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Amanda Yeo

Video Editor, News and Current Affairs;
Graduated with a Diploma in Audio-Visual Technology from Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Amanda Yeo

1) What would you consider to be the highlight of your internship experience?

It would be being part of the team to cover the 2020 General Elections, even before I was of legal age to vote! I also had the opportunity to visit places which the public do not usually have access to, such as science laboratories, factories and warehouses, and it was an overall eye-opening experience. 
2) Is your current role similar to what you did during your internship? 

My current role is slightly different from what I did during my internship, although I am working under the same department – News & Current Affairs. I interned as a Visual Journalist where I went on shoots to film for news and now, I work as a Video Editor doing post-production of news clips. Working in a fast-paced industry during my internship trained me to work under pressure and be meticulous at the same time.
3) What made you return to Mediacorp?

I was intrigued by how things worked in the newsroom and wanted to be a part of it on a bigger scale. I also felt that the seniors here are very nurturing, and Mediacorp would be a great place to grow and hone my skills as a fresh graduate.

4) Any advice to students or recent graduates looking for internship opportunities in the media industry?

I believe that having a career in the media industry requires passion and hard work. The industry is always evolving, so being open-minded is also very important! This is especially so since you will meet people with varying perspectives in the media industry where creativity is at play.

5) Finish the sentence: A day in my role at Mediacorp is...

 … filled with lots of thrills as the production of news drives a huge adrenaline rush!