Scarlet Kim

Former Student & Intern, Attending KAIST

Scarlet Kim

Former Student & Intern, Attending KAIST

Hello, my name is Scarlet, and I will be heading to KAIST this fall. Although I am undecided as of now, I am hoping to major in mathematics! I am looking forward to delving deeper into the intersection between math and society.

I was in a small class while doing IBDP in the last two years of high school. This gave me an opportunity to interact with more people more intimately and get involved in a more diverse range of experiences. I feel like this made a huge difference in how I wrapped up my high school experience - I’ve become much more outgoing, acquired a broader perspective on the events I encounter and learned to do many more things and solve much more complex problems that occur to me. For this reason, I’d like to tell the next year’s seniors that being a part of different activities is really important - don’t set your limits yourself, try out things that you would have never thought to be a part of before being a senior.

My ultimate goal would probably be to get a job in which I can constantly learn and find entertainment and meaning. Although this seems like a very broad goal (even to me), I hope I can narrow down the spectrum as I get into university, meet more people and get more experiences.

I received help from Ariel for my university applications. Ariel helped me during the planning process of my US essays and gave feedback on my personal statements for UCAS and universities in Singapore.

What I love about Millie is that Millie really lives up to their motto to be the “big brothers & sisters” for international students. I never felt uncomfortable reaching out to Ariel during the university application process or to Giuseppe or Jenna during my internship - I felt like they were people I could always ask for help from and had full confidence that I would get quality guidance.

Considering that many counselling or internship opportunities these days might feel slightly ‘commercial’ for students and erect a wall between the mentors and mentees, the fact that Millie breaks this wall while retaining the system and professionalism means a lot, in my opinion.