IB大事紀 The Glory of IB Students
IBMBA 游泳比賽 為所爭光
Swimming competition: IBMBA girls got lots of awards
【By Lena Liang】2014 April 30th, around 19:00, a swimming competition took place in the campus’s swimming pool. Ten (10) of IBMBA students joined the swimming contest: Jessie Pao, Annie Li (who was the team leader), Mini Lee, Cindy Lin, Ivy Huang, Daisy Tsai，Rainbow Wu，Lea Chen，Lena Liang and Kathy Hsu. After a long and high level of contest, IBMBA students who were excellent won the following awards:
For the individual category:
Annie won the Female 50M Individual Freestyle; the Second Prize of the Female 50M butterfly and the Third prize of the Female 50M Backstroke.
For the team category:
Women’s 50Mx4 relay Mix style: Second Prize
Women’s 50Mx4 relay Breaststroke: Third Prize
Women’s 50Mx4 relay Free style: Fourth Prize
Women’s 50Mx4 relay Carnival Game: Third Prize
Every swimmer did her best to win the contest; furthermore each swimmer did not participate in one trial but several swimming trials the same day, which was a big challenge for swimmers. It was not surprising that they were exhausted at the end of the competition.
The most interesting part of the competition was the so called “Carnival Game”. It was a kind of relay, where swimmers must swim wearing raincoats, and hold the floating plates, swimmers then, have to take off their raincoats and give them to their respective relay partners in the swimming pool. It was a really funny contest.
In order to encourage NSYSU’s students to practice sport, especially swimming, the sponsor gave awards not only for the winners but also for every participant.
An important reminder for those currents and future IBMBA program students, there is a possibility to apply for a cash prize with the IB office, if you participate in any sport event and are ranked among the top three. If you are still in this program next year, please join this competition; make it become IBMBA’s conventional event.
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活動剪影 Special Activities
IBMBA 101 導生聚 & 學期活動開會
2014/05/07 IBMBA101 Class Reunion
【By Cindy Lin】On May 7th, IB101 students had a wonderful gathering pizza party with our mentor, Professor Allison Haga. Our 2nd year students are normally anxious during this period, since all of them are working on graduation thesis. We can see that they did face tremendous pressure because they finished all the delicious pizzas within 15 minutes. Allison’s assistant thus offered a 2nd round of food (cookies, crackers, fried rice, etc.) which was also consumed within an hour. It is good to have a chance to chat and relieve our stress.
Being the 2nd year IB student, do you know our mentor well? Except those who had taken Allison’s writing course, most of us do not have the opportunity to meet or know our mentor deeply. During the gathering party, we chatted with Allison. She is a Hongkongese, who have lived in the US with her American husband for a decade. She majored in American Studies, US/East Asia history, and diplomatic relations. Surprisingly, she is teaching several technical/academic writing courses, not history or diplomacy, in various departments in NSYSU. How can she teach something that is not directly connected to her major?
希老師說：「當你面對一個情況，即你的專業與工作提供非常有限的關連性，你可以做什麼？試著從別人身上，來區分自己，我不一定要跟你一樣，我可以還是不一樣，但是讓我的不一樣成為我的長處。」每個人都應該時時刻刻創造自己被利用的價值。在此，亦和大家分享，蘭迪鮑許的名言：「阻礙我們前進的磚牆，不會無緣無故擋在我們前面。 磚牆的存在目的，不是為了把我們排除在外，而是要讓我們有機會證明自己有多麼想要一件東西。」 所以，當你面臨到困難，試著找出問題並且征服它。絕不放棄！
Through our conversations, we’ve learned that it is very important to make ourselves valuable. She said, “When you are facing a situation in which your specialties have very limited connection with the work that is available, what can you do? Try to differentiate yourself from others and learn how to leverage your differences that will make you strong and competitive.”
Let us be reminded of the words from Randy Pausch, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” (The Last Lecture) Therefore, do not give up whenever you hit a wall. Look up and conquer it!
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活動剪影 Special Activities
IBMBA 102 導生聚 & 學期活動開會
2014/05/01 IBMBA102 Class Reunion
【By Helen Lin】IBMBA second semester class reunion was held on May first. It has been a long time the whole class gathered together and met our mentor-Professor Chang. Not like the last semester, students have more optional courses rather than core courses. In this way, students have less chance to meet in classes. It is a good chance to gather the whole class and discuss our future plan.
