Lu Wang

Lu Wang

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Aug 2010

Honours Bachelor of Art

University of Toronto

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Present

Part-time Journalist

World Journal
  • Communicate with chief editor of World Journal, the 3rd largest Chinese newspaper in North America and select topics for future features on Chinese immigration issues
  • Report on a variety of stories citywide.  Provided daily coverage of major community events.
  • Feature stories on international students each week
  • Photograph appropriate pictures according to the theme of each story
Mar 2007 - Present

Booth Manager

Toronto Arts Expo
  • Interpreted the creative ideas behind the artist's works which included her journeys to Venice and Hawaii
  • Designed ways of display for the paintings which had received a strong influence from the European and Canadian impressionists
  • Provided services in English, Mandarin and Cantonese to hundreds of visitors at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the 4-day expo
  • Tallied number of people visiting exhibition per day
Nov 2008 - Apr 2009

Research Assistant/Faculty of Social Work

University of Toronto
  • Scheduled for participants' interviews on a weekly basis
  • Collected data to be reported to two SSHRC-funded research projects:

            1. The Labour Market Transitions of Newly Arrived Immigrant Youth: A Tri-Provincial Study

            2. Social Capital, Social Exclusion, and healthy aging of older Chinese in Canada

  • Transcribed 25 interviews into written documents
  • Translated  and explained the purpose of the studies into Mandarin and Cantonese according to the preferences of the interviewees

Interest

Whodunit novels, international travels,romantic films

Summary

HIGHLIGHTS OF SKILLS

  • Provided exceptional customer service, including building rapport and problem solving customer concerns
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills gained through 2 years experiences interviewing for journal articles 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills obtained through 3 years experiences as VP Media Relations for University of Toronto China Conference
  • Motivated team member as well as independent worker with an aptitude for learning new tasks quickly 
  • Fluent in the use of Windows based software and excellent keyboarding skills
  • Proficiency in English, Mandarin, Cantonese (written and oral) 
  • Emergency First Aid & Adult/Child/Infant CPR(C) Certification

Volunteer Experiences

University of Toronto China Conference (UTCC)                                  Dec 2007- March 2010

     Toronto, Ontario

      VP Media Relations

  • As one of the seven executives, planned a 2-day academic and professional conference focusing on China attended by local students and professors
  • Advertised UTCC throughout campus publications and also local Chinese newspaper such as Ming Pao and World Journal
  • Drafted Press Release prior to the event and invited media from both Chinese and Canadian community to attend the event
  • Interviewed delegates and panelists on the day of the Conference

Toronto International Film Festival                                                        Sept 2008 and Sept 2009                        Toronto, Ontario

      Festival Volunteer for various venues in downtown Toronto

  • Answered general questions about the venues and festivals information
  • Checked tickets, took and tore tickets, counted ticket stubs          
  • Ushered, controlled traffic flow and assisted with lineups 

Canadian International Documentary Festival(Hot Docs)                 April-May 2009

    Toronto,Ontario

      Festival Volunteer

  • Promoted Hot Docs venues by putting up posters in three rounds
  • Checked tickets, took and tore tickets, counted ticket stubs          
  • Ushered, controlled traffic flow and assisted with lineups 
  • Collected ballots after each screening