客戶見證

Wayne Yu

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承辦顧問:Brian Huang
承辦辦公室:台北
申請學校:University of Southern California


My college decision process was significantly more complicated than I had expected. After attending NYLF Tech, an engineering forum, I was intent on pursuing computer science as my major. With that in mind, I searched through the vast sea of universities and ultimately decided on a few institutions. Due to a relatively uncompetitive GPA, I was unfortunately turned down by my dream school and ended up attending Pennsylvania State University for my freshman year.

There was always a small urge to transfer somewhere else, a place with not only with relatively high prestige, but also a place where I feel like I actually fit in. It wasn’t until October 2016 when I transformed the urge into concrete actions. I had enrolled in a microeconomics course for my first semester as a general education course, and it really sparked an interest for business in me. I was fascinated by the impact of empirical data on business decisions, and how mathematical logic could be implemented in the business field. After digging deeper through research, I was positive that finance was another field that I wanted to go into. This unfortunately left me in a dilemma. Due to our institution’s policy, I could not dual major in both Computer Science and Finance because they were both “overpopulated”. I was torn between the two, frantically trying to make a decision. I eventually decided upon majoring in Finance and adding a minor named Information Systems Technology, to make up for the loss of Computer Science. Although it was the most optimal decision at the time, I still felt a sense of disappointment.

Refusing to give in, I started to look for other alternatives. This is when I took the idea of transferring seriously, and actively searched for places that better fit my needs. After hundreds and thousands of clicks on the web, I came across the Computer Science and Business Administration major at the University of Southern California. I decided to apply the moment I finished reading through the major introduction; it was like a dream come true for me. The combination of both fields within a single major not only moderately reduces workload compared to dual majoring, but also integrates it in a way where both fields complement each other. I worked extremely hard for the rest of my freshman year, allocating the majority of my time to studying and working on the application. Fortunately, my hard work paid off and I achieved a GPA of 4.0, which from my perspective, helped a lot with getting into USC.

I feel like the biggest takeaway from my whole process is to never be content with the status quo. There is always something you could work towards to, making yourself a better individual or placing yourself somewhere more suitable for you. By constantly pushing my own boundaries, I undoubtedly discovered more about who I actually am and what I truly desire.