Xue Xia

Currently, I am a journalism graduate student at Boston University, with a bachelor's degree in finance, adept at reporting across different mediums (video, photo, podcast, writing, data visualization etc.). Growing up in China and having traveled to many countries over the past few years, I love covering issues beyond borders and bridge the gap of misunderstanding between different cultures. 

Xue Xia   

xiaxue-snow.com | xiaxue@bu.edu | (617) 331-5874

EDUCATION

Boston University, M.S. in Journalism, expected: Jan. 2019

  • Boston University Graduate Merit Scholarship, March 2017

Wenzhou-Kean University, B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, June 2017, GPA: 3.83/4.0

  • Zhejiang Province College Students with Excellent Academic and Extracurricular Scholarship (top 3%)

EXPERIENCE

WCVB-TV (ABC Affiliate), Needham Heights, MA

Production Intern, June – Aug. 2018

  • Researched story ideas for weekly show production, booked and accommodated guests, assisted with field productions, wrote promotions, in-studio interview questions and web summaries for upcoming shows
  • Produced my own half-hour show on the Muslim community
BUTV10, Boston, MA

Reporter/Producer/Anchor, Jan. – May 2018

  • Produced a weekly half-hour newscast, broadcast on cable TV and the Internet, with video reports on local, national and international news, as well as sports highlights and weather.
      BU News Service, Boston, MA

      Reporter, Sept. 2017 – Present

      • Cover breaking, business and technology news about the city, neighborhoods and wider issues.
        Wong MNC Center, Shanghai, China

        Research Intern, April – Aug. 2017

        • Prepared weekly political-economic news summaries and monthly news briefs of upcoming event related to foreign direct investment/multinational corporations
        • Wrote a research paper on the background of China-Malaysia political-economic relations, and conducted research on China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Southeast Asia
            Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings, Manila, Philippines

            APEC Voices of Future China’s Youth Delegate, Nov. 2015

            • Conducted research on green finance in China and addressed a speech on how youth can build sustainable and resilient communities in the Asia-Pacific region to APEC Voices Leadership Council
            • Conversed with the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) members about entrepreneurship in China, interviewed business leaders and government officials during CEO Summit & SME Summit
            • Composed Report on Youth Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Youth Declaration that addressed most urgent economic issues in the APEC region, and submitted the report to ABAC members and Chinese leadership
              Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Wenzhou Convention, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

              Interpreter/Emcee, Oct. 2016

              • Interpreted speeches of SATW representatives and Wenzhou government officials, and hosted the welcome and closing ceremony of SATW’s Journey to Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

              HONORS & AWARDS

              • Champion of 2015 APEC “the Voices of Future” China National Competition
              • Third-Prize Winner of 19th “Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Cup” China National English Debating Competition
              • 2015 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

              SKILLS

              Language: Mandarin, native; English, proficient; Arabic, basic

              Computer: Tableau; Final Cut; Lightroom; Premiere; Audition; WordPress; Word/PPT/Excel; Illustrator; photoshop

              ACTIVITIES

              Wenzhou-Kean University Badminton Club, Badminton Athlete, Sept. 2013 – May 2017

              Volunteer Society of Nepal, Chinese Language Educator, July 2014

              Green Lion, Turtle Protection Volunteer, Jan. 2014