We are happy to introduce a new series of interviews highlighting our International Old Alleynians, or IOA in short, namely, our Dulwich College Beijing alumni. Their childhood and teenage years at DCB behind them, they were happy to share fond memories of DCB and tell us about their journey since then.
DCB Class of 2015
University: London School of Economics
- Undergraduate in International Relations
- Postgraduate in Management
Currently Client Relationship Manager at American Express in London, UK
1. A significant experience about your time at DCB
During my time at Dulwich College Beijing, I was a Student Prefect and also held leadership positions as the KS4/5 Owens House Captain and Director of Model United Nations.
2. You recently attended the inaugural Dulwich College International Worldwise Alumni Network (WAN) event in London. How was your experience?
I had the pleasure of joining the panel last November. Our panellists explored topics ranging from third culture values, transitioning to the workforce, to how we define leadership behaviours.
I’m excited that WAN presents a new opportunity and dedicated platform for us to connect and re-connect with our Dulwich peers - our alumni have gone on to build some incredible lives and careers after Dulwich, and the current students now are more adaptive, tech-savvy and Worldwise than ever. There is no better time to leverage the extensive and established network we have through WAN!
3. What have you gained from your DCB journey and how has it helped with your life beyond graduation?
Learning to approach others with an open mind to find common ground and celebrate differences. Growing up in a diverse environment like DCB has helped me build an easy rapport with others and form strong working and social relationships.
4. What would you like to tell our current DCB students?
Invest in yourself by building soft skills outside of your academics. Whether this is through playing team sports, travelling, learning a different language or completing a training certificate, you can develop and demonstrate your ambition, time management and leadership skills in a plethora of ways. Not only will these experiences give you valuable, concrete examples in the job application process, they genuinely make you a more rounded and interesting person in your professional life and beyond.