The more people I get to know the more I believe that Fisher is a great place to be. Last week each member of my Project ONE team gave a brief personal introduction and I discovered quite a few interesting things about my teammates. The introduction started with Robert C, who I personally think has a special positive aura around him (every time I talk to him, I find that in less than ten seconds I am having a blast and have a big smile). He has a successful financial software/product management background, currently focusing on strategy/Marketing. Robert has some music talent as a classically trained pianist!! I have already asked for a demonstration. Hopefully I can enjoy it before graduation J. I know he is trying to learn some salsa dancing, so I am assuming he is already pretty good dancer in other types of rhythms, he used to play capoeira anyways. Bryan B was next, he is a very young professional but full or rich experiences. He claims to be one of the shortest in our MBA program (5’7”), which does not mean he is short on talent. Actually is the opposite. He is a google/qualtrics geek. Good for us because he is already applying the technology to the team’s benefit. Brian worked in HR during his entire undergrad, he also worked for Qualtrics, training people on how to use the software, he lived in Germany doing missionary work, and then taught German for 3 years! Nowadays he is one of those brave classmates who are going through the MBA, AND, together with his amazing wife, enjoying the incredible experience of being the Daddy of a beautiful little 6-week-old girl. Congrats! That is very admirable Bryan!
Xiu-Yu J., is one of those girls that inspire power, energy, and cheer. She is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English, she holds a Masters degree in HR, and she has over 9 years of work experience with NEC (an IT network solutions provider), in both China and Japan. Xiu-Yu also has a music talent. She plays the Yangqin, which is a traditional Chinese instrument.
Another talented girl is Hyewon S., who by the way has a very creative method to make you remember her name. It is like saying “Hey” + “One” but with no intonation. Let me make this clear, no intonation for Korean names. Different to when we were trying to get Xiu-Yu’s name right and we needed to put some intonation. Anyways Hyewon also has a lot and variety of experiences in her resume. Knowledgeable in Technology, although she prefers to call it business development, she also speaks a little bit of several languages (French, Chinese, Japanese), she loves cooking (we might get some Korean food one of these daysJ). Hyewon also likes trying different sports, play drums, belly dancing and yoga!!!! Quite an interesting combination!
I am very grateful that we have the chance to meet people with such a diversity and talent. We have a huge amount of things to learn not only from the classes but from our own classmates…. Who knows, I might end up learning to play a little bit of piano and drum, be able to say a couple of words in German, Chinese and Korean, do some dancing and “maybe” cook a new Korean dish? If you are interested in learning any of the above mention activities, you know who to contact now. Do not miss the chance! The talent is here at Fisher!
Thank you Planeteers!!! I really enjoy hearing your stories, and I look forward working with you all!