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Student Spotlight: Zihan S. (Darden MBA)

Jan 28, 2022

Zihan Sha - China

Darden MBA '23


Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Zihan, what motivated or inspired you to undertake an MBA in the U.S.? What attracted you most to the program at Darden?

I’ve always been the type of person who wants to explore new cultures and different experiences. An MBA program gives me a fantastic opportunity to meet people from different...

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Student Spotlight: Rifqi N. Darden MBA

Jan 10, 2022

Rifqi N. - Indonesia

Darden Full-Time MBA '24


Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Rifqi, tell us about yourself?

Sure! I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia. I’m actually an engineer by training, but decided to pivot into consulting after my undergrad, doing four years in consulting divisions at big-4 firms. After my MBA, the plan is to join either big tech or a...

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Dec 10, 2021

Rebecca Joslin

Accomplished Global English Professional Shines on the B-Speak! Team 

Q&A with Autumn Hardy

Rebecca, tell us a little bit about yourself:

Originally from Massachusetts, I grew up in the Deep South, which I believe gave me a deep appreciation for contrast. And at a very young age, my love of traveling and people who were different from me was born. I have a...

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Admissions Straight Talk Podcast Interview

Dec 01, 2021

B-Speak! Director, Dr. Christina Ball, sat down with Accepted founder  Linda Abraham recently to talk about her language center's mission and the many ways B-Speak! works with business students and applicants. 

Listen to Admissions Straight Talk 

Founded in the 1990s, Accepted is a leader in Admissions consulting. Anyone dreaming of being admitted to graduate school in Law,...

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Director Christina Ball Interviewed on MBATUBE

Nov 15, 2021

B-Speak! Director, Christina Ball, was interviewed recently by Rick Rudolph, Founder and Managing Director of MBATUBE and MBA GRAD SCHOOLS, about the ways B-Speak! works with international MBA applicants. 

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Watch the video. 



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Student Spotlight: Angelica (Colombia, PMBA '23)

Nov 05, 2021

Angelica Hoyos - Colombia

Rice-Business PMBA '23


Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Angelica, tell us why you decided to pursue a PMBA at Rice? What attracted you most to the program?

I decided to pursue a PMBA at Rice because I wanted to acquire the skills to advance in my career. I chose Rice because of the high quality of the education. Rice is focused on non-profit...

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Student Spotlight: Shiya (China, Rice '23)

Aug 30, 2021

Shiya Wu - China

Rice-Business Full-Time MBA '23


Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Shiya, tell us about yourself?

I come from China and I am an incoming full-time MBA student at Rice Business. Prior to my MBA, I have been working in the field of branding and public relations for over 5 years. Currently I am working in the marketing and communications department of an...

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Student Spotlight: Christina (China, Darden '23)

Jul 31, 2021

Christina Zhou - China

Darden Full-Time MBA '23



Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Christina, tell us about yourself?

Instead of giving a normal self-introduction, I would like to use some fun facts to showcase a vivid picture of myself, which I like to call my “Three I’s”:

1. I am a foodie, and I have tasted all kinds of...

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Meet the Teacher: Carol

Jul 22, 2021

Carol Del Vitto 

An Instrumental Educator Re-Joins The B-Speak! Team 


Q&A with Christina Ball 

Carol, tell us a little bit about yourself:

Currently, I am living in Munich working as a coach, facilitator and trainer for executives, intercultural teams and corporate branding efforts. Companies I work with, in addition to Speak!/B-Speak!, include BMW, Siemens, Alliance...

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Student Spotlight: Umair (Pakistan, Rice '23)

Jul 08, 2021

Umair Hammad - Pakistan

Electrical Engineer  - Rice-Business Full-Time MBA '23

Umair's Q&A with B-Speak! Director Christina Ball 

Umair, tell us about yourself?

I am originally from Pakistan, and an incoming Full-time MBA student at Rice Business. I am an Electrical Engineer by profession and currently working for a Global Port Operator - DP World - as a Shift Manager,...

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