This Spotlight series recognizes a UW-Fox Valley student's academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.
Name: Zheyuan Feng
Hometown: SuZhou, China
Currently Residing: Menasha, WI
Career program/major: International Business
UW-Fox Valley student clubs/organizations:
- UW-Fox Valley Business Club President (2018-2019)
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
What led you to choose your program or major?
I choose to major in international business because I want to learn more about other countries’ culture and business styles by conducting business with them. When I was young, my parents always taught me about business which made me more interested in this path. My family has a branch of a communication company called China Mobile in China. When I sold mobile phones, I had goals for each day because that was the only way to keep me going. When I got my first paycheck from my parents, it was not a lot of money, but it was a symbol for me to show my capacity in business.
Why did you decide to become a student at UW-Fox Valley?
There are several reasons that led me to become a student at UW-Fox Valley. First, it saves me money when compared to other universities. Second, it is a small campus, so it is convenient for me to ask questions in class or meet with professors after class. Third, the guarantee transfer program enables me to transfer to my desired university successfully.
Is there someone at UW-Fox Valley who made a difference in your life or inspired you?
I have been inspired by many people at UW-Fox Valley, including my friends and professors. Professor Halverson influenced me on the campus. She is always ready to answer any business related questions. We also have accomplished junior achievement together. This is a volunteer program that teach kindergarten - 12th grade students about financial literacy skills. By doing that, we got to know each other better. She is not only a mentor for me, but a friend.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming UW-Fox Valley student?
It is an unprecedented opportunity for new students to take advantage of the small sized campus. Here, you can talk with your professor when you have trouble with your class. Moreover, you can use the benefit of the Writing Pad, Math Lab, and other labs based on your subject. It is really helpful when you meet any academic difficulty. Furthermore, if you feel stress about any issues, you can always talk to our school counselors.
Describe something unexpected that happened here at UW-Fox Valley.
This Spotlight interview is unexpected for me. I never thought I could have this opportunity to represent UW-Fox Valley. I am always trying my best to improve myself. I appreciate this opportunity.
When not in class or studying, what keeps you busy?
I am involved in the campus clubs, especially in Business Club. I spend a large amount of time trying to lead this club to become a better place for students. We are trying our best to create opportunities to build students’ resumes. Moreover, I exercise in the gym every day. It is worthwhile for me to relieve my stress.
What are your plans after UW-Fox Valley?
I am planning to transfer to UW-Madison after UW-Fox Valley. After I graduate from the university, I will look for an internship in business in a place like New York. When I have enough experience in a job, I will try to go for a MBA.