I am an AUT student studying towards a conjoint degree in International Business and International Studies. I am currently in my third year and hope to build a career in the field of Humanitarian work. I would like to develop strong research and writing skill’s in the area of campaign’s, advocacy and communicating humanitarian issues. During the next 8 week’s I will construct an 8-10 minute presentation focusing on a particular humanitarian issue, that being the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Zaatari Refugee Camp where many of the displaced have been temporarily settled. This video presentation will help me develop the ability and skill to campaign for a humanitarian issue in the digitalized world of social media. I hope to captivate my audience with my message and by using creative methods with my video presentation.
Over the course of my study I intend to use YouTube in order to construct my presentation, and in doing so, I will garner the skills required to form and edit my video presentation. I also intend on conducting extensive research utilizing AUT’s Library Databases for collecting journal articles and statistics from organizations such as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Red Cross, and Amnesty International. In doing so I hope to develop and improve my research skills. Creating a presentation using YouTube will require the construction of dialogue used for my narration in the video, this will require me to construct a storyboard which I hope to learn during the process and improve my writing skills. A skill which I hope to improve significantly is my ability to carefully reference my sources and reflect on the information gathered, so that my project does not become a collection of “cut and paste” material for the next 8 weeks.
At the end of the 8 weeks I intend to present my private video presentation using social media sites such as YouTube, Google+ and Facebook. This will demonstrate my knowledge of social media sphere and language used to garner public attention.