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Alice Wen: Leveraging an MBA in the US tech industry
Alice Wen: Leveraging an MBA in the US tech industry
International alumna Alice Wen recently graduated with an MBA from Rice University and is currently working at Dell as a Global Co...
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January 23, 2024
Esther Jang: On being an artist, a teacher, and securing an O-1 visa
Esther Jang: On being an artist, a teacher, and securing an O-1 visa
International alumna Esther Jang is an O-1B visa recipient, a successful artist, and a public school teacher living in Queens, New...
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December 1, 2023
Dipayan Ghatak: Expert product manager shares job-hunting tips for international graduates
Dipayan Ghatak: Expert product manager shares job-hunting tips for international graduates
Dipayan Ghatak is a Senior Product Manager at Walmart. He leads the enterprise productivity product suite within Walmart, which me...
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November 16, 2023
Cindy Zhang, Claremont McKenna College: “I chose CMC because of the unparalleled flexibility”
Cindy Zhang, Claremont McKenna College: “I chose CMC because of the unparalleled flexibility”
Xinyue (Cindy) Zhang is an international student from China at Claremont McKenna College and an admission ambassador. Read about...
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October 18, 2023
Mandy Hong: From film major to data scientist at Keurig Dr. Pepper
Mandy Hong: From film major to data scientist at Keurig Dr. Pepper
Mandy Hong, a former international student from China, shares her journey studying at the University of Texas at Austin to working...
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October 15, 2023
Leticia Murer de Souza, Claremont McKenna College: “Coming here was the best decision”
Leticia Murer de Souza, Claremont McKenna College: “Coming here was the best decision”
Leticia Murer de Souza is an international student from Brazil at Claremont McKenna College and an admission ambassador. Read abou...
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October 14, 2023
Alec Nguyen: Launching a startup on OPT right after undergrad
Alec Nguyen: Launching a startup on OPT right after undergrad
Entrepreneur and Lawrence University alumnus Alec Nguyen shares his story of being an international student in the US and launchin...
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August 2, 2023
Jukka Strand: Finland to US international student to Singapore World Bank
Jukka Strand: Finland to US international student to Singapore World Bank
World Bank Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, Jukka Strand, shares how he leveraged his international education in the US t...
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December 16, 2022
Estefania Barnuevo: From Ecuador to the US
Estefania Barnuevo: From Ecuador to the US
Estefania made the jump to follow her dreams and pursue her MBA in the US. Read on to learn what she challenged her and what helpe...
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November 9, 2022
Yoon Choi: Korea to the US and becoming a Nike Footwear Concept Designer
Yoon Choi: Korea to the US and becoming a Nike Footwear Concept Designer
Read how Yoon Choi, a Korean international student in the US, followed her dreams to work in design and become a Nike Designer...
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July 9, 2022
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Shravya Kidambi Gupta: Chief of Staff at Virta Health
Shravya Kidambi Gupta: Chief of Staff at Virta Health
Read about how Shravya, an international graduate from University of Michigan and UCLA, navigated working in consulting, tech, and...
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May 12, 2022
Jose Ortega: VP of Central Operations at Walmart China
Jose Ortega: VP of Central Operations at Walmart China
Originally from Mexico City, Jose pursued an MBA at UCLA and eventually moved to China to become a VP at Walmart. Read his full st...
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March 24, 2022
Betty Yao: From X’ian, China to Corporate Finance at Google
Betty Yao: From X’ian, China to Corporate Finance at Google
Betty Yao shares how she leveraged her Chinese undergraduate degree, US graduate degree, and startup experience to work at Google...
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March 1, 2022
Josef Auboeck: Managing Director at Presidio Investors Private Equity
Josef Auboeck: Managing Director at Presidio Investors Private Equity
Josef shares his story from being an international student at UC Berkeley to becoming a Managing Director at a US private equity f...
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January 27, 2022
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