Engineer Hopes SAIF MBA Will Lead To A Career In Carbon Trading
Sinong Wang worked for Singaporean firm Atea Environmental technology, and more recently interned at investment firm Huadun International in Beijing
Bejing-born Sinong Wang is currently an MBA candidate at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance.
Sinong studied engineering at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and has worked as an environmental engineer in Singapore and Shanghai. More recently her ambitions have changed, and she hopes to switch into the finance industry after she graduates.
Sinong tells BusinessBecause.com about her experiences at SAIF so far:
I chose to study in Germany because of its precision engineering and technology. The University of Stuttgart was my first preference, as its very well-renowned for environmental engineering. And at that time Stuttgart was also a city where students had a good chance of finding summer jobs and internships.
When I first got there, it was quite difficult to adapt culturally. My German was poor at that time, but after some weeks it got better and I was then able to communicate with people and make friends.
I think my culture shock diminished when I learned to speak the language fluently and to keep my mind open. Germany is a wonderful country. I like it and miss my friends there!
I’ve worked as an engineer in Beijing, Singapore and Shanghai, and they’re all very nice cities. But my personal favorite is my hometown Beijing.
I’ve been interested in finance for quite some time. It’s currently exploding as an industry in China. I came across the SAIF financial MBA program just when I was looking for advanced study in this area.
Shanghai will soon be the financial centre of China. Joining one of the top MBA programs in Shanghai is a good opportunity to connect with people at the highest level of this industry.
With my background I’ll try sectors that bridge the environmental, energy and finance sectors, like carbon trading. I’m especially interested in working for an international organization as a China specialist.
At the moment, I think nuclear power is the most interesting green tech. But currently, at least in China, the focus of the environmental problem may still be on the basics: saving energy and improving efficiency. It’s better to use less fossil energy now than deal with the consequences afterwards.
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