Thursday, 28-06 2018

The Career orientation: Explore your Big4 Adventure - Session 2: Interview has successfully taken place on the afternoon of June 23rd, 2018. 
The workshop was co-organized by ISB, APT (Authentic Professional Training) and ICAEW. The APT not only provides training and research in Accounting, Auditing, Finance and Corporate Governance but also regularly organizes conferences from executives, who have many years of experience at the Big 4 and multinational corporations, especially the career orientation and support for the Big 4 contest as well as other leading auditing companies.
The afternoon session was led by 2 speakers with many years of experience in HR and recruitment: Ms. Van Anh and Mr. Trung Hieu and with the attendance of alumni ISB's. This gave students real-world experience in group and individual interviews. A brief introduction about the guests:
1. Thai Thi Van Anh (FCCA, CPA Vietnam) - Auditing Director of KTC Auditing Co., Ltd. SCC: With 10 years of experience as a speaker, lecturer and instructor of ACCA courses, ACCA Risk management, setting up an internal control system, reading and analyzing financial statements, etc. for a wide range of subjects from students, accounting staff, audit assistants to chief accountants, chief accountant, chief financial officer ...; experience in orientation and support students including writing CV, interviews ...
2. Mr. Tran Trung Hieu - MBA of Wolverhampton England - Director of King Taiyaki in Japan. Ho Chi Minh City: Mr. Hieu holds a degree in Business Administration from Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton UK. He has over 8 years of experience working in big companies in Vietnam, such as Aon, Hoang Quan ... Now he is the director of King Taiyaki, the Japanese food in Ho Chi Minh City. 
The seminar set up a model of the group interview in the recruitment process of the multinational companies, more specifically, the Big4. In the group interview, our talented students were divided into two groups. The topic for the group discussion was the Cyber regulations, which has been one of the hottest topics recently. Then,these two groups of students continued with a debate to argue and to protect their evidence. Through the group work, the participants have learned and experienced from the ISB alumni, teachers and from the participants.
Besides, in the personal interviews, the two students have luckily experienced the interview session with Ms. Van Anh and Mr. Trung Hieu. Based on the CV, the guest speakers have asked very practical questions. Through this session, students have experienced an interview with the challenging questions of the speakers.
From this seminar, ISB students achieved precious and practical knowledge as well as expanded their knowledge in Finance - Accounting fields in order to prepare for the future career path.