University of California at Berkeley
BackgroundInterview Date:April 2019
Gender Identity: Male
Race/Ethnicity: East Asian, Chinese
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private school in Shanghai, China with a graduating class of about 30 or 40 students. A little over half of the students went to college in the United States.
First Generation College Student: No
Minor: Data Science, but I’m considering a double major
Extracurricular Activities: I’ve been part of two consulting clubs. One was a nonprofit consulting club called 180 Degrees Consulting that focused mostly on Bay Area social impact organizations. The one I’m in right now has more corporate clients, we’re now working with a Fortune 500 automobile company. It’s different than 180 Degrees in that the amount of impact you can make is less, but I still think I’ve learned a lot and really enjoyed both. I’m also part of a business fraternity on campus.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
Doing the business frat made a huge impact on my life and changed the course of where I would be. It opened up a lot of doors for me and I met a lot of very inspiring people through it who gave me direction and guidance, helped me choose my career trajectory, and taught me some core life values. I reflect on my experience with that very positively.