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Class of 2012 MIM Reflection

Congratulation to the MIMer Class of 2012! I am sure we all are exciting for the Hooding Ceremony on December 7 that would take place in Smith Ballroom. Our 15 months program has come to an end that I am sure each of us is going to miss each other since majority of our International students are heading back home. So over these 15 months in the MIM program what have we learn and gain from course and each other?

Master of International Management (MIM) program is unique and diversified in providing knowledge and experience in Pacific Rim markets through its intensive business education grounded in a solid MBA curriculum enhanced by cross-cultural communication, language training in Mandarin Chinese or Japanese, and Asia trip field study. The cohort system is very helpful in helping student practicing their team-oriented in business world as well as easier for students in a group format. In reflection, I have learned and gained valuable experiences and knowledge both through the cohort and unique course designed for working across culture that different from MBA curriculum.

  • Strong Connection

MIM is using the cohort system where every students is enrolling starting in Fall term and proceed the same coursework throughout the program. It creates a strong bond and connection among our cohort. We are very close to each other and know each other personality as well as working style where it helps us practice flexibility and adaptable in working together in the group. It was a valuable experience because we all spend time together almost 24 hours per day. We would miss each other after this graduation!

  • Training and practicing working across-culture

It is a very important and valuable lesson for me because it is difficult working across-culture due to the language barrier and different communication styles. In order to enhance our leadership in the future in working globally, we need to understand how to work and communicate with other people from different country. There is so much to learn working globally not only knowledge and experience are required, people-skill is needed as well to deliver the right message the audience.

 

We are now ready to graduate in Hooding Ceremony on December 7. Congratulation again!

 

 

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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Post Graduated Interview

MIM class of 2012 has done with their classes including their capstone project. Today I have interviewed one of the MIMers from Taipei, Taiwan. 

His name is Weiyi Lin. He came to the United States about three years ago and now finishing his Master Degree from Portland State University. During his study at MIM, he chose to focus his study in Global Marketing because marketing is very interesting and creative, thus, the job field in Taiwan is very popular for marketing specialist. Prior to his graduation, he got an offer from his capstone project client, Elemental Technologies, to work as an intern in marketing department to assist the company in market analysis. He really thankful to Elemental Technologies who has given him this great opportunity to gain an experience and knowledge in working in American company and industry. MIM program has given a great opportunity through its capstone project to work with the local company to help them solve them problems as well as gaining an experience and opportunity to learn from them in a real-world situation.

Elemental Technologies is a software company located in Portland, Oregon that specializes in providing massively parallel processing solutions. It creates software that uses GPU to perform multi-screen video encoding, decoding, transcoding, and a pixel processing tasks on commodity hardware for adaptive bit rate streaming of video over IP networks.

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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Start Something at Big Brothers Big Sisters

On Tuesday, November 15 Big Brothers Big Sisters held the “Start Something Breakfast” event at the Oregon Convention Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that help children realize their potential and build their futures through a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better and forever.

Start Something Breakfast event was featuring how all children can reach their potential and share stories of how Big Brothers Big Sisters had impacted their lives. They are operating in communities all across the United States.

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, a little bit of your support will help Start Something big. The breakfast event had many people from all over the community attended including our MIM alumni. It was great to see those MIM alumni out there to help the community.

For more information please visit

Website: http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.9iILI3NGKhK6F/b.5962335/k.4DD4/Start_Something_for_a_child_today.htm

Instragram: #startsomething

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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MIM 544: Intergrated Supply Chain & Logistics Management Reflection

The final course in the Supply and Logistics Specialization integrates all of the concepts contained within the previous three classes.  Global Supply and Logistics planning and strategy development is the primary focus.  This is a case study based course where each week students are expected to analyze and prepare supply and logistics cases in an international setting.  Emphasis is on developing analytical and problem-solving skills and generating the quantitative and qualitative information necessary to make superior managerial decisions. There were total of 14 cases that would be divide into group case analysis and individual analysis. This final course is taught by both Dr. Cliff Allen and Dr. Lee Buddress. This class represents the final opportunity for students to demonstrate the supply chain and logistics skills that have acquired from the previous courses in the summer. The objective of this course is to examine and evaluate real business problems by emphasizing on sorting symptoms from underlying causes and on proposing solutions that are workable in the specific case setting and time period. The students will be using the skills and framework/models they have acquired from the previous course in applying for find a solution for particular case setting and its market. This course helps improve critical thinking skills and case analytical. We need to consider every aspect of business in such marketing and finance as well in trying to find the best solution for it.

