Name: Joon Yoo
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington
Company: GE, GE Digital, Commercial Leadership Program
School: Boston College
Major: Business Management: Finance, Marketing
Hobbies: Traveling, baking, watercoloring, longboarding, hiking, and ceramics
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: Lifebox Foundation
Organization Title: TBD
Up until rather recently, I used to conflate uncertainty and risk. However, these are not interchangeable. Risk is measurable, uncertainty is not. Looking back on my past formative experiences, I've realized that I've always been attracted to opportunities that were low-risk, but high-uncertainty. Uncertainty introduces creativity and can force us out of inertia and into action. I find uncertainty exciting-this is why the ServiceCorps fellowship is aligned to me. I feel blessed to have a job set up, and even more blessed that GE supports this program. The ServiceCorps would afford me the opportunity to continue to help build the community around me-something that I wouldn't be quite ready to give up upon graduation. I can't imagine going through my career without a service element, and the ServiceCorps is the unique opportunity to do so, while also being able to learn from peers and partners. This is the chance of a lifetime, and I'd make the most of all there is to learn and give.
Joon Yoo, originally from Federal Way, Washington, is senior in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management Honors Program with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. Some of her favorite classes at Boston College have been Business Ethics, Fundamental Analysis, Ceramics, Analytics and Business Intelligence, and Real Estate Development. In her time at Boston College, Joon has held leadership roles in Moneythink, Asian Caucus, an honors speaker series committee, an honors special projects committee, and an international assistant program. She spent her junior fall semester studying abroad in Vienna, Austria while traveling, eating cake, and drinking coffee. Joon’s interest in technology and business has led her to internships at a Boston-based algorithmic trading start-up, a microfinance fund in the South Pacific, and BlackRock in its technology business. After her year with the ServiceCorps, she will join GE Digital’s Commercial Leadership Program and is excited to see what the future will hold for her with the ServiceCorps and GE.