• Major/University: Biotechnology/Biochemistry – National University of Mongolia; Business Administration/Accounting – University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia; Master of Public Policy – University of Tokyo
  • Hobby: Making Hand-drip coffee
  • Current Job/position: Strategist, SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Group
  • Class of 2006

Anudari Dashdorj

Major/University: Biotechnology/Biochemistry – National University of Mongolia; Business Administration/Accounting – University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia; Master of Public Policy – University of Tokyo

Hobby: Making Hand-drip coffee

Current Job/position: Strategist, SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Group

1. What would you say (зөвлөх) to Orchlon students?

Don’t be afraid to pick a “profession” as now might be a daunting and stressful moment for you all. I’ve met an engineer turned investor, economist turned lawyer, mathematician turned consultant. It’s no longer applicable to work solely in one’s chosen profession throughout his/her career in this fast changing world. Instead, make sure that you’re dedicating yourself fully to whatever you chose to study, and that perseverance and “skill” to learn will benefit you more than a specific profession in the long run.

2. What stage in your life are you at?

I’m at a stage where I recently made a career change, working in a completely new environment in a completely new field. It’s an uncomfortable situation to be in, but as a young professional, I don’t want to be comfortable nor complacent, instead put myself in situations where I can challenge myself so that I’m constantly growing.

3. 3 things you’ve learnt at college?

Three things I learnt AFTER college: 1) Grade isn’t important – attitude is. 2) College only won’t prepare you for life – so learn to be savvy and smart. 3) But what subjects you learn in college is just as important because it will lay the foundation of how you think and analyze.

4. What are the most important skills for today’s job market?

Global job market is changing constantly in sync with the technological development – so the ability to adapt to new environment and pick up new skills and knowledge is crucial to be competitive. And of course soft skills – the ability to communicate efficiently and compassionately with people – something that can’t be replaced by AI, at least in the near future.

5. Favorite quote

Done is better than perfect.