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Yong Jin Lee

Yong Jin LeeWhere are you from?

Malaysia

Why did you choose Northumbria University, Newcastle?

It's modern, great facilities, top business school, good location, offered the course that I wanted to study, good reviews and comments from other people about this university.

What do you think of Newcastle and our region and what are your favourite things to do?

I love the historical building here, it was amazing! Having a cup of hot chocolate on the Quayside enjoying the sunset view, buying ingredients at the Grainger Market for my dinner, going to Chinatown with friends to have a lunch.

Did you find Northumbria University welcoming?  Was it easy to fit in?

Yes, the lecturer and the staff here are friendly and helpful!  They will try their best to help me to solve any problems.

What have you enjoyed most about coming to Northumbria University?

Coming out from my comfort zone  Living independently, meeting new friends.

Who has helped you most since you came to Northumbria?

The agent who helped me submit my application form and my friend who picked me up at the airport.

Who has inspired you most at Northumbria University?

One of my friends who is very hardworking and self-motivated, they believe continued learning and improvement is essential.

What is your favourite place on campus?

Sport Central! I am active person who frequently plays badminton and basketball with my friends at sport Central.

What is the best thing about your course?

Inspiration and motivation of doing business globally.

What are the most valuable lessons you have learnt to date?

Don't judge the book by it's cover.

What do you want to do in the future?  What skills have you learned/improved that you think will be of most use in your future career?

My dream is to be an entrepreneur. I have learned that the we must understand the micro and macro environment by applying some theoretical framework before entering into the market too quickly that might fail.

Have you worked on any projects with businesses or been on a placement?  What were your most memorable experiences?

During my free time, I used to work part time for Nikon, AIA (insurance company), and government low-cost properties project. I realised that communication and social skills are very important which might not be learned from the textbook. My parents always told me that.

If you could offer some advice to students thinking of coming to study here what would you say?

You are on the right path!

If you had 3 words to sum up your time with us what would they be?

Independant, great experience, self motivated.

Would you recommend Northumbria University to a friend?

It would be my pleasure.


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