My resume

Yiwei XU
Applying for a master/Ph.D position in Communications Media from fall 2016.

I am a final-year undergraduate student at Shanghai Normal University, expected to receive my B.S. degree in 2016. I would like to pursue an academic Master’s degree in communication and media studies and focus my future research on media effects, gender, health communication, or some kind of combination among these areas. I would also prepare myself to seek for a Ph.D degree in mass communication and work in higher education or other research institutions in the future.

Education

Sept. 2012 - June. 2016 (expected)

Advertising, Shanghai Normal University
B.S. Candidate in Computer Science
  • Overall GPA: ?/ 4.00 (Rank: ? / 44) · Major GPA: ?/ 4.00
  • Bachelor’s Thesis (in progress): Why am I beautiful

Aug. 2014 - May. 2015

Communications Media,Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Exchange Student
  • Finished 5 CS courses with a GPA 4.00 / 4.00
Selected Courses
CS Grade Math Grade
Design and Analysis of Algorithms A Linear Algebra A
Operating Systems A Set Theory and Graph Theory A
Introduction to Database Systems A Mathematical Analysis I A-
Principles of Computer A Algebra Structure and Mathematical Logic A
Compilers A Mathematical Modeling A
Software Engineering A Probability and Statistics A-

 

Acadmic Research

Evolution of the Disney Princesses: From damsels in distress to damsels of distress.
Ortiz, A.V., Kallis, R., & Xu, Y. (2015).
  • Adding new features to LevelDB to optimize the recover performance of a failed slave host
  • To build a set of failure recovery protocols for distributed systems, to help DB designers design reliable databases

Dove's Emphasis on a Culture's "Real Beauty": A Comparative and Critical Analysis of US and Chinese Dominant Ideologies Revealed Within Marketing Strategy.
Piraino, A.B., Xu, Y., & Dyarmin, N. (2015).
  • Participated in full lifecycle of projects for Cloud platform
  • Finished a monitoring APP demo in Python with Splunk, to monitor the metrics of the host
  • Designed and implemented RESTful Web APIs using Flask to transfer, analyze and visualize metrics of a cluster for real-time monitoring

English Writing and Second Language Learning Technologies in Student-Centered Pedagogy: Crossing the Student/Teacher Barrier with Technology
Piraino, A.B., Xu, Y., & Dyarmin, N. (2015).
  • Participated in full lifecycle of projects for Cloud platform
  • Finished a monitoring APP demo in Python with Splunk, to monitor the metrics of the host
  • Designed and implemented RESTful Web APIs using Flask to transfer, analyze and visualize metrics of a cluster for real-time monitoring
School & Social Activities

Student Researcher at IUP
  • Assisted 3 professors to conduct academic research about communications and media

Member of IUP Student Photography Association
  • Team shooting and indoor shooting

Member of Research Department at SHNU Student Union
  • Worked for qualitative team, searched and analyzed nation’s campus news

Member of Toastmasters International at Indiana District
  • Played different speaking roles, such as toastmaster, speech speaker, table topics master, etc.
Industry Experience

Aug.2015 – Nov.2015

Millward Brown
Quantitative Research Intern
  • Provided insights and learning according to specific research data
  • Utilized SPSS Survey Reporter to run data
  • Skilled in data processing via MS Excel

Jun.2015 – Jul.2015

Ogilvy & Mather
New Media Intern
  • Social media management (mainly Weibo and WeChat) for large international companies
  • Social media data collection and analysis & Social media performance report
  • Conducted research about KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders online) and communicated with them

Jul.2014 – Aug.2014

New Channel International Education Group
TOEFL Instructor
  • Courses Taught: Comprehensive Reading and Writing
  • Class Work: Study advisor, tracked students’ study, communicated with students’ parents
Volunteer Work

May.2015

Xishuangbanna Longlin Elementary School
Volunteer Language & Drama Teacher
  • Helped kids living in poor mountain area in south China to get better education resources

Jan.2015

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Orientation Leader
  • Helped newly arrived international students better adapt to American campus life

Apr.2014 – Jun.2014

Yuz Art Museum Shanghai
Translator & Guide
  • Gave the domestic and international audience a better understanding of China’s modern art
Honors & Awards

Spring 2015 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania,GPA 4.0

Fall 2014 Dean’s List at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, GPA 4.0

2014 National Advertising Art Design Competition for College Students,Third Prize

2013-2014 Shanghai Normal University Academic Scholarship
Rank: 2/44 Top 5%

2013 National English Competition for College Students, Third Prize

2012-2013 SHNU Hu Min English Scholarship
33 Winners in the Whole University

2012-2013 Shanghai Normal University Academic Scholarship
Rank: 3/43 Top 7%
Additional Skills

  • Adobe Ps, Illustrator, Flash, and Premiere
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Elementary Skill in French
  • MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel