Ly Nguyen '15
How well do you think the Lehigh business curriculum prepared you for success in getting a job or internship?
The business school has a strong curriculum that has prepared its students for their desired career path. The students here are educated with material outside the textbook and are presented with complex concepts and applicable issues.
Have you found the curriculum to be flexible in allowing you to pursue diverse interests in addition to your business interests?
The curriculum has many opportunities for the students to pursue diverse interests. There are many non-CBE credits that must be fulfilled, allowing students to easily minor in different fields. There are also invaluable experiences that are provided to students such as the Martindale Student Associates Program which allows juniors and seniors to explore business and economic issues in a foreign country. The Tauck Scholars program is also available to qualified students who are interested in working abroad during the summer. I was fortunate to be selected as a Tauck Scholar this year which will allow me to work in Tokyo, Japan this summer. It is a great competitive edge as I will be able to learn of the changing and complex accounting field while understanding the procedures from an international perspective.
What experiences outside of your business study, do you credit for some of your success?
I credit much of my success to the networking opportunities that are available to Lehigh students. Many firms come to Lehigh to recruit the students. These networking events with recruiters are invaluable opportunities to learn more about employers while also allowing them to know about potential candidates.
Have you found someone within the CBE to be particularly helpful as you make important decisions?
I’ve found that the resources at Lehigh, including Career Services and faculty have been extremely helpful in deciding my career path. Career Services was a great resource because it was dedicated to helping Lehigh students and Alumni with professional development.
Do you see yourself as part of a community that’s is instrumental to success now and beyond Lehigh?
I believe I have formed many great relationships with the other students in my class who I’ve worked alongside with.