Adisa Communications: Introduce yourself! How did you end up at UT?
Minoo Ha: Hi, my name is Minoo and I am a senior at UT studying Advertising with a minor in Business. I will be graduating in Fall 2020. I was born and raised in Oregon and attended George Fox University as a student-athlete (football) prior to UT. After my first semester at GFU, I realized that I didn’t want to play football anymore and that I wanted to leave my home state. UT was the first school on my list thanks to some convincing from my cousin, who is a Texas Ex. With the help from my relatives in Texas, I set out on my journey to transfer to UT. Long story short, I withdrew from GFU after a semester and drove to Texas by myself (week-long trip). I wanted to earn my in-state residency so I got a serving job and my own apartment, while also attending Houston Community College. Within eight months, I successfully transferred to UT as an in-state resident.
AC: What led you to Adisa Communications?
MH: I was in search of a spring internship and I happened to receive some help from Susan Word, an HR consultant. She referred me to Adisa Communications and I was able to land this opportunity.
AC: What do you hope to accomplish while working with Adisa Communications?
MH: My hope is that I can gain professional experience and expand my skill set so that I can adapt to different fields.
AC: What are your plans for the future? Any big goals you’d like to share?
MH: My goal is to be able to work in the tech industry and specialize in both advertising and marketing. I am interested in becoming a consultant or a tech analyst and eventually work my way up into a C-Suite position. One of my personal goals is to work at the Nike WHQ sometime in my life.
AC: On a typical weekend, where can you be found and what are you usually doing?
MH: My weekends consist of studying at the library, working out at the gym, and hanging out with my friends.
AC: Where’s your favorite place to eat in Austin?
MH: My favorite place to eat is Happy Chicks. They have a variety of unique sauces that make the chicken and fries taste better.
AC: Any other fun facts about you you’d like to share?
MH: I am trilingual – fluent in English and Korean, intermediate in Spanish. I am a huge basketball and football fan. I love spicy food.