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61. Creating Her Own Doors of Opportunities Within the Tech Industry ft. Christina Gee

July 04, 2020 Da Eun Kim & Sophia Sun Season 2 Episode 33
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61. Creating Her Own Doors of Opportunities Within the Tech Industry ft. Christina Gee
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Have you been told a narrative that whatever career you begin full-time sets the trajectory for the rest of your life? We're really aiming to show you all that that does not have to be the case, and our guests are living proof that you can have full control over your career. In this episode, Christina Gee (fun fact: Sophia met Christina through Subtle Asian Dating!) shares her story of exploring many entrepreneurial roles within the tech industry: from being a product marketing manager intern at Microsoft, to becoming a business intelligence analyst and then a product manager on Windows, to now being a product manager at the startup Affirm. Even within the tech industry, Christina has held 3 different roles in the few years she's been out of school, so she sheds light on her experience as a student at an entrepreneurial school like Babson College, what she's learned from each role, what prompted her to continue to explore more opportunities, and how to not lose faith that there is always a way to get your foot through the door, even if you don't go to a tech-centric school or immediately look like the perfect candidate on resume.

Timestamps:
⟡ Christina explains her school background (4:40)
⟡ Why product management (8:40)
⟡ Getting her foot through the door of Microsoft (13:30)
⟡ What is a business intelligence analyst (18:45)
⟡ Big tech versus startup observations as a college student (26:45)
⟡ Finally landing a role in product management (31:00)
⟡ What it really was like being a PM (38:00)
⟡ Looking into other opportunities post-Microsoft (44:20)

Watch our highlights for this episode!
⟡ How She Landed Her Dream Role | https://youtu.be/1qecRT--RoQ
⟡ What It Really Means To Be a Product Manager | https://youtu.be/ceE3qO7fYVM

More about Christina!
⟡ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geechristina/
⟡ Twitter: https://twitter.com/christinagee12

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Christina explains her school background
Why product management
Getting her foot through the door of Microsoft
What is a business intelligence analyst
Big tech versus startup observations as a college student
Finally landing a role in product management
What it really was like being a PM
Looking into other opportunities post-Microsoft