A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

After obtaining my master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Birmingham, I accomplished my ultimate goal of becoming a Professor of Business Administration at Wonkwang University, Korea.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

I am teaching International Business and International Marketing, which requires a sense of global business affairs and insight into the business sector. While I was studying at the Birmingham Business School, I was able to gain profound knowledge in the fields of internationalisation and cultural diversity. The group projects I undertook on the MBA programme taught me teamwork skills, and on this programme I realised the importance of collaboration in Business practice. The experience I obtained at Birmingham has been invaluable to me, and has proven to be of great assistance in the workplace.

Main work activities in your current role

The main work activities I undertake in my current role are: academic research, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academic supervision of Master’s and PhD students, and contributing to wider society.

A typical day in your job

As a scholar and professor, my daily life usually consists of reading books, research, and meeting with students.

Main challenges in your role

I face two main challenges in my job, writing scholarly and influential papers, which requires constant research, and to helping students create, develop, and maintain competitive advantages with enthusiastic lectures.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

Since my childhood, I had dreamt of being a Professor.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

If you want to be a professional scholar or Professor, first, develop your own research ability in your area of expertise. Second, build your willingness to understand the work of, and embrace, other students. Third, cultivate your knowledge of research ethics, your understanding of the importance of the community, and your sense of service to society. I hope you will all achieve your dreams in the near future.