SICAS Reporter: What were you doing before you came to Wuhan University?
Sembi: I graduated from the University of Alberta, Canada with a double Bachelors major in Economics and Chinese language and literature in June 2011.
SICAS Reporter: Why did you choose to come to China to study in Wuhan University?
Sembi: I was very determined to be a part of Wuhan University. I am especially interested with the international focus along with the challenging and rewarding environment of the program. This is the main reason that I choose this university. Additionally, living in Wuhan will let me experience different diverse cultures and traditions and also enrich my Chinese language skill.
SICAS Reporter: What do you most like about your programme?
Sembi: My experiences studying this programme are exciting. I have the opportunity to interact with a number of students from many different countries. What I like most is the professional attitude and the study environment that was provided for me. Another thing I liked was the close knit and interpersonal communications that were prevalent between professors and students. Every professor also believed in their students and seemed to really think about my future growth and professional progress.
SICAS Reporter: Who is your favorite professor?
Sembi: Like I have said before in previous question, all the professors are very nice to their students and sincerely care about us. That is why to name only one favorite professor is hard to do. Two names came up after I read this question, Professor Sajal Kabiraj and Professor Tariq Malik. Both of them are great teachers that I will never forget. Not only are they incredibly knowledgeable about management but they presented the information in a way that was fun, easy to remember and always made it sound interesting! They always make the class laugh and always had everyone’s attention. I personally really respect them.
SICAS Reporter: How do you think your programme will help you with your future career?
Sembi: China has continued to evolve into one of the most important and powerful countries in business. China has fascinated me for a very long time especially in the areas of language and culture thus I have decided to advance my education by attaining my Master Degree in Management and especially here in China. Even after just one year of study at Wuhan University, I am certain that this program will certainly enhance both my entrepreneur skill and potential to enable me to achieve my goal of becoming an expert in the world marketing.
SICAS Reporter: What do you do in Wuhan when you have free time?
Sembi: There are tons of things to do with free time in Wuhan . It can be something I really enjoy, such as sightseeing with friends, exploring Chinese food by eating outside, or taking Chinese language classes.
SICAS Reporter: What is your future plan?
Sembi: I want an entrepreneurial career just like my parents. Our family has our own business, which is the reason why I am interested in this programme. Since before I was born, my parents had started Rice Mill Company Limited and operated it successfully ever since. I have learned a lot about entrepreneurship in real life experiences from my parents and gained valuable lessons in business administration and marketing area. However, I do not think that this is enough, in order to fulfill my objective to become a successor of the company I need to have more than what my parents have had. Therefore, I believe that a MSc international Business management from Wuhan University can help me to achieve this objective.