The very first activity we are going to hold is the orientation for IBMBA 103. We decided to hold the first orientation in June and the second one in September. To keep the continuity of the student affair and activity, IBMBA student organization is going to be formed in the near future. IBMBA student organization is going to be a platform between students and the school. The organization will hold various social service activities periodically in order to accelerate the harmony of the society and elevate the good image and the visibility of IBMBA.
There are tons of MBA and EMBA programs in Taiwan and many of them have good reputation. We would like to have more interaction with them. Thus, the lunch/dinner reunion would be a good way to let students meet. Students could exchange program information as well as business experience with each other. By doing this kind of interaction activities, the connection between students become stronger and the social network could be extended at the same time.
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人物專訪 Exclusive Interview
IB96 Brain Yang –Venture Capital Company of
"Ping Tan experimental area of economic" in China
【By Lena Liang】The hot topic of alumna on July is Brain Yang who graduated from NSYSU IBMBA program in 2009. He is currently working on venture capital company, as a vice general manager of “Ping Tan experimental areas of economic”. This job is an administrative officer of China government. There are six Taiwanese taking the position in China, and Brain is one of them. Here is our interview conversation as below:
IB reporter: Are you major in financial management in achelor's degree?
Brain: No, actually I studied in Dayeh University and got double bachelor’s degree in information and financial management. But it’s not what I am interested in, my first job was in Quo Chia Financial Company, and I was a financial consultant.
IB reporter: What motivations drove you to apply the NSYSU’s IBMBA program? Besides, what did you learn from this program?
Brain: Well, I wanted to get a master degree, so I tried to apply this MBA program, and I got the entrance permission fortunately. For me, the courses in IBMBA were not too difficult but I learned much from others. There were many businesses competitions opportunities in NSYSU, and I caught the chances to team up with others departments’ students to join those competitions. Moreover, Intel held an event for “1st Representative Student Contest”, and I was the winner, they provided internship for me. They even considered me as an official employee, offered me welfare, furthermore I had the same right as an official employee. It was a nice experience; I learned lots from a mega corporation about their strategy, global vision, and so on. Unfortunately, I heard that the winner of the second edition of the “Representative Students Contest” did not have the same advantages like us.
IB reporter: Would you talk about why did you choose “Xiamen” (China Province, nearby Taiwan) to develop your career?
Brain: I went to an exchange program in Xiamen, while I graduated, I got a job in Hung Xin venture capital Company, and I was a director of investment. Then I went to Xiamen University to study PHD, while I’ve almost finished my credits, I applied the position from Ping Tan experimental areas of economic, and now I’m vice general manager in venture capital department of Ping Tan experimental areas of economic. I’m responsible for venture capital , mergers and acquisitions of government enterprise now.
IB reporter: Would you like to give some advices to IB students?
Brain: I think people should understand which area they are interested in, and then work hard in this area. It would be easier to be successful, if you target yourself in the right way.
Introduction of “Ping Tan experimental areas of economic” in China (source from Business Weekly):
- The only China “experimental areas of economic” for Taiwanese.
- They need a large amount of “Taiwanese talents”: Since 2012, they planned to hire more than 1000 specialists from Taiwan within 5 years.
- Special laws for Taiwan only: They allow Taiwan New Dollars currency, Taiwan mobile, Traditional characters, and some Taiwanese mass media channels are also allowed to diffuse and broadcast there.
- Benefit for Taiwan enterprises only: Business income tax for Taiwan company:15% (the lowest tax rate in China), Taiwanese corporations investing there can save tax, six sorts of Taiwanese’s products are tax free, and it take only 1 day to get the business permission (compare with other areas in China, they used to take 40 working days to get that same business permission)
- Lack of industry cluster effect: There is no capital, no talents, no land space, and it’s not a good location either; in contrast, Long River and Pearl River areas have more advantages than Ping Tan experimental areas of economic.
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經驗分享 Experience sharing
Working Experience sharing of 2014 International Taiwan Boat Show
【By Helen Lin】2014 Taiwan International Boat show was held on May 8th~11th in newly constructed Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. Both of domestic and international yacht manufacturers and related supply chain companies over the world joined this exhibition. The largest yacht manufacture in Asia-Horizon Yacht provided part-time job opportunities for students who have interest in yacht industry. National Sun Yat-Sen University IBMBA program students visited Horizon Yacht factory several times before, because of the good relationship between IBMBA and Horizon Yacht, students got chances to join this international event.
