Before my MBA, I was a capital markets banker in India. My HKU MBA journey started when I wanted a global business education to apply to opportunities in private equity. While tracking PE activity, I countered a niche industry which instantly appealed to me: aviation finance. Being a serious aviation enthusiast for most of my life, with some knowledge of the industry, along with my finance background, I focused on aviation finance and consulting.
The Career Development and Training helped me substantially, with introductions to senior executives, company meetings and events. The LinkedIn and Mentoring initiatives allowed me to reach out to a lot of people. Job enquiries were primary, but almost equally important were industry banter and informed opinions.
After my MBA, I joined CAPA Centre for Aviation as an associate manager at their South Asia office in New Delhi. My primary responsibility is in building out the capital advisory services practice wherein we help clients raise funds for aviation projects.
Looking back, I am quite convinced that my investment in the HKU MBA allowed me to look at a much broader range of career opportunities, think over a larger canvas, make great friends and network with global professionals.