Meet Miki Doyon, Strategic Sales Representative for DigiCert, Inc. and graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business. Drawn to UH by its diverse culture and special connections with students, Miki emphasizes the importance of not just what you learn in class but what you can learn outside by participating in club activities and building relationships with your peers.
Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what you are doing now?
I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan but I currently live in Yokohama with my husband who is from Montreal. I have two cute little turtles and a baby coming soon in February 2024. I have been working at a digital trust certificate company in Tokyo as a Strategic Sales Representative for almost three years now.
Why did you choose to attend UH?
I have relatives in Hawaiʻi but I also admired the wonderful and diverse culture that UH has and I wanted to pursue my business degree at Shidler College of Business.
What do you value most about your time at UH?
I loved how students and professors interact productively to share knowledge & information. Most of the students were from different countries so it was great to share each of our cultures both in and out of class.
As a member of IBO (International Business Organization) I attended club activities and made plenty of friends. I am still in touch with many of these friends in Hawaiʻi, making this one of the things I value the most about my time studying at UH.
What advice would you give to an incoming UH student?
There’s a lot of culture and values you can learn inside and outside of class by building relationships with other classmates and teachers through club activities and events. I really wish each incoming UH student to enjoy their time!