Ruxandra Calin (MBA ’12) Offers 7 Tips from Down Under
“Global assignments enhance one’s spirit, openness, and judgment,” says Ruxandra Calin (MBA ’12), who last summer interned at Ernst & Young in Australia. “My internship gave me different perspectives, enriched my professional and personal life, and opened my curiosity toward areas of professional development that were unfamiliar to me.”
Calin, who earned degrees on the undergraduate and graduate levels in Bucharest, Romania, before coming to Baruch, is no stranger to the differences found throughout the international business world. But even she learned a thing or two—or seven—during her Australian summer (which was really winter).
Follow these rules, from Calin, to conduct business like—and with—Australians:
—Ruxandra Calin graduated with an MBA in accountancy in June 2012. She was one of more than 100 Baruch students who studied abroad during summer 2011. These students studied in 28 cities in 16 countries, ranging from Argentina to the United Kingdom. The most popular destinations were China, the choice of nearly 28 percent, followed by Italy (25 percent) and Spain (16 percent). Female students accounted for 68 percent of those who studied abroad; 98 percent were undergraduates.