Bentley graduate student who was killed had recently accepted job offer

The Bentley University graduate student who was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Friday had recently accepted job offer in China, school officials said.

Qinpei (Vivian) Lin, 23, accepted a position with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in China, before she was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a street on the school’s campus on Friday afternoon, according to a statement posted on the university’s website.

Lin was a student in the McCallum Graduate School of Business where she was pursuing her masters degree in accounting. She began attending the school in the fall of 2010.

She graduated from Beijing Technology and Business University in July 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in international economics and trade, officials said. Her extracurricular activities included working as the department head of the school’s Accounting Association, vice president of the Finance Association, and section leader of the College Chorus, the statement said.


Lin, who hailed from Chengdu in the Sichuan province of China, also worked at China Merchants Securities and at Kalyuan Group while pursuing her undergraduate degree, officials said.

School officials are planning a memorial service for Lin, and have made counseling available to the Bentley community, said Michele Walsh, a spokeswoman for the school.

The 41-year-old Waltham man who hit Lin did not appear impaired at the time of the crash, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

Bentley University is a business school located in Waltham, which has about 4,157 full-time undergraduate students, and 1,399 graduate students, according to its website.


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