The opening ceremony of undergraduate freshmen at Business School of Nanjing Normal University was held at 15:00 PM on September 17 at 338 lecture hall of Xingmin Building. With anticipation, 260 new students came to room 338 one after another from 14:30 in the afternoon. The leaders and teachers attending the ceremony were: Dean of Business School and Director of Academic Affairs Pan Zhen, Party Secretary Zhou Yan, Vice Presidents Li Jinsheng, Bai Junhong and Wang Liping, and there were also teachers' representatives from various departments, as well as college administrative teachers and counselors. The ceremony was presided over by Lu Di, Deputy Secretary of Business School Party Committee.
The ceremony began with the solemn national anthem. Pan Zhen, Dean of Business School, made an important speech. On behalf of the college, he warmly welcomed all freshmen, told them the long history of the college's century-old heritage, and showed fruitful results of the training of business school talents. Then President Pan put forward several requirements and expectations for the new students: first, there should be a new academic pursuit at a new starting point. Set up a new learning direction, make full use of high-quality subject platform, and strive to achieve self-improvement and personal all-round development. Second, there should be new personal promotions in the new journey. University is the forging place for people to go to society, we must cultivate our own communication ability, the comprehensive coordination ability and the contingency ability, so as to balance study and life. Third, there should be a new responsibility in the new era. We should take on all kinds of social roles, be a NNU teacher who will support the development of school, and be a new youth cares about the fate of the country.
At the meeting, Secretary Zhou Yan read out the Business School's decision to employ 10 teachers, such as Bai Junhong, as head teachers for undergraduate students of class 2020, and offered the letter of appointment to all head teachers, with the hope that every class teacher can help freshmen adapt to college life better, which in turn further facilitate good learning style and education management of the class, and promote the growth and development of students.
Bian Yilin, the new student representative and majors in economics, expressed her ambition and responsibility as a youth in the new era, and hoped that young people would have the courage to seek a new path and find out the wrong way, grow into business elite with family feelings and social responsibility held inside. Then Cai Gutan, the student representative of class 2018 and majors in finance made a speech, she welcomed the new students from a senior perspective, reminded everyone to complete the identity change as soon as possible, to accomplish accurate self-positioning and re-understanding in the new environment. At the same time, she also put forward some suggestions, wished for freshmen to improve learning ability and professional practice ability, to master the initiative of development, to stick to goals and forge ahead. After that, the teacher representative Shen Chunmiao shared three insights with the freshmen as a guide: first, do not forget the original ideals and aspirations, always maintain self-discipline, self-consciousness and self-confidence attitude so as to complete the mission. Second, concentrate on collection, accumulate richly and break forth vastly, try to develop an independent judgment and thinking habits. Third, correct mentality and keep positive. In the face of unfamiliar environment and new majors, students should learn to explore and grow inward. In the conclusion, teacher Shen expressed her hope that the new students of class 2020 would become the strongest risng waves in the new era. Finally, the teachers and students sang the school song and the opening ceremony ended.