It’s back-to-school time again, and among the ranks of new university students are working professionals.
Two new adult learners at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou say despite the challenges of returning to school after years away, they are confident of the rewards. Both plan to boost what they can o er in the workplace through master’s degrees from XJTLU’s International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).
Back to School Again
While Hamed Azimidizaj has become an experienced engineer and manager over nearly 15 years in the automotive industry, he wants to broaden his knowledge. Originally from Iran, he’s lived for five years in China and is Technical Manager and Advisor at Suzhou Hengmei Electron Technology Inc.
“Now I see that experience alone is not enough. You need to bring knowledge to the industry to make improvements, and I’m seeking more knowledge so that I can make a change,” he says.
To build up his knowledge base, he enrolled in the part-time MSc Project Management program at IBSS. He says all the program’s compulsory modules together are equally necessary to make a project successful, but he’s interested especially in risk management and stakeholder management.
At Weiss-Voetsch Environmental Testing Instruments (Taicang) Co., Ltd., Qin Qian, Marketing Manager, is charged with implementing the German company’s new business development. One of