Demi Chu is currently a growth associate with Courtsite, a startup company in Malaysia. Her academic background is in engineering, but her passions and entrepreneurial spirit have led her to a wide array of industries and responsibilities. She has founded start-ups, and been involved in coaching, arts and language training, data analysis and business administration.
She was exploring opportunities for higher level business school studies in a bid to combine these skills and grow her potential in business consultancy. So Demi joined an Access MBA event in Kuala Lumpur to take advantage of expert guidance and match up with MBA programmes that fit her aspirations and potential.
Today, prospective MBA students are spoiled for choice. The variety of MBA programmes has never been greater. Indeed, they all provide the same academic degree – Master of Business Administration. However, they differ greatly in curriculum, teaching methods, campus environment, study formats, areas of specialisation, networking, international immersion options and class diversity.
So, given her passion and drive, Demi opted for the fast lane for her MBA journey by joining a personalised MBA event. Here is what she shares for other MBA seekers in all parts of the world where they can join an Access MBA in-person or online personalised event.
What motivated you to pursue an MBA?
I believe a person’s network is their net worth. I want to meet individuals coming from different industries and cultures, have meaningful discussions and learn along with like-minded individuals. I know that pursuing an MBA will provide me with this opportunity.
You attended an Access MBA event in Kuala Lumpur. What was the most beneficial part of that event for you?
I think the most beneficial part was that I was able to talk to representatives coming from different schools. And Access MBA, through its 1-1 sessions, enabled me to ask the questions that I really needed answers to. Everything is well-organised and everyone has equal time and opportunity to talk to their preferred schools.
What did you think of the universities you met at the event?
I had a very satisfying experience overall because there was a variety of schools that tailored different courses based on different individuals’ needs. Some schools also sent me follow-up conversations through email after understanding my needs in detail through the Access MBA event and they were able to suggest the right courses for me.
You are the winner of one of our event lotteries at the Access MBA event: Download the JobStreet App and win an iPhone 14. Were the app and the prize useful to you?
Yes! Since my work inevitably involves a lot of liaising with clients, receiving a new phone will help me to work more effectively. But, overall, it’s great that the event provides a wide range of services onsite – all free for the attendees. One can have one-to-one school selection orientation, attend school panel discussions, talk to peer MBA seekers, and get MBA application guidance. The pre-event preparation that attendees have with their personal adviser makes the time at the event well worth spending.
What advice would you give to someone considering an MBA?
Give it a try and attend the Access MBA event. You can understand more and the representatives are very helpful in helping you discover your needs.