My name is Winter Wang. This is my first term of MET program. I came to Canada from China when I was 17 years old. I completed my BBA degree from SFU in 2012. After that, I worked at Estee Lauder Canada and Bank of Beijing for 2 years respectively because my undergraduate majors are finance and International Business.
At then, I never thought I would join the Education field. But now, I am working for an online education corporation in China, which makes free English teaching podcast, investment consulting podcast, video courses as well as paid English teaching courses on various mainstream Chinese platforms, such as WeChat Apps, Weibo, Ximalaya, NetEaseMusic, etc. The English teaching podcast has over 10 million subscribers in total from all platforms and over 10,000 students paid for the online English courses. I am a part of the teaching department which is responsible for all podcast, live courses, video courses’ design and production.
Media education has grown rapidly in China these 2-3 years and there is still huge potential market. I became very interested in this area. On one hand, that’s because I became a mom one year ago. Being a mom made me start to think about education and want to learn more about it. On the other hand, when I was pondering whether I should pursue another education study, a series of child abuse scandals in Chinese kindergartens were exposed, causing me deep grief and shock, but also a deeper passion and determination to work in the field in order to “be the change that I want to see in the world. “
With my past academic and professional experiences, I know that the best place I can get authoritative and cutting-edge industry information is the school. Therefore, I applied MET program. I joined a media education company and I am looking for good education project, especially media education projects that I could bring back to China, offering to Chinese kids and parents in the future.
I am very glad to meet you all who have so much teaching and managing experiences in education field. I hope to learn a lot from this course as well as from all of you. I know I will.
Best of luck!