Junyoung Son

Full-Time MBA Class of 2019

Leveraging networking opportunities
to jump from finance to renewable energy

HUMAN
JOURNEY
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South Korea

Asia
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Full-Time

Class of 2019
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Pre-MBA Career:

Channel Manager (Machinery Financing in Trading House of Hyundai), Hyundai Corporation (South Korea)
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Post-MBA Career:

Business Developer, Total Eren, Renewable Energy (Singapore)
INTRODUCTION
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As a business development professional, Junyoung leveraged opportunities The NUS MBA provided to expand his network. Through various networking events and activities, he not only gained a lifelong mentor, but also a trusted friend who guided him towards his desired career goals.

The experiential learning components of the programme also helped hone his consulting and client relationship management capabilities.

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What were some of the learning opportunities outside of the classroom that you took part in?

I took advantage of various opportunities during our Finance Club activities to network and learn. We invited our alum, Yogesh Lundia, an experienced investment banker specialising in the infrastructure and power sector, who volunteered to host four sessions on weekdays and the weekends. He is a successful professional in a sector where I wanted to jump into and establish my career.

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Overseas Exposure

Desert Challenge in Tengger, Inner Mongolia

What were some of the learning opportunities outside of the classroom that you took part in?

Yogesh also helped mentor me in preparing for interviews, guided me as I went through my probation period, provided advice on negotiating salaries and establishing the right work ethics, and more. In my MBA days, I had countless coffee chats and attended many talks and events. There were others who supported me along my MBA journey, but I enjoyed Yogesh’s lectures and talks the most.

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How useful were the experiential learning components for you?

We approached the BCG Jakarta office with a few proposals around what we could do for them. One proposal got them interested: how to lure young, experienced Indonesian professionals back to the country, and into the BCG Jakarta office. We conducted online surveys, phone calls and coffee chats with young Indonesian professionals working overseas to pursue their passions. At the same time, the consultants in BCG guided us on the methodologies and logical approaches in our research. It was stressful and we were overwhelmed, but in the end, we gained good exposure to specific and relevant issues faced by developing economies in the region, in retaining and luring back local talent. We also gained a lot in working with well-trained, disciplined consultants on the different ways of identifying problems and coming up with solutions.

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In my MBA days, I had countless coffee chats and attended many talks and events. There were others who supported me along my MBA journey, but I enjoyed Yogesh’s lectures and talks the most.

Junyoung Son South Korea, Class of 2019
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