International Student Profile

Chen Chen, '11Chen Chen, '11

Chen graduated cum laude from Albion College in 2011 with a B.A. in economics and management.

Where are you from?
I am from Nanjing, China. I attended Nanjing Foreign Language School before coming to Albion College.

Why did you choose Albion?
I learned about Albion looking at U.S. News & World Report. I was impressed with the ranking, small size, personal attention, and research opportunities. I also liked the generous scholarships available for international students.

What is your favorite thing about Albion?
The professors! They helped me find my passion in life and were able to connect me to my future job. One of my favorite professors retired recently but I still stay in touch with him regularly.

What is your academic major?
Economics and management with an accounting focus. I am also pursuing physics as a minor.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in?
The Albion College Accounting Society. Every year, I volunteer to fill out people’s income taxes. I also help plan activities with the Chinese Student Union but mostly I am busy with undergraduate research (FURSCA).

What will you do after you graduate?
I will graduate this year and I already have a job lined up with Ernst and Young. I will be an auditor.

How much will your salary be per year?
Right now, my starting salary is $50,000 a year.

Why do you want to work in the United States?
I want to use my U.S. diploma to gain experience here so that within 10 years I can go back and work in China. By doing this, I can start at a higher level of income in China