The Humanities Research Center will host a Humanities Career Forum on Friday 20 September from 12-1pm in the Water Pavilion the campus of Duke Kunshan University. The guest of honor will be Mr. Andrew Sohn, who majored in English at Columbia University before embarking on a career in investment banking, and then founding his own company, Due West Education.
The forum will be most relevant to DKU students who are considering majors in Ethics and Leadership, Cultures & Movements, Global China Studies, US Studies, and Media and Arts, or who are seeking careers in banking or entrepreneurship.
Andrew Sohn is the Co-founder and CEO of Due West Education, one of China’s leading comprehensive education firms. Founded to meet the needs of a rapidly growing Chinese outbound student population, Due West provides transparent and professional counseling as well as innovative courses for students from elementary school to working professionals. Due West’s programs focus on helping students identify schools in the US that are the right fit for them and develop the skills sets necessary to be successful once they arrive in the US. Graduates of the Due West’s programs regularly gain admission to top boarding schools, universities and graduate schools, including institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Chicago.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Columbia College of Columbia University. After graduating from Columbia, Andrew joined the Investment Banking division of J.P. Morgan, where he worked in the Financial Sponsor Group. Prior to creating Due West, he worked at Irving Place Capital (IPC), a leading New York-based institutional private equity firm focused on middle market investing with $4.4 billion assets under management.