Department of Finance Participated in 2018 Summer School Open Day
Date: 2018-06-12

The typhoon lasting nearly a week washed everything clean with fresh air. On June 10, 2018, it was a sunny Sunday. The 2018 Summer School Open Day attracted a large number of college entrance examination candidates and parents. It has been reported that visiting students and parents on the open day came from 15 provinces and cities nationwide, including Beijing, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Sichuan, Fujian, Anhui, Hebei, Henan, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong and Guangxi. To avoid wind and rain, the Admissions Office specially arranged the 2018 Summer School Open Day in the gallery on the first floor of Taizhou Building. Just after dawn, the staff began to arrange the scene in an orderly manner. The activity of the School Open Day consisted of three parts: innovative talent training report, professional presentation, visits to academies, laboratories and library. The exhibition area of the Department of Finance consisted of the gallery booth, Room 304 of Teaching Building 1 and Room 206 of Teaching Building 2. The participants included three assistant professors, two administrative teachers and several student volunteers.

 

    Assistant Professors Zhou Ti and Li Peipei gave the professional explanation of the School Open Day gallery and answered the questions raised by the parents. Research Assistant Huang Chunfei, First-grade Postgraduates Liu Xiang and Yuan Wenzhu and a senior graduate Yu Tingyu gave assistance in answering questions. Students and parents generally concerned about the major setup, faculty and research ability of the Department of Finance. Several parents inquired about the policies of the University on student outbound exchange and visits. Some parents who serve in the financial industry had in-depth discussions with teachers on the professions related to the financial sector. The introduction lasted nearly 5 hours and came to an end. However, parents were still lost in the scene and they left contact information such as WeChat with teachers, showing strong interest and continuous concern about the Department of Finance.

 

    Assistant Professor Yan Shuo introduced the development and situation of the Department of Finance to the parents who came to the lecture in Room 304 of Teaching Building 1. The contents included the finance in a traditional sense, school running concept and faculty of the Department of Finance, development status of financial industry in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, major setup, internship and employment of graduates from the Department. Finally, he introduced the course arrangement and other matters of the Department. Combined with pleasant voices and smooth explanations, the wonderful lecture attracted a large number of students and parents. One parent said, "I come to understand that the "finance" contains meanings in three layers...".

 

   Teacher Huang Chong presented the lab hardware and software resources to the visiting parents in Room 206 of Teaching Building 2 - laboratory of the Department of Finance. The laboratory is composed of large-screen financial investment system, virtual trading system, WRDS - financial data platform of Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, international advanced financial databases, global bank and financial institution analysis database, global insurance company financial analysis database, financial transaction analysis system, etc. Teacher Huang also introduced the teaching practice of the Department to the parents.