Student Stories - IMBA
Aristide Caraccio | IMBA Alumnus from Singapore
I started working at 21 in order to acquire a certain experience in business and management to use when it came time to found my own company. Since the very beginning of my career, I have worked alongside American companies, but I wanted to get some experience inside one of them, so I joined WRQ.
After four years there, I understood that the American way of conducting business really corresponded with my personal values. I had incredible potential opportunities inside the company, but after discussing the matter with the management, I felt I lacked the educational background to take advantage of them. In addition, before applying to a position based either in the US or in Asia, I wanted to present a 100%-clean application. According to the feedback I received from different sources, the MBA program that ISM offered seemed to be the best way to succeed. In fact, it is considered very solid – maybe because it is an intensive program, requesting a real commitment from students – and quite serious due to its international accreditations. One month after I completed my MBA, I was invited to manage the Asia Pacific region for WRQ. That was in June 2000, and I am still enjoying this fantastic experience.