My name is Che-Jui Huang, and I'm a CIS Member
As an avid Boston Red Sox fan, Huang's initial ambition was to get a business sports degree. After completing his freshman year in business sports, he found out that this degree is particularly challenging for foreign students. Thus he made the decision to make the switch to the Business Data Analytics program at ASU's WP Carey School of Business. Huang describes his college career so far as a bumpy journey but he is determined to work hard towards his dream to work in Japan.
Over the years as a CIS member, Huang has seen the change of 4 CIS presidents and the most interesting he has done in CIS is assisting ASU's Asian Asian Pacific American's (AAPASC) in their Asian Culture Heritage month planning. "This is a relatively big project and this is the first time I took on such a big responsibility" said Huang. Adding that he enjoyed the collaborative working experience with another coalition. Furthermore, joining CIS has also helped Huang to establish connections with different people. It is also through CIS that he became more outgoing. Huang is now the Public Relations director for two other clubs at ASU and credits the experience that he gained through CIS for his confidence to take on bigger responsibilities in his college career.
In addition to that, Huang believes that everyone should join CIS regardless of their time left at ASU. Whether you have 4 more years or 1 more semester left at ASU you should consider becoming a member as CIS because it is a great place to practice your leadership skills and to do things that are outside of your comfort zone. "The longer you stay the more confident you become" says Huang when asked why he would encourage students to become CIS members.
Coming to the U.S. has given Huang a renwed perspective of life and he predicts that if he did not come to ASU, he would be a more close minded and intorverted person. He says the best part of ASU is that they try their very best to accomodate students especially international students. Noting that ASU uses a lot of different mediums to try and get international students involved with a range of activities. Adding that help is always given when asked and that ASU staff is committed to resolve confusion that students might have.
The I'm a CIS Member series asks CIS members to share their story of where they came from and how they got acquainted with the coalition. View more stories here. Apply to be a CIS Member today at on.asucis.com/joincis