Li Die is a very self-motivated student who loves to learn by doing. For example, her team won 3rd place in her university’s design competition, although she and her teammates were all freshmen. In order to participate, she taught herself how to use CAD software, though she did not have any exposure to computers until arriving at university.
She lived with her father and her grandmother until leaving for college in Nanjing. Her father is a part-time worker and grandma, now in her 70s, helps contribute by collecting recyclable material. She is very thankful to her family and plans to buy her grandmother a hearing aid with part of the scholarship money, so she can cross the road safely. The rest she wants to spend on English language courses so she can score high enough in order to participate in the student exchange program with a university in Munich. She plans to attend grad school and then work for an engineering design firm.
Outside of her major, she has also excelled. One of her essays won second place in a national competition and was published in China Youth Daily. Die also serves as a psychological counselor in her class and participates in different types of community service activities, such as visiting the elderly as a senior home. Her other hobbies include reading books and playing chess.
“In the last year of the university, I passed the selection of the Paris High School in the first half of the semester. I studied French and completed the graduation design in the second half of the semester, and finally passed the TEF with level B1 required by Paris Tech.”