Eric’s Story

Eric Fu: I Love This Job

Not everyone is lucky enough to be where I am at in life.  Three years after college, I have a successful career that’s consistently unfolding based on my hard work and efforts.  I’m very excited every day.

The Journey

After completing graduate school, I began looking for different jobs in consulting and corporate finance.  I became very interested and excited about the opportunity to become a consultant with MCA Connect after I learned that I could use my finance and accounting education to identify business solutions, teach people and share knowledge.  And, in turn, I could make a difference in a company’s business.

While I went through a Microsoft Dynamics AX training program, there was still so much I had to learn:  terminology, complex business processes, etc. (the things you don’t learn in school).  Luckily, I learned a ton from my colleagues.  I was blessed to have two mentors on one of my first projects.  I would also take notes on the job site so that I could follow up on the items I didn’t know about at night.  I found that I could contribute more by going the extra mile by myself.  By the end of the first project, I realized I’d become a different person than when I was first recruited to MCA Connect.

I’ve been through five projects over the past three years (six months – one year in length).  As I progressed in skills and knowledge level, MCA Connect continued to award those achievements with greater responsibility, a promotion, and several compensation increases.  MCA Connect is even helping me with my work visa and green card.  Every couple of months, I feel like I gain something new (experience, knowledge, professional growth).

Not Crunching Numbers in Excel All Day

I get to work with unique businesses who I learn about in depth and then apply my software knowledge to.  I talk with everyone at a client site from the shop floor workers up to the CFO.  I feel really good because the CFO listens to me carefully and has intelligent conversations with me; they know the value I am providing.  My former classmates don’t get to do this every day.  Most of them hate their job in a big corporate environment; it’s fake glory.  They’re just crunching Excel numbers all day.  They don’t get to make important decisions, and they don’t feel like they’re making a difference.  No matter how hard they work, they can’t see their future.  This makes me appreciate my job even more.

What’s Most Important

I really, really like working with the people at MCA Connect.  I’m part of a small group of people who share the same passions as I do; motivated about finding a solution, digging into details,  and identifying the root cause of the issue.  We reach out to each other for help all the time.  I don’t see that happening at bigger companies.  I’ve also developed friendships with my fellow colleagues on project sites as I spend a lot of time with them.  We have a fun crew.  We work so hard all day, but by the end of the day I can grab a drink with anyone on the team.

I get to travel to a variety of places like Seattle or small town America; I’ve been all over the place – East and West coast.  Travel can be challenging (layovers, cancelled flights, etc.) but I’m always excited to go to new places.  I was just in Brazil for 2 weeks!

Being in this industry means that MCA Connect has many competitors.  Of course I think about other opportunities with other companies, but I’m happy where I’m at.  I’ve received very generous offers, but what’s most important is how I feel at work.  I’m an important team member and I make a great contribution.  My co-workers respect me and we’ve been working together as a great team, and I know I can be successful here.  New places could be exciting, but they could also be worse.  I want to stay here.

Future Forward

The most important thing about my career at MCA Connect is that I love what I’m doing and who I’m doing it with.  I’m always motivated and I always have opportunity to progress professionally.  I love this kind of job!

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