This post is a part of the Student Spotlight series where we highlight a current Anderson student or alum to learn about his/her experiences at Anderson.
UCLA Anderson Class of 2019
UCLA Anderson MBA Class:
Q. Introduce yourself to your classmates!
A. I run! I used to run in school, continued running in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) where I did my bachelors in Computer Engineering and a minor in Business. I ran the Standard Chartered marathon while I worked in its competitor firm, Citibank, for three years in Singapore as a Management Associate. I hope to cover some distance at UCLA and make new friends along the way!
Q. Why did you decide to attend UCLA Anderson? #whyAnderson?
A. My interest in business dates back to 2010 when I took a course in Investments during a summer exchange program at UCLA Anderson. I furthered my passion for business along with my computer-engineering course and completed a minor in Business at NTU. It is this first-hand experience of studying at Anderson that has urged me to pursue my MBA at UCLA Anderson. Anderson's curriculum and the vibrant city of Los Angeles offer a lot of diverse opportunities which I wish to explore in the future.
Q. What are you most excited about at UCLA Anderson?
A. Being a fan of basketball, I am excited about the Anderson Basketball Club and also seeing a Lakers game. I am also looking forward to our first class trip to Las Vegas in August which will be a perfect opportunity to know my classmates. The Parker Career Management Center has also been very active after I received my admission letter -- I am fortunate to have such a dedicated career service center and I look forward to working with them and recruit for the companies I wish to work for.
Q. What do you plan to do in the months leading up to starting UCLA Anderson?
A. I have done an internship in Uber to explore more career paths and also took up drumming lessons -- I always wanted to learn drums but never found the time to learn!
Q. Fun fact about yourself?
A. I love to run long distance and to eat. They both balance each other out!
Q. What is a piece of advice you have for prospective business school applicants?
A. Start early! Its said a lot of times, but looking back I think this was the best advise I followed. Prepare for GMAT and do your applications well in time.