Roman Martynyuk

Professionals - Weekend

Professionals - Weekend
Current Industry/Job: Welding Engineer
Where are you from: Cleveland,OH

Favorite quote and why:

"You can avoid reality but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality" - Anonymous

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor and why?

Nikola Tesla would make a great mentor, he created amazing new technologies with truly altruistic intent. People that prefer to promote knowledge and truth instead self interest are amazing and difficult to find these days.

Best memory from your first year in the MBA program:

Watching Professor Prashant persistently question fellow student Danny Fields' decision to be a bottler for Pepsi/Coke during an immersion week class discussion of a case study in Competitive Strategy class. Throughout class Professor Prashant would revert back to Danny to see if he had changed his mind, but Danny was stern.

What story does your family always tell about you?

My parents like to tell the story about when I visited my grandmother in Ukraine that had not seen me since I was a small child and how she did not recognize me at the bus station. When I came up to her, she told me to leave her alone because she was waiting on her grandchild. It took her a few minutes to realize.

What advice would you like to provide incoming students?

Outline important dates for assignment submissions and exams for each class and the entire semester at the beginning. The semester goes by fast and it is very easy to overlook a due date as well as to be able to budget time for weeks with a heavy work load.

Any additional unique facts you would like to share:

I can ride a unicycle.