Three of IBMBA102 students-Tony, Cecilia and Helen got the chance to be boat show staffs of Horizon Yacht during the boat show. They stated that before the boat show, it is hard to know more about the yacht industry, not to mention visit the yacht itself. People all know that Taiwan yacht manufacturing takes important place in the global market, but people could hardly have a chance to get to the industry. So, this time, Tony, Cecilia and Helen decided to take the chance and explore this mystery industry. Nevertheless, IBMBA students are trained to use English as their first language in school. It is also a great opportunity for them to see if their language ability is good enough to deal with the real business world.
Because of the good language ability, IBMBA students were assigned to work as assistants for foreign dealers and yacht owners. They helped clients cope with any problems they encounter and took every request from them. Also, in the exhibition center, they worked as the coordinator between foreign visitors and the company. Horizon yacht got various overseas clients, and IBMBA students took care of people from Australia. Sometime they even had to introduce Taiwan’s history and culture to them.
嘉鴻遊艇集團: 台灣第一座全新豪華遊艇碼頭---亞灣以及高雄展覽館全景照 (照片來源: 嘉鴻遊艇集團)
Tony and Cecilia told us that as local Taiwanese, they feel embarrassed about knowing little about Taiwanese history and culture. When foreigners asked them about the topic, they could just say few about it. Nevertheless, a good ability to deal with a contingency or emergency is vital; they realize the importance of the ability once again after this event.
外國客戶參觀工廠情形 (照片來源: 嘉鴻遊艇集團)
Except for the tense moment, there are still many interesting things. For example, they visited the yacht factory for the first time. And got to know the manufacturing process is so complicated beyond their imagination. Besides the yacht structure itself, the interior design, the wooden work, the electronic part and the painting; each process is so important that could not be ignored. Horizon had the largest super yacht exhibited this time, which is RP110. Still there are E56 and E88. All of them are made by highest standard. After visiting the factory, they stated that it is the hard work of each one that made the final art piece stand in front of us. We should take the yacht not for granted, instead, with awe and appreciation.
嘉鴻遊艇集團展出船型 左: E88, 右: RP110 (照片來源: 嘉鴻遊艇集團)
By attending this four day international boat show, they learned a lot and saw a lot. They were surprised that Taiwan could hold this kind of exhibition and show the yacht industry power of Taiwan to the world. A good event is based on each trivial thing and we should not ignore them or we will have to face the consequence by ourselves. Tony and Cecilia also said that there is still room for their language ability to improve. From now on, they will learn more about Taiwanese history and culture, as well as other cultures. By doing so, they prepare themselves and wish to make themselves as global leaders who could do something after graduation.
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Something you must know about job interview---7 suggestions from HR specialist
The internship group of business management department invited Ms. Hanna Hsieh to give a speech about interview on April 26th. Ms. Hsieh is a specialist in HR management; she provided suggestions about how to make a perfect resume and how to give some adequate responses during a job interview.
【By Lena Liang】An astonishing part during her speech was that, unlike other HR specialist, she didn’t mention about how to “write up “an attractive CV, but targeted on “understanding yourself”. According to her, the most important thing is to discover talent by yourself and then looking for a suitable vacancy. She took herself as an example, using a SWOT analysis, she explained how she made some decisions for job vacancies and shared her working experience. An audience asked a question:”If CEO’s decision is wrong, shall we tell him/her directly? Or just let it be, because we should obey boss and avoid making them loose their face.”Ms. Hsieh said:” You should hint them mildly. Always remember that “Being honest and being integrated are important in an individual personality”. Furthermore, she added that most employers are looking for talents who have those two characters. The employers demand for such talents is very high in the labor market.
- 是否可以加班?(合適的回答:請問加班的頻率是多少? 如果公司有需要，我願意配合)
- 為什麼我們要錄取你? (提示:此題是壓力測試)
- 你有甚麼問題想問我?( (提示:本土公司最好是回答沒有問題較為保險，外商公司則無此忌諱)
Here are some hot interview questions as below:
- Please describe yourself by one sentence.
- Who do you admire in the world?
- So far now, who is the key person inflect your life?
(The above questions test your values)
- Would you accept work overtime? (You can ask them: How often? If it is not regularly, but emergency, I can do it.)
- What’s your working experience? Could you explain why do you quit the last job?
- Give me a reason to hire you! (This question test candidates’ reaction)
- Do you have any question about this job or company?(For Taiwan companies, the best answer is “No”, but for foreign companies, you can ask them)
Finally, Ms. Hsieh recommended the audience to read a book, called” Now, Discover Your Strengths”, also she hoped everyone can love their job, and enjoy it every day. Besides, she encouraged people to mix reality and dreams then make their dreams come true.
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