Eric Hansen is a Chinese major and Business Management minor from Appleton, Wisconsin. Winning a Gilman International Scholarship to study in China, Eric feels that his participation in BYU’s Chinese Flagship Program as well as a prior study abroad with Princeton to China helped strengthen his application. Eric credits the Flagship program for bringing legitimacy to his studies by showing he is serious about learning Chinese. Additionally, the Flagship program has allowed him to network and foster relationships with his fellow flagship students. After graduation, Eric plans to work in financial services or in business management consulting. His long term career goals involve melding his Chinese and business interests.