AAmber Gao

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

this program offers a best-in-class educational experience that perfectly balances team and individual learning while examining practical upskilling and expanding personal potential.

Smith’s unique team-based approach, condensed program length, and high reputation among students and alumni attracted me most during my decision-making process. Knowing what I know now, I would be self-motivated to hold myself to an even higher standard regarding professional communication. The cohort’s communication skills are exceptionally high, and working with them leads to accelerated learning on my own.

My best tip to prospective applicants is this – be clear and focused on your professional goal before and during the program, but be generous and open-minded in other aspects of this exciting 12-month journey. You’ll make new connections and challenge yourself to new roles, which are as rewarding as successfully delivering a team presentation. With a unique combined background in finance and analytics, my goal with the Smith MBA program is to round up my comprehensive skillsets, be leadership-ready, and land a post-MBA role in my desired sector (tech and media).

  • Hometown: Xiamen
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Prior Industry: Tech
  • Career Focus: Analytics
AAmber Gao

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