Xianbin (Peter) Zhao


 Grade: Senior, Hometown: Beijing, China

Major: International Business, Minor: Asian Studies

Three Words: Organized, Dedicated, & Passionate

Why USF:

·         Small class size allows more participation and interaction between classmates and professors.

·         Wonderful location - heart of the city.

·         San Francisco is a very diverse/international city, here are lots of career opportunity for me and also for my major.

·         School's mission and value statement.

·         Heard many successful stories about USF and their Alumni.

·         Perfect major for my and great Business school/programs.

USF Involvement:

·         Vice President of Public Relations at Chinese Student and Scholar Association of University of San Francisco

·         Vice President of Scholarship and Awards at Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Omicron Chapter

·         Organizing Committee: Mandarin Orientation for Entering Business Majors at University of San Francisco - School of Management

·         Pledge Committee of the Epsilon Rho pledge class at Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Omicron Chapter

·         Historian at Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Omicron Chapter

·         Vice President of Community Service at Delta Sigma Pi, Gamma Omicron Chapter

·         Organizations and Clubs:

·         University of San Francisco Business Honors Program (HCP)

·         Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)

·         Beta Gamma Sigma (International Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business)

·         Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society)

·         International Students Association (ISA)

·         AIESEC

·         Chinese Student Scholar Association (CSSA)

·         Asian Pacific American Student Coalition (APASC)

·         Los Locos

·         USF Student Leadership & Engagement

·         PANAH (Indonesian Student Association)

·         American Marketing Association (AMA)

·         Hospitality Management Association (HMA) 

·         International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Benefits of Involvement:

·         Make new friends

·         Expand networking

·         Practice languages

·         Gain professional knowledge/experiences and also history and culture about many foreign countries

·         Be involved and have fun

·         Gather resources and information

·         Learn from each other


My definition for Leadership is "Leadership = Management + Communication". I think without both management and communication skills, you can really present your leadership skill. I believe that the University of San Francisco trained me very well on those two very important skills and USF got me ready to change to world from here.

Advice to First Year Students: Get out there and get involved! Keep challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!

Favorite Place in City: Golden Gate Bridge

Random Fact: I love to travel and I have been to over 20 countries all over the world!