Shanshan Tang




China & Canada





By Shanshan Tang

Two months after moving to Oxford

Today I realized that I have been in Oxford for almost two months! My experience in Oxford so far has been extremely pleasant and positive. Just a quick summary of my typical Sunday: spent my morning working on a job application, joined my college MCR (graduate students committee) for brunch, showed friends around my college, read books at my favorite coffee shop, went to the Oxford Union for a debate, had a formal at Pembroke College with friends and ended my day at Balliol College for a concert. This is life in Oxford!


Since this is my first blog, I will do a quick introduction. I was born and raised in China and I moved to Vancouver, Canada with my family at age of 16. After I got my engineering degree at UBC, I worked for a few years in software engineering and business analysis/project management. I am pursuing a career combining business and technology and I would like to leverage my technology background after my MBA. Now I’m studying for an MBA in Oxford and I believe this is going to be the best year ever! At the beginning I was worried about FOMO (fear of missing out) since there is so much going on every day. However, after my efforts to maximize my experience during my first few weeks, I figured I could only be selective about the events I participate: lectures, networking events, formal dinners, Oxford Union debates and travelling.

I will share more experience in my next blog. Hopefully I have provided you some idea of what life is like for a MBA student in the first few weeks.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

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