On December 13th, John Darwin Van Fleet, the past Assistant Dean of Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC) and published author, visited Harbin Wanbang School. Providing personal anecdotes as well as analogies from the field of economics, John provided our students a rare glimpse of a mindset of a faculty who has been working at USC for a length of time. Speaking of how fit outweighs rank in selecting colleges, he also provided guidance on forming one’s application to accentuate their strength and uniqueness. Through this opportunity, our students were able to learn more about what highly selective universities like USC seek in their applicants, and in the process, left a lasting impression to John, who was impressed at the passion our students showed throughout the information session and continued to stay long after his planned schedule to answer all questions.
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