Yong Wang was born and raised in Shanghai. While he was an undergraduate student at Donghua University, Yong interned at Next Step Connections in Shanghai and helped the firm with all manner of responsibilities.
It was great exposure for him to foreign students and the types of issues they encountered living and working in a foreign country. It was also a useful introduction to a non-Chinese work environment…all of this came in handy when Yong decided to get his Master of Science at Southampton University in the UK.
As the first person in his family to travel abroad, the lens through which he experienced his life in Southampton was fascinating. Even more interesting were his insights on what it meant to be Chinese abroad…how his expectations differed from real-life experiences and the issues one faces upon coming home.