Yiran Zhang, '12
Major: Managerial Economics
Dean's List (2009-2012)
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In Heidelberg, Germany during the term abroad (2011)
Economics Honors thesis: "The Endogeneity of the Optimum Currency Area: Business Cycles Correlation, Trade Intensity, Intra-Industry Trade, and Trade Pattern in the European Monetary Union"
Statement: “At Union, I feel very fortunate to be able to study economics while not giving up my passion for languages. I took advantage of many study abroad programs to explore foreign countries and use my language skills to connect with the local people. Learning languages is not only obtaining a tool of communication, but more importantly, the experience of studying foreign languages has introduced me to many different ways of thinking. The combination of economics and foreign languages gave me a broad yet profound knowledge base that helps me to be a well-rounded person for my future career goal, which is to work in the business development division of an international company. Coming from China, having stayed in Costa Rica for two years and the US for four years, I am looking forward to living in a major European city.”