I am a senior at Arizona State University studying Accountancy, Chinese, and International Business. My career goals include becoming a professional accountant and maintaining/improving my Chinese proficiency. I first began studying Chinese as a full time volunteer for my church. I volunteered as a recruiter in New York City focusing all my time and efforts on the large Chinese population living on Manhattan. I developed strong speaking and listening comprehension skills during this time, but did not focus very much on reading and writing. After returning from NYC, I began to focus on reading and writing skills in my college classes and in my own personal study time. During my sophomore year at ASU I became involved in a program called Chinese Language Flagship. This program is unique because it allows the student to specialize their Chinese in a certain area. Of course, I picked accounting and business. After a year of preparation, the program sent me to Nanjing University where I attended classes at their business school as a direct-enrolled student. In other words, I took business classes in Chinese at a Chinese University. After a semester at Nanjing University I completed a four month internship working for an investment management company in Nanjing. In this internship I researched high return real estate investments and presented them as projects to Chinese investors. Most of my work there was done in Chinese. I have now spent a total of 6 years studying Mandarin Chinese. Over that time I have developed excellent speaking, listening, reading and writing skills; and I have maintained a passion for learning the language.