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Name: Tan Song
Major/Degree: M.B.A Business Analytics
Hometown: Qinhuangdao, Hebei Providence, People’s Republic of China
Employer: The NPD Group

Why did you come to the Zarb School?

Zarb is very close to New York City where there are so many career opportunities. I knew that Zarb had a great reputation. Graduate Business Career Services really go above and beyond to help their students find internships and employment.

How did you obtain an internship?

I initially heard of The NPD Group through a career center panel. I reached out to company executives and also found alumni to assist me in the process. I also received great recommendations through Graduate Business Career Services. Dean Socci was also instrumental in my success, as he always encouraged and supported me throughout my academic and professional career. I recently completed a summer internship in Houston, Texas and was offered a full time job with The NPD Group upon graduating this December.

What advice do you have for students who want to follow in your footsteps?

Ask for help from Graduate Business Career Services and faculty. They are always there to lend a helping hand.

How did the Zarb School prepare you for your career?

I gained solid skills from my Business Analytics courses. I learned advanced analytics, statistic modeling and data mining. I truly feel that these skills gave me a competitive edge and contributed to my employment at The NPD Group.

What is your favorite memory/experience at the Zarb School?

Dean Socci collaborated with me to develop a research project which studies Zarb’s competitiveness in regards to international applicants in China. I gained so much valuable experience from this project. I initiated the idea, and Zarb School was very accepting and encouraging. They listened and were there to assist me every step of the way. It was and continues to be a fantastic experience!

Tan Song