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From its first publication, “A Christmas Carol” has charmed and inspired millions. There have been scores of editions and translations, and many stage, TV and film adaptations, making it one of the best-loved stories of all time.
Although Dickens would write many other well-received and financially profitable books, nothing would ever quite equal the soul-satisfying joy he derived from his universally loved little novel. In time, some would call him the Apostle of Christmas.
And, at his death in 1870, a poor child in London was heard to ask: “Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?”
In a very real sense, Dickens popularized many aspects of the Christmas we celebrate today, including great family gatherings, seasonal drinks and dishes and gift giving.
“This has become the most famous Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer, sadly crippled Tiny Tim, and the three specters – the ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.” The Christmas Carol is provided here in four parts. You may need to install a player to listen. 32K Streamed MP3 Format (for users ISDN, DSL or Cable Modems and MP3 streaming capability). Peformed by Patrick Stewart. 120 minutes. Free.
The romantic revival of Christmas traditions that occurred in Victorian times had other contributors: Prince Albert brought the German custom of decorating the Christmas tree to England, the singing of Christmas carols (which had all but disappeared at the turn of the century began to thrive again, and the first Christmas card appeared in the 1840s. But it was the Christmas stories of Dickens, particularly his 1843 masterpiece A Christmas Carol, that rekindled the joy of Christmas in Britain and America. Today, after more than 160 years, A Christmas Carol continues to be relevant, sending a message that cuts through the materialistic trappings of the season and gets to the heart and soul of the holidays.
There are a number of movies that have been made about A Christmas Carol. Click the below links to view them
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Posted: Dec 25, 2006. Updated: Dec 14, 2017
Student Information Pack and Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the Intel Vietnam Study Abroad Program-Engineering Women of Tomorrow?
This is a unique opportunity for Third- and Fourth-year Vietnamese Engineering students, especially female students, in excellent standing to complete their Bachelors of Science in Engineering at Portland State University (PSU) in the United States and, upon graduation, return to Vietnam to start exciting engineering careers at Intel’s Assembly/Test facility in Ho Chi Minh City. Intel and PSU will select among the best and brightest undergraduate students in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Computer Engineering to become Intel Vietnam Scholars in the U.S. These graduates will become professional engineers with one of the most respected companies in the world. If you are selected to go through this program, you will play a pioneering role in helping Intel grow and thrive in this fast-changing economy. With Intel, you will have a hand in creating a semiconductor assembly-test industry in Vietnam, plus you will progress and prosper in your career.
2. We’ve heard that the program will also be open to students interested in supply chain careers. Is that true?
Yes, we do have two scholarships available for Vietnamese Third- and Fourth-year students in excellent standing to complete their Bachelors degrees in Business Administration – Supply & Logistics Management. Most of the scholarship opportunities will, however, be in the field of engineering.
3. Is this only open to women or can men apply too?
Intel is a company that values diversity, because we know first-hand that the more diverse your employees are, the better your solutions will be. All around the world where we operate, we encourage more girls and women to pursue Math, Science & Technology degrees and careers. Here in Vietnam, we see a real shortage of females in these areas, and we want to do something about that. Intel has aggressive goals for recruiting Technical Females, and Intel Vietnam Study Abroad Program is a part of how we intend to meet those goals. To this end, although all applicants are welcomed to apply, we are strongly encouraging female students to apply for these scholarships.
As Vietnam comes into a knowledge-based economy and dives deeply into free-market economy, the career world is broadening and creating many choices for students. Final year students and fresh graduates are usually confused about future job, workforce environment, career development and further study. And the question is raised: Is it worth spending a lot of money purchasing a postgraduate degree while most recruiters prefer hand-on experiences? Because eventually, after completing their postgraduate study students must enter the workforce.
Often, students will look for an internship experience to assist with their career development. Therefore, an internship will become a crucial experience and allow students to make a better decision with their career, whether it is to continue studying, enter workforce immediately or even change to a new profession. Internship is not restricted in working experience but learning about the workplace, industry and most importantly, mastering current competencies and learning new skills.
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Why recruit interns?
• Find future employees and test-drive talents
• Take advance of low-cost labor
• Increase employee-retention rate
• Increase productivity (taking advantage in short term support)
• Enhance perspective with fresh ideas and new techniques, especially in small or medium sized business
• Give back to community and support students
How to start an internship program?
Research and Discover
1. Research the market. You must understand the current trends in HR and internship recruitment as well as what interns’ perspective toward expected company.
2. Assess your company internally to know about its needs and resources, then you will be able to understand the amount of salary you could offer, the eligibility of your resources, the types of work you could assign, as well as time duration.
As Vietnam’s economy is developing rapidly, the human resources services become more and more important, not only for experienced employees but they also for final year students or fresh graduates for internship positions. The most obvious evidence is the frequent emails asking about employments opportunities and recruitment with companies in and out of AmCham organization.