Thai Pham is our guest in the virtual cafe today. Thai studied at Drexel University. Here he talks about his study experience and life beyond.
Tell us about your study experience?
Although studying abroad can be quite challenging sometimes, I had a wonderful time when I lived in the US. I had a chance to meet and learn from many interesting people, such as my friends, co-workers and professors.
Can you give us a “top 3” for Drexel University?
1. Diversity: one of the things that I love the most at Drexel is that I can meet people from all over the world and experience different cultures.
2. Club activities: there are hundreds of club activities for you to choose at Drexel. These activities will definitely enhance your study experience.
3. Internships: Drexel university has one of the best co-op programs in the country. Students have a chance to work for 6 months during their junior and senior years.
What advice would you give to someone starting your course?
Experience is really important in this field. It is best to get as much real-life experience by participating in internship/co-op programs during the summer break.
Did you find it easy to find employment?
At first, it was not easy to find an internship in my junior year. However, after my internship, it was easier for me to find a job.
What is your job now?
My current job is a Business Development Assistant.
How did you get from your institution to where you are now?
After graduating from Drexel, I was able to find a job as an associate at a corporate company in the US. I got a promotion to Assistant Manager about a year after that. Then, about 6 months later, I decided to go back to Vietnam to help out with my family business.
Describe a typical day in three words?
Research, sales, study.
Have you been affected by COVID-19?
Although the effect was small, I am still affected by COVID-19.
What have you learnt about yourself?
Thanks to social distancing, I have a chance to review and realise what I am good at and what I am lacking. I will use this opportunity to further improve my skills.
Three words to describe your life during this time?
Study, specialise, invest.
What about the future?
Diverse, improve, review.
What positives can be taken from the changes in our lives?
I am happy that I am improving each day!
Thank you for stopping by, all the best for your future endeavours!