Kin Chung currently heads Credit, Underwriting, and Servicing at MPOWER Financing, a Public Benefit Corporation that provides educational financing for global citizens. He has been leading the credit function at several Fintech companies since 2014. Prior to that, he spent over 15 years in Credit/Analytics roles at Capital One, Fannie Mae, and AIG.
"I have made two large transitions in my career: from academia to business, and from large corporations to start-ups. Being open to new opportunities and always looking to build on my knowledge and skills have helped me tremendously with my career progression.
I've participated as a GradFUTURES mentor. It took me a long time to learn the best ways to manage my career, having started with an academic background that lacked business experience and without access to mentors. I hope to be able to help others learn the same lessons quicker so that they can contribute greater impact to the world sooner.
What advice do you have for current graduate students regarding their professional development?
Developing a breadth of skills (including soft skills) will help prepare one to be able to take on a wider range of opportunities that present themselves. More choices mean more possibilities for career advancement."
I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradFUTURES Mentorship Program
Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!