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Grokker profile – Ryan

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Name
Ryan Du

Position

Senior Program Officer – Conestoga College

Describe yourself in three words.

Friendly,Rigorous,Trustworthy

友善,严谨,值得信任。

When did you join Grok?

2014

What was your first job in international education?

I used to work for a national study abroad agency. It was my first job after graduation.

我曾为一家国内大型的留学机构工作,这也是我毕业后的第一份工作。

What does international education mean for you?

There is an old saying that goes: man who travels far knows more. I did not understand what it meant until I graduated from the UK and joined Grok. The value of international education and studying abroad is not only about studying hard in academics. It’s also the way to experience different cultures to help yourself to broaden horizons. The more you see, the more you know, and it will change one’s fate.

我觉得有一句老话说的特别好-读万卷书,行万里路。其实我是在留学回来以后,并且做了校方代表这份工作之后才对这句话有了更完整的理解。接受国际教育的价值,我觉得不仅仅是为了去获取课本上的知识。而经历不一样的文化和旅途,会是人生中更大的发现。国际教育不仅可以拓宽视野,也会改变一个人思考问题的方式和看问题的角度。我相信国际教育对一个人的影响是多元化的。

What is one of the most satisfying outcomes you’ve helped a client to achieve?

I helped one of my clients reach an all-time high in student recruitment numbers under an extremely competitive market environment in China. During the period, the quantity of student applications grew by 167% in two years, with the total number of Chinese students’ growing 60%.

我曾经帮助我的客户在中国负责院校品牌推广,以及招生。在两年的时间里实现了中国区招生学生数量的历史新高。学生申请量增长了167%,实际入读学生增长了60%。

What is your favorite movie?

I like to watch movies, my favorite one is La grande vadrouille. The movie tells the story of friendship and awe of life during the war years in a humorous way. Well, my father brought a VCR from Japan in 90’s. it was only of the translated movie video tape in my childhood. I have watched this movie many times, I could not get this movie out of my head…

我最喜欢的电影是一部法国的战争喜剧《虎口脱险》。这盘录影带我在童年时候看了无数遍。

What is your dream travel destination? Why?

San Siro Stadium in Milano
意大利 米兰 圣西罗球场

I have been a super fan of A.C Milan football club since I was 7 years old. San Siro Stadium was my dream destination. I was so excited that my dream came true after I finished my pilgrimage to San Siro in 2010.

我从7岁起就是AC米兰俱乐部的球迷。从小我的梦想就是到圣西罗球场看一场AC米兰的比赛。很开心,我在2010年的时候实现了我的梦想。我完成了圣西罗的朝圣,这是我人生中最难忘的事情之一。

When it is time to relax, what do you like to do?

I just spend time with my family when I do not need to work and travel

陪伴家人,陪着孩子。

What was your favourite subject at high school? Why?

Politics. The teacher who taught me politics was my most respected teacher. I really enjoyed all of her classes.

我的高中政治老师是我十分尊重的老师。我喜欢听她的每一节课。

What is something you’ve learned from somebody inspirational?

“I have one thing to say to those non-believers: Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.” – Rudy Tomjanovich

永远不要低估一颗总冠军的心。——鲁迪·汤姆贾诺维奇