Ambra Zhang
Private Equity Associate, Eurazeo
BSc International Management (2016 – 2020)

What’s inspired you most through your studies?

WBS has offered me the perfect environment to focus on my personal development. Since day one, I have been surrounded by a very proactive and vibrant community that has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and efficiently work towards my academic, professional, and personal goals. Thanks to the help of the CareersPlus team and impressive current students and alumni, I have been able to fuel my potential to become a better version of myself.

Throughout my journey at WBS, I was able to secure my investment banking spring week at J.P. Morgan, converting it to a summer internship the year after.

Are you a member of any SU clubs or societies?

Societies have played an incisive role during my university experience. As the 2017-2018 President of Warwick Asia Careers Society, I had the pleasure to understand the true meaning of working with a team, consequently gaining an early experience of people-management and multitasking. As a commitment outside of my academic requirements, I realised the importance of care and family feeling in a work environment that drives the success of the society. As a team of 30, we were the bridge between the recruiters of top-tier firms in Asia and the talents of the University of Warwick, helping students secure summer internships and graduate jobs.

This experience has given me a strong network and experience that has prepared me for the job market.

If you are not from the UK, what advice would you give to someone from your home country looking to apply at Warwick?

As a second-generation Italian with Chinese heritage, I actually really felt at home coming to Warwick Business School. I found myself welcomed by a very diverse and international community that was very supportive where everyone was coming together with a similar background. Societies and clubs were all excited to meet the new students and, thanks to this, I met many second or final year students who were happy to help while settling down in a new environment.