Alumni on the Move - May 2016

Anchie Huang Asian Discovery, Class of 2015

Anchie Huang
Asian Discovery, Class of 2015

Anchie has recently been promoted to Industrial Engineer, 787 Lean Global Production System.

Close to 5 years at The Boeing Company, the last 2 years in the 787 program, I have felt that the role I am in today has accelerating my learning and has given me a better and broader perspective of how Boeing runs the business. To sum it up, I enjoy what I do and had no motivation to leave.

A couple of my mantras that I think about are seize the moment and how to always be ahead of the ‘S’ curve. The job that I accepted was an organization that I was familiar with and had already somewhat a working relationship with them. I didn’t give much thought about applying until through an informal conversation with the manager that I started to think why not and just do it.

When I got the interview I told myself let me hear and gather as much information of what they have to say and if they offer me then I will cross that bridge and have to really really think about it. After the interview, I had an inclination that they would offer me so I started to think about key decision areas.

One area was my personal life. The job requires 80% travel which means that, although Seattle is my home base, I am on the road a lot. Without any family here, my friends are my family. With less time being home, means less time with people I’ve built relationship with.

Another area was to compare and analyze the growths of the current and future role. For me my goal is to accelerate my career. For the future role, I saw great potential where if executed well this could pay dividends for my career down the road. So, I sat down with my current manager to understand the future of my current role and sell me why I should stay.   

The latter sold me and that’s why I decided to take on this new role.