As part of his CAS project and ongoing interest, he formed and ran an effective altruistic society at NAIS Pudong with the help of teachers, classmates and friends, exploring ways to impact his community.
“We used the amazing connections the school had with local charities. Together with the school finance committee and the service committee we hosted events with teachers and friends and were able to connect with leading people at these charities,” Eric said.
The experience, which taught him how to take his interest and turn it into something concrete, later led him to become president of the effective altruistic society at LSE.
“It was one of the most helpful and impactful experiences I got from my time at NAIS Pudong,” Eric said.
“It showed that it’s possible to follow your passion and make an impact in the world.” So much so, Eric wants to pursue a career in effective altruism.
“I really identify with this movement and want to pursue a career in it in the next five-to-10 years,” said Eric. “It’s all thanks to discussions that were spun at high school.”
As students across the globe sit their exams in the coming weeks group Education Director said subject revision enables students to take a holistic approach not only to academic study, but in everything they do in life.
“We want to support all our students to love learning and achieve more than they ever thought possible,” Nord Anglia Education, Education Director Andy Puttock said.
“The curriculum our students learn from enables them to develop skills that lead to not just excellent academic performance, but also gives them the mindset to thrive both at university and in the jobs market. These life skills combined with the technical skills provide our students with the opportunity to make a greater impact in the societies they live in now and in the future.”