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Fan Zhang, Marketing, PhD 2015

Published 9/25/2013

On the Olin Experience:
The first words that come to my mind when I think of Olin are innovation and transformation. Olin is a respected business school known for its academic rigor and excellent faculty, but it is also a community characterized by immense joint efforts and support. During my time here, I have enjoyed numerous opportunities to work with brilliant professors from different fields as well as with inquisitive classmates of diverse backgrounds. I feel privileged to be exposed to an environment where all the people are enthusiastic about creating new knowledge and changing the world.

On Collaboration with Olin Faculty:
I’ve collaborated with Professors Tat Chan and Seethu Seetharaman who have been devoted mentors—generously sharing their time and masterfully motivating me to push beyond my own limit. I’m currently working with them on my dissertation, which focuses on theoretical modeling and empirical industrial organization. During our regular meetings they bring fresh ideas and a spirited exchange. This type of interaction will certainly benefit me throughout my future academic career.

Previous Employment/Honors:
Summer Intern, McKinsey & Company, Shanghai, China, 2007
Starr Fellowship, 2006-2007
People's Scholarship, 2003-2007

Education:
MA Economics, 2009, Stony Brook University
BA Economics, 2007, Fudan University
Hometown: Shanghai, China