EASYUNI Ultimate University Guide 2013 Issue 6 - Page 43

E XC L U S IVE F EAT U RE QA & Hanna Gulabo has been working as a journalist, writing about business in Ukraine. We asked five questions to get some insights into this field. Q How did you start working in journalism? A I’ve got my first job as a journalist during my last year of grad school. It was in the intellectual project of the business school. Before that, I was writing, but only as an intern. Q What are your professional interests? A I started writing about the field of business and then moved into education. I love writing (and learning) all things to do with psychology, leadership, marketing and media. like the most Q What do youjob and why? about your A When I first started writing about business, I knew nothing about that field. One and a half years later, the nature of the work became redundant as I kept writing on the same issues. To me, being a journalist allows me to learn new things every day, stay updated with trends and news and creatively execute the vision in my mind. sounds and Q Your jobdo a lot.hectic job you seem to Is the stressful? In the beginning, yes, as I didn’t know how things work. For instance, I was so nervous when I had to interview Ukraine’s former Minister of Finance. But, after visiting many events, meeting numerous people, conducting interviews, and learning to love the creative process of writing, all this is the new norm for me. I won’t say the job is stressful; I’d say it’s challenging. It makes me go out of my comfort zone and that’s what I love the most about journalism. A are most Q What kindS of peoplejournalism? likely to succeed in A People with an open mind who are naturally curious, ask questions, and try to understand the reasons for events and the motivation of people would do quite well. Being comfortable with people and adaptive to change and challenges is also important to manage several things at a time. As for skills, you have to like working with different people and be able to transfer ideas into text –that can be learned. As a journalist, I got access to the most interesting people from different backgrounds, gain new perspectives and inspirations from their experiences and then share that excitement by crafting great stories. Journalism lets me explore, learn and meet great people and fascinating ideas, while working in a constantly changing environment that gives you unlimited space for improvement. easyuni Guide 2015 Issue 6 41