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Theresa Gu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Theresa Gu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The University of Sydney

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

As an Australian-born Chinese, my childhood was spent living across Sydney and Shanghai where I experienced both Western and Asian cultures. From engaging with different cultures growing up, I understood the importance of cultural and economic exchange between countries from a young age.

My dual upbringing sparked my interest in global affairs and international business, leading me to pursue a career in management consulting. Having secured a graduate job at McKinsey, I hope to use my cultural awareness to contribute to bringing the two regions closer together through business.

I have passed the Level 6 HSK Mandarin language examination and envision that exchange to Tsinghua University will be an immersive learning experience where I can apply my language skills, reconnect with my cultural heritage, and hopefully learn how to make some authentic Chinese food!

Aside from being a foodie, I like to push myself outside my comfort zone physically and mentally by continuously trying new things that life has to offer. I enjoy travelling to new places and have played chess competitively previously. I also love meeting new people from all walks of life so please feel free to reach out!

Skills & Expertise

  • Chinese culture and language (Mandarin)
  • Business acumen & financial literacy
  • Problem-solving
  • Intercultural communication & teamwork
  • Inclusive leadership

"I imagine that this support network will help guide me to determine my ‘Why?’ – I believe that the mentoring, volunteering and networking will be invaluable in my journey to find my purpose in life."


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