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校友朱希在2017级新生开学典礼上的发言

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尊敬的牛院长,各位老师,各位校友,各位新同学们,作为毕业十年的老学长,我非常荣幸受到院里的邀请今天来和大家见面与交流。我叫朱希,毕业于国商03级金融系。

首先让我简单介绍一下自己,跟很多同学一样,我是保送来到北外的。我毕业于深圳市外国语学校,在北外期间,一直在院学生会外联部工作,毕业后第一份工作在中金公司,07年底移居香港加入基金公司汇友资本(AID Partners)从事私募基金投资工作,至今10年。两年前我离开从事了7年多的基金公司,加入好莱坞电影特效公司数字王国(Digital Domain)至今,担任数字王国集团的投资总监,也曾在去年12月至今年7月担任我们集团的大中华区CEO。

说到数字王国大家可能比较陌生,但是说到我们负责特效制作的300多部电影,大家就会激动起来,包括最早的《泰坦尼克》,《2012》,《后天》,《变形金刚》系列,《钢铁侠》系列,《速度与激情》系列,以及今年的《美女与野兽》和《蜘蛛侠》等。我们公司的总部在洛杉矶,在全球5个国家的10个城市设有分公司。大家不要以为北外不是中戏北影,就跟电影无关。只要你喜欢这个行业,我们的毕业生可以有很多方式参与电影,除了从事金融对电影公司进行投资,甚至像我们公司一个上外的学生,从特效翻译做起,目前已担任项目的制片。

今天来的主要目的是要跟大家分享一些大学四年工作十年的心得和建议,我就提几点自己切身的感受:

1. 享受大学生活,好好交朋友。大学是我人生最快乐的4年,没有父母在身边的唠叨,有微薄的财务能力,有一群好朋友。这些好朋友真心有可能成为你一生的挚友。我这里讲的朋友,包括你的同学,室友,师兄师姐师弟师妹,以及院外校外的朋友。这里举几个小例子:帮我争取到中金面试机会正是大家会非常爱戴的牛院长,推荐我去香港私募基金工作的是一次参加德意志银行活动的VP,现在我的合伙人是我大学认识的北大的一个朋友,目前在帮我理财的是我大学同学,他自己管理一个25亿人民币的量化基金。

2. 不要不读书,不要读死书。大学里有两类同学,我个人不太赞赏。一类是高中读的太苦了,大学很放纵,不晕倒不离开网吧(现在你们这个时代不知道还有没有网吧)。一类是高中没拼够,恨不得把宿舍搬进图书馆。我的大学四年很精彩很好玩,成绩没有很好但是顺利毕业了,大学四年的每一次学生会活动,每一次校外的志愿者活动,都让我终身受益。

3. 谈一场恋爱和挂一次科这种建议我就不给了,因为大家最后一般都不止谈了一场恋爱,一般也挂不了科。多些社会实践是有好处的,我大一开始每年暑假在银行,证券公司,基金公司各种实习,开学后在学生会各种捣腾,结果就是牛院长给了我“比同龄人成熟”的美名。

4. 世界是缤纷多彩的,条条大路通罗马。最近一次跟牛院长谈,说现在的大学生不像我们那时候,对投行咨询趋之若鹜,现在五花八门,百花齐放。我认为这是好事,工作的时间越长,越发现没有哪个行业是比哪个行业优越的,发力的阶段不同而已罢了,太早拿百万年薪未必是好事。

5. 本来我的第一稿讲稿里都是些工作的建议,后来感觉离大家太遥远,于是浓缩成了这一条。第五条就是对待工作,其实还是老生常谈,就是努力,认真,不要放过机会。当年考中金,我笔试就被筛下来了,靠着跟HR的死缠烂打拿到面试机会,最后成为唯一被录取的;去了私募,本以为会很光鲜,刚好遇到金融海啸,整个基金的Junior裁得剩我一个,每天要工作14-16小时。现在呢,每年要坐140-150趟飞机,大家不要羡慕,查查新闻看看飞机都怎么晚点的就不会羡慕了。

我父亲是从事教育的,所以我特别的尊重教育。这也是我不停的修改今天的演讲稿的原因,希望自己讲的东西不都是废话,希望能对大家有些帮助和启发。

最后我想说,不管在座各位之前在各自的中学多厉害多不厉害,来到北外是多么侥幸还是多么不幸,大学绝对是你们人生新的一个起点。过一个有意思的大学四年,不要虚度青春。作为学长,衷心祝福大家像我一样,每次谈到自己的大学生活,都是笑得最开心的时候。

祝同学们在接下来的学习生活一切顺利!祝老师们工作顺利!祝我们的北外国际商学院越办越好!

