My name is Jing Zhao. Currently, I volunteer for The Employment Journey on PEI.
This newspaper provides job information across PEI, and I have heard about it from many friends. I have wished to be a member of this newspaper team since then.
Now, as a volunteer, I will interview new PEI businesses owned and operated by newcomers from China, and report their job opportunities to benefit local job seekers. My goal is to build the personal inter-relationship between Chinese businesses and the local workforce.
I am an international student from China, and my major is English. I took my first two years of study at Southwest Jiaotong University in China, and then transferred to the University of Prince Edward Island in 2014.
During my two years of study, I have enjoyed my academic experience at UPEI. I have gained many valuable skills, such as time-management, critical thinking, professional writing, and public speaking. I worked hard, and all my professors at UPEI are so great, and they have given me a lot of help. I was on the Dean’s honour list and won The MacLauchlan Prize for Effective Writing in 2015.
Apart from academic study, I have worked some part-time jobs. I work as an on-campus editor in The Cadre, the UPEI student newspaper. I aim to spread Chinese culture and report news to other students. I am also an editor for the Canada & China International Business Newspaper. I translate between Chinese and English to allow Chinese immigrants to more easily understand the information.
As for volunteer experience, I am a member of Chinese Knot, the UPEI Chinese Association, and I volunteer at PEI Chinese School, teaching children Mandarin, and conveying Chinese culture. Also, I am an English as a Second Language tutor for the PEI Newcomers Association. I help other newcomers improve their English and get involved in their new country.