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Yi Yang

The Media School
yy38 'at' indiana 'dot' edu


In China, there is an idiom often used to describe the path to success: in order to achieve one's full potential, one must maintain one's commitment over a long time and continually accumulate experiences. I grew up in China and graduated from Chongqing University in 2013, with a B.A degree in Journalism. Guided by the idiom I just described, I have spent my life pursuing knowledge with dedication, curiosity, and resounding success.

My natural aptitude and passion for new media is the most important reason why I am interested in studying Telecommunications at IUB. It takes little more than a cursory glance at the state of contemporary media to note an overwhelming trend towards electronic media. It is my view that media professionals capable of adapting to the use of emergent communicative technologies represent the vanguard of modern media practitioners. Thus, I am willing to seeking out the most innovative training available in our department.

Besides, I find it quite impossible to contemplate Media without first placing this vocation in actual practice. Since my freshman year, I have completed various internships, accumulating work experience across plenty of media platforms. The internships themselves were incredibly nurturing and enabled me to develop various media skills whilst gaining a comprehensive insight into the way the industry works.

I have also enjoyed a rich, creative life as well. During the ten years before I entered university, I obtained rigorous and professional training in musical performance. In high school, I, along with thousands of other students, sat the enrollment exams for the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, one of China's most famous artistic institutions, and finally I was ranked first in my city. Due to my enthusiasm for media, I gave up the chance to study music there. However, this experience endowed me with first-class musical skills and more confidence, and I would like to make friends who share the same hobby with me.

I hope I could enjoy two instructive and exhilarating years at Indiana University Bloomington.