Age of Pacific Lecture Series Reflection

In this  “Bringing It All Together” is Age of Pacific lecture series reflection from six lectures we have attended this academic year. The speakers include: Tom Kelly, H.G. Chong, James Pond, Linda Weston, Jacqui Winship, and Katherine Ray. Which AOP lecture is your favorite? What lesson did you learn the most from attending these lectures?

 These guest speakers have given us important lessons and knowledge we cannot find in the classroom. I personally do not have a favorite lecture out of these six lectures because each lecture has given me a different lesson and perspective in viewing people, culture, and organization. Not only did I gain knowledge from these lectures, it also inspires me to take risks in reaching my goals by allowing myself to be more open in creating networking.  Additionally, we learned about the world and how things work through different lens of each speaker.

Since each guest speaker has introduced different topics regarding the issues they are facing in their fields, it is hard to tie it all together. One important lessons and encouragement I learned from these six lectures are being willing to be open-minded and take risks. Although in order to be successful, some people believe that we need both luck and right timing, if we are not willing to take risk in the first place even you have those two, it would be hard to reach the goal. By willing take risk meaning you are willing to sacrifice in order to reach the goal.

We appreciated all guest speakers for sparing their time in coming to give us valuable messages and knowledge from their work life experiences.

Thunyarak “Goy” Katikavongkhachorn

Thunyarak Katikavongkhachorn or Goy is a full-time student in Master of International Management Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Portland State University. She was interested in studying MIM program because she would like to broaden her career in supply chain and logistics at the global level that focusing on Pacific Asia while studying Chinese as a third language. She currently specialize in supply chain and finance in the MIM program.
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