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EJ Oruche

Orr Fellow, Avid Learner, Inspired Creator

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Getting out there

2/5

So I was already following three companies, Huge, Scopely, and Uber on a variety of platforms out there and that has been great. I really like Huge Inc the most, just becuase their culture, vision and apporach really speaks to me. I really want to get involved out in their LA office because that would a great hub for me for everything I want to do. I actually did what Emily suggest with using twitter handles in my blog post and Huge saw the my last one tonight I wrote about an presentation their CEO Aaron Sharpiro did and favorited it on twitter which was awesome.

Tonight after the class i got on about.me and created a profile. It was pretty fun and an awesome way to put everything that do i together in one place under a nice umbrella. I like designing things too so it gave me a chance to be creative. It feels great to have a complete picture of yourself out there. Here is the final product. http://about.me/ejoruche/

Check it out and let me know what you guys think Ill be back with more on my project later.

EJ

2/7

So it looks like my project isnt exactly to the brief, but I like where its going so i will share it anyway. So today i got an email from some current students at my alma mater, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. They want me to speak about innovation, design, and creative thinking to a group of 100 - 200 high school and Rose students during a design competition at the school, with the focus of it being student projects advocating resourceful knowledge (SPARK). Im extemely humbled and honored, considering i havent been out of college for even a full two years yet. The great part is that in the last month or so I have really been looking into Huge and people, companies, places related to then, and as well as those topics that I will be talking about, so it is actually great timing that I would be able have this opportunity. I have always been passionate about these topics and I think being able to do this will give me an opportunity to really show a company like Huge my ideas and thoughts regarding them and hopefully allow them to see how I can really fit in and add to their culture and vision. Regardless of what happens with that piece though, I am super exicted to do this. I really do love my alma mater and giving back to it! Emily if you got any quick tips on speaking, I would gladly appreciate it!

Thanks,EJ

2/11

So today I connected with someone I was somewhat acquainted with on LinkedIn. I saw that he was out in LA and working in the entertatiment industry. Although I know facebook wasnt the most professional forum, we have been friends on there for a while and have been able to see each others post so we are aware of each other. I also know he is pretty active on there versus his newer LinkedIn so I would get a faster response.

I am pretty excited about this because we have a lot of things in common background wise and in terms of our drive so I feel like I can gain a lot from it and maybe even establish the right contacts out there through him.

EJ

2/12

Today I was looking at Huge on LinkedIn and saw a had a 2nd degree connection I didnt previously have before. I contacted my friend who actually went to the same school and fraternity as well as the same post college work fellowship. I reached out to him about Huge, the connection and other companies he though would fit my interests.

I didnt know how well he knew the person at Huge so its great that this was the result. I am excited to see what could come out of it for me.

EJ

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