Minfang Wu 

Three words encapsulate your Northeastern University experience:
Inspired | Surprising | Substantial

Getting a degree while life is happening isn’t always easy. How have you faced and overcome some of these challenges?

To begin, there are some linguistic barriers that I face while interacting with local students because I am an international student. I have some unusual study habits, and I read at a snail’s pace. Keeping in touch with my spoken English, reading more literature to discover the norms, and not being frightened of making mistakes were all things I worked very hard to convince myself.

In addition, I made a concerted effort to learn alongside my pals, and we continued to support and encourage one another.

 What were some of the reasons you chose to join the Northeastern community? Since joining, what have been some of the opportunities and challenges you have experienced?

The Northeast offers numerous chances, both in terms of career and geographical advantages. As a student, I appreciate this type of learning environment. It is highly intriguing and hard to share the topic in front of academics or to join the ambassador platform to help students.

What has your journey at Northeastern University revelated to you about yourself?

I did learn a lot during my studies, and I learned a lot in a new field that shocked me. In comparison to my former existence, I got a lot of varied sighs in this one.​

What advice do you have for others considering higher education — either at Northeastern or elsewhere?

Why are you interested in the degree you’re pursuing? What motivates you?

Analytics is my area of study at the graduate level.

Let me start by saying that analysis is a major that many people choose. Second, keeping dataization current is something I truly want to do. I felt I needed a break after working for a few years.

Analytics is a tool that I find to be really helpful.

What are you hoping to do after you graduate? Where do you imagine yourself 5 years after school?

My dream job would be to work for a tech giant like Google or Microsoft, preferably in their data analysis or business division. Increasing my exposure to state-of-the-art technologies is my goal.

We know you are more than the person who shows up at Northeastern — what are some of your hobbies and other passions? Where do you find your joy?

I have a diverse set of interests and enjoy trying new things. I enjoy experiencing the beauty of nature as well as the history and culture of museums. I enjoy going on hikes and traveling with my buddies. That’s when I’m at my happiest.

Is there anything else you wanted to say that we didn’t cover?

In an ideal world, I would have friends with whom I could share interests, experiences, and academic pursuits, and I am open to meeting new people.