US Campus Assignment: UC Berkeley
University: Sun Yat-Sen University
Description: Ziqian “Alice” Lu is a second-year graduate student studying English Interpreting at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Alice is concerned with the lack of proper career planning guidance in secondary education in China. Through working as an interpreter in various industries, she has worked with people from diverse backgrounds. In working with these people and listening to their career stories, she has learnt the importance of career planning at the early stage of one’s youth. However, many young people are still puzzled and even lost before making important decisions for their lives for lack of career planning guidance. Alice hopes to develop skills in mentoring and career coaching throughout her time with the NGO in the United States. She also hopes to incorporate the skills and knowledge learnt in her future career in education in China.