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The person that helped you to succeed

  • 1.  The person that helped you to succeed

    2017 35 Under 35 Winner
    Posted 01-26-2018 10:58
    If you could name one person that helped you to achieve your success, who would it be? What can you do and what attributes can you strive for to provide such a legacy of mentorship and influence on the next generation? In addition, what roadblocks exist to promote others?

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    Eun Ji Chung
    Assistant Professor
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 2.  RE: The person that helped you to succeed

    Posted 01-26-2018 17:18
    Wow! This is an interesting topic. Thanks Eun ji Chung.

    Weĺl, I am a Nigerian and you know the way things are perceived here is kinda different from other parts of the world. The beatinest persons who have really added to my life is of course my Dad and Mum. They are amazing.

    Either of my parent aren't my mentors notwithstanding.

    My mentor is Prof. S. E. Ogbeide - He was my undergraduate project supervisor. He is the best and I really learned a lot from him. It's like caring is his nature, he is supportive. During my undergraduate days he was always available and ready to go to any length to help a student which is unlike most Professor. He is a sage that cannot be forgotten in Chemical Engineering Uniben.

    He really inspired me and with his tutelage, I enjoyed researching in my undergraduate days and I developed interest in research.

    All the nice attributes I saw in my supervisor were embedded in love. Love is an important attribute that can help impact life's in the next generation. With love, other nice characters like empathy can come in. It will be easy impacting the persons around us so we also can become an icon deferential in the society.

    I think a major hindrance to becoming a mentor is being too materialistic. Such attributes make one feel the need of others isn't important. Thinking only of oneself is unconditionally detrimental to mentorship.

    Thanks.

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    Godstand Aimiuwu
    Actively Seeking a Graduate School.
    University of Benin
    Benin City
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  • 3.  RE: The person that helped you to succeed

    FELLOW
    Posted 01-27-2018 00:10
    I posted the names of the persons, three in my case, that had the biggest impacts on my career on my university webpage (I am a professor). The idea came to my mind a few years ago after my dad passed away is to recognize and make it known to the people you love or had major impacts on you while they are still alive, because It it does not matter much after they are gone.

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    Trung Nguyen PhD
    Professor
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence KS
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  • 4.  RE: The person that helped you to succeed

    Posted 01-28-2018 14:43
    Thanks. I will do just that -- ASAP

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    Godstand Aimiuwu
    Actively Seeking a Graduate School.
    University of Benin
    Benin City
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  • 5.  RE: The person that helped you to succeed

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 01-27-2018 14:48
    Joe "the boss" Marcanio.

    He was the first manager that gave me clear objectives, timelines and access to resources to accomplish these objectives.

    He built the road to my success without telling me how to drive.

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    Ronald Shewchuk PE
    Director, Continuous Improvement
    Air Liquide Americas
    Chester Springs PA
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