Excellence in Language Studies Award, Chinese 


Student Name: Stephen Weiner

Major(s): Chinese and Business (Finance concentration)

Bio: My name is Stephen and I’m a senior from Washington, D.C. who grew up in Brussels, Belgium. At Emory, I have double majored in Chinese through the College of Arts and Sciences, and Business (Finance concentration) in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. I’ve been interested Chinese and all things China since I began studying Chinese in 7th grade. These experiences shaped much of my time at Emory.

Emory’s Chinese Department has been wonderfully supportive of me. I’m truly grateful to all my amazing teachers for helping me reach the next level and always keeping Chinese interesting. Beyond the classroom, I’ve had great experiences with Chinese and, most notably, I completed an Honors Thesis for my Chinese major this year. I wrote about the rise of Chinese entrepreneurship, conducted interviews in China with funding from the Confucius Institute, and received highest honors for my work.

Though I have mixed feelings about graduation, I’m excited for the journey ahead. Next year, I will begin working in investment banking for Lazard Frères in New York City.