Wenjie Xue

Wenjie Xue

BA in Interdisciplinary Film & Video Studies, Purdue University

Experience: At the beginning of 2017, I started working as a public relation specialist for Bentley Motor at Ruder Finn Asia. From working with such a big client I learned that team cooperation is very important for a PR company and I’m very glad that I could work with my intelligent colleagues in Ruder Finn. Also, I was very grateful to be part of the 2017 Shanghai International Auto Industry Exhibition. During my 4 years at Purdue University, I worked with the film crew for the National Collegiate Athletic Association B10 live events. By working in such a fast-paced environment with zero room for visualized error, I built strong professionalism as a filmmaker.

Areas of Interest: Music, Visual arts, Dance, Video/digital media, Arts/music festivals, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing

Ideal Job in 10 Years: I will be a Travel Documentarian. Even though I was born and raised in China, I consider myself a global citizen because in the past 10 years, I have studied in addition to China, in Canada, Colombia, Italy, and the United States of America. I am very passionate about experiencing different cultures and I believe film is a way to share the culture with the world. Being able to study in many places taught me that memories, histories and cultures hide behind people’s most ordinary human habits and behaviors.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? Northwestern University is very well known in China. It’s always my first choice of graduate school application. What I value highest of MSLCE program is the divers student body. I’m very excised to work with people from all over the world.

What are you most looking forward to in the MSLCE program? I’m really looking forward to build more connections with people in the creative industries. I can’t wait to participate the annual trek!

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? Chicago is a place full of stories. City Trains in Chicago really attracts my attention. In other cities, people always use mobile electronic devices on public transportation. One thing that makes the Chicago city trains stands out is the “train readers.” I am very interested to know why so many people in Chicago chose to read in such a noisy and shaky places instead of playing on their phone.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be… Adventurous, Imaginative, Enthusiastic

What thought or message would you put in a fortune cookie? Gal, keep walking on your toes like a super model! #No Heels Needed#

Where is your dream internship for next summer? I would like to work with mainstream media companies like Time Warner, Condé Nast Publications and The Walt Disney in media and marketing fields.

Where are you from? Beijing, China

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