Alumni Profile - Xuguang (Vincent) Yan


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Name: Xuguang (Vincent) Yan

Degree(s) and Year(s) of Graduation from the University of Sydney: Master of Commerce in 2011

Majors at the University of Sydney: Finance

Current Position, Organisation: Analyst, AIF Capital

Nationality/cultural identity: Chinese

Languages spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese and English

Countries lived/worked in: China, Australia, USA

Best book you have read in the last 12 months:Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

Daily website 'favourites': http://asia.wsj.com/home-page

Motto to live/work by: Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Linkedin Profile: Xuguang (Vincent) Yan

Why did you choose to study at the University of Sydney Business School?

It's one of the most recognized Australian business schools both domestically and internationally.

What is your most favourite memory from your time at the University?

Graduation ceremony with my mum.

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

I'm heavily involved in the Beijing Chapter of USYD Alumni Network since I relocated to the city and harvested many friendships and useful connections. The USYD Beijing Chapter has been consistently organising thoughtful events and it's definitely one of the most active Australian alumni networks in the region!

How did your time at the Business School change you both professionally and personally?

I picked up many tools which I found useful in my career later on, and I made many friends at university who I am still connected with.

What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?

I returned to China and started working full time.

What has been the greatest accomplishment of your career to date?

The next accomplishment.

What business person inspired you most?

Entrepreneurs who seize or create the business opportunities surrounding us and had the guts to go after.

What are some of your favourite things about Sydney?

The beautiful beaches, diverse culture environment and lifestyle.

What would you say to a prospective student who is considering study at the Business School?

Study hard and network hard as people play an important role in the real business world. Some real life experience will always compliment your classroom learning.

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