Ontario Export Awards finalist profile: Snow Zhao
Schulich School of Business student Snow Zhao was named a finalist for the Business Studies Student Award winner at the 2014 Ontario Export Awards
School: Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto
Country of origin: China
Snow Zhao is in her final year of the four-year International Bachelor of Business Administration honours degree program at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.
The Academic Excellence Scholarship recipient is also pursuing a certificate in Managing International Trade and Investment.
Being fluent in English and Mandarin, Zhao keenly understands the essential role language plays in business, and is planning an exchange semester to study business French at école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris, one of the most prestigious business schools in the world.
Award Bona Fides: Exemplary academics notwithstanding, Zhao has applied herself in several professional and volunteer endeavours, including work as a human resources consultant for an Ontario advisory firm, a researcher for an international trading company, and as lead researcher in the development of a business textbook.
Zhao’s ambition is to start an international trading company based in Ontario.