To Be A Master | Working Master (IV) – Consulting

Live access at Thu Sep 8, 2016 08:30pm EDT

Businesses from time to time need outside help for crucial management decisions. Fortune 500 companies face fierce competition from established companies as well as newcomers, which is why they have to consistently generate respectable revenue, watch their expenses, and earn a profit. Doing all three well is difficult for many companies which is why they hire consultants for help. Consultants are needed now more than ever because of the increased competition from a global economy and the effects of new disruptive startups. Today we have guest speaker Kai to talk about his experience as a seasoned consultant.

To Be A Master | Working Master (III) – BIG4

Live access at Thu Aug 25, 2016 08:30pm EDT

A large public corporation has its benefits–limited liability and ability to raise a large amount–however, along with the benefits come drawbacks. Large public corporations are faced with lots of regulation and the federal and state level and so they choose to outsource related work to the Big Four firms. This efficiency allow corporations to focus on their products and services rather than compliance related work. In this way, Big Four firms make their client firms better by freeing up time and energy that would have been dedicated to audit and compliance which allows allowing their client firms to work on what really matters: their products.. Today our guest speaker Serena, a Former Senior Associate at PwC, will talk about her life in a Big Four firm.

To Be A Master | Working Master (II) – IBD

Live access at Thu Aug 18, 2016 08:30pm EDT

Have you ever watched the movie “Wolf of a Wall Street”? Basically it is a perfect picture of how people imagine life of an investment banker to be. However, hate to disappoint you that the real life of an investment banker is far from this picture. The traditional role of an investment banker involves meeting with clients, preparing offers, running financial projections and working on pitch books, or sales books created by the firm to help generate new clients. What is more important, investment bankers need excellent social skills. Plenty of business students can perform the technical functions of an investment banking associate, but few have the stamina and social graces to grease the wheels with senior staff and clients. Today we have an Wall Street senior Cindy to share her years of experience in IBD and disclose the truth behind this highly lucrative job and how it gets more so with time and promotion.

To Be A Master | Working Master (I) – S&T

Live access at Thu Aug 11, 2016 08:30pm EDT

If bankers are “farmers”, working over the long-haul on extended projects, traders are probably “hunters”, periods of rapid activities. The enormous pressure you face will be much greater than anything you’ve ever experienced – especially if you’ve only been a newbie before. While sales don’t have to face multiple monitors with dense graphs and charts, they will be humbly in touch with as many clients as possible via diverse channels and coordinate the trade with traders to facilitate the process. Today, we are glad to have a professional quantitative trader to share his years of experience in trading financial instruments. He’ll also provide valuable insights to interns and job seekers to better understand the nature of Sales and Trading.

To be A Master| To be A Fashion Master

Live access at Thu July 21, 2016 08:30pm EDT

Walking through those display windows on 5th avenue and putting the haute couture on, have you ever dreamed of standing on the runway during Fashion Week? Indeed, fashion is a fascinating but obscure term. Many people try to catch up with the latest fashion trends by spending big money on clothes, accessories and various luxury goods. You may be impressed by the fancy appearance of those fashion leaders, but the story behind these glamorous outfits is actually the most meaningful part to learn about. Today, we gladly invite Vera Wang, the first Chinese fashion & lifestyle blogger at NYC, to tell us about her behind stories and share her unique viewpoints about the fashion industry.

To Be A Master | To Be A Food Master

Live access at Thu July 14, 2016 08:30pm EDT

Talking about New York City, what will come to you mind first? Is it the bustling nightlife, the heavy traffic or the stunning skyscrapers? There may be different answers, but food must be among the top choices. As a cosmopolitan city, New York harbors immigrants from all over the world, who bring their traditional dishes to this metropolis. No matter you are a newcomer or a native, there are always more gourmets to explore. However, do you know where to find these delicacies and how to make “food” a networking tool? This time, our star speaker, Z, will virtually show you around the city, finding those hidden gem restaurants and sharing his perspective on food culture.

Live Your American Dream | Entrepreneurship in America

Live access at Thu July 7, 2016 09:00pm EDT

You must have heard about Snapchat, Uber and WeWork, but you may not know about the entrepreneurship behind the success of these newly established enterprises. How do they come up with new ideas and seize the opportunity to succeed? What common difficulties do they face at the very beginning? Unfortunately, there isn’t a textbook telling you how to become a successful entrepreneur, so all you can do is to learn from others’ experiences. Do you want to know how financial industry experience can help set the foundation of an educational technology firm? Do you want to know how a graduate with education studies background start and operate entrepreneur social platform? And also, how a technical background entrepreneur use what he learned in to his business? Today, we are glad to have 3 experienced entrepreneurs described above to share their story with us.

Jobs For The Future | Product Management

Live access at Thu July 5, 2016 08:00pm EDT

Despite more and more companies are realizing how important product management is to their success, product management remains to be a controversial role as its responsibilities and functions vary from companies to companies. Spending hours doing online research on product management may not be able to help you reveal its true nature. That’s why we invited an experienced product management professional to share his understanding about the fundamentals and their applications on managing products or projects, and both the technical and nontechnical aspects of product managements.

Live Your American Dream | Venture Capital in America

Live access at Thu June 30, 2016 08:30pm EDT

Stepping into the digital era, hundreds of thousands of technology startups were founded and venture capital played a critical role in fueling these flourishing firms. Induced by the high-risk and high-return natures of venture capital industry, more and more people decide to join this competitive field. However, there are still many people who are not familiar with venture capital. Therefore, we gladly invite our star mentor, David, an experienced venture capitalist, to help us learn about venture capital, including the trends of the industry, the investment strategies used in the field and responsibilities of these risk-loving adventurers.

Jobs For The Future | Information Security

Live access at Thu June 21, 2016 07:30pm EDT

Information is the engine of global enterprise, and fit-for-purpose information security is fundamental to managing global enterprise risk. Traditionally, information security for businesses has been dominated by technology companies but as the issue climbs fast up the corporate agenda, and the complexity of cyber attacks from unseen enemies increases, Big Four is getting into the cybersecurity arena and beefing up these services. Today, we invite a cybersecurity specialist with abundant risk management background to share his understanding of information security in Big Four. He will talk about his major responsibilities, general career path, exit options and some recruiting tips.