 

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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Global Immersion Weekend Feedback

Global Immersion Weekend ended and congratulation the winner, Team Bain! The highlighted from this year Global Immersion is the case is in real time basis where we are trying to solve the challenge currently facing by the the company, Korkers. This case focuses on the growth strategy decisions facing Korkers a Portland-based footwear brand that until now has specialized in interchangeable sole boots for fly fishing. While Korkers has established a strong reputation as a technology leader among fly fisherman, the market is a tiny one.

The team  have one day to complete the deliverable to present it to division advisers in order to advance to the final round. There were only two team who advanced to the final round and present their deliverables in front of the CEO and Head of Product Development from Korkers.

During the weekend, every team has pulled every thing they have acquired from MIM course and work experiences in order to develop the strategy for Korkers. It was a very intensive course over the weekend because of the limited time and resources. We all have worked from 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. Although it was a very intense course, we all have learned and gained a lot through this course. We gained a lot through the team work in the intense and pressure environment as well as pulling everything we have learned to pull out the best strategy for Korkers. Global Immersion is a great course for MIM students before graduate to really test the skills and knowledge we have acquired over the year. Hopefully, Global Immersion will continue over the next year!

Thank you Melanie and all faculty who have made this happened!

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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Google Products Viral Video by Porntipa Oil Leelasa-ngasup

This is one of the viral video from the Integrated Marketing class taught by Charles Patton. I have interviewed on her plan after graduation as well as her inspiration in making this video. The first time I have seen it, I thought it was the ad from Google Inc. However, it was one of the video from marketing class in Master of International Management Program at Portland State University.

Google Life Video:

 

Student Profile:

Porntipa Oil Leelasa-ngasup

The creator of this video is Porntipa Oil Leelasa-ngasup. She is currently enrolling in Master of International Management at Portland State University focusing on Global Market. She received her Bachelor degree in Fine and Applied Arts major in Theatre Drama from Thammasat University in Thailand. Before she decided to study aboard in the United States, she used to work as an Advertising Account Executive in one of the most famous Advertising companies in Thailand called Idea Avenue Co., Ltd. Her goal after graduation is to build her career and experience around the marketing and advertising field in order to improve her skills and knowledge.

What inspired you to create a viral video this style?

“I have been using Google products for the past 6 years and they have changed my lifestyle completely. The purpose of this viral video is to express my daily experience with Google products and how the Google products are able to help my study in pursuing a Master Degree much easier. I chose to use the stop motion technique to differentiated the execution. I believed that is an easy technique to help audience remember and see how the products can be used in daily life.”

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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Halloween

Happy Halloween! Where did you guys go to celebrate your Halloween?

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

The American Halloween tradition of “trick-or-treating” probably dates back to the early All Souls’ Day parades in England. During the festivities, poor citizens would beg for food and families would give them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. The practice, which was referred to as “going a-souling” was eventually taken up by children who would visit the houses in their neighborhood and be given ale, food, and money.

The tradition of dressing in costume for Halloween has both European and Celtic roots. Hundreds of years ago, winter was an uncertain and frightening time. Food supplies often ran low and, for the many people afraid of the dark, the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earthly world, people thought that they would encounter ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by these ghosts, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. On Halloween, to keep ghosts away from their houses, people would place bowls of food outside their homes to appease the ghosts and prevent them from attempting to enter.

If you guys have not have a chance to celebrate your halloween yet, there are still some haunted house open for you to adventure. One of them is called 13th door in Beaverton that is still open till November 4. Special events during November 1, 2, 3 and 4 is called Flashlight Terror Nights that means all lights off!

Source: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween

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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