Ever considered whether you should get an MBA? What are the benefits and costs of an MBA? How will an MBA help in your intended career path? Deciding whether to pursue an MBA is an important decision in the minds of many young professionals, and TYCCNE has invited two experienced speakers to help answer these questions, and many more.
TYCCNE is honored to invite Steven Chen and Johnny Kwan as our speakers for this event. Steven and Johnny are both experienced working professionals who have completed an MBA, and they will share their experiences and views on the topic “MBA or Not?”. Below is a brief introduction of our speakers.
VP of Strategy & Business Development
Steven is currently working on a Boston-based startup, OhYouHero, founded to address the problem of long-term unemployment. The team is building a business on the belief that nobody who wants to work should be without work. We are driven by the ideals of self-confidence, individual empowerment, and community pride.
Prior to OhYouHero, Steven was a summer MBA intern at The Music Center in Los Angeles where he worked on the organization’s strategic plan. He began his career at Cambridge Associates where he worked on internal strategic initiatives and advised foundations, universities, and private clients ranging in size from $150 million to $3 billion. On the side, Steven has played the violin for over 20 years, is an avid chamber musician, and currently serves as the assistant concertmaster for the Mercury Orchestra. He co-founded and is President of Taiwanese American Professionals – Boston. Furthermore, he believes in the value of mentorship and works with Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center to help high school students navigate through the college application process.
Steven earned an AB in economics from Princeton University in 2008, and an MBA from MIT Sloan in 2013.
Strategy & Transformation
IBM Global Services
Johnny Kwan is a strategy consultant with IBM Global Services. He helps large and global companies across multiple industries define and implement web and Intranet strategies and transformation programs through the use of social business and collaboration technologies. He has helped large corporations successfully implement large scale collaboration events and define and refine business processes. He has over 15 years experience leading and working on full lifecycle projects starting with planning and requirements gathering through implementation. During his career at IBM he has also contributed to authoring white papers, created and led internal online communities, and is a patent holder for an innovative method for staffing resources. He received his MBA from the University of Michigan in 2001, and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.