Alumni Success Story
Luong Hong Nhat Tan, a brilliant APU Alumni graduating in the class of 2015 with impressive accomplishments. After graduating from APU, he continued to study at the American University in Vietnam - AUV before transfering to the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Later then, he continued to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Commerce at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) which is ranked 2nd in Australia. and a Master of Business degree in Human Resource Management at Griffith University (top 2 percent of universities globally). He is currently working as an HR Executive in Sydney.
Thanks to the support from APU and AUV, Tan pursued his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) with the transferable credits. With his significant academic achievements, Tan received a Chancellor’s Non-Resident scholarship. Moreover, he was awarded the Dean’s List of the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management for the Fall 2018 semester. Tan continued to mark a highlight for this journey by graduating with a Magna Cum Laude honor, which was issued for graduating students having accumulated GPA of over 3.70/4.00.
️“Studying at APU and AUV was a very important event in my academic career. APU, AUV and Dr. Binh Tran provided me with an American academic structure where the courses I undertook at APU and AUV were equivalent and eligible to transfer to American universities. APU also had some great college preparation programs (College Bridge Program - CBP), which included some courses that counted towards my Bachelor’s degree at UMKC even from the time I was still at APU. I feel that was valuable to me and to my classmates at that time as we were already prepared in terms of knowledge and class experience. Especially, in terms of knowledge, English language, communication skills – all of those that I learned from APU have been always supporting me during my undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies, and also professional careers. Besides, APU gave me different flexibilities where I could have options while completing my high school diploma compared to traditional Vietnamese high schools where students were not offered any flexibility in their studies.” - Tan shared proudly when asked about his high school in Vietnam.
Tan also gave advice to APU-ers that: “I would suggest utilizing all the resources that APU is offering, from different classes to take to experiencing all the programs offered by APU and AUV. When you have done those great, I have no doubt that you would be doing great when you study abroad in the United States, Canada, Australia, or any other countries as APU and AUV have prepared you strongly for the foundation of your academic career. Additionally, making professional connections is also another way to develop yourself. There are many great connections at APU and AUV from teachers to staff and occasionally there would be representatives from different universities coming to visit and you could definitely make some great connections from there – you would not know how they could help you in the future, so it is best to always making and maintaining connections.”
️We congratulate Tan Luong on his incredible milestone and we firmly believe that Tan’s career path will develop even further! Hopefully, this Tan’s success story will inspire many generations APU and AUV to pursue their dreams!