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Chris Zhou ‘18

Chris Zhou hails from China and was attracted to Hopkins because of its world-class faculty and academic excellence in the fields he was interested in, International Studies and Economics.

Economics helped Chris understand how the world works: “Why did the Financial Crisis occur?  What are the pros and cons of trade? These are questions I had before coming to Hopkins and that my economics professors gave me insight into.”

Chris particularly enjoyed Rich Countries and Poor Countries taught by Professor Soma Dasgupta, in which he learned why certain countries perform better economically than others.

Chris pursued several extra-curricular activities at Hopkins including being a member of the Global China Connection and the Johns Hopkins International Student Office.

Chris will be using the quantitative and research skills he acquired at Hopkins to work in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong.  Ultimately, he is considering working as a policy adviser, consultant or governmental official.

Chris, do you have any advice for potential Economics majors?

“Finish the homework, and make sure to review before exams!”

Good advice for everyone from freshman to senior!