While working for KPMG in New York, Ruyi spent her free time volunteering. She served as a food distributor and Chinese translator for City Harvest, New York and event volunteer for The New York Says Thank You Foundation. She was attracted to Goizueta's Social Enterprise center and was ready to explore how she could leverage her accounting and consulting background within organizations with a socially conscious purpose.
While at Goizueta, Ruyi was selected as a center fellow within the Social Enterprise at Goizueta center. She credits the close mentoring from industry experts and teamwork between professors and students for a transformative MBA experience. The Nicaragua/Costa Rica Global Experiential Module gave Ruyi a hands-on platform to practice project management, marketing, and business negotiation skills learned in the classroom.
She also notes, "The Career Management Center organizes professional development courses for us, assigns individual coaches to students, and pushes us to be ahead of the game. None of these would be possible or effective with a large class. At the same time, the friendliness I have experienced within and outside of school has been unparalleled."