Alumni Profile - Fransiska W. Darjanto (Master of Management (CEMS), USYD, 2011)


Fransiska W. Darjanto

Name: Fransiska W. Darjanto

Current Position, Organisation: Management Consultant, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Describe yourself in 3 words: Self-driven, adventurous, analytical

Nationality/cultural identity: Australian / Chinese-Indonesian

Languages spoken: English, Indonesian, Chinese

Countries lived/worked in: Australia, Indonesia, China, Switzerland, Germany

Best book you have read in the last 12 months: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Daily website 'favourites': Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Merger Market

Motto to live/work by: "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life" - Steve Jobs

Linkedin Profile: Fransiska W. Darjanto

Why did you choose to study the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?

I chose to study the Master of Management/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School because it is one of the most prestigious management programs offered by one of the top business schools in the world. Additionally, I was interested in the exchange program and the business project that the School offered.

What was the best part of studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM program.

The best part of studying the Master of Management/CEMS MIM program is: you can live in a foreign country, meet fellow classmates from 30 different nationalities and work together to achieve common goals.

Briefly describe your CEMS exchange experience

My CEMS exchange experience was amazing! I spent 6 months at St. Gallen's University in Switzerland, where I met people from different cultures, participated in their Culture Day, and learnt German for free! I also managed to fly to Copenhagen for the CEMS language test and Budapest for the CEMS Career Day.

What was the most challenging aspect of your CEMS exchange experience?

Not speaking any German when I first arrived; and also most restaurants only sold local food, which was quite frustrating.

What was the highlight of your CEMS exchange experience?

The highlight of the CEMS exchange program for me was the opportunity to study in one of the best business schools in Europe, live in one of the best countries in the world and meet like-minded people from different nationalities and background.

How has completing the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School changed you both professionally and personally?

The CEMS program has been a wonderful experience, helping me to grow personally and professionally. I discovered a passion in management consulting and the program also helped me become more mature, open minded, independent, and self-driven.

What have you done since graduating?

I'm now working for Deloitte as a management consultant, specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions. I would like to thank the Master of Management/CEMS program for connecting students with professionals through business project and networking events!

What does being a Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM alumnus mean to you?

To me, being a Master of Management/ CEMS MIM alumna means I belong to an international network of like-minded individuals.

What does being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus mean to you?

Being a University of Sydney Business School alumna means that I graduated from one of the best universities in Australia. The pride is beyond words.

What would you say to a prospective student who is considering studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?

When there is an opportunity, just go for it - don't think twice! I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who wants to experience foreign cultures, live in amazing countries, study in top business schools, and meet like-minded individuals.

Any other comments

Feel free to contact (LinkedIn) if you have questions about this program, the school, or living in Sydney. I'm more than happy to help.

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