Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 268 – Interview with the University
Feng Yu did not return to Bing City. He flew to Shanghai instead. He was there to look at Liu Michael’s design firm. Liu Michael had invited Feng Yu several times, but Feng Yu was too busy. Although Feng Yu’s investment in this company was not a lot and the profits were not fantastic, the company was still profitable. Feng Yu’s suggestions had turned a loss-making company into a profitable company. The company also became well known in Shanghai.
Feng Yu was there to meet the other people in the company. As the boss of the company, he should show his face at least once a year. Furthermore, Feng Yu wanted to see what other ways the company can improve. In the future, the design industry will be a very profitable industry.
Now, the design industry was not developed yet in China, but luckily, there were more advertisements. This designing firm had quite some advertising design jobs every month, and this was the main source of revenue for the company.
Feng Yu met the other two designers, which were Liu Michael’s partners. They were of the same age, and all of them were older than Feng Yu. But they were nervous in front of him.
Feng Yu told them that they could also focus on product packaging. This was the same as advertisement designs, and in future, this will be the primary income source for design firms. Soon, the Chinese will notice the importance of packaging their products and attractive packaging can attract the attention of consumers and increase the sales.
Feng Yu also set goals for the design firm. First, the company needs to expand and hire more staffs. Currently, the company is too small, and it will be hard for the company to grow fast. The company should be Shanghai’s most prominent designing firm and this way, more people would be aware of the company. They can also increase their charges this way.
To sell themselves, they need to market themselves better.
This year, the “Great One” had said that Shanghai will develop its eastern region. Feng Yu decided to invest in the eastern part of Shanghai. Buying a commercial building now is a good investment, and two years later, more businesses will be set up in Shanghai, and Feng Yu could collect rents.
Feng Yu stayed in Shanghai for a day, and he rushed to Beijing that evening. Wen Dongjun, Li Na, and Zhang Han also flew to Beijing from Bing City.
On Monday, they had to go for interviews at the universities they wanted to apply. From the interviews, there were different types of interview results. One type was after the interview, the student does not need to take the entrance exams and will be admitted into the university. The second type was to lower the entry requirement by 100 points. The third type was to lower the entry requirements by 50 points. Lastly, failed the interview. There will be no lowering of the entrance requirements.
Those students that were guaranteed a spot in the university had different credentials like, first place in a Countrywide competition or had some international recognition. Of course, there were lots of students like Feng Yu and the rest who were from the Provincial best high schools or the top students in the province.
If everything were normal, Feng Yu and the rest would get to lower the entry requirements by 50 points, but because of the Moscow University Summer Camp, they would at least get to reduce their entry requirements by 100 points.
Feng Yu was guaranteed an interview at Beijing University, while Li Na had an interview with Beijing Teaching University. This was her dream university. Wen Dongjun and Zhang Han applied for Beijing Technological University. Actually, their high school had gotten a place for Liu Kun at Hua Qing University, but Liu Kun rejected the offer. It was because there were limited courses available for students who were guaranteed a spot.
Feng Yu was in tears when he heard about this from Liu Kun. A top student and ordinary people were different. He didn’t even want a guaranteed spot in the university. He rather sits for the entrance exams to get into a course that he likes.
Feng Yu’s results were barely enough to qualify for even an interview with Beijing University. Actually, their high school had wanted to send Feng Yu to another university with lower standards, and Feng Yu would be guaranteed a spot in that university. With Feng Yu’s strength in foreign languages, he would surely get admitted into the university without even to sit for the entrance exams.
But Feng Yu told Sun Wenhai to get an interview for him at Beijing University. As long as Feng Yu was granted the interview, he was confident that he would be admitted. Sun Wenhai does not need to care about the rest.
Feng Yu had a trick up his sleeves. Although Feng Yu’s results were ordinary and had no other special skills, he was rich.
Sir Shaw had just donated money for two school buildings for the Beijing University, but the construction had not started yet. The University still needs the approval of the local government and a 10 million RMB fund from them to build the new buildings.
If Feng Yu donated a new hostel building for the University, which would cost about 2 million RMB, he could still get to name the building. This would be good publicity for Wind and Rain brand, and at the same time, he could get admitted into the university without any problems.
Feng Yu had plans to donate Wind and Rain, and Tai Hua buildings to schools all over China and currently he had only donated to Bing City and the surrounding region. He had made lots of money, and he could easily donate one or two buildings.
Monday, 8 am. Feng Yu arrived at Beijing University for his interview. It was an ordinary classroom, but it was a bit old. This classroom cannot be compared to the university classrooms of the future. From the condition of this “best” university in China, one could tell the conditions of the other normal universities. This made Feng Yu more confident about using the money to get admitted.
This interview was the same as the interview for Government Officials. The question asked were out of this world and no one could expect what question will be asked. Feng Yu could tell the results from the expressions of the students who had finished their interviews.
All the students that were here for the interview were the top students in their high school. It was only a 5-minute interview, and they were defeated.
But Feng Yu was not worried at all.
“Bing City Third High School, Feng Yu. Please enter the room.”
Feng Yu entered the classroom. It was an empty room with a chair in the center. This chair was for Feng Yu to sit and there was a row of tables in front. Behind the tables, 5 teachers will be interviewing him. From their facial expression, Feng Yu knew that they were not pleased with the students’ answers before him.
Feng Yu gave a short introduction of himself and the teacher sitting in the center asked: “You had attended Moscow University’s Summer Camp in the Soviet Union. How good it your Russian? I am not talking about your results. I am talking about your conversational skills.”
This question was asked in Russian. This teacher wanted to test Feng Yu.
Feng Yu replied without hesitation in Russian: “I have not problems with reading writing and speaking. I had even translated Russian legal documents before.”
“You had written on your resume that you know English too. You know two foreign languages?” Another teacher asked in English.
This time Feng Yu replied in English: “I have plans to study aboard in the future. That’s why I had learned English. I have no problems with reading, writing and speaking in English.”
The teachers were surprised. This student was special. He was well-versed in two foreign languages and from his resume, his parents were farmers. This kid was extraordinary! But his results were not that good. He was only considered above average.
The few teachers discussed among themselves and decided to ask Feng Yu the last question before grading him.
“Feng Yu, this is the last question. What do you think of the Soviet Union’s economy these few years?”
This was the hardest question for today. None of the students before Feng Yu could answer this question. They were either loss of words, or they did not answer the question. The teachers wanted to see if this Feng Yu who was well versed with Russian could answer them. If he could answer this question correctly, then he would be accepted by the university without the need for entry exams!
Feng Yu smiled when he heard the question. He was the expert in this area!