My name is Dian (Diana) Jin and I was born in Xining in the Qinghai province in China. Qinghai is named after Qinghai Lake, the largest lake in China, and Xining is the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. My mother is a doctor and my father is a police officer, so their careers are built around fighting against disease and crime. This has inspired me to want to contribute to society in my own way—by fighting against poverty.
I’m outgoing, love to meet different people and have many hobbies. I studied the Master in Applied Economics at IE University, and my hope is to promote sustainability in the finance sector and help end extreme poverty through encouraging investment.
Applying economics to change the world
Passionate about social justice and building an international career, Dian Jin is an IE University Master in Applied Economics student who wants to use her knowledge and skills to make a lasting impact.
A lifelong learner, Dian completed a dual bachelor’s degree in international business and English literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and then moved to the UK to study a master’s in finance at the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School. She describes herself as someone who enjoys helping others, traveling and studying in a diverse cultural environment. One day, she hopes to work in an international organization or financial institution.
“My experience at IE University has been a very fruitful, comprehensive and intensive study in economic theories.”
Dian is driven by her aim to make a difference, and would like to use her newly acquired skill set to help keep the integrity of the capital market, promote liquidity and sustainability in the finance sector, and eliminate extreme poverty through encouraging investment.
Before she came to IE University, she worked as an intern in Ipsos Business Consulting and CITIC Securities, both of which are leading consulting firms and investment banks. During her undergraduate studies, Dian was an exchange student at the UCAM Catholic University of Murcia, which is the first time she studied abroad. She studied Spanish in her spare time and found the language and culture to be something unique from what she grew up in. She also fell in love with the country’s climate, ultimately leading to her decision to apply for her master’s at IE University, which she considers the top business school in Spain.
Dian Jin’s academic grounding made her the ideal candidate for a place on the scholarship opportunity in IE University in partnership with the China Scholarship Council, the CSC-IE University Scholarship. She was thrilled to pursue her studies here as a result of this international partnership, citing IE University as one of the most prestigious and rigorous in the country.
One of her most valuable experiences during her Master in Applied Economics was attending The World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Saudi Arabia. There, she gained a deeper understanding of sustainable development and the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia. In addition to experiencing Arabic culture, she witnessed interesting discussions on how to achieve sustainable tourism in today’s ever-evolving world.
She finds the program to be well-structured and enjoys learning from her professors who are also experts in the field. One thing that stands out to her is the program’s focus on practical work. So, instead of writing academic papers, students can expect a combination of theory and hands-on practice in order to help them understand the knowledge and master skills.
Dian would tell future students to take any and all opportunities presented to them inside and outside the classroom, specifically when it comes to asking questions. Her IE Experience can be summed up as a very fruitful, comprehensive and intensive study in economic theories. She also has cultivated friendships with her classmates—it feels like a big family.