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她才是2017年在美国毕业典礼上演讲的最美中国姑娘

2017 Commencement from a Chinese Girl

It has been an absolute honor
作为Questrom毕业生委员会的主持人
serving as this last year’s Questrom Graduate Council president.
我感到非常荣幸
And with this title, I get the additional honor
因为这个头衔 我有了附加权利
of introducing today’s students speaker
来介绍今天演讲的学生代表
speaking of being you,
谈到成为完美的自己
Yujing Cai, is a double-terrial
蔡语婧 就是一个很好的例子
meaning that she has also earn be undergraduate degree
意味着她不仅获得了
from Boston University.
来自波士顿大学的毕业证书
Today, she will earn her master of Science in Math Finance
今天 她也将取得数学金融科学的硕士学位
and for those of you who are unfamiliar with this program
而对于你们其中一些还不了解这个课程的同学
the MSMF students are the ones who
MSMF的学生就是一些
were always in the grade lounge or in the library
经常泡在年级自习室和图书馆
and always sitting for her exam
经常为考试做准备
or filling up the team rewards with the endless equations.
或者是用毫无止境的方程式来填充团队荣誉墙
Yujing represents a growing program here in Questrom.
语婧代表着这个在Questrom成长中的专业
but she also represents something greater,
但是她也代表着一些更美好的东西
she was part of the Questrom Graduate Council
她是Questrom毕业生委员会的一部分
as the MSMF for representative
是MSMF学生的代表
so show me your warm welcoming Yujing Cai.
现在请用最热烈的掌声欢迎蔡语婧
[Clapping]
[掌声]
Greetings!
谢谢!
Friends,
朋友
family,
家人
faculty and staff.
教职员工
Welcome to Boston University on such a beautiful Friday night.
欢迎大家在这样一个美丽的星期五晚上来到波士顿大学
My name is Yujing Cai,
我的名字是蔡语婧
and I am a graduate of the Master
我毕业于
of Mathematic Finance program.
数学金融硕士专业
I come from Nanjing, China,
我来自中国南京
one of the oldest cities in the world.
世界上最古老的城市之一
And right now, my family is sitting somewhere over there.
现在 我的家人正坐在那里
They…
他们……
[Clapping]
[掌声]
They travelled,
他们跨越了半个地球
literally across half of the world to come here
来到这里
and see their baby girl graduate
来看他们的宝贝女儿毕业
and talk in a language that they don’t understand.
然后用他们听不懂的语言演讲
Therefore,
因此
I am tremendously grateful
我非常荣幸
for this opportunity to share my perspective
能在此分享
of 6 years at the Questrom School of Business.
我在Questrom商学院六年的感悟
One of the things I have always enjoyed doing while waiting for classes
在等待上课时 我最喜欢做的事情之一就是
was looking at the different country flags in our atrium.
看着我们商学院的大厅挂着不同的国旗
And sometimes my friends and I even have
有时我还会和朋友们傻傻地比赛
a silly competition going on to see who knew more flags,
看谁认得出更多的国旗
and it often
而我时常惊讶
amazed me how many different cultures and nationalities
我们的学生群体里竟然有这么多
are represented in our community.
不同文化和名族的代表
In a community,
在这样一个
so diverse,
多元化的群体里
mutual understanding doesn’t come easily,
相互理解并不容易
so I tried hard to be adaptive from the very beginning.
所以我从一开始就努力地让自己适应
And soon…
很快
I found myself adjusting to the bigger food portions,
我发现自己适应了这里更大的食量
and railways in the middle of the roads.
和马路正中间的铁路
I even tried fortune cookies
我甚至人生中第一次
for the first time in my life!
品尝了幸运饼干
[Clapping]
[掌声]
And soon…
很快……
I felt so content with my progress that
我满足于自己的进步
I gradually built a cozy nest with people
于是逐渐建立了一个
of my culture,
充满了与我的文化背景、年龄相仿的人
my age,
的舒适的“窝”
who thought and acted exactly like I did.
她们的所思所想都与我相似
Well, why bother talking to anyone else?
我又何必再和其他人交流呢?
The job-hunting process in coursework were already so tiring,
学校的学业和找工作的过程已经让人疲惫不堪
and meeting outside my circle
跨出我自己的圈子
just seemed so
去和其他人交往
unnecessary
看起来是那么的没必要
