Life Planning

At Malvern College Chengdu, we aim to provide “an education for a lifetime”. Using various personality tests (e.g. Clifton Strengths finder, MBTI, Futurewise), pupils are able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to discover suitable university courses or career paths. In addition, to inspire pupils we invite executives from various walks of life into school to share insights of their chosen careers.

Clifton Strengths Finder

All too often our natural talents go untapped and we tend to devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, Strengths Finder, in the 2001 management book Now, Discover Your Strengths. The book spent more than five years on the bestseller lists and ignited a global conversation, while Strengths Finder helped millions to discover their top five talents.

In Strengths Finder 2.0 Gallup unveiled the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more. While you can read this book in one sitting, you’ll use it as a reference for decades. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today bestseller will change the way you look at yourself — and the world around you — forever.


The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. These preferences were extrapolated by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers from the typological theories proposed by Carl Gustav Jung, and first published in his 1921 book Psychological Types (English edition, 1923. Jung theorized that there are four principal psychological functions by which we experience the world: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking. One of these four functions is dominant most of the time.

MBTI is a forced selection, self-reported personality assessment test. It is designed to measure and describe how people access information, make decisions and deal with the psychological aspects of everyday life such as dealing with different personality types. MBTI has become the most widely used evaluation tool when hiring professionals’.


Futurewise for schools and colleges

The Futurewise programmes offer career guidance and planning that support young people from age 15 to 23 through comprehensive, personalised and impartial services. Currently, 120,000 students are enrolled in Futurewise programmes. During 2013-2014, we supported 14,000+ students and 250+ schools in 20 different countries with Futurewise career guidance programmes.

Malvern College Chengdu Mentoring Program

The following executives will be our mentors to conduct coaching and sharing sessions with our students, and our list will be growing with the school:

  • Michael Chan – Director at Deutsche Bank, MBA from Columbia University
  • Cindy Yan – Vice President at a Japanese headquartered Private Equity fund and MBA from Harvard Business School
  • Eddie Kong – Project consultant at Kowloon Motors bus; Project Manager at McKinsey & Company; BA from University of Michigan
  • Ally Wang – Senior researcher at Citibank research fund, BA from Columbia University
  • Thomas Wong – Managing Director at Proprium Capital, MBA from Harvard Business School, BA from Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania