How many times can a twenty year old say that she was interviewed on the phone by a journalist student for a school newsletter? Not many times! A few weeks ago, Jana Gregorio interviewed me on the phone to hear my opinion about Ten Thousand Coffees and to share my experiences on the platform. I have to say, it was definitely a strange experience as I was asked a question and expected to answer to the best of my abilities, knowing that whatever I say will be written on the article word for word.
November 15th, 2015. I am finally twenty years old. In both sides of my family (maternal and paternal side) I am the youngest child, so it’s an important moment for the entire family since I am finally entering the twenty zone. Reflecting on the last twenty years, I have to say that I have come a long way from the shy and introverted 8 year old living in Seoul.
If you have attended or is currently attending a business school, you probably have wondered this question at some point: are case competitions really important? With 2.5 years of university experience, I can whole-heartedly say yes. They are extremely important.
Until I entered university, I have never truly pondered about what I’m wholeheartedly passionate about. Sure I’ve had passing interests and hobbies, but I wouldn’t dare call them my passion after meeting with people whose faces seemed to light up while describing their occupation or interests. To me, passion manifests itself through a conversation that leaves a lasting impression on the other person. Whether the topic is focused on your day-to-day job or a prevailing issue that is affecting the world, if you engrave a certain message in someone else’s mind, I can tell you right now that you have passion.
Welcome back students! These are the required textbooks that you will need to buy. The university bookstore should be offering this newest edition for $190. Or you can miss all the important details in the old edition and purchase it from an upper year for approximately half the price. Oh but did I mention how you will miss most of the important details in the old one? It’s really up to you!
Nowadays, everything is online. Not only the entertaining daily conversations we have with our friends and family, but also the direct communication businesses have with their customers and clients. For successfully managed businesses in 2015, it’s a common knowledge that having an online presence is equally as important as holding in-person conference calls with potential clients. I’ve always wanted to learn more about digital marketing and social media management (courses that I will be taking in the next two years). Luckily for me this week, I had a chance to partake in an informative Twitter conversation with businesses that actively manage their online branding on a daily basis.
Remember that one moment a couple months ago when you believed that buying a certain product would make you the happiest person alive? And now when you look it, the exact same thing that gave you a rush of excitement not so long ago, you feel as if it has always been a part of your life. Not new, not exciting, just normal. I’m sure you have felt this way at some point in the last few months, if you purchased anything that is. If you are like me, you probably want to find out a way to stay happy about a purchasing decision you made without constantly wanting new things in your life. After all, that can be quite bad for your wallet!