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DMSB'17, Singapore Community Leader

Yuki Shuck

Senior Executive, Product Discovery and Personalisation, Sephora, SEA

Yuki Shuck knew that a Northeastern degree would set her apart academically, but when she graduated with two years of work experience, and a global network that extended to every corner of the world, she knew had hit the jackpot. Connections and relationships are what made Yuki’s Northeastern experience unique, and after graduating and moving to Singapore, she knew she wanted to maintain that network. She became the Singapore Community leader, and has been sharing her passion for everything Northeastern with community members for the past three years.

Tell us how your Northeastern education has impacted you professionally.

Through Northeastern’s co-op program, I was able to gain a wide range of experiences. From working at Fortune 500 companies with more than 2,000 employees, to a small advertising agency with around 50 people. I graduated with close to two years of work experience, which prepared me for interviews and gave me confidence in the workplace. I also found my true passion– data-driven decision making – thanks to my Northeastern coursework. I knew I wanted to work in marketing, but I found a niche at the intersection of tech and data that I wouldn’t have discovered outside of Northeastern.

How do you stay ahead of the curve?

I used to attend speaking events when I was in Boston because it was a great opportunity to meet passionate women in tech, data and marketing, and understand the industry landscape. I knew I wanted to do the same after graduation, and found professional groups in Singapore such as Women in Product. I also learned a lot from attending alumni events, and learning about different people’s roles at various companies and industries. Continuously surrounding myself around intelligent and passionate people helps me grow my own knowledge and expertise in my field.

What inspired you to give back to Northeastern as a volunteer?

I was a second-year student when I first started volunteering. As I was building my network to start my club, Students of Singapore on the Boston campus, I knew that I could continue to do this when I moved back to Singapore as an alumna. Through volunteering, I have had the opportunity to meet incoming students, co-ops and students on exchange in Singapore, as well as the alumni who either returned home or moved to Singapore to work. It’s exciting to build those relationships and know that I can always be there to support my network no matter where it is in the world.

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What are three things you have learned by volunteering for Northeastern?

  1. The community is really grateful for the effort you put in. It’s a wonderful feeling to see that people are enjoying themselves and to know that the connections formed can last beyond the event.
  2. The bond between strangers attending the same university is second to none. Talking about crossing Huntington Ave, or struggling to find an open seat at Snell during finals week, are experiences that are common to every Northeastern student. And while these moments go by unnoticed, reminiscing with other people always brings me joy.
  3. Even though I am planning events on the other side of the world, the team at the Office of Alumni Relations is extremely enthusiastic about growing the global community.

One piece of advice for someone looking to get involved as a volunteer.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and use your existing network, and connect with alumni on LinkedIn.

What’s next for you?

I’m looking for more opportunities to grow my network within the local start-up scene in Singapore. I’m interested in non-profit work, sustainable energy, and artificial intelligence, in particular. I hope to find more opportunities to work with companies focused on creating strategic innovations with an intent to make a positive impact in the world.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and use your existing network, and connect with alumni on LinkedIn.