Post: National Board Representative
Candidate: Blessing Waung
Blessing’s letter of candidacy:
When I first heard of AAJA, I was a mere high school student, aspiring to become a journalist and researching all the amazing conferences, events and people who were a part of this organization. Ten years later, I’m so proud to say that I am a part of it, particularly while living in Asia!
Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai, I have had the opportunity to make wonderful friends and mentors through the AAJA family. I believe that our chapter is successful because of the quality of the programming as well as the intimacy and camaraderie felt by all those who are a part of this organization in this uniquely special place.
My goal would be to work together with the rest of the Asia chapter board members to continue to provide benchmark events such as the New.Now.Next conference and our intimate Table for 12 dinners. I hope to leverage our network to help members find jobs which will enable them to stay here, as well as provide more internship information to those around the world who are hoping to come. We also have an incredible social media network in Asia, and I’d like to work on strategic initiatives to grow this together. It’s also my personal goal to see more growth and involvement from members in Mainland China, and I travel there constantly enough to work towards that end.
Hope to meet all of you in the future, and thank you for your consideration!
Have a great week!