Michelle Chen

From Business Graduate to Product Manager

Michelle's path to becoming a Product Manager started with her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. During her academic journey, she not only excelled in her studies but also showcased her problem-solving skills through various case competitions, earning recognition and valuable experience in business strategy.

Transition to Product Management

Michelle's transition to product management began to take shape with her internship at SAP as an Associate Product Manager. Here, she played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between SAP's customers and products, providing valuable insights into customer engagement and product management best practices. This experience laid the groundwork for her future role in product-focused positions.

One of the pivotal moments in Michelle's journey was her participation in Co.Lab, where she worked on real-world projects as a Product Manager. This experience not only solidified her product management skills but also exposed her to agile methodologies and project management best practices. It provided her with hands-on experience that complemented her academic background and early career experiences and launched ✨Amplify✨.

💼 After eights months of finishing Co.Lab’s Bootcamp, Michelle was promoted from an Associate Product Manager to Product Manager at EA

Michelle's transition to product management took a significant step when she joined Electronic Arts (EA). Initially as an Associate Product Manager and later as a Product Manager, she played a key role in developing digital marketing solutions and conducting product discovery for technical infrastructure products within EA's ecosystem. Her ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, prioritize features, and contribute to product management best practices became evident in this role.

Michelle's transition to becoming a Product Manager was marked by a combination of educational excellence, diverse experiences in the tech industry, and a pivotal role in Co.Lab as a Product Manager. Her journey highlights the importance of analytical skills, hands-on experience, and a dedication to improving product quality.

🎯 Transferable skills: Michelle's journey showcases her development of crucial transferable skills such as analytical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership. Her background in MIS and Operations Management, combined with her experiences in case competitions, consulting, and product-focused roles, prepared her well for a successful transition to product management.

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