A: Interacting with and learning from teachers and students with different backgrounds stands out. I benefited a lot from taking business classes and working with MBA students and EGL students in different class projects as well as in the summer project.
Q: What sticks with you as important lessons learned while at the Tauber Institute?
A: Can-do attitude is definitely a great asset I gained from Tauber Institute. As we all experienced, both our summer project and our IPD [Integrated Product Development] project are under extremely challenging timelines. At the beginning, I wasn’t 100% confident we can deliver the results in such short time periods. Then we worked together and worked hard in the process. At the end, we delivered the desired results in both projects and made the impossible possible.
Q: What is the most challenging aspect of your work life today?
A: To make change and to bridge cultural differences.
Q: What advice would you give to current or future Tauber students?
A: Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a great interdisciplinary program. Enjoy the learning and take the summer project seriously. You can make some great impacts and build your strengths.
Q: What would fellow alums be surprised to know about you?
A: As an operations guy, I also have my creative side. Enlightened by IPD, I developed a children’s iPAD holder. Initially for my daughter, now it’s patented and trademarked in the United States, and received some good reviews on Amazon. Now I’m seeking investors or partners to sell the products into big retails.