Winnie Wong, 2013, United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because the school's Master of International Business degree offered the perfect blend of business and international affairs courses that I found lacking in the curricula of traditional MBA programs. One of the areas of interest that had brought me to graduate school was the rising importance of public-private partnerships in meeting the infrastructure needs of emerging markets.   Fletcher offers me the opportunity to explore this interest by bolstering my core business analytical skills while framing it in a geopolitical context.

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: The number of activities, both school-sponsored and student-run, that take place every day at Fletcher continues to amaze (and baffle) me. Finding a way to fit all of the class lectures, external speaker presentations, club meetings, career information sessions and social events into my schedule continues to be a daily struggle; but having to choose between a lecture on the Lessons of the Arab Spring and a luncheon with the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is certainly not a bad problem to have.

Favorite Newspaper:

The Guardian

Favorite Book:

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Favorite Food:

dumplings

Favorite Website:

www.slate.com

Favorite City:

San Sebastián, Spain

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
    Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Summer Internship

Asian Development Bank, Private Sector Operations Department - Manila, Philippines

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Center for Emerging Market Enterprises
  • Law & International Development Society
    Net Impact
    International Business Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Economics, Cornell University
    General Course, Law, London School of Economics

Experience before Fletcher

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Leveraged Finance Associate - New York, NY
    Barclays Capital, Investment Banking Analyst - New York, NY

Languages

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
    Spanish
    Portuguese
    German
    English