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Inspired Internships - Jerry Liang

Internships Make a Difference

  • April 7, 2017
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When Jerry Liang began his freshman year at Southern Lee four years ago, he wasn't just starting at a new school in a new city. He was in a new country – a new continent, even. Although he came to the United States with a working knowledge of English from classes he'd taken as a child in his native China, Liang still had a serious language barrier to overcome just to get going at his new high school. “When I came here, my English was not good. It was a hard time,” Liang said. “But everybody was talking in English and it forced me to have to say everything in English. I forced myself to say more and talk to people, and my English got better.” But Liang, 19, has done more than just overcome a language barrier. As a part of what will be the first ever graduating class from Southern Lee's Academy of Engineering, Liang has a wealth of knowledge and experience with engineering that has already netted him acceptance to schools including Virginia Tech and Penn State. While he's still weighing offers, he's sure to capitalize on those opportunities. “I love airplanes, so my career choice will…

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