Graduate education provides an opportunity to expand academic horizons, to learn practical skills for real world applications, and affords the opportunity to do advanced research and influence future generations of students in a given field. The joint Masters in Global Communication from the Elliot School of International Affair and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs will afford me the opportunity to conduct research, advance my knowledge of the field and study with a energetic student body and exceptional faculty. I will be able to advance my knowledge in a vibrant climate that has implications for a broad range of industries and services that are used daily by millions of people throughout the world.
My relationship with the media started at a very young age. My father is a professional writer, and throughout my youth he taught me the joy of reading newspapers and periodicals. At the age of ten, a short article of mine was published in the journal Teens, and to my great delight I received a fee for my contribution. Aside from journalism, my other passion is travel, and I have visited over fifty cities around the world. Documenting my experiences around the world has always been a great pleasure of mine, and informing others of interesting global events is one of my paramount interests.
My undergraduate education in Broadcasting and Television Journalism from Guangzhou University has prepared me to face the many challenges that await me in both the academic and professional realms. I have always been an active learner and enjoy reading diverse topics ranging from philosophy to psychology. I have been engaged in global issues for some time now, ever since four years ago when I was a delegate to the Model UN Conference in Guangzhou discussing nuclear energy. My work experiences with Guangzhou TV Station, in which I assisted in planning, shooting and editing current affairs, exposed me to the practical side of media. I was also fortune enough to be an Intern Journalist with the Yangcheng Evening News, where I was testing my mettle in real estate reporting. Furthermore, through my association with Southern Metropolis Weekly, I had the opportunity to write several articles for this influential Chinese newsgroup. Finally, with Guangdong Trend Media Co. Ltd., I was a tactical planning intern, which exposed me to communications between disparate departments and clients.