Dunwoody alumni are innovators, entrepreneurs, top technicians, and skilled workers. Here is a quick Q&A with just one!
Andhi Michaux, ’03 Computer Networking Technology
Chief HR Officer, Garda Capital Partners
Q. Where is the weirdest place you have ever met a fellow alum?
A. Atlanta. I have three siblings who live there and while visiting I struck up a conversation with someone who was a Dunwoody alum and living in Dunwoody, which is a suburb of Atlanta. You just can’t make that stuff up.
Q. Has there been a moment in your career when you thought “My job is awesome!” and what was that moment?
A. I think the first time I felt that way was on my first business trip to London. I had never been to the UK before and it was an absolutely wonderful experience and the fact that I was there on business made it even more exciting. I was still quite young in my career at the time, but it was a pretty cool experience to be on a business trip in a different country while only being a few years out of school.
Q. What would your former classmates be surprised to know about you now?
A. They would probably be surprised that while I did work in my field of study (IT) after graduation, I was actually able to parlay those skills into a completely different field (Human Resources) and now I am a department head for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. Definitely not how I saw things going, but I couldn’t be happier with my career.
Q. What is your favorite memory of Dunwoody?
A. My favorite memories of Dunwoody will always be the people and the connections made during my time there. My classmates, teachers, student workers, colleagues and fellow Alumni Board of Managers members…these are the people that I truly hold in high regard and will always be the frame through which I happily look back on my Dunwoody experience.
You can read more Q&As with Alumni & Friends in the Summer 2016 edition of the Alumni & Friends Magazine.