Recognizable me: Hi everybody! My name is Brian Byon and I just recently graduated from the University of Colorado with an emphasis in Operations Management. I am originally from New Jersey but also have spent a couple of years in Mexico and Colorado. Living in such a wide variety of areas has led me to value both diversity and uniqueness in all aspects of life. Growing up also made me realize that that there is a lot of social issues in the world that can be addressed by the practice of ethical and smart business. I hope to build a career that emphasizes serving the needs of others.
Where I’m at: Over the last semester, I really forced myself to think about what I was going to do moving forward. I also had to think about what I valued most in life. Fortunately, I was able to find a position at DaVita and I expect to start working there sometime next month. From what I have heard, it is a company that really makes a difference for the lives of those who enter their facilities. The position is in Denver so I guess I’ll be in Colorado for a while, not that I’m complaining.
I’ve been here for about five years now and I wouldn’t be surprised if I was here for the rest of my life. For now, I’m taking this class and just enjoying my last few weeks in Boulder. It is weird for me hearing about how my friends are nervous about moving to completely different places while my next transition in life is a 30-minute commute.
What I want: More than anything else, I would love to gain the ability to truly sell my abilities and talents on paper and to prospective employers. I remember a while ago my professor told me that I have a really big filter in my head. As a result, I am very careful about what I say because I want everything to count. However, this means that I also miss opportunities to sell myself because my filter won’t allow me to emphasize value aspects about myself. I suppose that by the end of this class, I hope that everything associated with me is presented in a way that is both articulate and confident.
Where to find me: It really depends on how I feel on a particular day. Sometimes I’ll literally spend half the day hiking and eventually getting lost because of an unhealthy amount of curiosity and an inability to read maps. Other days, I will build a tent on my bed and either binge watch or watch reruns of Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother, and House Hunters. I suppose the idea of finding your soulmate and moving into the perfect house is an idea that I am really drawn towards. I think Game of Thrones fits in that idea somewhere along the lines.
I also really enjoy playing tennis, ping pong, and wall climbing. Unfortunately, I haven’t played tennis for about three years and learning how everything works is going to be pretty difficult. I really like watching my favorite movies over and over again including Once and Thank You for Smoking.
No matter how crazy or busy life gets, I always try to make room for the most important aspects of life everyday including family, friends, and my dog (listed above). I am also trying to work out a trip to Yellow Stone National Park. I really love wolves so seeing how they interact in the wild with other animals is something that would be very meaningful for me.