Dang Nghinh Xuan, a Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) student, aspires to live by the meaning of her name: to be as beautiful and bright as spring.
Passionate about communication, the beauty of knowledge and the power of working with bright minds, Xuan has blossomed in her role as President of RMIT Vietnam’s Current Media.
A student-run news publication, Current Media is based at the University’s Hanoi site.
19-year-old Xuan, who was awarded a full scholarship to study at RMIT Vietnam, has always aimed high and has plans to draw on her experience in Current Media to one day run her own public relations agency.
But for now, she remains focused on enhancing her skills, experience and personal traits during her time at university.
“At RMIT Vietnam, I’m always encouraged to think outside the box, sharpen my critical thinking and bring out my best,” Xuan said.
“As well as leading the team at Current Media, I’ve been enjoying other extracurricular activities such as working with Unilever as a student ambassador as well as the Vietnamese Youth Model United Nations program as Deputy Head of its communication team.”
Xuan’s passion for communication began in high school, where she worked freelance as a music editor for television channel VTV6.
“I initially I thought I would follow in my mother’s footsteps and work in interior design because I was good at drawing, not public speaking,” Xuan said.
“But everything changed when a friend told me about the freelance opportunity at VTV6.
“Working there, in such a professional environment with talented industry people, fostered a positive change in my personality and nurtured my enthusiasm for communication, which resulted in a 180 degree turn in my career aspirations,” she said.
With her upbeat attitude, willingness to take up new challenges and explore all opportunities, Xuan is one to look out for in Vietnam’s growing communications industry.
This story was first published in RMIT Vietnam's Exchange magazine.