Buzz on...Carwin Liang
When you have employment questions or just need some guidance with your day to day work, Carwin Liang is your person. Carwin joined San José State in 2013 and is currently the Sr. Employee Relations Analyst in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations. While working full-time, Carwin used the fee waiver program and recently received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. You want to hear more about his journey? Read on!
Q. Where did you grow up?
A. I grew up on a tiny, tiny and I stress, tiny island called Saipan, which is next to Guam. Saipan is 5,834 miles from San José State University. I was born and raised in Saipan, but when I was 7 years old, I was sent to a boarding school in China. When I was 11, I went back to Saipan to live with my grandparents and later completed 2 years of high school. At age 16, I moved to the United States where I graduated from Piedmont Hills High School.
Q. What do you like to eat?
A. A little of everything, but if I have to choose, I enjoy eating raw fish which some of you know as "Sashimi". In order to feed my craving, I enjoy going to Okayama in San Jose’s Japantown.
Q. What is your favorite spot on campus?
A. My favorite spot is the Boccardo Business Center. I spent a lot of time there attending classes.
Q. What is the most satisfying part of your job?
A. Knowing I did the right thing for Management and/or Staff, either through a labor related issue or a difficult question.
Q. How do you spend your time outside of work?
A. Cooking! I love, love, love to cook with my friends. I enjoy cooking pot stickers with Chinese chives. This is therapeutic for me.
Q. Who is someone that inspires you?
A. The person that inspires me the most is my mom, and she works really hard to achieve her goals. My mom works 16 hour days, 7 days a week, and still finds time to complete housework. She puts her children’s happiness in front of her own. My mom never complains because she was taught how to appreciate things that are given to you.