Meet our Spring intern Weiqi Yuan (袁玮齐). Weiqi means “precious jade,” in Mandarin. Weiqi goes by “Jay” and is from Shenzhen, the fourth largest city in China. Jay is currently a junior in Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he is majoring in finance and economics.
Tell us about yourself.
I grew up with my grandparents mostly. I have an 11-year-old brother and sister, and a five-year-old niece who is my favorite right now, even though she likes to make fun of me.
Why finance and economics?
It is fantastic to use money to make money. Finance is the foundation of a company. For economics, I love to see, from a social science perspective, how people behave and how the world works.
Tell us something that we don’t know about you:
I had never tried even one piece of sashimi in my life.
What do you like to do?
I bowl, play badminton, golf, play basketball. I love reading, history and food!
What made you want to intern at a wealth management company?
First, it’s doing business related to finance and investments that I find fascinating. Second, I get a chance to learn the investment part—which brings more money. I also get to learn the management part—which saves more money. On top of that, I enjoy being around a tightly connected team. The people are just nice here.
What’s your dream job?
Teacher. I love kids and a love communicating with people. Plus, teachers get long vacations.
What’s on your bucket list?
- Live in Tokyo for one year.
- Visit Zhongnanhai (China’s White House).
- Visit Museo di Capodimonte in Naples to find The Blind Leading the Blind by Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
- Drive on a race track.
What are you reading?
- Tolerance and Freedom
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Knowing is owning.”
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Why?
Warren Buffett. I would try to convince him to list me as one of his heirs.