At Wharton Jiyu Lin had the chance to explore industries and find out what interests her most. “After taking several business classes, and applying my knowledge to two different internships, I’ve discovered that although I am very serious about my career, I also want to do something that is fun and exciting,” she said. “That’s why I’m now interested in managing a retail or fashion company.”

3 best things about Wharton

  • It’s located in a great city – Philadelphia!
  • I get to meet and work with incredibly talented people!
  • There is always something to do. I am never bored!

Favorite place on campus

Stouffer College House. I’ve lived there every semester since coming to Penn and it’s where I feel most comfortable. The community at Stouffer fosters friendship, discussion, and intellectual curiosity.

Favorite class

My favorite class at Penn so far has been LGST 210 – Business Ethics. I loved the mix of theory and application in that course. I also enjoyed reading about various business events from the WSJ or The Economist and then debating them in class

Favorite Activity

I’ve acted in shows produced by the Chinese Student Association and Penn Taiwanese Society. It’s such a great way to meet people. Most of the cast members in these shows have no background in acting/singing/dancing. We’re all just there having a great time!

What makes Penn special

The diversity of Penn is incredible! I didn’t think it was possible to have so many friends of different backgrounds and interests. I have friends from Canada, Japan, Jordan, and Mexico. Their majors vary across finance, chemistry, bioengineering, and graphic design. I’ve learned just as much outside the classroom from my peers as I have from reading books.

Something I learned that I’ve already used

One day during a statistics lecture, my professor mentioned a phenomenon called Benford’s Law. Then last summer, I had an internship in auditing and I actually used Benford’s Law to analyze accounting records and search for fraud! In theory, Benford’s law describes the expected frequency of leading digits in a random data set (which is quite a mouthful). But in practice, Benford’s Law is a tool that auditors and investigators use to check if financial transactions are being fabricated.

Posted: June 21, 2016

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