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Kyu Hwan Yeo Celebrates Eddy International Company’s Recent Philanthropic Donations

Kyu Hwan Yeo Celebrates Eddy International Company’s Recent Philanthropic Donations | Kyu Hwan Yeo | Scoop.it

Kyu Hwan Yeo, recently organized donations to several nonprofit organizations on behalf of Eddy International Company. The company held a small celebration ceremony to recognize Kyu Hwan Yeo’s critical role in facilitating the company’s philanthropic work.

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Kyu Hwan Yeo, Eddy International’s current Administrative Manager, recently celebrated the company’s donations to Disabled American Veterans, St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, Maryland State Police, and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Kyu Hwan Yeo played a critical leadership role in organizing these donations, explaining that his “extensive administrative experience definitely equipped me with the skills to organize this type of philanthropic work... I networked with the organizations to figure out which ones our company felt were doing critical public service work that deserved support, and coordinated a fundraising a campaign to help augment our company’s donations.”

Kyu Hwan Yeo has long been a passionate supporter of encouraging philanthropic work and giving in businesses, and in his personal life spends time volunteering for organizations. When asked about his most meaningful volunteer experience, he describes his volunteer work for Piece of House in Washington, DC from 2002-2003 inspiring much of his interest in philanthropic giving. He says that the company chose the organizations for this round of giving through a company-wide meeting where they voted from a list of 15 prospective organizations that Kyu Hwan Yeo had researched.

Employees felt strongly about supporting these particular organizations because “these were mostly organizations that honored ordinary people who risk their lives for us every day... policemen, firefighters, and war veterans definitely deserve our respect and support.” Kyu Hwan Yeo explained that St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital was also chosen because many of the employees were parents themselves and wanted to send a message that “our company sees the health and well-being of children as critical for building a strong society.”

In the future, Kyu Hwan Yeo hopes to make this a yearly giving campaign. At the company celebration, family members and friends were invited to learn about the organizations in order to try to raise awareness in the surrounding community about ways to support philanthropic giving and civic work. “I think it’s really important to show that businesses care about the community, and about supporting social and human services,” said Kyu Hwan Yeo. “I want to be a part of making that happen, and I hope that this recent donation is just the beginning of that.”

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Kyu Hwan Yeo Completes CompTIA A+ Certification

Kyu Hwan Yeo completed the CompTIA A+ certificate in order to work as an IT professional.

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Kyu Hwan Yeo was always fascinated by computers and what they could do. He knew from an early age that his dream job would involve computers. While he wasn't sure in what field he would find work, Kyu Hwan Yeo knew if he could work on computers he would be happy.
 
Kyu Hwan Yeo began his career in a chiropractic office. "At the office, my tasks were to maintain the computer network and perform diagnostics. Since it was a medical facility, I also had to manage the database for billing files and update patients' information," says Kyu Hwan Yeo.
 
While working on the office's computer network was in-line with what Kyu Hwan Yeo wanted to do, he wasn't thrilled with the position. "I knew there was more I could do. I wanted to prove my skills. I quickly found a new position with a pharmaceutical company," says Kyu Hwan Yeo.

He began work for Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. "I wasn't sure if I wanted to do all my work in the medical industry. But, I learned a lot from the company. I was introduced to two computer languages; PVM and Perl," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. His other responsibilities included the storage of chemical compounds in the company's database with a program called "ChemOffice."
 
"I still wasn't happy with where I was. I completed the CompTIA A+ certificate which is a starting point for professional IT careers. Fortunately, after the completion of the certificate, I was able to land the position I'd been really wanting," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. The position he found was with Eddy's International Co., where he was hired as Administrative Manager.

"It was the IT position I had been waiting for," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. The position allowed Kyu Hwan Yeo to really test himself as an IT professional. The international trading company was a break from the medical industry and an entrance into international business.
 
"I am responsible now for the maintenance and support of the computers and web development," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. He also performs translation work and maintains company contracts and agreements. "I'm very happy with my position now," says Kyu Hwan Yeo.

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Career Advances Pursued by Kyu Hwan Yeo

Kyu Hwan Yeo worked repeatedly to find the position he felt utilized his skills as an IT professional by working for three different companies.

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Switching careers and companies isn't as odd as it once was. Today, it may be hard to advance your career within the same company. Many professionals find the only way to market their skills is by looking outside their current place of employment. While this may not necessarily be the case for Kyu Hwan Yeo, he did feel it was necessary to change careers twice in order to find the position he was happy with.

"I knew I wanted to work with computers and I was happy performing administrative work," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. He began his professional career after college by working for Sang's Chiropractics & Posture. "I was responsible for minimal IT work. I maintained the office network and billing database but other than that, I just entered in patient information," says Kyu Hwan Yeo.

Before long, he looked for a job that would allow him to practice more advanced IT skills. "I thought I found the perfect job when I was hired by Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. Much of the work he performed was computer related. He picked up many valuable skills.

"I learned a 3D molecular modeling program and was introduced to two new computer languages thanks to my time with Rexahn Pharmaceuticals," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. He also provided support on Bioinformatics projects and stored chemical compounds into the company's database using the program ChemOffice.

However, Kyu Hwan Yeo wasn't completely satisfied with his work at Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. "I decided I would look for a new position. To help market myself as an IT professional, I took the CompTIA A+ certification exam. I passed and with the certificate, was able to market myself more effectively as an IT professional," says Kyu Hwan Yeo.

Kyu Hwan Yeo was picked up as Administrative Manager at Eddy's International Co. "The company was an international trading company but it offered more opportunity than my previous two jobs," says Kyu Hwan Yeo. Now, Kyu Hwan Yeo performs many tasks of an IT professional with all the responsibilities of an administrative manager too. "I perform web development, I translate, and I maintain service contracts," says Kyu Hwan Ye. He is very happy with his new position.

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