Residence: Wuxi, China
School: Jiangsu province Tianyi High School
Intended major: Economics
Age during program: 11th grade
Carson’s primary area of interest is economics. He is a member of the Economics Club at school, where he mentors students younger than him. He also works as a volunteer for an organization that studies poverty via an economic lens.
What challenges did he face?
- This program allows him to attempt writing a research paper and he managed to complete a 4,000-word paper. Despite having many ideas, he needed to master the ‘correct’ approach and flow of writing an academic research paper.
The mentor works at the University of Surrey. He serves as a Deputy Head of School, Undergraduate Program Director and Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Economics.
How did our program help him?
- This program helped him strengthen his primary research abilities at the university level.
- Carson can now include an academic internship experience on his college application resume.