April 2, 2018
On March 31, the Center in Beijing welcomed more than 170 admitted students and their parents for a half-day reception. The event was co-hosted by the Center in Beijing, the College Admissions Office and UChicago GRAD. Professor Dali Yang, the founding Faculty Director of the Center in Beijing, welcomed the students with a brief history of the University of Chicago and an introduction to the many aspects of student life at UChicago, including academics, campus life and the city of Chicago. The welcoming remarks were also given by Mr. Adam Sun (MBA ′98 ), the President of the UChicago Beijing Alumni Club and the Founding Partner of Ocean Pine Capital. Among the participants, around 40 were admitted students to the College and their parents. The rest of the attendees were admitted graduate students to graduate programs, such as the Master of Science in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (MS-CAPP) at the Harris School of Public Policy, the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), the Master in Computational Social Science (MCSS), and the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH). There were also several admitted PhD students in different fields such as biology, chemistry, financial mathematics, statistics and social service administration.
After a general meeting, the students were broken into two groups: The College admitted students and the graduate admitted students for the panel discussions with alumni. The college panel started with a welcoming video made by the College Admissions Office and was hosted by Dr. Ji Yuan, the Deputy Director of the Center in Beijing. Dr. Yuan was joined by three recent College graduates: Pem Chiang (BA ′15), Adrian Aldana (BA ′15) and Eileen Chen (BA ′13). The graduate panel was hosted by Professor Dali Yang and the panelists included Adam Sun (MBA ′98), Andy Song (MPP ′15) and Pinhsuan Huang (MA ′16). Students had lively exchanges with alumni and asked many questions ranging from career opportunities, academics research, course requirements to accommodation and transportation. At the end of the reception, the students were served with refreshments while mingling with fellow admitted students.