Nov 29 Industry Webinar- Accounting (Big Four)

Date: 29 November 2017

Time: 8pm EDT


What Will You Learn?

The industry-specific webinars are designed specifically to provide professional insights on a range of industries that are most popular among Chinese international students. Through such webinars, you will be able to learn about the career prospects, job vacancies, responsibilities and the qualifications required in specific industries.

  • Brief description of the industry you are working in, in terms of current trends, past history and expected future developments.
  • Why you enjoy working in this industry.
  • What competencies your industry (and your company, if you are still working within this industry) are seeking from international graduates (specifically Chinese graduates).
  • What are the “key success factors” for those who excel within this industry?
  • Please describe some common mistakes made by applicants (within both the application and interview processes) in your experience of helping companies to recruit.
  • What is the typical career path for new graduates working in your industry?
  • What might be some additional options (“the path less taken”) that could be explored within the industry by new graduates?
  • Are there any advantages and/or disadvantages of being a Chinese person (vs an American, or someone from another culture) entering this industry within the U.S. job market at this time?
  • Why might international students benefit from/need a professional career coaching service? (Share examples regarding cultural obstacles /different values in American international corporations.)
  • What resources have proven most useful to you in building industry knowledge?
  • The fundamentals of US interview preparation and resume writing


Information About the Speaker


Angela’s background includes 8 years’ experience working in the banking arena, beginning with the Commercial Management Training Program at NationsBank (now Bank of America).  With roles in commercial lending and private banking, Angela ultimately served as a Relationship Manager for the commercial division of a regional bank.

For several years, Angela’s banking career took her to Sydney, Australia, where she served as a Commercial and Real Estate Loan Underwriter, focusing on real estate finance and private banking for an international investment banking firm.

Leveraging an undergraduate business degree from Miami University in Ohio, Angela later moved to Shanghai, China, where she launched a proprietary export enterprise. Through an 11-year period in Shanghai, where her business continues to operate today, Angela learned to speak Mandarin and to develop deep insight into Chinese culture.

Complementing these experiences, Angela also lived in Singapore, where she worked as the Director of Client Services for an international Leadership Development firm.  Typical clients hailed from industries including finance, insurance, engineering and technology.