and scary.
甚至可怕
Then one day this changed.
有一天这一切突然改变了
It was a normal school day,
那是一个正常的上课日
I was in the atrium looking at the flags as always.
我一如既往的在大厅里看着不同的国旗
I saw that the flag of China was surrounded nicely
我看到中国的国旗
by the flags of Canada,
被加拿大
Colombia, Chile and DR Congo,
哥伦比亚和刚果民主共和国的国旗很好的包围着
and suddenly,
突然间
it struck me that I didn’t know anyone
我意识到我并不认识任何
of those nationalities.
这些国籍的人
What a waste it was
我意识到
for me to ignore the diversity of experience
忽略了Questrom这样多元化群体
and opinions that the community had to offer!
提供给我的多样的经验和观点是多大的浪费!
I was determined to change,
所以我决心要改变
but it wasn’t easy.
但这并不容易
I experienced
我经历了
the awkwardness
不得不解释
of having to explain a joke
一个没有人理解的笑话
that nobody understood,
的尴尬
the nervousness
对于别的文化
of asking questions about other cultures
提出问题
that seems so obvious and silly,
但担心问题过于明显和愚蠢的紧张感
the anger
以及
of defending my own beliefs
捍卫我自己的信念
only to get suspicion
却只得到怀疑和厌恶时
and aloofness in return.
的愤怒
But fortunately, these discomforts
但幸运的是
were soon taken over by something else such as
这些不舒适的感受很快就被别人的事情替代了
the amusement of
比如
teaching my classmates to pronounce my last name,
当我教会我的同学们发音我的姓氏
Cai,
“蔡”
using a part of their tongue that they didn’t know existed,
他们使用到了自己以前都没注意到的小部分舌头的时候的快乐
the excitement
还有
of promoting our Math Finance culture awareness events
当我向Questrom研究生学生会
in the Questrom Graduate Council,
宣传我们金融数学项目的文化活动时的兴奋
the satisfaction
以及
of knowing all the authentic secret restaurants around Boston
当我知道波士顿周围所有最正宗最地道的餐馆时的满足
and the astonishment
还有当我
of seeing the world
以自己从未想象过的视角
and myself
去看这个世界
in a way that I could never have imaged before.
和自己的世界时的惊奇
Over the past 2 years of graduate school
在过去两年的研究生院
and 4 years of undergraduate before that,
和再之前四年的本科生活中
I have been so proud
我很自豪地看到
to see that our school grew from School of Management
我们的学院从管理学院
to Questrom School Business,
成长为Questrom商学院
and that our community
而且我们的学生群体
is growing stonger and more vibrant each year,
每一年都越来越强大 愈发具有活力
and this could not have happened
而这样的进步
without the efforts of everyone here,
如果没有这里的每个人
to share,
努力地去分享
to inspire,
去激励
and to embrace each other.
去接纳彼此 是不可能发生的
Let’s now think about the future.
现在我们来思考未来
20 years from now,
20年后
what kind of chanllenges are we going to face,
我们将会面临什么样的挑战
as family members,
作为家庭成员
as business owners,
作为企业总裁
as human beings.
作为人类
Nobody knows.
没有人知道
And to cope with that amount of uncertainty,
所以为了应对如此大的不确定性
we will need a diverse set of skills and knowledge,
我们需要储备多样化的技能和知识
and most important of all,
而更重要的是
an open mind to learn.
要有一颗开放的大脑去学习
That’s why we have been so lucky
这就是为什么我们这么幸运
to be part of the Questrom community
能成为Questrom群体的一部分
that cultivated such freedom of an open mind.
因为它发展了开放思想的自由
So congratulations, class of 2017!
所以 恭喜在场的2017届毕业生
For when you walk outside that door today,
因为当你们今天走出那扇门时
you are already equipped
你已经全副武装
with one of the most critical skills to succeed in the future,
具备了未来成功的关键竞争技能
the ability to embrace diversity.
即拥抱文化多样性的能力
Thank you so much!
非常感谢!
[Clapping]
[掌声]
Melissa and Yujing, thank you for your kind and factual remarks on behalf of the graduates…
Melissa Yujing 非常感谢你们代表所有毕业生发言……

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蔡语婧,作为波士顿大学数学金融科学的毕业生,向我们分享了她的学习经验,非常值得借鉴哦!

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