#88 Christina Mou – CEIBS MBA student strengthens local ties and gains global perspective
Christina was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and she immigrated to US at the age of ten. Having grown up in a small town suburb of Illinois, Christina believes that solid family relationship and supportive community are foundations in shaping one’s character. For the past 6 years, Christina has been working for SEB Special Paper Co., in Shanghai as the Overseas Development Manager and most recently is a full-time MBA student at China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. During her free time Christina volunteers at her church and participates in a crowd funding project, Pad for Hope. She also enjoys singing, traveling and exploring new restaurants with friends.
Being Taiwanese and working for my family’s business, I know the importance of miàn (saving face) in the Chinese culture.
In this episode
- What it’s like working for the family business
- Why she’s pursuing an MBA now – the benefits and challenges
- The best thing about the CEIBS program
- A fantastic story of a red envelope being slid her way by a vendor… and how she properly managed the situation for a win-win
- How 80% of recruiters are looking for English AND Mandarin skills and how CEIBS helps make students competitive
- The importance of mental toughness and flexibility in conducting business in China
Connect with Christina
- SEB Special Paper Co.
- Pad for Hope Charity
- China Europe International Business School
- IESE Business School
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