Yevgen Sautin

教育经历

剑桥大学

博士 | 中国历史

芝加哥大学

硕士 | 国际关系

佛罗里大学

学士 | 历史,经济学和政治学


工作经历

美国银行

战略风险分析


研究经历

国立台湾大学

美台关系研究

Yevgen是美国银行的战略风险分析师,在2014-15年中,她是国立台湾大学Boren研究员,硕士毕业于芝加哥大学国际关系专业。在研究生之前,他是卡内基国际和平基金会(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)的一名初级研究员,他参与了Energy and Eurasia Programs(欧亚能源项目)。既懂汉语,又懂俄语的他对国际政治和能源的有自己的独到看法,因此经常在主要期刊和报纸上发表文章,例如《国家利益》。在不工作的时候,Yevgen喜欢环游世界,做一个美食家。

Q:  你为什么对你的学术领域充满热情?你是在什么时候,如何发现你对这 门学科的热爱的?  
A:

I’ve loved history for as long as I can remember. Growing up, history books were always my favorite. In college, I wanted to challenge myself and study economics, something I knew almost nothing about. Overtime, as I’ve had the chance to both work in the private sector and go to graduate school, I discovered that international relations is a natural intersection of my interests in history, economics, and global affairs.

  
Q:  对一个想在你的领域取得硕士学位的学生,你最好的三个建议是什么? 如果他们正准备转到你这一领域呢?  
A:

Switching into international relations or history is a lot easier than it seems. If you studied science, you could focus on the role of technology (think AI, nuclear, global warming, et) on international politics. Same goes for anything finance related or even psychology. If you do decide to pursue an MA in international relations, you need to decide if you want to go to a more academic focused MA program (like Chicago) or something more practitioner/practical oriented like SAIS in Washington DC. Both are great schools, its more about what do you want to do after you get your MA. Lastly, try to find an MA program that allows you to take classes in other disciplines.

  
Q:  学生们有哪些渠道来自学你的专业?  
A:

The easiest place to start would be the department page at any top university. There will be info on professors, required undergraduate and graduate curriculum for that major/MA, what kind of careers you can pursue afterwards, and much more. If you want a deeper dive, look up the syllabi for some of the required core International Relations/Econ/History courses. That will give you a good feel for the subject. Princeton Review publishes a pretty good guide to college majors, but a lot of that information can be found by just spending a few hours Googling or Baidu一下.

  
Q:  如何向招生官员展示申请者的实力,你的建议是什么?  
A:

Be genuine. Obviously good grades, relevant work experience, and test scores go a long way to demonstrating your academic potential, but schools really do look for well-rounded students that enrich the classroom with their experiences. Too many international students feel uncomfortable discussing their personal backgrounds, this is a mistake. Your environment and school/work/life experiences shaped who you are and admissions committees want to know about this. Another mistake too many applicants make is going overboard with hobbies and extracurricular involvement- if you have a genuine passion and have been doing something for a long time you definitely should talk about it, otherwise the admissions committee will be able to see right through you joining an environmental clean-up society two months before applying to the school.

  
Q:  当申请你的专业时,有哪些要注意避免的陷阱或失误?  
A:

For International Relations programs, make sure to check if the MA is more academic in nature (Like the University of Chicago’s CIR program) or more practical (Columbia’s SIPA, Johns Hopkins SAIS, et). Academic master’s programs emphasize theory, you have to write a thesis, and there is at least some hope that you might be interested in an academic career later. Practical/practitioner programs require a lot less research: you are being trained to work in the NGO sector, work in consulting/private sector, or enter government. This divide has slightly eroded in the last few years (SAIS now has a PhD program; most CIR alumni don’t pursue PhDs) but it still matters a lot to admissions committees what student mould you fit into, academic or practitioner.

  
Q:  你为什么申请你的大学和专业?你还被其他哪些学校和专业录取了?  
A:

For my MA, I went to the University of Chicago’s CIR program. I wanted to go somewhere that would really challenge me academically but also flexible enough that I could take classes at the Law School, Business School, History Department. I ended up actually taking only the required IR core courses, the majority of the classes were not in international relations. I received a full tuition scholarship to Chicago, which obviously also influenced my decision. I was also admitted to SAIS and Oxford.

  
Q:  在你的领域,毕业后常见的职业道路是哪些?  
A:

The great thing about studying international relations, history, or economics is that you can literally do anything in the world. The majors give you the necessary background knowledge and critical thinking skills to become a journalist, banker, diplomat, professor/educator, activist, and much more. When you look at accomplished entrepreneurs or journalists, most didn’t study “business” or “journalism” , instead they majored in something much more academic like economics or history.

  
Q:  你最喜欢校园文化的哪些方面?哪些方面让你惊喜?如果可以的话,你 会改变哪一个?  
A:

I was really surprised by the college system at Cambridge where I am currently doing my PhD. It’s very different from the U.S. and unique to Cambridge and Oxford. I like my college, Selwyn, but if I was applying again I would definitely have done more research on the 30+ different colleges. A lot of colleges offer scholarships or travel funds for research that are limited only to members of the college, and the quality of housing and cafeteria food also varies greatly college to college. On that note, Selwyn has some of the best dorms but really underwhelming food.

  
Q:  你最喜欢母校的哪个趣事?有什么特别的活动、传统或传奇故事吗?  
A:

Cambridge can be a little over the top with all the Harry Potter esque traditions, but the May Balls (which actually happen in June- go figure) are a lot of fun for everyone. At the University of Florida, where I did my undergrad, the fall football season is unforgettable even if you don’t like football. Saturdays start with tailgaiting (grilling food, playing games on the lawn with friends) and then you head over to watch the Florida Gators play with 90,000 of your closest friends.

  
Q:  你在大学里是怎样度过暑假的?对充实暑假生活有什么建议?  
A:

I did an internship one year and spent the other summers studying abroad. For me studying abroad was one of the most fun and fulfilling things I did in college. It gave me a chance to experience a different culture, and I would not have improved my Chinese without spending significant time in China and Taiwan doing intensive language study. For a Master’s student, spending a summer working as an intern or an associate at a bank or firm is a great step towards lending an offer before even graduating.

  
Q:  是什么让你微笑?给我们更多分享一下你最喜欢的爱好吧。  
A:

I’ve picked up rowing in Cambridge, but it’s absolutely exhausting so the smiles are only there when the season is over. I love to cook when I have the time, so when a dish turns out delicious happiness and a sense of accomplishment are off the charts. Even better in good company and with a nice wine.

  
Q:  为什么很高兴能辅导达雁的学生?  
A:

Above all, it’s a lot of fun mentoring students--especially international students who are so excited but also nervous to study abroad. I always challenge my students and set the bar really high, so watching them improve over the course of the mentorship and application process is really satisfying. I’ve been working with Dyad for a few years now, so I’ve met some really incredible people who I’ve stayed in touch with. It’s great to see someone with a lot of potential actually realize that potential.