许越先生于2000年获得麻省州立大学生物学硕士学位之后次年，在阿默斯特（Amherst Massachusetts）创建了他的生物技术公司扬格公司（YoungerUSA LLC）。
她的名字叫Kella Wise，哦，等等，现在应该是Kella Cote，因为她去年刚刚结婚了。
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A Letter to the High School Graduatesfor PVRS Career Day
Yue ‘Jeff ‘ Xu is the boss of two companies, one in Beijing, China where he was born, and one in Amherst Massachusetts, his beloved second hometown.
Jeff established his biotech company, YoungerUSA LLC, in 2001 in Amherst Massachusetts after he obtained his Master’s Degree in Biology at UMass Amherst.
Between the years of 2002 and 2005, YoungerUSA provided research services to a NASA project and now it is the world leader in the field of Non-invasive Micro-test Technology.
I am honored and grateful for the invitation by Ms. Shannon Doran to give me this opportunity to share some stories of my company with you.
I hope it will be helpful to your career development in the future, because I feel it is my obligation to give something back to the community that could make it stronger.
First, I had to think about how I could tell a young community something that they would appreciate, remember and most importantly, would give you the knowledge you need to be successful in the current job market.
Eventually, I decided I would tell you a story about one of my employees who has been working for my company in Amherst for over three years now.
Her name is Kella Wise, oh wait, I should actually say Kella Cote, since she just got married last year.
There are 3 things/words about Kella that have allowed her to obtain a special position in the company as well as in my heart. These 3-words are: ‘dependability’, ‘gratefulness’ and ’love’.
Here are some examples of what ‘dependability’ means in a workplace.
I never have to tell Kella more than once about things she needs to do! Whether it is something I’d like her to do by herself or even something I’d like her to remind me of.
And if she doesn’t know how to do the job, she knows when, how and what to ask in order to get the job done.
Whenever people come into the office, Kella’s desk is as clean and organized as a surgeon’s table.
She is always a few minutes earlier than the office hours to ensure she is ready for the potential phone calls that might come in at 8am sharp.
At the same time, she is always the last person to leave the office, checking that all the windows are closed and doors locked, which may mean she leaves a few minutes past the hour.
For new high school grads like you, if you can get to school every day on time, never miss a homework assignment or a project due date, I believe you have the potential to be dependable like Kella.
Kella started in a part-time position in my company with minimum pay because we were not sure by then if she, with a bachelor’s degree in math, would be a fit for our biotech company.
To our surprise, she took this job very seriously, more seriously than her counterparts, who we previously offered the same position in the company.
“I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to work for YoungerUSA.”
Kella wrote in her first year Annual Work Report, “I am grateful to all the training I’ve got, the new skills I’ve been taught and the new knowledge that I have learned from other people in the company.”
Every time she receives a raise, a promotion, or a reward, apart from being really happy, Kella always remembers to show her gratitude.
The result is a win-win scenario. My company is willing to put more investments into her, and over time, Kella has become a full-time employee, a supervisor and a wife.
Since we hired Kella, she has been learning everything new to her as a bone-dry sponge. As I mentioned earlier, her major is not Biology.
However, a few years later, she can not only read the most advanced scientific papers, but also present them beautifully as a professional in YouTube videos.
Since she LOVES what she is doing, she can get better and better every day.
Kella has two dogs and what might seem a little odd, is that she seems to love one more than other. His name is ‘Koko.’ To understand this, you have to understand how Kella adopted Koko in the first place.
You see, Kella had been hired by my company for only a little over two weeks.
One day she went out for her lunch break but didn’t come back to the office when she was supposed to even though there was work waiting for her in the office.
When I called her asking why, she said that she had to bring home a dog she just adopted. I was very mad as you can imagine and I was ready to fire her.
Of course, she didn’t get fired because it turned out that Koko was about to be brought to the animal shelter and Kella couldn’t help herself from saving Koko.
But, Kella still got her first, and so far, her only warning from the company for not being able to set her priorities straight. But at the same time she won the heart of her boss for her passion and love.
So, my young fellows, ‘dependability,’ ‘gratefulness’ and ‘love’ have helped Kella find her foothold in the job market, do you have any of these great qualities?