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Question

Do you feel you have changed as a result of your experience?

3 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Daphne
     
    Daphne
    Graduate Advisor
    Student Government at North Carolina State University
    Definitely! Through my experience, I see the world as a learning tool. Many of my employment...
    Definitely! Through my experience, I see the world as a learning tool. Many of my employment opportunities have sprung up in an effort to know more about my experiences abroad and I have accepted the challenge to promote international travel.
  • mentor picture Nancy
     
    Nancy
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    My perception has changed a lot, for the better. Being in Europe, I realized how they embrace time...
    My perception has changed a lot, for the better. Being in Europe, I realized how they embrace time with the family, how they aren’t living in a rushed minute-by-minute basis or coming up with profit maximization. Over there they work to live rather than live to work. We’re caught up in consumerism, materialistic things, social status, how much we are worth, in monetary terms. Benz, beemers, etc. Over there they are driving their vespas and aren’t so focused on making money-the focus is on living their lives and enjoying every minute of it. That changed my outlook as far as my business minor and how they are always talking about beating out competitors, maximizing profit, exploiting people for their own benefit. I decided to take business law to get a feel for it, to know what the rules are, and for enrichment. I feel I now have some things to keep in mind when entering the work force and when managing people; I need to keep myelf grounded and realize we all have our own lives and families, and its important to attend to them first. When people talk about ‘typical’ CEO’s, it’s the same criteria-white, older men. Not sure Latin@s can embody what these men do- family means too much to us. They have to do whatever it takes to stay on top- I'm not sure Latin@s can do that.
 
 
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