Zhijun Ni first joined Otis in 1999 as an onsite mechanic and was appointed to a new role as safety officer in 2010. Zhijun wanted to continue his education in order to move his career forward.
Says Zhijun, “I only had an associate degree at the time, and I knew that wasn’t sufficient. That’s when I applied for the Employee Scholar Program.” He received his MBA in 2012 and has been promoted twice since then, currently serving as an Otis Field Assurance Review auditor in Otis’s Environment, Health & Safety organization.
“My studies greatly expanded my vision and understanding of the company,” says Zhijun, “especially in the areas of governance and finance. But it also gave me personal tools to manage my work and time more efficiently so that I can take on more challenging assignments.”
“I want to encourage other employees to enroll in the ESP,” says Zhijun. “From my standpoint, it is the best program in UTC, and I would like to see other employees participate in it.”