Meet Warwick Business School’s MBA Class Of 2020

Priscilla Lo

Warwick Business School

Endless energy and passion for people and tasks – quickly get bored by immutability in life.”

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I watch the entire CSI: Crime Scene Investigation TV series and dream to be a crime-scene investigator – who can work with the most talented colleges and determine to deliver justice. Studying an MBA partly fulfills my dream, theoretically.

Undergraduate School and Major: National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan: Bachelor of Business Administration

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Executive Assistant to General Manager at Sisley Cosmetics in Taipei.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Coordinated the launch campaign for a new hair brand from Sisley Cosmetics including a press conference, influencers program, pop-up stores and customer events which reached over seven million fans and followers within six months.

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? The most intelligent, competitive (in the right way), diverse and broad-minded people I would dream of being classmates with! The uniqueness and professionalism from classmates are the treasures that I can only find in WBS MBA.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Warwick Business School specialised in networking with specific fields, such as consultancy, which I will want to change my career path into this sector in the future. For the MBA programme, Warwick Business School also provides masterclasses for the student to get involved in solving problems for clients and workshops that allow students to talk to current consultants in order to gain more of an understanding of consultancy and build up a network. I can join these courses and events to see what it feels like to work as a consultant; I can learn my strengths from my teammates and also the weaknesses that I need to improve.

What was the most challenging question you were asked during the admissions process? What concerns do you have about getting into our MBA?

How did you determine which business schools best fit you? Cost of living (including tuition) and networking valuation (includes distance to London) were critical attributes in my decision. I used the perceptual map for my MBA programme competitive analysis. The result is manifest – compared to other business schools with excellent reputations, the cost of living for Warwick Business School is moderate; it owns active networks from alumni to well-known companies; and it only takes one hour by train to reach London, where we also have our Warwick Business School office in The Shard, the tallest building in the UK.

I have read through all of the brochures provided by business schools, and also the videos that introduce the programme. The student profile can provide useful information on diversity in the programme, including combinations from different sectors – finance, technology, consultancy or FMCG, etc.

Student clubs are also a valuable indicator for me in choosing the right school.  It represents the creativity of the school, the tolerance for diversity of preferences, and the richness of the lifestyle of students.

Warwick Business School not only fulfills my need for academic learning but also encourages me to embark on personal development and help me to find my best leadership style. The one-year programme is intensive, but I know I will have no regrets in choosing Warwick to experience the most unforgettable and stimulating chapter in my life!

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