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Front row: Du, Renguo
Back row: Taowen, Justine, Cheryl, Benny, Jiong & Mingcan
Many classmates are interested in the exchange program in China and let’s hear the feedback of Sandra Wang, an an alumni of IMBA2005 and had a wonderful semester at Tsinghua. Sandra also did a part-time internship at HR department of Lenovo Beijing, here’s what she says about Tsinghua:
“Tsinghua is a great place to get to know quality students. Big campus. Lots of people. Big city, in fact.
Lenovo recruits regularly on Tsinghua. Also, the career services at Tsinghua forwards resumes to the Recruiting team at Lenovo. Check out Lenovo’s websites for postings, and submit accordingly, as there are different contact names for different posts. Also, for expatriates, they post on That’s under “careers”. Hope that helps.”

Renguo was an exchange student at IE from Tsinghua, he studied both undergraduate and MBA in Tsinghua and this is what he says:
“I don’t know what is the best way to describe Tsinghua, because I have too many feelings blended with Tsinghua. Just tell those people, if they want to come to China for exchange, Tsinghua is the best choice.”
For more information on TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY:
Hong Kong Univesity of Science & Technology (HKUST) MBA currently ranks #44 in the world, #1 in Asia. It has a very strong faculty with some professors from the Ivy League schools (eg. Havard, Upenn, MIT, Princeton, etc.) Conveniently located 45mins from downtown, HKUST is highly accessible from every corner in Hong Kong and you can go sailing in the nearby Clear Water Bay. Many exchange students take advantage of its proximity to other Asian countries and travel to Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, etc for a long weekend or simply indulge in a 1-month tour across Asia. Employers rate HKUST favorably as one of their first choices (together with my motherschool “The Chinese University of Hong Kong”) to hire business graduates.
If you have further questions about these two schools, please post it in the COMMENTS section under this entry,
I will then compile and post the Q&A and on this BLOG by Feb 1 as soon as I get feedback from our contacts there.
Last but not least, many classmates have asked us how long it takes to learn Mandarin. Well, if you practise it on a daily basis (+ physically live in China for some months), I would say you can pick up it within 1 or 2 years, but learning to write Chinese would definitely takes much longer time! And please remember, mother tongue in Hong Kong and South China is Cantonese, which is very different in pronounication from Mandarin.
Good luck!!


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