– My name is Fangzhou
and I’m currently here at Canberra
studying at the Australian National University.
I’m currently in my third year
and also last year pursuing two degrees,
one in Advanced Computing, a Science degree
and one Commerce degree, majoring Accounting and Finance.
Yeah so there are a few reason why
I chose to come all the way here to Canberra
and study at the ANU.
So first of all ANU is a great academic institution
with very strong reputation
both in Australia and also abroad.
ANU was ranked number 19 the world last year
and has many, many world renowned faculty members
including our Vice Chancellor who is a Nobel Prize winner.
ANU puts a lot of emphasis on academic research
which is something that I always have passion for.
Number two I really love the campus.
The first time I visited here I fell in live with it.
You know, it’s very quiet.
It’s like a park
in the middle of Canberra city.
Many, many great spots
that I could study and talk with friends
or make calls to my colleagues at Crimson.
So number three
ANU has been very, very generous and supportive
in my education.
I received a full scholarship to come to study here
and after I arrive I had a lot of excellent support
from the administrative staff and also my professors.
I had opportunities to be on leadership projects,
to be on honors programs that I really, really appreciate
and learn a lot from.
So I think ANU is a great institution
and I’ve definitely made the right choice to come here.
This is ANU’s fancy $220 million investment
into rebuilding the Union Court
and a few other buildings around campus.
By early 2019 students who are still at the university
will get to enjoy the new state of the art
buildings for a Research Center, dormitories
and other facilities.
♫ A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
♫ They’re gonna rip it off
♫ Taking their time right behind my back
This is the lab that I always come
to do my Computer Science assignments.
I study majorly programming here
and I really enjoy doing programming because
I think it’s fantastic for me to study
different ways to solve a problem
and also really extend that into a real life practice.
This is one of the libraries at ANU called Chifley
and I sometimes come to here to study
or do some reading.
So its got a few different zoning.
There’s a social zone where I can
discuss assignments with my fellow classmates
and there’s also quiet zone
which is great for me to concentrate on completing a task.
♫ And if I catch you coming back my way
♫ I’m gonna serve it to you
♫ And that ain’t what you want to hear
♫ But that’s what I’ll do
So in addition to being a full-time student here at ANU
I’m also the Chief Financial Officer
at Crimson Education.
Being a full-time student
while building a business on the side
isn’t always easy.
There are a lot time times where I have to juggle
between both responsibilities and have to prioritize.
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For example, sometimes I might have a meeting
the previous night in Sydney
and I have to catch overnight bus
to come to Canberra for my classes.
And I arrived in a lecture theater
with my suitcases and a pillow
because I had to sleep on the bus.
In March this year I was selected to compete
in the Nation Final of the
Global Student Entrepreneurial Awards in New Zealand.
Was an excellent opportunity to share my experience
with the public as well as compete
with other inspiring young entrepreneurs
from all over New Zealand.
I was fortunate to win the competition
and receive the opportunity to represent the country
in the Global Final in Frankfurt, Germany this month.
I’m very, very excited
about this opportunity and I look forward to
going to Germany very soon.
The last three years of living in Canberra
and studying at the ANU
was definitely a great experience.
I think ANU is fantastic academic institution
that provides very rigorous training
for students who wish to excel at academics,
as well as real life practices.
ANU has amazing culture
with very supportive faculty members,
professors, and also friendly students.
For those of you who are considering coming to ANU
definitely come here and check it out
and I guarantee that you won’t regret it.
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