization, oratory are just a small part of what I have learnt there. In the beginning, learning the basics of time - planning was a struggle to me. It took me a lot of practice until I started to plan my time efficiently. Even though I thought I had an active lifestyle, people from this organization showed me that I could do even more. Therefore, I started attending lectures about success and an efficient way of life given by well – known people from my country. Every lecture gave me an opportunity to meet at least a few amazing people whose confidence boosted mine.
All these extra curriculum activities that I have been involved in, contributed to the growth of my personality. Spending hours watching independent movies as well as reading books by my favorite authors such as Shakespeare, John Irving, Thomas Hardy and Albert Camus had a huge influence on my system of values and imagination. Due to these and other inspiring activities such as listening to music, dancing, horseriding and travelling, I became a broad – minded and creative person.
The more I am aware of the media and communication course, the more I want to start studying it. I think, studies in the UK will be a challenge to me which will test me as a personality. Nevertheless, I am keen on getting started, because my passion for becoming a freelance journalist and an event organizer is growing everyday.”
“I am a university student, currently finishing the final year of my law studies. I would like to acquire a Master‘s degree at your university while studying International and European law and I would choose the direction of EU law. This letter will reveal what events, facts and personalities have significantly influenced my choice.
I was born in a small Lithuanian town. At that time Lithuania was still a part of the Soviet Union. However, two years later my country regained its independence. I am very glad I have had an opportunity to grow up in an independent, free of any regime, country which has been cherishing its language and culture. I can claim that Lithuania has been developing along with me as well as I have been developing along with my country. Soon enough, in 2004, a small but ambitious country, Lithuania, became a part of both NATO and EU. I can still recall the 3rd of May, 2004, when our Geography teacher asked us: „How do you feel about being the new citizens of EU?“ Most of them answered that it was the same, they did not see any difference. I, on the contrary, understood that this citizenship opened a lot of doors to many possibilities such as travelling, studying and working without restraint.
I have visited many European countries. I have been fascinated by the liberal attitude in the Netherlands, French culture and history, German order, Belgian trilinguality and the citizens‘ ability to relax in Italy and Spain. I have also visited Turkey for four times. It is a beautiful country with a well developed tourism infrastructure, it is also the one full of contrasts. Due to the latter reason, I can hardly imagine Turkey becoming a member of EU, although it has been waiting for the membership for more than 40 years. The big cities such as Ankara, Istambul and resort towns are western-style, people who live there are broad-minded. However, province residents are greatly affected by religion as they follow the traditions of blood revenge, women‘s rights are still ignored. The country‘s politics towards Cyprus and unwillingness to admit Armenian genocide during World War I also raise doubts. It is also essential that only a small part of Turkey belongs to the continent of Europe. I believe that cooperation relationship with this country should be strengthened and the question of membership should be rejected.
While graduating school, I was sure that I wanted to study law. I reached this goal with determination and graduated school with a commendation award. I was probably afraid of studying abroad straightaway, as I have mentioned, I grew up in a small town – the capital Vilnius seemed to be the town of many possibilities at that time. I enjoyed my Bachelor studies, however, the national law did not appeal too much for me to devote my future to it.
According to the syllabus it was obvious that EU law will be taught during the final year, so at the end of year 3 I started to learn French, as it is the main language of EU institutions. My French is A2 now and I hope I will be able to continue French classes. In fact, EU law has attracted my attention since the first lecture. As I was eager to deepen my knowledge in this field, I joined an EU law club organized in our department. Together with other students I prepared as well as presented a scientific report „ Changes in EU institutional system after the Treaty of Lisbon “ in an international conference. This report was published in a university scientific conference publication „The event of Scientific Idea - 2011“. I also contributed to organizing a law quiz for our colleagues. The EU law club is not the only activity I am busy with in my freetime. I am also a member of a junior lawyers‘ branch which is a part of Lithuanian lawyer association. I gained most experience in this branch when I was a team member of a national project that lasted for a year. The aim of the project was to encourage Lithuanian public spirit. During this project we organized the fairs of non-governmental organizations in 5 biggest towns of Lithuania. In addition, our branch also provides non-governmental organizations and Lithuanian citizens, who cannot afford, with free of charge law consultations.
After this programme I would like to work in the field of Human rights protection. As I have already mentioned, the candidate Turkey violates women rights. However, this country is not the only one, where human rights are not completely protected. Lithuania is not an exception. Although my country has been actively implementing EU law acts in its law system, even now Lithuania does not have a law which regulates gender reassignment, we always stumble on human rights. The representatives of sexual minorities are often ignored in Lithuania, criminal law investigation is delayed and pre-trial investigation material is publicized. I hope these infringements happen due to the fact that Lithuania is still a young state and its great officers are very conservative as they were brought up and educated in the Soviet period. I think, there will be many changes when the new generation, which will have grown up in an independent country, travelled and been educated in the West, comes to power. I am also very interested in politics, I will do everything to be among those people who will change Lithuania and will make it equal to other west European countries. Lithuania negatively distinguished itself when the president Rolandas Paksas was unseated by the parliament impeachment. However, European human right court has recently adjudicated that Lithuania had violated Rolandas Paksas‘ rights while interdicting him to take part in the parliament elections. The whole nation is proud of the current Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė. She performed her duties well in European Commission and now she is a great example for all women how to seek one‘s career.
I believe that my studies abroad will help me to gain valuable life experience and to go deeper into EU law. My decision to study in the Netherlands was influenced by the country‘s development in both economic and law fields. In addition, the Netherlands is one of the countries which had founded Coal and Steel community, which eventually became European Union. I have once visited your country and it made a big impression on me. This has encouraged me to learn more about your country‘s culture and history as well as to have a closer look how EU mechanism is functioning in the Netherlands.”
Laiškuose trūksta kreipinių (pvz. “Dear Sir or Madam”) ir paskutinės baigiamosios eilutės (pvz, “Yours faithfully”), bet manau rašantieji žinos, ką pridurti formalios kalbos stiliumi.
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