Why GBJ? Yuliya Samonchyk shares five good reasons

Updated: Nov 11, 2019


Yuliya Samonchyk

By Yuliya Samonchyk

GBJ Class of 2018


It’s the rule every journalist should know. The 5Ws and an H. Who, what, when, where, why and how.


Here are my five main “WHY-reasons” – why you should enroll in the Global Business Journalism program.


You will improve your English


This is especially important if English is not your first language. You will learn how to write as a journalist and how to effectively inform your readers, engage and entertain them. You will not even notice how quickly your vocabulary will grow. Be ready to win all the word games!

You can play with words and combinations of words to create a beautiful picture at the end. Everyone has their own story to tell and you can be that person who can tell it.


Learn new things every day


If you want to be successful in your field, you want to do your best to achieve it. Every day can be a new challenge. Inspiration and discoveries are around every corner. Our program offers different courses starting with multimedia journalism and ending with financial derivatives. What is great, you can get knowledge that is transferable to different professions. Since you’re part of this global program, you can be sure you will learn what’s going on everywhere in the world.

You meet people...


Studying at the best university in China for this program has several advantages. GBJ students are in a good position to meet interesting people from different backgrounds. Everyone is willing to share their experiences and knowledge. And it is a great opportunity to interview them in order to create news stories.


You can start talking to people you wouldn’t ordinary talk to and, at the end, you can be sure that you will walk away having something interesting to write about.

The more you do it, the better it become.

...and you meet new friends


There is a good quote: “People you meet while studying are your friends for life.” I can now definitely say that your group-mates can become the most treasured friends throughout your university life.


Job opportunities


Our professors provide students with personal attention and focus on practical knowledge. This program will help you to see the possibilities of your career as a journalist. GBJ students can find positions in such media organizations as Bloomberg, CCTV and Xinhua News Agency.


Last but not least, “HOW can you become a GBJ student?” Easy! You can prepare all the necessary documents and apply to the GBJ program right now. Here’s how: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2019-application-instructions-ma-global-business-gbj/