As a Taiwanese who was thrusted into the privileged prep school culture of the Northeast United States, I longed for a chance to rediscover my roots upon entering university. Jack’s NYU Shanghai program not only gave me the opportunity to understand China and Taiwan’s place in the world, but it also ignited my passion for global studies, business, and to become a citizen of the world.
Asia Biztech has a great opportunity to provide the same for the students of Boise State. It was Jack’s deep on-the-ground knowledge and local cultural fluency that I thought made the NYU Shanghai program so immersive, insightful, and, most importantly, inspiring. The unique combination of Taiwan’s 1). traditional Chinese roots and strong Japanese influence, 2). embracing of democracy, rule of law, and human rights, 3). being in Asia’s geopolitical strategic nexus, and 4). high-tech economy means Taiwan offers a great platform for the Asia Biztech cohort to expand their world and be inspired to become global citizens.
Eric Chang graduated from NYU in 2012 with a degree in economics. He worked as a consultant in New York City and Shanghai before enrolling at London Business School for his MBA. Post-MBA, he will be helping Lime, the e-scooter mobility start-up, expand in European markets.