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From Now to the Future

Published on: October 19, 2016 | Views: 2076

Author: Ruocen Tian Editor: Michelle, Shirley On 14th, Oct 2016, Sichuan University – Pittsburgh Institute (SCUPI) warmly welcomed guests and student representatives from Union College, Chongqing University-University of Cincinnati, Glasgow College, UESTC, and SWJTU-Leeds Joint School. They were invited to attend the Student International Forum (SIF) themed on sharing career paths together with SCUPI student representatives. The Student International Forum (SIF), organized by Sichuan University – Pittsburgh Institute Student Council, aims to provide opportunities for international joint college students to exchange ideas, explore campus life, ways of learning, student leadership, and career planning in unique ways. The event included a welcome dinner, an opening ceremony, themed presentations by students and guests, and a discussion and a debate. After the forum, a city tour was provided as well. On the morning of 15th, October, the SIF opening ceremony was successfully held in the auditorium of Law School of Sichuan University. Minking Chyu, Dean of SCUPI, Michael Reed, Associate Dean for Academics of SCUPI, Li Yun, Economics professor, advisors from other joint institutes, and student representatives from Sichuan University attended the event. Dean Chyu made the opening speech. He suggested that students should plan for their future and identify what they want. Next, the four delegations delivered themed presentations to share their thoughts and ideas. Abner Liu from SCUPI made a speech about time management. Then the Cincinnati Delegation focused on their Co-op and internship experience. Glasgow delegation shared with us their study experience and their school life, and the speech from SWJTU-Leeds Joint School highlighted the ability of the students and encouraged them to enrich their experience and face challenges. The SIF tea break provided a relaxing and friendly atmosphere for Dean Chyu, guests, the four delegations, and student reps to communicate with each other.