Zhou Jun(Jobs)

China

Tel Aviv University

Master of Business Administration

Class of 2015

Alumni

Read my story here

My first thought when I learned I was awarded this scholarship

My first thought when I learned I was awarded this scholarship:I felt greatly excited about the coming changes and challenges.

Why I’m interested in trade

Trade makes it possible for resources and products to be reallocated, through which the whole world has a foundation of cooperation and relying on each other regardless of nationalities, regions, ethnics, and religions.

What this scholarship opportunity means to me

It means a great chance to change my career and my life.

The international experiences I’m most looking forward to

My expectation of international experiences includes diversity of people, language, religion and culture.

What I’ll bring to my dorm to remind me of home

I brought a small picture of my girlfriend to my room, reminding me of not only home but also the fact that she is so considerate for me to go abroad and experience more.

My favorite hobbies and other interests

My favorite hobbies are motorbike and mountain bike riding. I am passionate about explore and adventure the nature on wheels.

My proudest achievement so far in life

My proudest achievement so far in life is making the decision to study for one year in Israel.

The largest obstacle I’ve overcome so far in life

The Largest obstacle I’ve overcome so far in life is switching jobs from an English teacher to trading business.

My future goals and aspirations

My future goals include starting up my own company and achieve financial freedom.

How I plan to give back and help others

I plan to give back and help others by: 1. Share stories and experiences of my own. 2. Share resources in my field. 3. Donate and help small business starters in the future.

Personal statement

Being a typical ‘post 90th generation’, I have the personality of independent and critical thinking, free of fear and passion about adventure. I am always open minded for new concepts and willing to try things differently. I love making friends with people of different countries, speaking different languages and having various beliefs. The diversity of my life makes me realize the diversity and beauty of the world.

Story about Jun Zhou (Jobs)

I am one of the typical ‘post 90th generations’ who are greatly inspired by the saying that ‘men are born to change the world.’ I first realized the happiness of changing people’s life when I was a part-time English teacher in the largest Language training school in China 5 years ago. My teaching style not only helped my students pass their exams with higher scores, but also develop the interest of different languages. I enjoyed so much my first job until one day I found out that the owners lost the balance between running a school and a profitable company. Whatsoever I though instead of doing one thing for a life I could change the world or at least myself in many other ways. After 2 months struggle, I quit and started new job in a trading company.

It was frustrating, considering losing the good salary and shifting form a teacher to a clerk. But it didn’t take long before I noticed that every person is born to change the world, positive or negative, greatly or slightly. I preferred to make it a better world. That’s why I developed a new finance system for the company after one year as an accountant, which made us way more efficient and reduced mistakes significantly. Meanwhile I tried to participate in projects of global trading to explore more. Throughout the two years I found the way trading changes the world: by importing and exporting, people of different regions are able to share technology and outcomes, thus promote the development of technology in return. I think I can do more in this field to change the world to a better one.

When I worked with my previous company I had the chance of trading between China and Israel whose cutting edge technology in water and medical left me a great impression. I paid a visit to Tel Aviv to set up a new trading company with my friends and visited the Med in Israel exhibition. I found myself intrigued by the diversity, vigorous and creative city. That’s why I did not hesitate a minute to apply for Tel Aviv university when I was told the chance to study there.

Being in the Middle East where conflicts of religions occur frequently, Tel Aviv is called ‘the mother of expensive cities’ because of high price. I firmly believe that this can be solved by re-distribution of resource globally, i.e., trading. By breaking monopoly and encouraging more companies to import products or production lines, people in Israel will be able to enjoy a better life at lower costs. This will no doubt be my aim during my study in the country.