谢谢大家!

 

Dear Dean Niu, faculty, alumni, and students, I’m honored and more than happy to be with you today on the invitation of IBS. My name is Jimmy Zhu, from class 2003, major in Finance.

First of all, please allow me to briefly introduce myself. like most of you, I was a recommended student from Shenzhen foreign language high school. I was the head of liaison department of BFSU during my study here.  My first job after graduation was in CICC. In 2007, I moved to Hong Kong and joined AID partners to work on private entity investment. Till now, it has been 10 years. Two years ago, I left AID and joined Digital Domain. Currently I am the Chief Investment Officer of Digital Domain. From last November to this July, I am the CEO of greater China area for our company.

You might not have heard of Digital Domain but when I mentioned films like Titanic, Fast and Furious, Spider Man and Avengers, you will know that Digital Domain is the VFX magician behind these great movies. The headquarters of our company is in LA. We have five offices in 10 cities. You may think BFSU has nothing to do with movie making as it has no majors related to movies. But as long as you like movies, there are plenty of ways for you to be part of this industry, such as working on movie related investment or being a translator. One of my colleague graduated from English major and he started from being a movie subtitle translator and now he is movie producer.

My speech today is to share with you some of my advice on working and studying. Here they follow.

First, enjoy your college life and make as many friends as possible. Free from parents, able to support myself financially, and surrounded by lots of friends, four years of my college life were the happiest time for me. Here friends could be your classmates, roommates, teachers and people you know outside school. One example I would like to mention is that it was Dean Niu that recommended me to secure the interview opportunity in CICC. And it was the VP I knew from Deutsche Bank to refer me to the interview at AID partners. And now my work partner is a friend from Peking university and the person who handles my finance is my friend from college who is also in charge of a foundation worth 2.5 billion RMB.

Second, study hard but please do not focus only on study. There are two types of student in college that I don’t really appreciate. First type is students who worked so hard in high school before they got accepted to college. Once they are in college, they do nothing but to enjoy their college life, for example they would live on the internet day and night (if not necessary they would not leave the internet even for one second.) The second type is students who carry on the same learning model as that in high school. and they actually want to live in the library. as for me, my college was fun and colorful. My grades were fine and I graduated without any fuzz. I learned something from every extracurricular activity and every volunteer activity.

Third, advice such as not to fail any subject or fall in love once is not my point here today, because you might fall in love in college more than once and generally failing your courses is unlikely. Active participation in extracurricular is encouraged. I spent every summer vocation from year 1 on working for commercial bank, security house, and hedge funds. And at school, I actively participated in all kinds of student activities. Therefore, Dean Niu said I was more mature than my peers.

Next, world is diverse and all roads lead to Rome. Remember last time when I talked to Dean Niu that nowadays colleges students are exposed to multiple choices unlike our generation that all headed to investment bank. I think this is good, because I came to realize with all these years of working that each job is with same potential and the only difference is they are in different stage of development. It might not be a good option to start your career with a million-dollar salary.

In my first draft of this speech there were some advice on work. But I don’t think you can use it right now. So, I summarize all that parts into advice number 5 here that is to work hard and stay focused. Don’t let any opportunity slip through your fingers. When I applied for my first job at CICC, I actually failed the first round of paper exams. But I kept bothering CICCs HR department and they finally gave me an interview opportunity. In the end, I am the only one that got accepted in that class of candidates. When I worked for private equity, it should have been nice and easy, but soon after came the economic crisis. All juniors but I got sacked. I had to work 14-16 hours a day then. Now with current job, I take 140-150 flights a year. No need to be jealous, because if you follow the news, you will see how bad the airline delays are.

My father works in the field of education, so I highly respect education. that is why I kept revising my speech draft. I hope I say something that is useful to you and give you some inspiration.

At last I want to say, dear students, no matter how good you were at high school or how lucky you are to be admitted by BFSU, college is a new starting point for you all. Live the four years to the full and don’t waste any time. As an alumni, I hope sincerely that you are at your happiest moment each time when you talk about your college life just like me.

Dear students, wish you all the best in the next four years here in IBS; dear teachers, wish you a great success in your career and dear IBS, wish you better and better!

Thank you all!