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About Stuart Bradley

Stuart's Brief Bio

Fresh from college, Stuart took the start-up route. He used his earnings from that to fund his study of Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing. This led him to his first job in China: starting an Executive MBA at Fudan University.

After 2 start-ups, Stuart enrolled as a MBA student at Wharton. The process of job hunting, the struggle, and the experience of figuring out this process laid the foundation for him to teach it to others. After working at Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS and a hedge fund, Stuart now dedicates his time to helping others advance their life goals and career dreams. 

Stuart's Academics

Princeton UniversityDegree: AB, Field Of Study: Physics (Cum Laude), 1993 – 1998

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton SchoolDegree: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Field Of Study: Accounting and Finance, 2004 – 2006

University of Pennsylvania - The Lauder InstituteDegree: Master's Degree (with Honors), Field Of Study: International Studies, 2004 – 2006

Tsinghua UniversityDegree: Inter-University Program (IUP) for Chinese Language Studies, Field Of Study: Chinese Language Studies, 2000 – 2001

University of WaterlooDegree: MSc, Field Of Study: Physics, 1998 – 2000

Stuart's Work Experience

Founder and CEO, Ambitious International Students 
Helping people land jobs 2x-5x faster

President, Scottrade (Hong Kong),
Administering $2 billion in investment assets

Director, Vision Capital Advisors
Managed portfolios for Top 3 Hedge Fund (Wall Street Journal Ranking)

Assoc. Director, UBS Securities (Beijing)
Executing M&A and IPO mandates

Associate, HSBC Investment Banking (HK)
Executing M&A and IPO mandates

Summer Associate, Goldman Sachs (HK)
Executing M&A and IPO mandates


"Thank you, Stuart, for always being so supportive and helpful."


"Before I came to Stuart, I only had experience in consulting and I had no idea how to break into the equity research industry.

With Stuart's help, I started to work with ER professionals on LinkedIn and learn experience on how to prepare for an ER job hunt.

I also followed a special training that Stuart curated for me to learn financial modeling skills and also write my research report.

I also practiced my stock pitch during the networking cost with those ER professionals.

Thanks to these preparations, I managed to get internship offers from China Merchants, Securities, and also CITIC Futures.

Yvonne L. (full video review here)

Long Professional Bio


Stuart spent his college years at Princeton where he was introduced to Chinese and studied at Princeton-in-Beijing. While at Princeton, he worked on experiments to measure the Big Bang, and then went into business with his Princeton roomates which lead to a public offering of shares. 

After the public offering, Stuart returned to his passion of Chinese language study and studied at the IUP Program at Tsinghua, where he met his S.O., a MFA student at the time.

Stuart decided to earn his MBA and attended Wharton where he studied finance. Knowing only that he wanted to get a job in China, he tried out finance as an intern with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong, finally joining HSBC full time as an Associate.

When his family got bigger, he returned to the US after living and working in China for 10 years.
He continued to help fund and launch new companies, but felt something was missing. He started working with international students in 2018 in a professional capacity.

Since 1998, Stuart has been learning the art of personal influence accross borders.

Stuart currently lives in St. Louis, MO with his two δΈ­ηΎŽεˆθ΅„ and his S.O. 


"A very precious experience to apply what Stuart said to real-life scenarios."


"I wanna say how grateful I am to Stuart and he's very responsible, very professional in job hunting. His advice is always the most efficient, the most useful and also he has specific experience in the finance industry if you are interested. I'm glad that I chose to cooperate with him from the first (moment), and I think it's was a very wise decision. I look forward to creating more amazing results in the future in job or internship hunting by my cooperation with Stuart. I hope you guys have good luck in job searching. Thanks.

Louise L. (full video review)

12-week Program with Stuart

Stuart offers his Career Accelerator program to get 

  • interviews and offers
  • clarity about job hunt focus, method, mindset
  • 24/7 access to Stuart check-in with Stuart 
  • timely reminders to do what/when
  • have community so you're not hunting alone
  • optimsim about what is possible
  • Hone networking, interviewing and resume


"Stuart was a huge help. He advised me on my overall career path and provided me with tons of feedback as to how I should prepare.."

"If I did not, like, if I didn't have CA and your support, what would happen is that I wouldn't know how powerful networking was or how you know to what extent you should network, how you should craft those emails. So networking with American people is different. Networking with some Indian American people is different. Networking with alumni from UC Berkeley or from IIT there, you know, it's very subtly different from each other. And, I think, career growth is 50%, 60% of your performance and 40% your networking and ability to understand what kind of opportunities are available. Want the same great insights about yourself and your career path?

Dhananjay K. (full video testimonial)

What we have here could be for you

  • You'd like experience related to your major. Whether you stay in the US or build your career back home, you know with experience your life will change in a meaningful way. 


  • You want to join a top firm and not have sponsorship issues impact your job hunt.  


  • Are not great at networking. You love academics and like people, too, but the prospect of reaching out to strangers is a bit scary.


  • Keep putting off your job hunt. You want to get started just don't know how. As a result, you don't start.  


  • "Hearing back" is hard. You're diligently applying but not seeing the results you expected. 


  • Like the idea that you can get any job, anywhere. You don't feel limited by anything. You want to make sure you reach your potential.