At the William H. Hannon Library, we’ve been fortunate to add student staff sponsored by the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and the Mateo Ricci Program. Our latest addition to the Outreach and Engagement team is Megan. We sat down with Megan to get to know her a little better.
Where are you and your family from?
I’m from Beijing, China. My parents are all living in Beijing. My mother also grew up in Beijing and my father is from Hunan province in southern China.
Do you have any hobbies?
As a film production student, I love to watch movies and TV series in my spare time. I also like traveling with my friends and taking pictures during breaks. Plus, I‘ve recently become interested in astrology and tarot cards.
I’m not a picky eater, so I’m willing to try most foods. As a Chinese student, I definitely love Chinese food. Among the eight cuisines in China, my favorite is Hunan cuisine, which my dad and grandmother cooked for me since I was a child. Most of the Hunan dishes are spicy. Moreover, since I came to L.A., I found out that Korean food and seafood are also super good.
Why did you choose LMU?
I hadn’t heard much about LMU until my supervisor back in high school recommended it for its excellent film school and beautiful campus. As I was learning about LMU, I found it really suitable for my college choice, so I chose it.
Why did you choose film and television production as your major?
I was the president of the film club back in high school. After going through the process of making a short film, I thought film making is a test of comprehensive ability. Not only is talent in artistic creation required, but also some understanding of cultures and histories around the world. Having film making as my undergraduate major will teach me a lot about everything.
If you could wave a magic wand and make your life perfect, what would your career look like after LMU?
My ideal career after graduating from LMU will be, firstly, attending a graduate school and probably studying business or marketing in addition to continuing in film production. At the same time, I’d love to go to a film company in Hollywood for professional experience.
Top 5 favorite movies?
How was your first year at LMU? Anything particularly challenging?
I’d say my first year is a process of discovering both myself and the new environment. As an international student, going to college far from home is definitely the biggest challenge. The culture and language are totally different from those in China, so it costs some time for me to accommodate.
Any advice for new students?
Be open to new things, and try to meet new people!