Dear University Admissions Committee,
I am a member of the NPC Financial and Economic Committee and vice president of China's Enterprise Reform and Development Society. I have previously served as chairman and general manager of China Everbright Group, president of China Bank of Communications, chairman of China Pacific Insurance, and Deputy Mayor of Wuhan. As her former employer, I would like to take this opportunity to officially recommend ***to study in [school name]. From being an extremely gifted child, she has grown into an intelligent, perceptive and capable young person, qualities which shine through in everything she does.
***has been an intern in the Everbright Bank on three separate occasions, and each time she made a deep impression on me. When she first arrived she had only just graduated from middle school, and due to her youth was assigned the inconsequential task of making an inventory of all office supplies and stock. Undaunted, she systematically visited every office in the entire building, turning all the warehouses upside down in her search for stock. When the job was complete, what she gave back to me was a comprehensive and reader-friendly Excel inventory list, a true testament to her work attitude.
In her second internship role at the bank, ***joined the investment division and assisted in analyzing investment risk and making trading decisions. ***loved this work, and was keen to learn as much as she could, spending two consecutive summers in the office working together with the paid employees. The professional experience she gained in this role laid a solid foundation for her future study and career.
With the above work experience under her belt, on her third internship I gave ***the chance to take part in some important activities, including some tasks in preparing the bank for a market listing. With her intelligence and dedication to learn, she found her feet very quickly, becoming familiar with a series of specific procedures needed to be carried out before listing, and in doing so gained a lot of knowledge that cannot easily be found in a textbook.
***is different from her peers in that she has a very good brain for finance and investment that belies her youth. The games she likes to play online are not the ordinary ones, but rather virtual stock market trading games. At the tender age of fifteen,***could not wait to invest the money she had earned from her internships and selling patents into the stock market, incredibly making nearly two thousand dollars on her first day. When a lot of people asked her why she was interested in investing, she smiled and explained she enjoyed the feeling of having the courage to overcome greed and fear.
***also has a compassionate side. I once heard a story about her: she was out with her family when they ran into an old woman clutching a tattered basket of neatly arrayed gardenias.***unexpectedly doubled back to buy some flowers and after some time rejoined her family, out of breath. They were puzzled: "You can’t possibly wear these flowers, why buy them?" Li Wenxi replied "That old lady sells flowers here every day, but it’s already noon today and she’s hardly sold a single one, so I wanted to help her open her account."
Her parents questioned “Then you could have just tipped her and chosen a few flowers at random, why did you take so long?" Li Wenxi laughed and said:" Because I wanted that old lady to know that money was earned from her labor, not someone else’s charity. This way when she gets home tonight she will sleep peacefully.” It was a tiny gesture, but I will always remember those words of hers. As a business professional, I admire her both for her skills she has learnt through study, and her kind and empathetic character. Only these who appreciate and value people can ever be truly successful.
***is remarkable in a number of ways. Her strong interest in finance, her ability to think and analyze quickly, and her flexible and honest approach to work and life all lead me to believe that she can find success on a greater stage. My firm confidence in her, a confidence founded on fact, is the reason why I have no hesitation in recommending her to your program to further her studies.