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Interview with Tram Nguyen

» Interview with Tram Nguyen

Tram came to Chapman from Vietnam and earned her MBA.

Here are her tips for transitioning to studying in the U.S. and finding success in graduate school.

Why did you choose Chapman?

I chose Chapman because the small community benefits me a lot. It is easy to develop connections with professors and students.

Chapman has very good resources, programs and connections with other well-known institutions that I can benefit from, such as Janes Financial Center and Wall Street prep course. That is why, after I completed my bachelor’s degree here, I returned for my MBA.

How was your transition coming to Chapman?

I was shy and quiet before Chapman. After my undergrad here, I became more confident and outgoing. Most students were American, which helped me quickly adapt to American culture and improve my English.

What have you enjoyed about your time as a student here?

I love all the people at Chapman. They listen to my stories and help me achieve my goals. Every time I struggled with any classes, I was encouraged to meet and discuss with professors in their offices.

The residential area around Chapman is also nice and quiet. I enjoy the small town with friendly people and a wide variety of food (Italian, American, Mexican, Japanese, etc.).

What services and resources have helped you the most in development for your future career?

I attended two excursions from Chapman’s Career and Professional Development and fell in love with these. I got to visit companies and talk to the recruiters. It is very useful for me to know what employers want in order to have a good preparation for my job applications.

What advice would you give to someone considering Chapman?

Choosing the right university is important because you need to learn and grow. Environment and your lifestyle are more important than a school’s ranking. If you want to explore and develop relationships with professors, Chapman will be suitable for you.

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