AYushen Zhu

I came to the Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business because ...

I was looking to enhance my career prospects while gaining the skills and knowledge provided through a top MBA program. The Smith MBA appealed to me for a few reasons: shorter program duration, lifestyle/executive coaching, as well as a team based learning approach which requires you to work alongside the same team for an extended period of 6 months. I was also extremely impressed by the 97% employment rate of the graduating students 3 months post-MBA.

Throughout the application process I worked extensively with the program administration office. Each interaction I had with the staff here was extremely pleasant and they made each exchange feel personal. Coupled with the positive feedback I received from alumni and current students, Smith became the obvious choice for me.

I would recommend to prospective students to truly analyze what it is that you will gain from an MBA. Too often, people go through life making “spur of the moment” decisions without realizing the true impact of their choices. Do your due diligence, compare notes with others, and be able to quantify exactly what specific value you will attain from completing an MBA.

Other than that – work hard, study lots but be sure to also have fun. You’ll be taking a 12 month journey with some of the smartest people you will ever meet, so enjoy the experience! Trust me, I’ve only been here a month and I can already tell it’s going to go by fast!

  • Hometown: Vancouver
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Prior Industry: Project Management (Construction)
  • Career Focus: Consulting
AYushen Zhu

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