Presentation on theme: "To volunteer I want Why. My name is Diana-Adela Ionita and I am from Romania. Always looking for new challenges, with a Major in Journalism and Communication."— Presentation transcript:
My name is Diana-Adela Ionita and I am from Romania. Always looking for new challenges, with a Major in Journalism and Communication and a Master Degree in ‘Techniques of Editorial Production for Print Press, Audiovisual and Multimedia’, with experience in PR, advertising, media and youth work, with great computer literacy, understanding and fluently using Romanian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, I would like to use the know- how I have gained and the knowledge I have achieved until now as a volunteer.
I dream out loud, colourfully and daring. I wanted to become a writer, so that I could design with simple words a wonderful world for my readers. Then, observing the harmony brought by truthful information - even if heartbreaking or blissful -, I thought a job as a reporter would fit my ambition of spreading the news from house to house. Instead, I only wanted to receive a smile. Then, I would have known that going all the way on the hardest road worth it. Nowadays, I am a young freelance journalist and an active youth worker. I still have great expectations and put things in motion in order to achieve my goals.
I committed myself to fight against discrimination, struggling for human rights, advocating for active citizenship and promoting a culture of peace among youths. My weapons? Good sense of humour, enthusiasm and perseverance. I take risks and learn from my mistakes, seeing an opportunity to develop in every step behind and a positive part in every tough situation.
Journalism fieldwork has reinforced my determination, energy and punctuality to meet the deadlines and gave me the chance to gain knowledge on important matters. My experience as a reporter helped me to communicate efficiently even in crisis situations, to make myself heard, but also to listen, to feel the pulse of what I see and take advantage of my investigative and analytical profile by doing a lot of research.
The various extra-curricular activities I was involved in were a great chance to improve my teamwork skills, and also assume responsibility on taking direction and working on my own initiative. Together with my colleagues, but also individually, I got involved in the development of innovative projects, perfected the ability to see the whole and, equally, pay attention to details, and learned to recognize problems and develop projects to solve them.
Regarding the concrete outcomes of EVS experience my expectations target: raising my awareness on important issues spreading a culture of peace and tolerance developing my skills in order to become a more active citizen
Moreover, I am strongly interested in benefit from this intercultural meeting in order to share experience with the others and, nevertheless, to build bridges between different societies and mentalities. I expect that, after EVS, I would be more open-minded, inspired and highly motivated to continue my work and assume more and more responsibilities in my community. I hope this experience will help me in progressing in both, my professional and my personal life, as I will help myself by helping others.
I am sure I will prove an asset to your team. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Diana-Adela Ionita