• Contribution and collaboration
Throughout the process of organizing, delivering and publishing the seminar event, my main responsibilities are supporting the group members to reach the topic. The structure of our groups is, everyone thought of a topic that fits into the category of online media then work on the topic. At the beginning, I was supposed to work on the topic of online animation. I was looking for studios that produce online animation videos and ask the producers to talk with us. Although, in the second group meeting, it seems that there are too many topics and my topic was deleted. In this case, I joined the online marketing group and re-started my research. In my perspective, within teamwork you can’t always hold on your own opinions but to compromise properly. Since the group has decided which is the best to fit in, I should try to support others rather than sticking to the details. I prefer to be a supporter rather than a leader in the group. Since our group is full of leaders, they need me as a supporter to make sure the tasks are finished fluently. This is my strategy towards collaboration and group work. When other group members asked me questions about the topics, how to do it better and what is the next step. I always try to provide the best answer for them and help them through organizing.
• Proactive Learning
During the seminar preparation, I learned a lot from other group members. For example, how they find contacts, where they find information and their ways to solve problems. From what I observed, most of the contacts they found are either from friends or online contents that they always keep an eye on. Like Chris, he knew some people who are doing game application and have knowledge about it then he approach to them and ask for help. Many group members had posted links and articles on our Facebook page; I kept checking them out and make sure I’m up-to-date. Likewise, I started to look at blogs and other websites in order to find more information. This is sort of a new way in approaching to the method of finding information. I used to rely heavily on Google but now I found out that browsing personal blogs or user-generating-content websites include much useful information as well.
I attended most of the seminars, group meetings and of course the event. Though, I did miss a few classes due to some personal reasons. I tried to catch up with the group members as well as what had been discussed within the class as much as I can. I tried to engage with the talking and decision makings if possible. But seems that our group members always have a plan in their mind and don’t need any advises. When it comes to the decision-makings for the group, I always listen and give out feedbacks actively. As for the allocating tasks, I tried my best to finish it, I prepared whatever is needed for the seminar day; I did my shooting as required and keep helping out with catering, organizing and wrapping up.
• Connections & intersections
The value of the seminar series is huge, through the process of finding contacts, organizing and researching, we can to know more about the industry we want to attend. Likewise, you have an opportunity to meet with variety of industry professionals, let them recognized you and a good chance to present yourself to them. Also, through the seminar we get to know the tips before going in to the industry, what should we do and what can we do in order to get a job as well as what should we prepare for our career future. I have discovered that if I would be more active and step out further, I could have more chance in promoting myself as well as building up my personal network. The other thing I found through the seminar is the revealing of information about industry. Before I couldn’t find any companies that located in Melbourne and doing what I think suits me. Then I found a few companies and studios that I’m interested at through the seminar of Melbourne hub. During the process of organizing the seminar, I learned variety of aspects that I might use in the future. Things like organizing procedure, being professional at details, allocating different tasks to capable person, coordinate with other people and committee and appropriate manners while being in a socializing environment.