AIESEC Life Seattle Hub â€“ Alumni Career Chats with New Grads
To help new graduates who recently joined AIESEC Life, the Seattle hub assisted with arranging alumni career chats. New grads were matched with alumni professionals to get advice on entering the work force, resumes, interviewing, and job hunting tips. Many thanks to all the alumni professionals who volunteered and gave time to meet with our newly graduated AIESEC Life members! Thanks also to LCP Ong Wan-Jun for her initiative and coordination. Below are quotes from some of the alumni career chats.
â€œWe had a good chat at his office with a couple of his team members at Zooppa. It was a great time!â€
Crystal Zhu, International Studies; AIESEC Seattle â€™12-14
Wil Merritt, Zooppa.com; AIESEC Colorado, AIESEC International envoy to Africa â€˜84
â€œAs my graduation is creeping up and job hunting becomes ever more important, I wanted some advice on whether I should go into public accounting or private accounting first. As someone who has had experience working in public accounting, Mark was able to give me insights on the topic. He advised me to go into public accounting first because the network that I could build would be greatly beneficial in whatever field I choose to pursue should I decide to leave public accounting.â€
Joyce Shangkuan, Accounting; AIESEC Seattle VP Finance â€˜13
Mark Ostrow, RK2 Advisory; AIESEC Oregon LCP â€˜93
â€œMy biggest takeaway from Gerry was to just go for things. To try out all the things that I want to do now because you don't want to look back in the future and have a sense of regret. I really enjoyed that this alumni career talk was with someone that was working at the same company that I am, and that has had a very diverse and decorated history in AIESEC because he was able to help me connect the dots on how my AIESEC experience could be leveraged in the workforce.â€
Colin Chang, Entrepreneurship, AIESEC Seattle VP Outgoing Exchange â€™13
Gerry Berton, Microsoft; AIESEC Tufts, AIESEC US SD, AIESEC International â€˜89-90
""The conversation I had with Bobby was helpful not only on my career path but also on my life in general.""
Will Huang, Economics; AIESEC Seattle VP Business Development â€˜12
Bobby Bakshi; AIESEC Bombay LCP, trainee to the US (Madison) â€˜86