My Short-Term Goals For A Career In Corporate Finance

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My short-term goal for post-MS is to find a job as a financial analyst or a job in corporate finance and to acquire a CFA credential, which can assist me in becoming a more competitive employee. In the long term, I wish to open my own financial consulting company in Shanghai. And given the economic cycle, If unfortunately, there is a economic trough when I graduate from Olin Business School (OBS), I will seek an unpaid internship and build my network in the meanwhile. Therefore, I can keep accumulating financial skills and experience which are essential in preparing myself before the opportunity arrives.
After graduating from high school, I spent two years as a student majoring in Physics in Shanghai University (SHU). Although Physics is not closely related to Finance, but two-year study experience in Physics substantially enhanced my quantitative skills in terms of calculus and linear algebra. During this time, as our family business grew, I became interested in ‘finance’, a word I could not tell the exact meaning of at that time. How does one obtain a loan from a bank to grow a business? Is there another way to fund a business? How does one distinguish a large company from a small one when both are in the same industry? All of these questions drove me to pay attention to
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To develop my leadership and cooperating skills, I actively communicated with my intern supervisors and other interns to convey my questions and ideas. Also, taking advantage of the opportunity to learn from professionals in the industry, I took the initiative to take jobs such as equity analyzing, product valuation and financial statement analyzing, which I thought would further my financial skills. By taking this internship, I got the basic idea of how the financial industry

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