Jie Cheng: Graduate education takes you places

By Jie Cheng.  Posted October 9, 2013.

In order to celebrate China’s 64th National Day, the Chinese Embassy hosted a reception on Sep. 28 in Washington. DC.

Over 700 representatives from across the country attended the reception. Those representatives are among notable American Chinese, outstanding Chinese oversea students, and respectable Chinese entrepreneurs.

As president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) at UNL, I was invited by the Office of Education Affairs in the Chinese Embassy. Because of the reconstruction and creative management of CSSA, I was invited to share our experience on CSSA event planning and organizations. 

During the reception, I also had a chance to meet with Mr. Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the US, and take pictures with him. I discussed the status of UNL and invited him to visit our city of Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at his convenience. I also informed him I was involved in UNL Graduate Ambassador Program, and that is why I had a UNL lapel pin with me.

Jie Cheng in Washington DC
Graduate Ambassador Cheng and Chinese Ambassador Cui.

Jie Cheng
Jie Cheng
  • Program/level: Electrical Engineering, PhD (Fourth year)
  • Hometown: Xiangyang, Hubei Province, China P.R.
  • Prior education: Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University
  • Leadership/professional orgs: President of Chinese Student & Scholar Association
  • Hobbies/interests: Badminton, Seal Engraving (known as Zuanke)
  • Things to know about me: Studying in power system field with strong interest in management and entrepreneurship.
  • Fun facts: Jogging for 10 miles. Exploring traditional Chinese culture.

Questions

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