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I set up this blog for my Black brothers and sisters to have an idea of what it is like to explore the world. I am an Auditor by trade and have been doing that for the past two and half years. But I always knew I wanted to teach business courses for a living. Auditing is not difficult but it stretches my multitasking skills to the limit. Hate to say I’m not good at multitasking…I need to focus on one thing at a time. SO I’ve been searching for a teaching job since March. I didn’t know if I wanted to teach adults or kids so I went and got my teaching license. Arizona makes it too easy to get a teaching license if you’re in the business field. I just submitted a background check and confirmation of my years of work experience in the business field along with proof of my business education and I was all set. I’m officially a certified teacher! I can teach K-12 computers, economics, and business courses.
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The next step was finding a job overseas so I found a list of international schools overseas. Most schools want 2+ years of experience, but I applied for any economics, computer, or business teacher anyway. I got TWO bites back from a school in Mexico and one in Venezuela. I was supposed to interview with the school in Venezuela but the guy was over 30 minutes late to the interview and I had to go to work that day. He wasted my time and he can kiss my ass. I did interview with the school in Mexico, but I never heard anything back from them after the interview.
In the meantime I was also applying to the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program in South Korea. I gathered up all the documents that cost money: background check, apostille of degree, apostille of background check, transcripts and mailed them in. Had to do two interviews and didn’t get the job. Sadly I tried in 2013 and didn’t get anything either. Guess it wasn’t meant to be plus I didn’t really want to teach english anyway.
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Also, while doing that I was applying to university positions in China. Didn’t really want to go to China but it’s super easy to get a job there teaching at a university. Most of the positions would be teaching english which would have been okay with me due to the hours. I would have worked less than 16 hours a week and taught only 8 courses. But I did find a few universities that needed business teachers. They were in shitty locations with high pollution…I turned them down.
I actually accepted an english teaching position in Yunnan province which is the “untouched” province in China and very beautiful, but got another offer to teach a business course in another province just last week. I felt bad turning the job down because they had already approved me for a work visa. But teaching business courses is my background and what I want to do. I get that experience and I’m set! I just need to finish up my master’s and get my CPA…
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So I’ll be off to Mianyang, China at the end of August. This article was very encouraging to me. Sigh…I don’t know about going back to the “cold”, but I’ll make it through. A year or two won’t kill me. I’m so worried about selling all my stuff before I need to leave. I’ll go back home a week before and fly out of San Francisco.
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