MBAsians: The Asian MBA Podcast

MBA is a journey for a new career path. And to find a better career path, many MBA students visit various companies and meet numerous people to learn more about different industries. To facilitate this point, many MBA programs or clubs do “professional trek,” which means they organize a trip for companies. For example, Tech Trek goes to big tech companies in the west coast and marketing trek goes to Chicago to visit several famous marketing companies. It really varies by schools or clubs. So let’s talk about this more with Sendy,Chen a second year MBA student from University of Southern California, or USC Marshall.

Show Notes

Meet Sandy Chen 

Born and raised in Taiwan, Sandy is currently a second-year MBA student at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall and a very energetic girl who has passions in operations and marketing . Prior to MBA, she worked as an operation senior manager at a global trading firm in Taiwan for almost 9 years. And she was also a co-founder of a restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan. Since she needed some challenges in her life and wanted to make contributions to the global firms in the US, she decided to join the MBA program in the US. Three major reasons - 1)Many of her relatives and boyfriend live in CA 2) USC’s culture that everyone is willing to help each other 3) USC gave her a scholarship! - brought her into USC Marshall
In this episode we talk about:
  1. Ice water in the US
  2. What benefits do professional treks provide? 
  3. Relationship between treks and school location 
  4. What should students need to do before/during/after trek?
  5. Advice for future MBA students
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// Meet Jacob Yu and Jay Park, your MBAsians Hosts! 
// Jacob Yu 
Born and raised in Taiwan, Jacob worked in marketing and public relations at a tech company. At a young age, Jacob studied as a foreign exchange student in the US, understanding the challenges of being an international student. While studying at Ross, he has witnessed peers struggling in navigating MBA lives, motivating him to support and inspire others by creating the MBAsians Podcast.

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//  Jay Park
Born and raised in South Korea, Jay worked as a business developer and sales manager at an international trading company. Jay experienced countless trials and errors from preparation towards his MBA to adapting himself into first-ever foreign country life, motivating him to make MBAsians. As an adventure enthusiast, Jay is still continuing his life journey through MBA.

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What is MBAsians: The Asian MBA Podcast?

MBAsians is a podcast for and by Asian international students currently earning or applying to MBA programs in the US. Hosts Jacob Yu and Jay Park share actionable tips and recommendations to make your MBA journey more pleasant and successful by interviewing current and recent MBA graduates from various programs. MBAsians will feature deep dive discussions focusing on diverse parts of the MBA experience, academic, professional, and social, covering important topics such as language and cultural differences, networking and managing relationships, and building a community of support. Hosts: Jacob Yu & Jay Park // Producer: Jerry Won // Artwork: Michelle Nam // Produced by Just Like Media