What’s in your bag: Georgie FuPosted on October 23, 2013 | by Madison Fraser
SCPS freshman Georgie Fu is frequently attending career fairs, making connections and building her reputation in the hotel industry. Don’t be fooled though — she suits up and hands out business cards, but her artistic flare will never go unnoticed. When looking in her backpack, it’s evident Fu is passionate about the business world but has interests that extend beyond her desired profession.
At first glance, Fu’s leather binder looks like a free school supply she was given by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. But the inside is filled with pockets, slots for business cards, space for pens and a notepad. Fu has already stocked it with potential flyers and business cards she has gathered at career expos. Fu said she thinks it is good to look professional when meeting potential hotel or hospitality chains for which she could work.
Fu said she decided she wanted to pursue hotel management after working the hostess desk at a popular restaurant in her hometown.
“I realized I just want to stay modern in today’s innovative world,” Fu said. “And that’s exactly what the hospitality industry is.”
“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is known for his analysis of social observations and data, so his novel, “What the Dog Saw,” offers more than a breezy thriller would. Fu said she does not fear learning, though, and has already read some of Gladwell’s books. She said she is fascinated by his ideas.
“Every book of [Gladwell’s] is a good dose of interesting facts,” Fu said. “It’s easy to spark a conversation by bringing them up. It just makes things less dull to talk about.”
Despite her busy schedule, Fu always finds time to release her creativity. She carries a small sketchbook, and keeps it readily available for moments when she feels inspired. Her drawings range from elaborate cityscapes to abstract faces.
Dumping out a pencil case of what seemed like a hundred markers, Fu enjoys adding a splash of color to her art.
“I used to always draw in fine black and white pen, but that got boring,” Fu said.
She is never limited on choices, as she has markers for almost every shade. Fu said she likes to experiment with different palettes, but she said her favorite was mint green.
A version of this article appeared in the Thursday, Oct. 24 print edition. Alyssa Buffenstein is a contributing writer. Email her at email@example.com.