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Accounting always has been a career goal for Chinese student Corrine Zhang. Thanks to Winthrop University’s 10-year agreement with
, Zhang’s college in China, she becomes one step closer to achieving that goal.
Zhang has attended Winthrop for two years while she pursues a
master’s degree in accounting
. She misses her family in China, but they keep in touch through Skype.
“I like to do things very seriously,” she explained. “I like math and doing the calculations. I’m a quiet person who likes challenges. The accounting is suitable to my personality.”
She has enjoyed all of her finance classes at Winthrop and credits much of the faculty and staff, including
, dean of the
College of Business Administration
, Associate Professor
and Assistant Professor
for helping her adjust to the technical aspects of her chosen major and getting her off to a good start.
Zhang also has adjusted to life in a different country. She has learned some slang, such as “Okie-dokie,” and has grown to love pizza, spaghetti, and burgers. She continues to practice her musical talents through the guzheng, a harp-like instrument popular in China. It also helps that numerous other Chinese students from Nantog also attend Winthrop.
“In the first semester, it can be difficult to adjust to many new things,” she said. “If we talk to [other Chinese] people here, we won’t feel lonely.”
She is glad Winthrop offered such a chance to attend school in the U.S., explaining that understanding other cultures and languages is the best way to learn, achieve, and help others.
“People, when they know different cultures and study abroad, they open their minds and see lots of new things,” she said. “[If we don’t do this], how can we understand and have good communication?”
Last updated 08/08/2012
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