Zihui Wang

Whatever I am interested in, I can always find fellows who have similar thoughts, even though we have entirely different backgrounds.

Academic Background: Zhejiang University, Finance / Public Affairs Management

Area of focus in CCT: Cross-cultural study, film study, gender study, and research methods

What activities do you participate in? 

I am a member of the Global Media Group’s Executive Board of Directors. Mentored by Prof. Macovski, GMG holds one or two welcome parties every semester to give presentations on cross-cultural research results and discuss fan culture worldwide. Currently, I also work as a marketing intern at SME Finance Forum, an institution managed by International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Why did you choose CCT?  Because CCT offers a wide range of elective courses, I can finish my degree based on my own interests. Considering my background, I knew little about the communication area before I came to CCT. Thus, an interdisciplinary program like CCT gives me chances to try any direction that interests me in the first year and then focus on a preferred area in the second year. 

What surprised you about CCT? 

Whatever I am interested in, I can always find fellows who have similar thoughts, even though we have entirely different backgrounds. And professors are very willing to spend time discussing your research interests. Also, I do enjoy learning a foreign language by using the Language Study Scholarship!