Mr. Justine Jude Pura from The Philippines is our current GHRM English MBA Program student is sharing his story.
Justine studied Computer Science – Software Engineering in the Philippines and then joined NSYSU in 2018. Before joining master’s program, Justine was a college instructor in the Philippines, in the school where he graduated and taught Operating Systems, Discrete Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms and other Computer Science courses. He also had an industry experience at the largest telecommunications company in the Philippines as an intern.
Justine remembers that during his time as an exchange student in Taiwan he told himself: “I want an international exposure.” So he grabbed the opportunity to study abroad at NSYSU since it was the only partner school of his home university three years ago. He adds: “I feel like I was destined to be here. I was enrolled on International Marketing Management class and I was in the same class with many GHRM MBA alumni and students, Ryan, Graham, Matthew, Peiyu, Olga and Krystian, who inspired me to be in the program. I was amazed by their knowledge and competitiveness in class. Then I came to realize that combining technology with management is the trend. I chose GHRM MBA because it focuses on the organizational behavior and people. I realized that humans are more complicated than machines.”
Now, being part of GHRM MBA Program Justine thinks that the faculty members are much internationalized – “I am not just learning management, but also cross-cultural communication. I feel like I am more than qualified to work on a multi-national company, since I am being exposed on different nationalities. And my favorite subject is work psychology. I am really fascinated to learn human behavior, personalities, and culture. These were all discussed in one course, and the professor, Dr. David McConville is really an amazing professor. He was also one of my professors when I was an exchange student.”
Last semester, Justine was the Vice President of the Students Association and now he works as a Teaching Assistant for several courses and does private tutoring in Mathematics.
When asking whether Justine would recommend GHRM English MBA Program to potential students and why, he answered definitely yes and justified his answer: “It is very rare for a university to be able to pull off both excellence in academics and fun in student activities. And our program is one of those few who can do it. So my advice, if you are the type of person who wants to enjoy life while pursuing graduate studies, my advice is, “Enroll on our GHRM MBA program!”