Digital Marketing Specialist
Spécialiste du Marketing Numérique
I was born and raised in the city of Istanbul. I attended the University of Balikesir and majored in travel management. When I graduated, I became aware of the necessity to expand my horizons, and develop my personality. At the same time, the global crisis arrived in Turkey. I had a great opportunity to think about the future.
In this process, I noticed that I had a chance to apply to one of the European Union programs. I had no idea how to do that or how to participate. I had no strategy; no possibility. But I just said: ‘I’m going to act for it and realize it”.
After sending out hundreds of applications, I was accepted into one of the European Union programs, which changed the course of my life forever. The project was about a local internet television program in the city of Kamnik in Slovenia. It was called the European Voluntary Service -EVS. I volunteered as a videographer and video editor and took on the responsibilities of recording, and editing videos for internet television broadcasting.
The language of broadcasting was in Slovene language, so I’ve started to use all my creation and creativity in a different language. In the process of my first experience abroad, I organized another project independently. It was called ‘EVS Volunteer Speaks’. Within the project, I shared volunteers’ impressions with potential young people on internet platforms. I aimed to reflect European Union opportunities to potential young people who have especially fewer opportunities in Europe.
One of the most important outcomes of the project was that I’ve recorded and edited videos in English, Slovene, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian and Turkish. On this basis, the project took a strong dimension and I received a lot of positive feedback. I can say that I had one of the most important experiences of my life.
After completing video projects, I participated in the Leonardo da Vinci media program in Germany. The program was focused on vocational education and training, so we visited local and international media in Bavaria. We saw Germany’s creative side in a very short time.
From 2012 to 2014, I worked as a videographer and video editor at Detur travel corporation. Throughout the working period, I created hundreds of travel video projects, including tourist destinations, hotels and excursions, testimonials in English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian. Within this working experience, I also did a lot of travelling. I visited a number of amazing places such as Greece, Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey.
In 2014, I was accepted for a filmmaker program in the city of Florence, Italy. I was an intern as a filmmaker at EUROPASS centro studi europeo. I worked on many video projects including teaching videos about the Italian language, presentations, interviews and concept videos in English and Italian.
When I was there, I was discovering, exploring and dreaming with my camera in Florence‘s incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage areas. I think it is unmatched anywhere in the world, where an extraordinary experience awaits around every corner.
In 2015, I studied academic English at Camber College in the city of Powell River. At the same time, I got a chance to develop my potential in digital media. I created Camber College’s website and social media campaigns for brand awareness.
After graduation, I was accepted into the social media marketing program at Canadian College. My previous experience helped me to find a new opportunity in Vancouver. During my work at Canadian College, I recorded and edited video projects in English, Spanish, Czech, Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.
At the end of the day, it is a chance to practice Canadian values, such as solidarity, diversity and equality with people from all around the world.
In addition, over the last few years, I’ve been doing everything I can to learn as much as possible about digital marketing through workshops, work experiences and volunteering. I like to spend time learning new skills and techniques which I need for my profession.