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Julia Lee

Julia Lee: Final Thoughts

In her last post of our 3-part series, we asked Korean Student Julia Lee if she felt there was a significant difference between US and Korean workplaces

I had an internship in Korea at a Korean Broadcasting Network. That is only official work experience that I have, but in my experience, I don’t think there is much difference between Korean and American workplaces. Everything is pretty much the same. I mean there is definitely a cultural difference, but those things seem to me so minor I don’t even think of them as a difference.

Because I am a Korean and I have mostly a Korean background, that gives me little bit of disadvantage overall in the United States. But because I have Korean background, I can work faster! Most Koreans are used to working fast. Many of my American coworkers are surprised by me working fast- and also they appreciate it.

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Julia Lee: New Environments, New Skills

Introduced in her previous blog post, we asked Korean student Julia Lee what each of her internship sites were like and how the experiences helped her develop music business skills

I had my first real music industry experience with Mach Speed Music, which is a small artist management company running a children’s music program. I did the internship during the summer of 2009. This company has two artists and the good thing about this internship site was that because they were a small and young company, I got to help with many different things; copyright registration, ASCAP registration to CDbaby and Pandora uploads. I got to do a lot of different things that I had heard of from class or friends.

There were some difficulty and confusion as I did the work, but the internship coordinator helped me a lot and we worked through it together. Even though I was only interning at one company, I felt like I was interning at two because I would help with children’s music classes aside from my music management role.

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Julia Lee: International Intern

South Korean intern Julia Lee gives us a brief introduction to herself and the reason she chose to study at Berklee. In the next two posts, she shares her thoughts about what interning has been like for an international student.

I decided to study in U.S when I was sixteen years old. The reason why I chose to study in the States is I got to be an exchange student for a year. Before I came here, I had no idea how schools are in U.S. except from scenes about high school life in movies that I saw. However, I knew little bit of English before I came.

I want to ask you a question: Would you believe that a high school student has to stay at school until 12AM? You would first ask “Why? For what?” (those are two common reactions from friends I’ve asked). And I would answer, “To study”.

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