For the 2019 Fall semester, Foguang University holds an orientation event for four days, and nearly 800 fresh students participated. On Sep. 3, Yang Chaoxiang, the president of Foguang University, met all the freshmen. The executive director of the University Board, venerable Jue Yuan, and donors Mr. Liu Zhaoming, and the Chen Jialong couple were specially invited to the school to encourage new students.
"Bamboo only grows three centimeters in the first four years, and grows frantically after the fifth year. It can grow 15 meters in six weeks." The executive director of the University Board, venerable Jue Yuan, encouraged all new students with the philosophy of "bamboo growing", encouraging students to do their best in the four-year university study, which will bring them a good future.
The theme of the orientation is "SMART", which stands for "Security, Mobility, Attitude, Responsibility, Teamwork". President Yang said that Foguang University hopes that students will create their own values and expects all freshmen to respect the meaning of life, establish the ability of international competition, practice of themself and social responsibility, as well as learning teamwork and cooperation. For freshmen, now is the most important stage in planning the blueprint for future life. President Yang also encourages all freshmen to develop a development plan that includes a foreign language ability, a hobby to improve their lifestyle, a healthy sport, joining more than one student associations, and grasp the rich overseas learning opportunities. According to a survey of the graduates by the Ministry of Education, the average employment rate and average salary of the graduates of Foguang University are higher than the national average. Among them, the average salary of the bachelor class is 35,000 NTD, while the average master's class is 46,000 NTD, which is higher than the national average. The choice of Foguang University is the beginning of success. The future development of students will be definitely shine.
By sharing the successful experience of his entrepreneurial career for many years, Mr Liu Zhaoming reminded students to know the importance of good fate and good fortune. He shared his experience of bringing good luck to nature through his goodness. In addition, he reminds students to go to bed early and stay healthy to maintain health, because "good health is an important foundation for making dream come true." In the face of the international community, he quoted Master Xinyun's words, "How big a person's heart is, how big the vision is, how big the world is." He hope that students can cultivate an international outlook based on Taiwan, behold the mainland and look to the whole world. In learning, Mr Liu reminds of the key points of "professional intensive learning and non-professional broad learning". Finally, he reminds the freshmen to develop the habit of self-management long-term planning. Liu Zhaoming said that "the university is a stage of deepening and thickening in four years", "books can make heros brave, and goodness is the root of richness." In addition to learning and doing good, he remind students that everyone has his own strength, so there is no need to compare. He expects all students will find their strengths as soon as possible, and strive for life.
Mr. Chen Jialong, a meritorious deputy, said that since Master Xinyun proposed to build a university twenty-six years ago, all believers are happy and worried, but they still follow the instructions and try their best to raise funds for the university. Foguang University is about to be established for 20 years. In the past years, under the efforts of Master Xinyun,the support of the donors, and the efforts of all the teachers, we have now seen the well developed university. Mr. Chen also shared a story about the fundraising of the university for the past twenty-six years. He said: "It is an extremely difficult task to run a school, especially hard to maintain a conscience. Many private schools do not balance the school budget. Fo Guang University maintains the quality of running schools. In order to take care of students with financial difficulties, Foguang University's tuition fee is same as public university. By sharing stories, Mr. Chen hopes that every students is blessed." Because of the fate, we also talk about the blessing." Entering Foguang University is a good fate for students. He hope that all students at Foguang University have good teachers, good campuses, and the blessings and support from million donors. He also wish everyone will be grateful for four years. Bravely chase your own life.