This section showcases how these successful individuals have progressed into their careers!
These Q&A’s highlight their achievements as they share their inspirational stories of success, dedication and perseverance.
These are intended to provide job seekers insight and to point them in the right direction – on how they can discover their own interests as they navigate through their career trajectory.
Stephanie Cheng is a Board Member at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Partnerships Specialist at U.S. Census Bureau and Founder of Backpacktraveling, where her blog focuses on inspiring others to travel on any budget, coupled with providing consultations in helping small businesses reduce spending for corporate travel, lodging and meals.
An Inspirational Quote That Stephanie Stands By
“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”
– An Unknown Monk
Read Stephanie’s story here!
Emily Chan is a Talent Sourcer at Microsoft and Co-Founder of CEO Mindsets, a platform where they offer career coaching to provide young professionals with the tools and resources to obtain their dream jobs and internships. Resume review, interview tips, and networking best practices are just a few of the areas they cover.
An Inspirational Quote That Emily Stands By
“‘Life starts at the end of your comfort zone.’ I’m not sure who said this, but this is something I always live by. It’s easy to fall into a pattern, but growth only happens when you’re uncomfortable. Always find ways to challenge yourself and become better than you were yesterday!”
– Emily Chan
Read Emily’s story here!
Leah Azizian is the Head of Business Development & Project Feasibility at the Developments & Consulting Divison, a Real Estate Advisor at LG Fairmont and Co-Founder of Ambitious New Yorkers, a platform that is dedicated to the people who have built and continue to build New York City. Leah and her team focuses on Manhattan and Brooklyn properties of NYC, as well as working primarily with buyers, sellers, investors and developers.
An Inspirational Quote That Leah Stands By
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
– Martin Luther King
James G. Norman is a Risk Mitigation Manager at TheGuarantors, a Fintech company that offers innovative insurance risk/products and financial solutions for the real estate ecosystem in residential and commercial properties.
“I enjoy giving back and speaking to our future leaders on professional development, career trajectory, and planning. I have spoken at a number of different engagements and love to share my story in hopes of inspiring the next generation.”
– James G. Norman
Read James’ story here!
Juana Norales is a journalism major at Brooklyn College (CUNY), while enhancing her skills and practices as a professional journalist through her experience as an Editorial Intern at Access by NKC, a leading public relations and brand strategy agency.
An Inspirational Quote That Juana Stands By
“If it’s meant to be, it will be.”
Read Juana’s story here!