Walker School: Alumni Success
My Walker Story
Who: Stephen Penn - student
Where: Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand and London, United Kingdom
What: A management major from New York City, I will graduate from Webster University’s London campus, Regent’s University London, in December 2014. My experiences at Webster have not only molded me into a global citizen, but they have allowed me to grow as a leader.
In addition to the knowledge I’ve gained in the classroom, my involvement with various student organizations have helped me excel in management. From leading a cross functional team in the development of strategies that address tactical pressures in the marketplace with the IBM Universities Business Challenge, to providing healthcare humanitarian aid in Sierra Leone, West Africa in partnership with city, health and government officials, Webster has presented me with incredible professional development opportunities.
Thanks to Webster’s global network of campuses, I’ve also been able to blend my passion for world affairs and global business solutions by studying abroad in Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand. While living in Thailand has been completely different from New York and London, I’ve enjoyed taking in the culture and scenery as I learn how businesses work in Asia.
Upon graduation, my next step is law school. I would like to become a corporate lawyer at a global firm, and I know the international perspective I’ve gained from traveling abroad as well as the educational experience at Webster University will help position me for success in my career.
Who: Yinye Wang - student
Where: St. Louis, Missouri
What: As a student from China, I chose to study at Webster University because of the countless opportunities it presented me. A Business Administration and Management major, I really enjoy the small classes and personalized attention I receive from my professors. I feel like they really know me and are always willing to help.
While China is my home, I am enjoying my time in the U.S. The experiences I am gaining are opening my eyes up to the world and exposing me to new ideas and possibilities. Among these, this summer I am working as a market research intern at Maritz. From calculating numbers to conducting comparisons and doing mystery shopping, this internship is providing me with valuable, hands-on experience.
After graduating in December 2014, I plan to get a job. Eventually, I think I’d like to become an entrepreneur, so I know I must learn as much as I can to position myself for future career success.