Jason Huang ('12) | Information Technology & Computing
Information systems/finance major
from Hong Kong
Jason Huang came to Abilene from Hong Kong 3 1/2 years ago as an international student. Almost immediately he began to see ACU’s influence in the city and community.
ACU is a place that would build you up. There are people here who speak life to each other.
The host family he lived with for two years was headed by two ACU professors, Ted and Ellen Presley. Jason enrolled at Abilene Christian High School. He attended University Church of Christ, which sits on the street corner across from ACU and whose congregation includes many ACU professors, faculty and students. Many of his friends at church went to ACU and talked about what was happening on campus. Jason liked the university and the town, and decided to stay.
"It's a great environment," he said. "This is the place where I want to grow."
Merging business and technology skills
At ACU, Jason has combined his interest in business with a love of technology by double majoring in information systems and finance. For him, the combination is ideal.
When he graduates, Jason hopes to get a job in the United States for a few years, perhaps with Google or Microsoft. Then he plans to go back to Hong Kong. He wants to take over his family business of selling building materials, using the skills he gained at ACU. His background in computers and technology will serve him well in China's job market.
"There is more need of computer-related jobs [in China]," he said.
Taking ACU experience home to Hong Kong
His goal isn't just to make money, though. Jason sees his business as a mission opportunity, a chance to display Christian values and ethics to the people with whom he comes into contact. He believes he's been gifted with the ability to reach out to people and talk to them. He hopes to use this gift and his business profits as a blessing to others and for the glory of God.
"My ultimate goal is to work for God," he said.
Though he looks forward to using his skills for the kingdom of God, Jason will miss Abilene when he returns to China. Comparing the two, he finds Hong Kong much more fast-paced and intense, a place where people live for the job and don't seem to enjoy their lives much. Abilene, on the other hand, is calmer and less hectic, a place where he feels safe and knows that he is surrounded by good people.
"It's a place of peace where I can reflect," he said.
For Jason, one of the best parts of living in Abilene and attending ACU is simply meeting and enjoying people. He’s involved in S.A.L.T., Shades, the Chinese Christian Fellowship and the Association of Computing Machinery. And he's found friends that he can talk to, spend time with and depend on for help. He appreciates them all.
"ACU is a place that would build you up," he said. "There are people here who speak life to each other."
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