I love the way of life, and the freedom, of Canada; at the same time, I am inordinately proud of the technical prowess, dedication and hard work, which have gone into the making of China’s enviable reputation as an economic power house on the world stage. My father, a successful businessman and exporter, is my role model in this context.
Spending a semester at Shanghai Jiaotong University, as an exchange student, will give me the opportunity to continue my academic pursuits in my field of choice and, at the same time, discover new dimensions to my roots as a Chinese. The program will give me the chance to experience the reputed Chinese education system. I am keenly interested in developing a deeper understanding of the nuances of China’s economic miracle. As a student of Commerce, I cannot but be aware that, for better or worse, it is money which makes the world go round! I believe that my courses at Jiaotong will expose me to contemporary business practices in China, and the international facets of commerce, and give me the first-hand knowledge I need to attain a complete understanding of global commerce. A study of the commercial workings of two contrasting economies like Canada and China will definitely be the lesson of a lifetime!
In accordance with my choice of Finance as my major, I am particularly interested in the economic disparities which are widely prevalent in today’s society, and which result in the marginalization of a sizable proportion of the population. This is a threat to the stability of world society itself. The need of the hour is the abolition of poverty. I am convinced that the successful management of money in the contemporary world of global business will be the greatest force for change in the future, and I want to be in the vanguard of that force. In terms of my career, I see myself working in finance-related fields, doing my part to bring about an equitable