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Where Are They Now…… Kristian Jiraruangkiat

08 juni 2016

This week, we profile BISS Puxi alumni Kristian Jiraruangkiat who attended the school from 2010-2014. 

  • Kristian Jiraruangkiat

Name: Kristian Jiraruangkiat

Age: 19

Nationality: Thai

1) Where are you presently working/studying?

I am currently studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am in my second year studying Integrated B.B.A concentrating in Quantitative Marketing.

2) How has your BISS Puxi education helped you to date?

Attending BISS Puxi has helped me grow into an individual that can easily adapt to different cultures. I am a much more accepting person to different opinions and more confident in dealing with unexpected problems. 

3) What did you enjoy most about BISS Puxi?

To be able to make friends with people from all over the world with various backgrounds. It also felt like a family with how all the teachers were very friendly and truly care about their students.

4) Do you still keep in touch with your old classmates at BISS Puxi?

Yes! I still talk to them from time to time and we update each other regularly. I also got a chance to meet my friend recently when he came to visit me in Hong Kong after not having seen each other for over two years.

5) What was the inspiration behind your choice of university and course?

The fact that I attended high school in China greatly influenced me to study in Hong Kong as it is a city that is the bridge between the western and the eastern world.

6) What three pieces of advice would you give to students who are currently studying IB as they approach revision and exam time?

My first advice is to put your best effort in revising since your IB score is the key to determining what universities you can get into which will affect what kind of career you will have as an adult. The second advice is to work on as many past papers as you can as it's much better practice and you can get the feel and pattern of the exams. Lastly, don’t be afraid to approach your teachers and ask for help outside class time, they will be more than happy to help you.

7) What were the main challenges you faced studying IB?

The main challenges were the increased workload and the difficulty of the contents that needed to be learned for the exams. I also had to be more independent on my study which is a great preparation for my study in university.

8) How did your CAS experiences aid your learning?

CAS is a great part of IB as it allows us to learn and develop ourselves outside of the academic areas. Because of CAS, I have picked up photography as my hobby instead of playing video games. I have managed to get paid with my photography work during my current study at CUHK. It also teaches us to be a responsible individual to contribute to the society.

Thank you for your time Kristian. We look forward to another edition of Where Are They Now next week.

Ryan Kealey, Marketing and Events Manager