Meet Notre Dame’s MBA Class of 2017

Jessie Sun

Jessie Sun

University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Hometown: Nanjing, China

Undergraduate School and Major: Nanjing University, Information System and Information Management

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Bank of China, Product Manager

Recalling your own experience, what advice do you have for applicants who are preparing for either the GMAT or the GRE? Make the preparation full of fun. The interest is the best teacher.

Based on your own selection process, what advice do you have for applicants who are trying to draw up a list of target schools to which to apply? Knowing about the history and the culture of a school is very important to pinpoint the most suitable school.

What advice do you have for applicants in actually applying to a school, writing essays, doing admission interviews, and getting recommenders to write letters on your behalf?  It’s critical to find a school that you really want to go, the preparation will be full of enthusiasm. Try to think like an admission officer. What do they want to know? What do they care about? When I applied for the University of Notre Dame,  it’s very interesting to do the slide in which you could put anything you want. I think maybe admission officers want to know more about me, so I pictured myself with more detail.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? University of Notre Dame is my dream school. I love its culture, history, faith and intimate relationship among people. I chose this program not only to acquire knowledge, but also to chase a meaningful life.

What would you ultimately like to achieve before you graduate? I want to acquire professional knowledge, experience multiple cultures, and make new friends as much as possible.

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