MBA candidate / London Business School - London, United Kingdom
- Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours
- Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Bradley Sam completed double degrees in management and law with first class honours at Waikato University in 2013, majoring in Economics and Law.
He is currently studying for his Master of Business Administration at London Business School, while also working as an associate at AnaCap Financial Partners.
Before moving to the UK, Bradley was living the good life in Sydney, Australia, where he held a number of roles working for private equity firm Anacacia Capital, and as a management consultant at LEK Consulting.
Bradley is also a qualified solicitor. He worked in corporate law for two years at DLA Piper in Auckland, New Zealand; advising clients on legal issues such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, corporate governance, as well as consumer and competition law.
While he was still a student at the University of Waikato, Bradley got his first taste of the business world by doing a management internship at JBWere, an investment firm in Auckland, where he was involved in modelling and analysing bond portfolios.
The following summer, he completed a finance internship at the Bank of New Zealand in Wellington, where he was introduced to selling and trading foreign exchange, interest rate swaps and bonds.
Both of these experiences helped Bradley to stand out from other graduates at recruitment time.
A second generation Chinese-New Zealander, Bradley opted to go on an international student exchange to The Chinese University of Hong Kong during his degree. He wanted to get in touch with his Chinese heritage and experience living in “a big city that never sleeps”, and describes the exchange as “an eye-opening and enlightening experience”.
“My exchange was one of the best parts of my university life,” says Bradley. “It’s been a positive discussion point in 90% of my job interviews and has definitely helped me get to where I am today.”
He advises other students that while it’s important to get good grades, it’s equally important to take part in extra-curricular activities that will highlight your unique strengths to employers.
Bradley became actively involved with the Asian community in New Zealand, which opened doors to professional connections around the world. He was then selected to attend the Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum in Hong Kong in 2014; and travelled to the United States for the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations.