All posts by Thuy Pham

Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places, and People

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 10:27 am

First, let me quickly update you about my decision whether to transfer to the California College of the Arts (CCA). I decided it would be impossible for me to go to CCA without any grants from the school. So I will finish my MBA program at CSUF within the year, and then my plan is […]

Posted in After Graduation

Could Financial Aid Stop Me From Transferring to My Dream School?

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Dear Thuy, On behalf of the MBA in Design Strategy faculty I am pleased to offer you admission to the California College of the Arts (CCA) for the term beginning this fall 2012. Your application to the graduate program was selected from a strong pool of applicants. We believe the world of business is changing […]

A Day of Volunteering (With the Anaheim Ducks)

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Following my life principle that life is to learn and to do, I love taking part in volunteer activities for a better society. And U.S schools seem to have lots of opportunities, both on and off campus. Last week, I volunteered with my classmates at an event called “Anaheim Ducks First Flight Field Trip” for […]

In Pictures: A Vietnamese Tet in America

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 10:12 am

Vietnamese people celebrate the Lunar/Chinese New Year as Tet.  It’s a meaningful occasion for every Vietnamese – a time for family reunions, greetings and making New Year’s wishes. This is the second year that I did not celebrate the Tet holidays in my home country. But happily, since I am living among the biggest Vietnamese […]

Dilemmas and Struggles From My Almost-One-Year in the States

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 11:07 am

December 22, 2011 I landed in the land of the “American dream.” Since then, I have discovered tons of dilemmas about life in America. Here are some of the things I’ve struggled with during my almost one year in the States. The weather makes my nose run every morning LAX airport in California welcomed me […]

Posted in Culture Shock

Meet Thuy, a Business Student from Vietnam

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 9:24 am

Name: Thuy Pham Home Country: Vietnam School: California State University Fullerton Year: Class of 2013 Major: MBA, International Business Why did you decide to study in the US? I have never been to US and what I perceived of the freedom of an American multinational culture (lifestyle, education, entertainments…) made me curious and challenged to […]

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