Meet IE Business School’s Class of 2016

Shen Ming

SHEN Ming 

IE Business School

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Undergraduate School and Major:

Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers in Paris Master degree in industrial engineering

Shanghai Jiaotong University, bachelor degree in material science and engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: I have been working in several companies (Schneider electric, arcelormittal, Timken, trio engineering inc) in various positions, including industrialization project management, sales, strategy, and marketing communication. The latest is marketing director for trio company, managing an international team for the brand globally.

Recalling your own experience, what advice do you have for applicants who are preparing for either the GMAT or the GRE? The official guide for the GMAT is quite useful. Try to complete all the questions for at least 3 times. It is important to balance your work time and study time. Sometimes you have to sacrifice the entertainment. But keep doing the sports because you need a strong body and mind for all the challenges.

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? Try to figure out what you really want and apply the schools suit you the most. For sure your decision will be affected by the length of program, school ranking, cost of tuition and living, whether you want to be out of ur comfortable zone.

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? Make a plan, try to be an early bird, and keep on pushing yourself and pushing your recommender.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I like Europe, and want to push myself out of comfortab zone then to be in a place never visited. The program design is good with perfect length. Also I will have the chance to learn a new language.

What would you ultimately like to achieve before you graduate? Try to find some business partners for potential business opportunities. And speak Spanish too.

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