Being Raised as An Asian American Immigrant & Pursuing an MBA

by Carter Toni

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Asian American immigrants have a unique set of challenges when it comes to raising a family and managing the many opportunities that come with growing up in America. It’s common for Asian immigrants to pursue higher education since there is a strong belief in education as a form of upward mobility. In my own family, this pressure was even more intense. As the first-generation daughter of Taiwanese immigrant parents, I was expected to attend and achieve the best education possible. Not only were my parents incredibly supportive in my pursuit of an MBA, but my grandparents paid for many of my undergraduate studies.

How my upbringing influenced the career path I chose

My upbringing has influenced my career path in many ways, but the biggest influence was that it made me realize how hard you must work to achieve your goals.

I have seen how hard my parents worked their entire lives to provide for my sister and me, and it inspired me to work even harder to achieve my goals. When you are pursuing an MBA, many difficult challenges can slow down your progress. Whether it’s sacrificing time with family, dealing with money issues, or figuring out how to balance work and school life, people often wonder if all the hard work will be worth it in the end.

I believe that if you are willing to put in the work, an MBA can take you to places you never dreamed of. For me, the hard work was worth it because an MBA allowed me to get a well-paying job and hone my career goals.

Why I pursued an MBA after getting my bachelor’s degree in Finance

Getting an MBA is a very common next step for finance professionals. A finance degree can provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the financial industry, but there are certain things that an MBA can teach you that a finance degree cannot.

An MBA can give you the business knowledge and experience that you need to move up in your career. It can also help you network with other business professionals and open doors to new opportunities.

Why I sought out the top international business school with the highest salary/quality of life increase opportunities

For my MBA, I decided to attend one of the most prestigious international business schools. The reason for this is that it would increase my salary potential and quality of life when I graduated.

I wanted to make sure that when I graduated, I was ready to step into an executive-level position in the business world where I would be able to contribute significantly to society with my wealth of knowledge in finance.

How my cultural background influences the way I approach work and life values/responsibilities

When I started working in the financial industry, my cultural background influenced how I approached my work. I took my job very seriously, and I dedicated much of my time to working hard. I believe that if you are willing to work hard, you will be able to make a lot of good things happen for your career.

In my opinion, the most important thing in life is family. I was dedicated to my job because I wanted to make sure that I made a lot of money for my family. However, at the same, I also enjoyed the fact that I get to help people by showing them how to save money, invest their money, and stay financially healthy.

The Asian American immigrant experience can be difficult because of the challenges that come with being a first-generation immigrant. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to succeed in life or get an MBA as I did! If you’re willing to put in the work and can overcome your struggles, then what is there stopping you? My journey has shown me how important family values are; therefore, I always make sure they know they can count on me when needed. From my cultural background, I also learned about hard work which led me to pursue an MBA after graduating from college and changed my life for the better.

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