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Ngo Thi Thanh Thuy

Ngo Thi Thanh Thuy
Tien Giang, Viet Nam

Vietnamese – German University
MBA in Small Enterprise Promotion & Training

Previous university/Major
Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology/English Pedagogy 

Employer: Shyang Hung Cheng Co., Ltd. (SHC)
Position: Team Leader
Work duration: 7 years

Employer: Pou Yuen Vietnam Co., Ltd. (PYV)
Work duration: 5 years

Award and citation
Shyang Hung Cheng – Hinrich Foundation Global Trade Leadership Scholarship 2016/2018

Class of 2016

Current scholar

Read my story here

My first thought when I learned I was awarded this scholarship

I felt truly honored and extremely grateful that I was awarded a scholarship by Hinrich Foundation and Shyang Hung Cheng Co. Ltd. This has motivated me to work more efficiently by deepening my knowledge, skills and abilities through the MBA program.

Why I’m interested in trade

I’m interested in trade because learning about it means I also enhance my knowledge of business operations. Learning about trade exercises my analytical and critical thinking, problem -solving, decision-making skills and logical thinking. It also helps me gain an understanding of the financial planning, business systems, enterprise management, effective time management, economic fluctuations and other external factors affecting business.

What this scholarship opportunity means to me

This scholarship will not only help me achieve my goals of getting a higher education and enhancing my skills and knowledge. It will also enable me to be successful in my career goals and contribute to the growth of the company I work for.

The international experiences I’m most looking forward to

The international experiences I am looking forward to the most include: being involved in the development of a sustainable or “green” business, training potential entrepreneurs in management and soft skills, stimulating interdisciplinary team building, and providing access to marketing and financial networks.

My favorite hobbies and other interests

My favorite hobby is listening to music as it helps my soul relax. I am especially interested in the country music. I am passionate in growing organic vegetables. Growing them myself assures me of the vegetables’ quality and helps me relax after a stressful day at work. Besides improving my health, it brings green space that beautifies my home and provides a refreshing atmosphere. I can also give newly harvested vegetables as gifts to relatives and friends.

My proudest achievement so far in life

My proudest accomplishment so far would have to be when some of my staffs became team leaders. I utilized the pedagogy I learned in university and my work experience, as well as my enthusiasm for coaching to help staff in my company develop their English and Chinese proficiency for shoes manufacturing as well as enhance problem-solving and management skills so that they can become team leaders.

The largest obstacle I’ve overcome so far in life

A few years ago, after I graduated from university, I took a second bachelor’s degree in foreign trade in the evening, while working in a company in the morning. My motto is “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today’’, so I tried to finish all my tasks at work and for the class. This caused a serious stress problem. I managed to balance my work and studies effectively by consulting a colleague, who had a similar experience. My manager also helped me improve my problem-solving and time management skills.

My future goals and aspirations include

In terms of my career, my goal is to develop innovative of coaching skills and makes meaningful contributions to the growth of the staff in the company I work for. Helping the community and motivating others to become successful is one of my aspirations.

I plan to give back and help others

The scholarship from the Hinrich Foundation is a wonderful gift to me and something I will never forget. It shows me that my efforts are recognized and appreciated. To show my appreciation, I will give back to the Foundation in the future by becoming a volunteer who will support the Foundation’s work toward “sustainable global trade promotes peace between nations” and give others a chance to obtain a scholarship that will enhance their career development.

Personal statement

I am truly amazed I got this award, with my education background and working experience. I strongly believe that the program will enrich my knowledge and help me in my career development.  The course content of the MBA program combined with the practical work involved will provide me good opportunity to perform my job better. I definitely believe the program can deepen my knowledge of the world and my understanding the global and international business so that I can achieve my career goals and help others in my community.

Story about Thuy

I grew up in My Duc Tay village, Cai Be town, in Vietnam’s Tien Giang province where my parents are farmers. I am very proud of my parents. They taught me important values such as honesty and being helpful to others. They also motivated me to study and never cease learning. This has given me the courage to never give up even after seeing so many of my friends leave school due to financial difficulties. It has also encouraged me to continue my studies even while working.

With support from the Hinrich Foundation, I want to share my knowledge and skills to help other people achieve their dreams.