Shidler College of Business holds commencement ceremony for Executive MBA studentsBy Minh Tuan Dean of the Shidler College of Business Vance Roley (R) and Professor and Chair of Information Technology Management at the University of Hawaii Tung Bui (L) pose with the best students of the 10th Executive MBA program in HCMC - PHOTO: MINH TUAN HCMC - The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii held a commencement ceremony in HCMC on July 8 for 19 students who had completed the Vietnam Executive Master of Business Administration (VEMBA) program. This was the 10th such program held in the city and the 21st in the country. On July 7, a similar ceremony was held at the Melia Hanoi Hotel for 15 graduating Executive MBA students in Hanoi. The ceremony in HCMC was attended by Dean of the Shidler College of Business Vance Roley, vice president of the HCMC International University Ho Nhut Quang, U.S. Consulate General in HCMC officer Kenneth Tarpley, and guests, alumni and … [Read more...] about Shidler College of Business holds commencement ceremony for Executive MBA students
Thiet set his mind on gaining his master’s 14 years after graduating from university in the United States. “Graduation day was one of the most important days in my life because it fulfilled all my dreams,” he said. Le Phuoc Thiet at the graduation ceremony. Photo: tuoitre.vn Thiet took his wife and seven children to the United States since 1975. When all his children were married, he started to think about going to university. Thiat was 60 years old at the time. He graduated in finance at a university in California in 2001. After getting his bachelor’s degree, Thiet was planning to go for his master’s, but his wife fell seriously ill, so he had to spend both his time and money to take care of her. His dream was delayed for many years. When his wife recovered in 2012, the couple decided to return Vietnam, Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported. Three years later, Thiet once again thought about going back to school. He began his … [Read more...] about 85-year-old man goes back to school to earn MBA degree
A recent graduation ceremony of Duy Tan University in Da Nang city saw a special postgraduate, an 85-year-old man, who got a master's degree in business administration. Thiet's determination in learning left a good impression on lecturers and students of Duy Tan University. The degree he has obtained is of significance to his seven children, 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Le Phuoc Thiet sends a message "It is never too late to learn". He sets a good example for the younger generation to follow./. … [Read more...] about 85-year-old man obtains MBA degree
A Vietnamese student who sent nearly 1,500 emails to employers while attending college in Canada is now reaping the rewards of his determination. Being proactive in seeking out opportunities is a good quality in students, but this Vietnamese graduate may have raised the bar by sending over a thousand emails to employers since starting college. Twenty-two-year-old Cao Thang Nhat Minh, who has just gained his bachelor’s degree in commerce with high distinction from the University of Toronto in Canada, sent a total of 1,456 emails to employers during his undergraduate years. Only 50 of those emails received replies, but overall his campaign paid off. During his freshman year, Minh undertook an internship at a leading Singaporean investment fund with assets estimated at over US$300 billion. The next year, Minh accepted an internship from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world’s second-largest … [Read more...] about Vietnamese student’s email campaign bears fruit with employers
The latest Student and Exchange Visitor Information System or SEVIS update – which contains basic information on the more than 1.2 million international students studying in the United States at all levels – is out, and many of the results, while not encouraging, are not surprising. Among the top 10 places of origin, seven recorded decreases, ranging from -2.2% (China) to -11.5% (Mexico). Other countries with declining student populations in the US from autumn 2016 to this spring were South Korea (-2.68%), Saudi Arabia (-7.3%), Canada (-3.35%), Japan (-8.1%) and Taiwan (-3.5%). The downward trend is a harbinger of a significant shift away from the US that is currently occurring in many countries to the benefit of friendly competitor nations like Australia and Canada. Since these figures are for the spring semester and are based on applications submitted before or shortly after the US presidential election, the real proof in the statistical pudding will be in the … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam buck the Trump effect on recruitment?