Siming “Jenny” Huang
Denver MBA (full-time) & Master’s in Business Analytics ’19
Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Undergraduate Experience: Monash College and Monash University
Pre-Daniels Experience: I have four years of trade marketing experience in the consumer goods industry in China.
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, hiking and swimming
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What advice do you have for prospective students?
As an international student, you may experience roadblocks along the way, but I think the best way to help with the transition and adapt to a new environment is by doing the following: 1. Reach out to your Daniels career advisor as soon as possible because they will help with your career goal settings and job search if you are thinking about staying in the U.S. 2. Get involved with projects and student clubs outside of class. 3. Participate in as many networking events as possible to start building your professional connections. 4. Constantly seek help from your fellow MBA cohort and academic advisor if needed.
What is your favorite thing about living in Denver?
Denver is such a welcoming, cozy city with friendly people – it felt like home the minute I arrived! I can easily see myself staying in Denver. I also love going to the mountains.
What were you looking for in a business school?
I was ready for a career change. When I was in China, I worked 80 hour-weeks and I realized that I didn’t want this to be the norm for the rest of my life. I wanted something different. I decided to quit my job and return to school so that I could explore new opportunities.
What has surprised you the most about business school?
The individual and team coaching is one of the most valuable aspects of the Denver MBA program because it’s allowed me to grow as an individual and professional.
Are you involved in any student groups or clubs?
I’m the president of International Business Association at Daniels. I was also involved with the Daniels Consulting Firm (DCF), which is part of the Graduate Business Student Association. I was lucky enough to work on two consulting projects during my time with the DCF. The first project was with a client from the U.S-China Environment Education Foundation; they asked us to conduct secondary research to determine e-commerce market trends. We evaluated their existing marketing materials, made recommendations for website improvements and provided a streamlined list of Rocky Mountain-based suppliers to help expand the Foundations’ reach and bring more suppliers onto the website. The second consulting project was with Wish Rock Relaxation, which is a veteran, female-owned small business. They were looking to expand and build additional channels, so I helped develop a marketing strategy to promote search engine optimization and sales.