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
015 // Not a GoodBye But a New Start
MBAsians Final Episode of Season 1. We’ll share the best quotes from guests and ask ourselves about “one thing we wish we had known before coming to MBA.” Thank you to everyone who’s staying tuned to MBAsians. We’ll be back in 2021 with more priceless content. See you next time / 期待下次相見 / 다음에 또 만나요
014 // How to Live a Rich Off-Campus Life // Yiran Huang - Chicago Booth 2021
In the previous episodes, we mostly focused on the topics like school life or recruiting . But, even with all the classes, events and assignments, There is still plenty of free time that you can decide how to use. It could be after school hours, weekends and holidays, or breaks between semesters. How you spend those free time can really change your overall MBA experience. We invite Yiran Huang, who is currently a second-year MBA student from Chicago Booth, to share how she manages her off-campus free time with us.
013 // How to Make the Most of Professional Treks // Sandy Chen - USC Marshall 2021
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.
012 // How to Enjoy School Social Events // Warittha Chalanonniwat - Duke Fuqua 2021
MBA is such an inspiring experience. It’s more than just getting a good academic result or finding a great job. More importantly, It’s a place where you can meet very interesting people from around the world, learn about their stories, and make meaningful, lifelong friendships. That being said, a lot of these bondings are happening outside of the classroom. For example, during social events. That’s why there are so many social events in the MBA. In this episode, we invite Warittha Chalanonniwat, a second-year MBA student from Duke Fuqua, to share her MBA social life experience with us.
011 // How to Navigate MBA with Family // Kazrin Khairul Anuar - MIT Sloan 2021
Taking an MBA program in the US is a big, huge decision. And if you already have a family, it becomes 100 times more difficult. Today’s topic is about MBA and Family. Many international students had to decide whether they came to the US with family or not. Some partners may give up their career. Some couples ended up living separately. If they have a baby, how would they handle all difficulties in the country where they’ve never been. What a crazy situation. Let’s welcome Kazrin Khairul Anuar, a second-year MBA student from MIT Sloan, and listen to how he dealt with these issues.
010 // How to Ace Group Projects in MBA // Doyoun Kim - Cornell Johnson 2021
You cannot talk about student life without mentioning homework and assignments. In MBA particularly, a lot of assignments are group projects based, which means, you have to work with other students and rely on each other to finish it together. It’s not easy for international students to participate or contribute under the group project setting due to a variety of reasons. We invite Doyoun Kim, a second-year MBA student from Cornell Johnson, to share his group project experience and to tell you more about why the group project is important as a part of your MBA experience.
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Thanks Jacob and Jay!
This is a fantastic idea and I’m so happy Jacob and Jay have taken the lead to create this podcast! As they correctly mentioned, this is the first step in creating a pan-Asian MBA student community in the USA and I’m very excited to follow the success journey of this podcast! Good luck, Jacob and Jay!
This podcast is the exactly what I was looking for!
I am so excited to have this podcast. As one of Asian international MBA students, it is fun to hear stories from someone who is in a same boat with me. Definitely subscribed!