Ho Man Wong is from Hong Kong. He majored in Economics and East Asian Studies at New York University (ranked 30) after transferring from Kings in Boston.
"What Kings provided me with was the network and connections – from that they also gave us good guidelines and tactics in terms of how to move on and transfer, how to progress to where we want to get in the future."
We caught up with him during his second year at NYU and this is what he told us:
“I’m currently studying Economics and East Asian Studies at NYU. I’ve always been a fan of economics and wanted to know more about the business world and I found that economics actually gives me the practical tools to analyse the world in an efficient way, to help me tackle a lot of social problems and also to help me predict the next economic trends. All this information has been very helpful for me to move on to the business world in the future.
When I first came to America I studied at Pine Manor College in Boston. I remember at that time, I was kind of ‘fresh off the boat’ and didn’t have many friends, and no network. What Kings provided me with was the network and connections – from that they also gave us good guidelines and tactics in terms of how to move on and transfer, how to progress to where we want to get in the future. All these things were very helpful for me as a person, and a student, to grow.
The reason I picked NYU is firstly, that New York City is the best city you can find – possibly in the world. Here it’s very diverse and you can meet anyone. I’ve made a lot of interesting connections, meeting different friends and understanding their cultures, so this has been really interesting and exciting for me as an experience.
Other than that, if you go downtown, you can find the financial district, where Wall Street is located, where many headquarters of the multinational companies are located. You can also find the international World Trade Center, so in terms of business opportunities, this is a like a goldmine to most students, and compared to a lot of other cities, and countries, here there are tonnes, millions of start-ups, which provide different internship experiences that some students definitely have to explore in order to progress smoothly into their professional pursuits.
I plan to graduate from NYU in 2 years and I’m currently seeking different internships. I hope to eventually pursue management consultancy as my professional goal. Right now I’m studying a lot of strategic and analytical skills in business, and meanwhile I’m also interning in different companies. I hope that eventually I can become a management consultant and help companies improve their situation.“