Frank Zefeng Peng
“A passionate and energetic person who believe that a more dynamic lifestyle proliferates the possibility of life.”
Hometown: Chongqing, China
Fun Fact About Yourself: I am from the hometown of hot pot and a city famous for spicy food, I have dishearteningly low tolerance for spicy food.
Undergraduate School and Major: University of Maryland, College Park – Major in Communication & Minor in Leadership Studies
Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Global Times – Editor & Journalist
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: While working at Global Times, I was able to travel different countries, such as Nepal, Australia and France. Fortunately, I had the chance to Interview some very famous political and business leaders such as Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang, author Dr. John Naisbitt and Dutch football star Ruud Gullit. The process of interviewing them was an extraordinary experience.
What is the biggest appeal of earning an MBA in China? China is the world’s second largest market and becoming even more open to the world. I believe there will be more cross-border business opportunities in China. Therefore an MBA program that combines both Chinese characteristics and a global perspective fits my intentions for a career transformation.
What quality best describes your MBA classmates and why? Eager to learn and willing to share. My classmates here come from a very diverse background, so the classroom discussions we have bring out a lot of different perspectives. Beyond the classroom, people are happy to share their knowledge in different fields, from Tech 101 sessions to entrepreneurial experience sharing, all of which enhances the friendly atmosphere and provides versatile learning opportunities.
Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the MBA curriculum or activities that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The opportunity to make career transformations. After three years in a news agency, I was looking for opportunities to switch my career path. Before I applied to CEIBS, I checked their career report. The percentage of MBAs switching industries, functions or both was a staggering 86.1%. I also knew they had a strong career development team to help students find their new career path. That’s one of the key reasons I chose CEIBS.
What other MBA programs did you apply to? PKU, THU
What do you see yourself doing ten years from now? In ten years, I see myself as a leadership practitioner running my own business in the healthcare industry. Since China is becoming an aging society, there will be high demand for well-educated nurses and day-care staff. By utilizing what I have learned from the MBA program and my leadership vision, I hope to run a training center to cultivate more qualified healthcare workers to serve in hospitals and nursing homes.