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Hear From Experts on How to Succeed as a Chinese Student in America at the International Student Networking Summit
All students are invited to join the International Student Networking Summit on Friday, April 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lender Auditorium in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
In a panel-style conversation, students will hear from five experts who will share insights and perspectives on success strategies for Chinese international students.
“This is an unparalleled opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and gain valuable insights from the knowledgeable panelists at our International Networking Summit,” says panelist and Whitman School alumnus Ze Zeng ’22. “This event offers the perfect platform to expand your network and stay on the cutting edge of how to be successful in the states.”
Students can register for the event online. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Diane Crawford, executive director of institutional culture, Whitman School, at email@example.com.
Meet the Panelists
Yi Huang G’24, Ph.D. candidate in strategic management, Whitman School
Huang’s research focuses on corporate governance and strategic decision-making. A recent paper co-authored by Huang, titled “Curb Your Enthusiasm! Concentrated Institutional Ownership as a Check on CEO Overconfidence,” was presented at the 82nd annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle. The paper emphasizes the importance of concentrated institutional ownership in mitigating managerial overconfidence and reducing acquisition-related agency problems.
Ling Gao LeBeau, associate director of international student success at the College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
LeBeau is a scholar practitioner in the field of international higher education and academic advising with years of experiences in teaching, advising, research and administration. LeBeau has served in various professional roles at five universities. She has served and currently serves on multiple leadership committees of the Association of International Education Administrators, NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and frequently presents and publishes on issues of international higher education and academic advising. LeBeau is the founder of the International Student Academic Success community for NACADA. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education and a master’s degree in language education from Indiana University Bloomington.
Eunkyu Lee, professor of marketing and associate dean for global initiatives, Whitman School
Professor Lee is an accomplished professional with a diverse skill set and a focus on marketing management, distribution channel management and marketing strategy. He received an MBA and Ph.D. in marketing at Duke University. Lee served as assistant professor at Seattle University and The University of British Columbia before joining the Whitman School, where he has taught for nearly 30 years.
Yingyi Ma, director of Asian/Asian American studies, professor of sociology and senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Professor Ma is a Public Intellectual Fellow (2019-20) for the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations. She was an inaugural O’Hanley Faculty Scholar (2014-17) at the Maxwell School. Ma, a sociologist of education and migration, obtained a Ph.D. in sociology at Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Her book “Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education” (Columbia University Press, 2020) offers a multifaceted analysis of the wave of Chinese college students across American higher education based on research in both Chinese high schools and U.S. institutions.
Ze Zeng ’22, Whitman School alumnus and current graduate student at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management
Zeng currently studies at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business and is an incoming financial advisor for Georgia Financial Advisors. As an undergraduate student at Syracuse, he worked as a resident advisor, teaching assistant, office assistant and co-chair of international student concerns for Student Association. He was the director of a media consulting startup organization, WeMedia Lab, worked as an associate at the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University Libraries and completed two internships.
Zeng has been recognized by the D’Aniello scholarship, Todd B. Rubin Diversity and Inclusion scholarship, Whitman Dean’s Inclusive Excellence scholarship and the Orange Circle Award.