Hi, welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Duc, and I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Business in my fifth semester in Munich. As an ambitious student of the Munich Business School, I continually seek interesting job opportunities in which to apply my skills, knowledge and, needless to say, my humor.
During my first two years at the university, I developed a deep and beneficial basic understanding of accounting, business management, economics, business law, marketing and several soft skills. I am fascinated by the concepts that are integral parts of these areas and constantly seek to bolster my knowledge in them.
My thirst for knowledge, though, extends beyond academic areas. A passion for learning about different cultures, traveling and meeting new people led me to pursue studying abroad during my fourth semester in Oxford.
I then studied marketing and advertising while taking a marketing course at the Oxford Brookes University. In the course, I learned a range of concepts—the marketing mix, digital marketing and consumer buying behavior, to name a few—that made a lasting impression and fascinated me.
It is that fascination that led me to work today as a marketing intern - and now as a working student - at Deloitte in Munich. I have also worked as an intern during my studies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Through these experiences, I have developed significant experience in communicating with different cultures under cross-cultural circumstances.
A discussion of my experiences, however, is not complete without also talking about designing. I started designing and coding from a young age, and most of my design and coding skills and knowledge are self-taught. All of these experiences combine to give me a dynamic background and skill set as I move forward and consider career choices. I seek challenges that will allow me to grow within high-energy environments. Professionally, I seek to make a visible impact.
September 2012 - Present
Studying at Munich Business School brought an added value to my personal life. The university provides the opportunity to meet excellent professors and build a network while studying in the heart of Munich. One of the greatest benefits of studying at the Munich Business School is the very close contact with professors and the high practical relevance.
Instead of overcrowded lecture halls and anonymity, the university offers small seminars and study groups, individual care and support, and intensive contact with the lecturers. The international business study is also well-organized from the first to the last day. The tight organization allows for fast and efficient studying. During two years of study, I acquired basic knowledge in business management and law, Asian-Pacific studies, marketing & advertising, soft & academic skills, and finance & corporate taxation.
January 2014 - May 2014
I spent my fourth semester abroad at the Oxford Brookes University in Oxford. I decided to study in the United Kingdom a year ago because I have visited London several times and found the Anglo-Saxon culture very fascinating, especially since it differs so vastly from the European culture. Not only did I expand my knowledge of English during the five-month stay abroad, but I also grew more independent and confident.
My focuses during the semester were in the areas of accounting, marketing and global business. Throughout the semester, I acquired strong marketing skills through participation in a project called the Marketing-Mix-Challenge (MMC), where we worked in groups to create an awareness campaign concerning acquiring stem cells for a blood cancer charity and bone marrow register. The combination of many aspects within this internship that fueled personal growth helped define and shape my character to influence my transition into the young, yet mature professional I am today.
September 2004 - June 2012
I really enjoyed my time at the Privat-Gymnasium PINDL in Regensburg, and made many lasting friendships. I graduated in June 2012 with the German Abitur. The education was focused on the subjects of German, English, economics, history, physics, mathematics, geography and biology, among others. Overall, I feel like I have been equipped for not only college, but also life as a whole.
During the thrilling eight years there, I identified and fostered personal strengths and experiences to teach me many things, both academically and emotionally. It has revealed and exposed my true colors, both good and bad, and has built many aspects of my character. As a result of these experiences, I have learned how to balance hard work and dependability with taking and appreciating time spent on enjoyment and seeking pleasure from the little things in life.
September 2014 - Present
After a very exciting, though unfortunately short, internship at Deloitte in Munich, I have realized the opportunity created by staying in the same department as a working student. I first sought to apply for an internship only during my vacation, but my expectations were exceeded in every respect after just three months at Deloitte, especially since the degree of responsibility increases in the performance of tasks.
Furthermore, employment as a working student repeatedly proves as a great addition alongside my studies in International Business, especially since my focus lies in management, marketing, sales and media. This close and regular transfer of knowledge allows me to bring and share my practical knowledge of marketing and my theoretical knowledge from my studies.
June 2014 - August 2014
This summer I obtained an internship at Deloitte in Munich. My internship at Deloitte was one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of my life. Not only did I meet many knowledgeable, dedicated and humble individuals, but it involved a variety of fruitful, exciting learning experiences.
My responsibilities included the implementation, execution and control of corporate and employer branding measures for the target group, the general public, clients, employees and potential employees. In addition, I was responsible for the consultancy and training of employees with regard to the application of visual identity, including the preparation of an eLearning and training video.
The internship also consisted of the adaptation of global visual identity guidelines and the monitoring of several branding applications. Conception, preparation and maintenance of corporate brand tools, such as brochures, presentations, templates and advertising means, were also part of the internship. The dynamic experiences inherent in the day-to-day activities of this internship are what led me to continue currently as a working student in the same department.
August 2013 - August 2013
A desire to know how a startup works led me to complete an internship at Vietnam International Healthcare Initiatives in Hanoi. The startup was founded with the desire to meet the maximum demands of healthcare to create the best conditions and quality of care for every customer in the Asia-Pacific region.
During the internship, I worked with the marketing team on an individual project and created a complex marketing plan. In addition, I created a brochure with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign to introduce our concept to foreign external partners and clients. I also was responsible for monitoring and controlling marketing campaigns, including the maintenance of the company’s website.
Thanks to the company’s rapidly evolving landscape and continuous growth, every day in this internship presented challenges in a fun and refreshing environment. The large variety of independent tasks also enhanced my learning and professional growth in countless ways. Looking back on my experience with VNHI, I strongly encourage anyone to apply for an internship in a startup company. Not only is it a great experience, but it also presents an opportunity to take on greater responsibility.
