Carson Cai

Carson Cai

Carson Cai

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.

Matched professor:

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.

Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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