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Ian

Ian

Human Resources Coordinator

Tell us about you and your job.

I am Ian, a Human Resources Coordinator and I’m part of the global recruitment team at Sysmex. We are involved in vitro diagnostic testing and are based in Kobe, Japan.

You get to interview a lot of jobseekers. Do you notice a recurring mistake people make when they’re looking for a job?

From the many resumes I review every year, a good number of people tend to be too general and don’t actually focus on the position they’re applying for. People who give...

James

James

Director and Senior Site Leader for North Asia

James, Director and Senior Site Leader for North Asia with Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong, speaks about his experience during the career hunt.

“It’s been a wild ride! I started off with a couple of years in London in a sales role with Reuters. I moved to Singapore, … Thailand, and India. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to lead cross-functional teams across Asia. I moved to Hong Kong in mid-2013 … and am now running the North Asia business.”

Advice for Students

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Rendel

Rendel

Principal

Rendel is a Vice President at M2, a private equity firm: he focuses on sales, marketing, and client services. He offers advice to students invested in having a career in private equity.

“I would suggest taking every opportunity to connect with firms. This includes everything from cold calling to attending conferences to networking. There are public [and corporate] pension plans, foundations and endowments, fund-of-funds, consultants, and advisors. These firms and individuals are all part of...

Andrew

Andrew

Senior Credit Associate

Andrew is a 2002 finance graduate, and currently acts as a senior credit associate for Stone Point Capital. Stone Point is a New York City based private equity firm that has raised over $10 billion in committed capital in the global financial services industry.

Advice for Students

Being proactive and networking early are crucial elements to eventual success. Andrew stresses the importance of attending career fairs that your campus will provide, in an effort to gain a clearer picture of the...

Tracy

Tracy

Executive Vice President

Tracy, an Executive Vice President of Health Plans for CVS, is a 2004 graduate of the Columbia Business School. He is in charge of the company’s growth, profitability, and performance in regards to health plans, insurance, and other health care providers. The relationships he established during his time in school were crucial to his eventual success in the Private Equity field.

He currently serves on three boards: MedExpress, TeleTech Holdings, and the Board of Trustees for Gustavus Adolphus...