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Shenzhen Sky

Shenzhen Sky

By Matt Morgan

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Zack Zhuang ’20 returns home to welcome the newest group of international Broncos.

Zack Zhuang ’20 says Silicon Valley didn’t seem real when he lived in China. “It was like only in my imagination,” Zhuang says. “I had no idea what it looked like.” A year later, Zhuang can confirm Silicon Valley is real, because now it’s home. Zhuang participates in hackathons and competitions at Google. He even works for the Office of Admission, controlling its social media accounts in China. Zhuang wanted incoming students from China to have a similar positive transition. This summer, Zhuang hosted a two-day send-off for future Broncos in Shenzhen, China. The event, sponsored in part by the Office of Global Engagement, offered rising first-year students a chance to socialize and learn about college life. Zhuang’s best advice? Get involved. “We told them what kind of clubs you can join and what kind of activities you might be interested in,” Zhuang says. The group also indulged in dim sum, played laser tag, and completed an Escape the Room exercise. The send-off was another example of an emerging international presence for SCU. The Alumni Association recently launched chapters in Hong Kong, Guam, and Manila.

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