faculty profile

Christina Tsui

PEER MENTOR
Email: ctsui@stevens.edu

Class of 2015 

Major: Business and Technology, Concentrations: Finance, Information Systems

Masters: Business Intelligence and Analytics

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Outside Stevens 
    • 2013 - Today Credit Suisse Understudy
    • 2013 - Today Interior Designer
    • 2011 - Today JP Morgan Intern
    • 2013 - 2013 Singapore Study Abroad Student
    • 2010 - 2012 Pranses Marketing Services Intern
  • Within Stevens
    • 2013 - Today Peer Mentor Program, Mentor
    • 2011 - 2013 Centre for Environmental Systems, Assistant
    • 2011 - 2013 Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Assistant
    • 2011 - 2013 New Jersey Tech Meet Ups, Assistant
    • 2010 - 2011 IT Networking, Technician
    • 2010 - 2010 Office of Development, Fundraiser 
    • 2013 - Today Phi Beta Lambda, Team Partner
    • 2013 - Today Fed Challenge, Team Partner
    • 2012 - 2013  Stevens Rotaract Club, Rotary Liason, Coordinator
    • 2011 - 2013 Alpha Phi Omega, Member
    • 2011 - 2011 John Maurizi Outdoor Excursion to Arizona
    • 2010 - 2013 Chinese Student Association, Treasurer, Secretary, Coordinator
    • 2010 - 2011 Archery Club, Member
    • 2010 - 2011 Filipino Association of Stevens Tech, Member

Advice you'd like to share with the Incoming Class: In college, you choose how much you want to learn from a combination of academics and extracurriculars. Going to class will teach you how to find your best resources, develop an opinion of what you see, and connect you with people of like minds; being a part of a club or gaining work experience will give you an impression of what you want to do later. You can build this slowly.

Here’s my rule of thumb: work with 1 – 3 extracurriculars a semester in addition to your courses, add one and take one away each semester until you find a combination that works for you. Keep your options open!

MY BEST STUDY TIP: Going to class is your number one best option - the problems you work out in class will be similar to those on your exam. If you weren’t able to work out the problem in class, make sure you take time to open your text book, look on YouTube, or ask a friend to finish the problem. Once you understand how to do it, you’ll remember the concept for your next exam!

My Time Management Strategy:

  • Focus on building/finding the right teammates. Find people who work with your schedule, your weaknesses, and your strengths. Without their support, you will find yourself in a frustrating situation more often than necessary which will sidetrack your other plans. 
  • Get a calendar! In addition to courses, maybe a job, and some events on and off campus, you’re going to want something that takes the stress off of dates and times. If you’re not good with remembering details, use a Google calendar and make settings to text your reminders.
  • Use a group chatting messenger! Groupme or WhatsApp to create group chats on your phone so that you are always up to date about what other people have done and what needs to be done.
  • Real Time Work Spaces - I’m constantly moving between work and school so I need something like a Google Drive for maximum accessibility and to keep track of how quickly team projects are getting done.
  • Continue exploring different tech-services to see what might work for you. Hackcollege.com usually is ahead of the game and makes useful suggestions in this field.

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used:

  • Stevens.edu/scheduler or Michelle Crilly for any business major’s class scheduling: This woman is amazing. She knows practically every class you could have on your schedule and she works the computer to see what can be done. She will be your biggest asset if you can find her. Email her at michelle.crilly@stevens.edu or an appointment.
    • For Business & Technology or Quantitative Finance major class scheduling
    • General questions regarding Business & Technology or Quantitative Finance major
  • Library: The 3rd floor is the quietest place to study, the 2nd floor has conference rooms, and the 1st floor holds Wall Street Journal papers, textbooks for some of your classes, and any magazine (excluding cosmetics) you might want to read.
  • Office of Career Developments (6th floor, Howe): As a business major, the internship you find your sophomore or junior year is statistically shown to be the company that will hire you later. These ladies here will fix up your resume your first semester at Stevens and figure out how best to find you a job so you can increase your odds and figure out where you want to be!
    • Get your resume made ASAP (even if you think you have nothing to show for yet)
    • Schedule for a practice interview
    • Sign up for an externship with companies you love
    • Thinking of getting your graduate, law, medical degree? They can point you in the right direction
    • Learn how to dress yourself for the part
  • Writing Center (2nd floor, Morton): The people here are patient. Very patient. Their writing prowess will fix your cover letter down to the last punctuation! You MUST make an appointment ahead of time though because the time slots fill up fast.
    • Review your papers for any Humanities or Business courses
    • Review your cover letter or application
    • Brush up on your writing skills
  • The 10th Floor Howe (Study Abroad program, Student Life): This floor is a power pack of fun. After you get involved, you’ll find yourself up at Student Life checking on your club’s budget or making runs to approve your ideas.  
    • General questions regarding new ideas from a club (Student Life)
    • Finding all free opportunities, including free food (Student Life website)
    • General questions and scheduling for Study Abroad (Study Abroad Office)

What do you like best about Stevens? It’s a small community that has many big opportunities. You might make mistakes. Take responsibility for them and learn how to be better. This is one of the only places that can afford to forgive your mistakes.