Friday, December 24, 2010

WEEK IN REVIEW: It's Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve, and while Christmas is a fake holiday, we'll take this opportunity to rest our over-used typing fingers. Enjoy the holidays, people. We'll be back after the weekend.


Ellen Wong, 12/22:

sorry for the non-ulti stuff, but since it's quiet xmas season and there's no "witty" repartee by some of the more talkative (less busy??) folks, i'm sending out two workish things.

a colleague's chinese friend is looking for a native english speaker to have conversational english sessions with her 16 and 3 year old children (as my colleague put it, "you know younger westerners who [hand gesture frisbee], right?") please contact ma jie if interested - her email is - she said please also include your hourly rate.

on a different note, for those interested in the us foreign service, you can sign up to take the exam in beijing - information follows:

Register NOW to take the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT): Embassy Beijing will host the next FSOT on the following two sessions:

 Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 9:00am-12:30pm
 Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 1:30pm-5:00pm

To register for the test please go to:

The deadline to submit completed Registration is January 24, 2011.

You MUST register to take the FSOT through ACT, the test administrators.
Please note that the Human Resources Office at Post is unable to schedule you for the FSOT.

Important Registration links and information:

 Register for the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). Please note that this link will take you to the ACT registration website.
 Technical problems/questions regarding the Registration Process? Please email ACT, Inc. at or call (800) 205-6358.
 Download the Guide to the Foreign Service Officer Selection Process (756kb, PDF).
 Order the Foreign Service Officer Test Study Guide. Please note that this link will take you to the ACT website.
 View schedule of FSOT and Oral Assessment Dates.

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