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International Marketing Assistants

International Marketing Assistants (IMAs) are current international students who assist the Outreach team at Shoreline Community College. In addition to communicating with prospective students in a variety of languages through social media and email, they also gain real-world skills by designing and producing marketing materials, including posters, brochures, and videos, using a variety of online tools as well as software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Final Cut Pro. 

Anas Al-Juboori, Iraq
Anas

Started at Shoreline: Spring 2017
Major: Aviation

Why I became an IMA: I like to help people and the job sounded interesting.

Why I chose ShorelineIt is a quiet place and my friends recommended it to me.

Favorite classesMath and Physics

What I do when I'm freeDo some exercise and play online games.

Favorite American food: Burgers

 


Khanh Dinh, Vietnam
Khanh

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Communication Studies

Why I became an IMA: I love getting involved in the campus, as well as interacting with other international students and learning about different cultures. I feel like this position allows me to maximize my experience and to share my experience with others.

Why I chose Shoreline: I knew about Shoreline through a friend when I was in Vietnam, and the facility, the events, and the diversity captured my attention right away! So far I have always been glad that I made this decision.

Favorite classes: I'm a communication studies major, so my favorite classes are definitely communication studies classes. I also really love any natural science class, anything that allows me to learn about human rights, equality, social justice, and even how the human mind works!

What I do when I'm free: A big part of my life is music, and that is usually how I spend my free time. I either play the guitar, the piano, or I sing and record. And if I'm not feeling productive, TV series is the way to go.

Favorite American food: Pasta and burgers all the way!

 


Seulhee (Jenny) Lee, South Korea
Seulhee

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2015
Major: Chemical Engineering

Why I became an IMA: I wanted to help out international students with my experiences at SCC.

Why I chose Shoreline: One of my friends from my hometown graduated from Shoreline community college and became a nurse. She said Shoreline is well known as the college that has really good science departments in the States. That's why I chose Shoreline.

Favorite classes: Psychology and Math

What I do when I'm free: I love watching YouTube videos about other cultures during my spare time.

Favorite American food: Granola

 


Szu-Yu (Sylvia) Pan, Taiwan
Szu-Yu

Started at Shoreline: Spring 2017
Major: Business

Why I became an IMA: Being an IMA brings opportunities to meet more people, help them, and gain experience.

Why I chose Shoreline: Shoreline has great staff, professors, teachers, and advisors; it's also the paradise in the forest - what's not to love about this place?

Favorite classes: Business classes

What I do when I'm free: I like to listen to music and nap.

Favorite American food: French fries

 


Krittawat (Nick) Pattaramekanon, Thailand
Nick

Started at Shoreline: Fall 2015
Major: Photography

Why I became an IMA:  My passion is to capture the moment of time. Photography is my major and I’ve been doing it for years. I also like to help other people. I always enjoy attending ISOPs, parties, and school events as a photographer. So if you see me around school events don’t be afraid, smile at the camera and feel free to let me know if you want some photos taken! 

Why I chose ShorelineCommunity college gives me opportunities to have time to choose what I want to do before going to university. Advisors, staff, and friends at Shoreline are very friendly and helpful. The campus is filled up with green nature and fresh air. Shoreline is a nice city to live in, with a smaller population but not far away from downtown Seattle.

Favorite classesBeginning Photography and Documentary Photography

What I do when I'm freeTaking photos (mostly of transit buses), travel around, riding buses, repair computers and electronics, and teaching photography to my friends.

Favorite American food: Burgers, steak – well, I love pretty much all Western food!

 


Xiaohu Shangguan, China
Xiaohu

Started at Shoreline: Spring 2015
Major: Business

Why I became an IMA: I became an IMA because I enjoy helping other people, and I can gain great experience when I'm working. It's very cool to work at school as an IMA.

Why I chose ShorelineShoreline is a great college that I always heard people talk about. Shoreline has a large, safe, and beautiful campus that attracted me a lot. In addition, Shoreline has great faculty and high transfer rate.

Favorite classesESL and Drama

What I do when I'm freeI enjoy watching videos on YouTube when I'm free. I also love to play PC games and board games with friends.

Favorite American food: Pizza and chicken nuggets

 


Beatrice Suherman, Indonesia
Beatrice

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2015
Major: Nursing

Why I became an IMA: I want to get work experience to prepare myself for my professional career. I also like to help new students find answers to their questions about college life.

Why I chose ShorelineGood science classes and nursing program.

Favorite classesI love biology classes, especially Microbiology. In Microbiology lab, I had a project where I had to figure out the species of bacteria by doing experiments. The project took about 6 weeks to finish, but it was really fun.

What I do when I'm freeI am currently attending Shoreline Community College Nursing Program, it is a very competitive and challenging program, therefore I don't have a lot of free time. But if I get some free time, I like to watch American TV series, a lot of them, such as Vampire Diaries, Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and many others. Other than that, if the weather is good, I like to go to parks such as Green Lake or Lake Union to hang out and enjoy the weather.

Favorite American food: Lamb chops


Yusuke Watanabe, Japan
Yusuke

Started at Shoreline: Winter 2016
Major: Music Merchandising

Why I became an IMA: To let people know what they can experience here at Shoreline.

Why I chose ShorelineBecause Shoreline has the best Music & Music Technology departments in the Pacific Northwest!

Favorite classesSurvey of Music Recording/Publishing Business

What I do when I'm freeCreate music!!!

Favorite American food: Burgers