Hello! My name is Chi-Jui, pronounced CHEE-RAY and shamelessly meaning 'how brilliant' in Chinese. I come from Taiwan, and I will be your Financial Engineering and Taiwanese/Chinese correspondent for the coming year.
This is my second year in the States, and I am in fact studying for a second graduate degree. In Taiwan I majored in Electrical Engineering and gained a master's in Computer Science. To be honest, I think I've been in school too long, but getting a graduate degree is almost a must in Taiwan to be able to earn a decent salary, and if you have any slight change to your plan, here you are in a foreign land in your late 20's, still eager to taste the fruit of wisdom and independence.
In my monthly blog entry, I will be talking about Chinese culture (of course), focusing on the Taiwanese point of view and comparing it with American values. I may also write about basic Mandarin phonology so you'll never pronounce your Chinese colleagues' and classmates' names wrong! On a more serious note, I will introduce you to the Financial Engineering program and give some thoughts on the social impact of the discipline and industry, if you have been following the recent financial crises and the Occupy Movement. Finally, I will share with you personal experience of the joy and struggle I have been facing as a graduate student in this great school and state. Till next time, bye!
About the Author
Chi-Jui Chang, Master’s student, Financial Engineering
Published in: Student Voices