June 2013 - July 2013
During my first internship abroad at the HSBC Bank in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, alongside my second semester, I welcomed customers and asked for their requests, as well as supported the line manager with handling administrative tasks. I chose to apply to the finance service line at HSBC for the chance to work with a wide variety of clients across many different sectors. This versatility created an interesting and exciting environment.
The pressure in this internship was much higher since it was my first internship abroad in an unfamiliar industry. Especially, I also was confronted with a different, yet familiar culture. Nevertheless, I mastered my responsibilities and excelled. As an intern, I was not expected to have a great deal of technical knowledge about the service line I worked within. As a result, most of the tasks assigned to me were fairly straightforward, and I felt very capable in completing them. My main task involved introducing and explaining online banking to the bank’s local, European and American customers. I also made deposits and withdrawals and filled the ATMs daily under surveillance.
July 2012 - August 2012
As a business student, and especially as a social media enthusiast, I have always been interested in social media and marketing, so my first internship over a longer period at the mood - bar und lounge in Regensburg, was almost a matter of honor. I started my internship in social media marketing after graduation with great enthusiasm and was greeted immediately with responsible tasks and duties.
I performed social media research and search engine optimization while monitoring and maintaining campaigns via specific social network sites. In addition, I prepared an ongoing schedule for local events and was responsible for the relevant support. I also created and designed web, print flyers and banners for several events due to strong knowledge and skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Even though I was an intern, my ideas have always been welcomed, and I have executed them in a short duration of time.
June 2009 - June 2009
Despite my existing experience in graphic design and acquired knowledge in digital printing, typesetting, layout and image editing, I pursued a four-week student internship in an advertising agency in Regensburg. This was my first internship experience, and I enjoyed every bit of it.
During the internship in graphic design at the ostWerk Werbeagentur, I prepared presentation materials using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. In addition, I co-created several websites for regional customers based on presentations and graphic materials. While developing design briefs by gathering information through research, I kept abreast of emerging technologies in new media. Combined with other image-processing activities, I learned many new and additional ways of working with image-editing programs and improving my relevant IT skills.
I describe myself by my great organizational skills and strong commitment to everything I undertake. I see unknown problems, always, as an incentive to develop new and creative ideas. I have an authentic appearance and demeanor through good social and communication skills.
Further, in addition to Microsoft Office, I have mastered a variety of image processing and graphics programs as well as coding languages. Already at a young age, I have developed an affinity for all Apple products and computers, so I am well-versed in both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Good knowledge of English, fluent German and Vietnamese and basic communication skills in Chinese and French round out my profile.
Since childhood, I have been interested od in graphic design and advertising, so it was an obvious choice to write a seminar paper on this subject. The focus was the creation of a portfolio website, including the design and programming of a mock-up website. In addition, terminology and basics of HTML and CSS in the work were explained in detail. The grade was determined based on the written seminar paper and an oral presentation. Thanks to my art teacher’s support, I completed the seminar paper with the top grade of 15 points and received a certificate from my principal at the graduation ceremony.
June 2014 - June 2014
The Startup Weekend ended just as it began - with magnificent entrepreneurial spirit and lots of ideas. Anyone who has anything to do with startups should definitely participate if given the opportunity. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 2,000 past events in 120 countries around the world. It was the first time that I had taken part, and, quite simply, it was stunning. I participated with my adorable girlfriend, and we were really surprised when we found out how many people, whether young or old, are interested in the startup scene.
After 54 hours, we became good friends with our team of 5 awesome people—consisting of an engineer, programmer, graphic designer and enthusiastic students—and worked together non-stop on a project that will possibly someday change the social network drastically by connecting the whole world in a different way. With this in mind, I would like to thank Mai A. Luu Tran, Muhammad Talha, Finian Carey, Andreas Reiser and Tobias Kohlndorfer again for their commitment and motivation during the punishing and unique weekend.
January 2014 - March 2014
During my study abroad in Oxford, I worked together with fellow students on a project for helping to acquire potential stem cells for a blood cancer charity named Anthony Nolan. The project was intended to seek potential donors for ill people by raising money through selling products for men and women. To make this possible, we created a 'smart wristband' draft by implementing a marketing-mix concept. Ten percent from the sales of each “smart wristband” should go to the blood cancer charity.
On our team of five students, I was responsible for analyzing the competitive and target market for sport wristbands and designed the 'smart wristband' draft packaging and a mock-up for a mobile app. In addition, we created a promotion concept with several advertising posters and campaigns for attracting a high percentage of our target market.
October 2012 - April 2013
In my second semester at the Munich Business School, I was a member of the student initiative MBS Helps e.V. As the school “Armicha Hayil“ in Dimtu, Ethiopia, had no available water supply, the aim of our initiative was to collect money for a new sanitation. To achieve this, we organized a Charity Fashion Show according to the motto “A Night into the Wild” with designers and models from Munich crowned with success.
The Charity Fashion Show collected a total of 15,000 Euros. In addition, the show has brought attention to devote more assistance to such needy countries. As a proud member, I took over the design of the program, the flyer and the tickets for the charity event in cooperation with the P1 Club in Munich.
March 2013 - May 2013
Together with few friends and fellow students, I planned and managed an amazing one-day event for children with cooperation from the youth center Schwabing-West in Munich. This project aimed to motivate students during the holidays, to encourage them to form friendships with children from the neighborhood, and also to encourage them to simply have fun.
To avoid being left alone on the costs, we acquired regional sponsors for drinks and food. To further keep an eye on costs, we also created a cost plan and applied several analysis tools, such as the smart criteria, risk strategies, and SWOT analysis in order to perform the social project efficiently.
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