Kelly Zhang, MBA 2018

Focus Area: Consulting
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Education: B.A. in English & LLM, Shanghai University
Before Smith: VIPABC Co., Ltd.
Extracurricular Activities: Consulting Club, Human Capital Club, Graduate Marketing Association, Professional Communications Club, Asian MBA Association

Why did you choose to attend the Smith School of Business?

I chose to attend the Smith School of Business because of its excellent academic reputation and rankings, proximity to DC (ideal location to find internships and job opportunities), and the friendly community at Smith, which makes me feel comfortable and confident.

In your opinion, what makes the Smith MBA program unique?

I can tell from my interactions with faculty members that the Smith MBA program truly cares about each candidate. The Smith MBA program is dedicated to help us dig into our potentials. It is such an encouraging and inspiring program.

What advice would you give to future Smith MBA candidates?

Don’t be afraid to show your true self to Admissions. Open yourself and enjoy the conversation.