Short Intro. Hi, My name is Jiaqian (Meimei) Lian. I'm a aspiring digital marketing apprentice and currently working on expanding digital marketing skill. 

Where Have I Been? I will be graduating in May 2016 from Baruch College with a BBA degree in Economics. Throughout my college years,  I have experience in customer service industries which I gained fundamental business skills like woking in a team oriented environment and problem solving.

Where Am I Now? Currently, I am a digital marketing apprentice at CO*OP, a intensive program where I'm learning digital marketing skills and gain insight into the rapid changing industries.

Where Am I Going? My near future goal is to apply the skill I've already had into digital marketing field. By constantly learning and growing, I'd like to be seen as someone with deep expertise in the industry.

3 Strengths

  • I am self-motivated
  • I am detailed oriented 
  • I am able to learn new skill in a short amount of time

1 Learning Target

  • I will improve my communication skill in a clear and concise way 

2 Companies I really admire and Why

Alibaba is a all in one marketplace(e-commerce), a shopping search engine (cloud-computing data) and a bank (electronic payment). The company has dominated 80% of China’s online shopping market. It has significant changed the structure of retail industry. The company is aim to create a clear, transparent and fair trade environment through internet to help connect individual and small business in the world.

 

       Twitch is an online live streaming platform where broadcasters can release and perform their content in real-time with viewer interaction live. I first found out of Twitch several years ago when I wanted to find a hobby that doesn't involve being the viewer but a content creator. Now as a live broadcaster, I consider Twitch as my second hobby, influencing many individuals around the world with my creative content and entertainment.

As the world's most powerful company,  Google's priority is to provide best user experience possible and facilitate access to information for the entire world. By using technology, Google has made significant impacts cross all boarders, digital marketing in particular.

Let me tell you about ...

Setting the stage.  Going off to college may seem exciting for most people. For me, it was a life changing event.

The beginning.  In 2009, I moved to New York from China to attend college. Living in a completely new environment takes a lot of effort to adapt especially with very limited knowledge of the local language. Everything needs to start from scratches.

The middle.  Freshman year of college, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and looking for jobs. Throughout all these years living without family, I’ve committed to overcome obstacles. Because there are times I have to fight against tremendous odds to get to the same point compared to peers.Without any experience and skill, I can only look for odd jobs like cashier and waitress and struggle with minimum wage. Waking up early and working long hours before going to class has become a daily routine. Looking back, these experiences have taught a lot of useful and fundamental skill and more importantly , attitude toward work and life. 

Reflection. What I’ve learned from the past year is when things don’t turn out well, ask yourself what I can do differently to create a better result. Meanwhile, do not work alone especially facing adversity. Find someone who bring out the best in them and ask for advise. Lastly, always be humble, patience and perseverance.