Zhenyi (Sheldon) Liu, 2010, China

Something that surprised me about Fletcher: I was surprised by the wide variety of courses offered at Fletcher, ranging from diplomacy to business, and from law to history. As a result, I was torn by having to choose only five of them each semester. Most courses have small classes, which enables personal communication with faculty and each other. I was also pleasantly surprised that Fletcher students could enroll in the classes at other universities and those students can take class at Fletcher as well. 

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: My horizons were broadened by the interaction with my fellow classmates who have truly diverse backgrounds in terms of citizenship, languages spoken, past experiences, and career goals. When someone says they had overseas experience in a certain country, it is mostly likely meaningful work, study, or volunteer activities; when someone claims to speak a foreign language, they mean it and can speak it fluently. I enjoyed learning from their unique perspectives and accomplishing tasks with them despite differing views and personalities.

Favorite magazine:

The Economist

Favorite food:


Favorite city:


Favorite lecture attended:

East Asian Finance

Fields of Study

  • Pacific Asia

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club

Education before Fletcher

  • MBA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Bachelors, Economics, Shanghai International Studies University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Liberty Mutual, Senior Business Consultant/Project Manager - Boston, MA
  • HSBC Bank, Associate Manager of Personal Banking Department - Shanghai, China
  • China International Trust and Investment Corp., Credit and Loan Supervisor - Shanghai, China


  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • English