Hello! My name is Tenzing Rapden Atsentsang. I’m currently a third year undergrad studying Finance and International Business Communications here at the University of Oregon. Currently I’m a Client Associate Intern at Merrill Lynch. Working for one the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies is somewhat intimidating, but this internship has helped me shape what I want to do in the future. I am a blend of two cultures, and as a Tibetan-American, my past experience as a Tibetan refugee makes me sensitive to the struggles of all people yearning for freedom. I am committed to doing my part to build bridges of cross-cultural understanding and collaboration through international business.
In the fall of 2013, I’ll be attending an International Business & Culture semester provided through CIEE, located in Mumbai, India – known as the “city of dreams.” I’ll be studying alongside India’s top MBA level students in one of India’s prestigious, private business schools known as Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. I hope though my time in India, to understand the Indian culture and market necessities and to help build economically responsible communities and humane businesses throughout India. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this opportunity. It still hasn’t hit me yet; maybe it’ll all sink in when I’m sitting on the plane. I’ll let you know when it does…

Journal entries by Tenzing

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