Department of Academic Advising

Department of Academic Advising (Fanqi Shi 石凡奇)

Objectives: The Division of Academic Advising strives to satisfy intellectual curiosity and provide guidance on the transition to the job market for students and scholars at Stanford University. As such, most of our activities fall into three categories: intellectual interaction (e.g. talks by prominent speakers), experience sharing (e.g. lunches led by distinguished faculties or outstanding students) and academic-oriented information sessions (e.g. Mainland/Hong Kong ‘Talent Scheme’ talks). The past year saw rapid expansion of the division. In the coming year, we endeavor to further develop the Division of Academic Advising by offering more diverse activities. For instance, while our traditional focus has been on Chinese students and scholars, one of our immediate plans is to reach out to a broader audience at Stanford University. We will also attempt to have more cooperation both inside and outside the Chinese student groups.

Fanqi (Eric) Shi is a third-year Economics PhD candidate at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford, Fanqi did his undergrad at the University of Hong Kong, with major in economics and minor in mathematics. During his college years, Fanqi also spent a year at Peking University, a semester at Columbia University and a summer at Cambridge University. Partially due to his diverse experiences, Fanqi is quick to adapt to new environments. He is also meticulous and makes a caring friend. In his spare time, Fanqi loves reading, sports (e.g. running/Ping Pong) and travelling.