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. 

Articles

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

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 interview.read 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 it.read more

5 Surprising Internship Interview Tips

So how do you prepare for an internship interview? You might know the basics, but these five internship interview tips just might surprise you...read more

Experiencing the 2016 US Presidential Election From Abroad

Naomi was studying abroad in Japan on November 8, 2016, so she had to watch the election results unfold from afar--while surrounded by people who couldn't really understand what she was going through. This is what it was like.read more

My Journey Studying a Foreign Language: Japanese

Naomi discovered that studying a foreign language in college isn't quite the same as high school...read more

Top 10 Dorm Must-Haves

What are the essential, must-have items for your dorm? Whether you already live on campus or you're getting ready for the future, take a look and get to shoppin'!read more

5 Life-Changing Reasons You Should Intern Abroad

Interning abroad is tough. And amazing. And super unique. And something you should definitely try if you can. One college student explains.read more

10 Tips for Landing an Awesome College Internship

From when to start looking to nailing the interview, these 10 tips will help you rock your college internships.read more