Naomi Hong

I graduated from Occidental College in 2018 with a degree in International Relations and Japanese and a minor in Economics. I currently work as a concierge/front desk agent at a luxury hotel in Southern California. I am passionate about hospitality and travel and hope to continue my career within the hotel industry. I enjoy writing articles about career advice, studying abroad, and learning new languages. 


The 10 Biggest Mistakes Students Make When Trying to Get a Job

We all make mistakes, especially during our first full-time career search. Here are 10 things to avoid during the job more

10 Common Study Abroad Problems and Solutions

Here are common problems you may face when studying abroad, plus simple ways to resolve them so you can have the best experience more

Overcoming Language Barriers During Study Abroad

Studying abroad in a country with an unfamiliar language can be fun and scary! Here are some tricks to ease into more

10 Things You Need to Pack for Study Abroad

Your semester abroad is around the corner and you're ready to get packing (literally). Here are 10 essential items you should bring in addition to your everyday necessities. read more

My Internship Experience in a Japanese Hotel

Thinking of interning abroad? Check out this student's experience interning for two months in Japan!read more

How to Be an Amazing Intern

Worried about your first day at your internship? Here's a sure-fire way to get through it like a superstar!read more

Your 2018 College Bucket List

Here are 10 things every college student should do this year that are sure to create lasting more

Scholarships for International Students (Undergrad and Grad!)

Just a list of scholarships and fellowships aimed at international students studying in the United States!read more

What to Do Before, During, and After Your First Job Interview

Listen up, college students! You want a good job, right? Here are some important tips for what to do before, during, and after your first job more

Budgeting Basics for College Students, Plus Example Spreadsheet

As a college student, you may not be earning a lot of money. But the best way to hang on to the money you do have is through budgeting. This is how you do more