Hello, everyone! My name is Naomi Lim, a first-year MBA student at UCLA Anderson. Below you can learn more about me:
Undergraduate Major: Supply Chain
Pre-Anderson Career: Since undergrad, I’ve worked in supply chain focused on strategic sourcing. First, I was in Sourcing at Motorola in the Chicago area. I really enjoyed collaborating with multiple functional teams to source and negotiate projects. Experiencing winter and snow-mageddon was key to my personal development. After 3 years there, I went to a nutritional firm to manage contract manufacturers for a mix of protein bars and beverages. They had a very fast product launch cycle, which drove a fast-paced and exciting culture.
Post-MBA Goals: I want to go back into the tech industry in a product-focused role. One of the amazing things about Anderson is the exposure to multiple functions and industries. You’ll find students here going into a variety of roles, so it really allows you to pursue your career goals however niche they may be. Recently, I participated in DOJ Week, which provides an opportunity for Anderson students to visit various companies by industry. I joined the tech treck to further explore my interests and network with potential employers. One of the many companies that I had a chance to visit was Google.
What I’m most excited about: Being surrounded by intelligent yet approachable people is the most exciting part for me. The diversity in background and experience of our school drives meaningful discussions both in and outside of the classroom.
Why Anderson? The culture and student experience were what drew me to Anderson. The genuine regard for one another in helping us all succeed is truly refreshing. It sounds cliché but we live by our "Share Success" value. I see this through the ACT program, where 2nd years help 1st years with interview preparation, and when a fellow classmates offers to connect me with someone in their network. I encourage you to reach out to current students through our Connect With A Student portal or sign-up for an upcoming LiveGuide session to hear firsthand how our culture shapes and adds value to the student experience.
I look forward to blogging more throughout my Anderson experience. Stay tuned!