Issac Nwokocha

Program Manager

Isaac is currently a Program Manager at Microsoft, building Search and Assistant products for millions of customers. His career consists of diverse experiences in management consulting, tech entrepreneurship, project and product management. Originally from Nigeria, he had his undergraduate experience in Engineering at the University of Nigeria, before coming to the US for grad school in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford. For fun, he loves to spend time playing soccer, reading audiobooks, and cooking Nigerian meals

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Isaac on mentorship

Mentoring is a passion for me. I am always excited by opportunities to mentor, inspire, and learn from others; from interns to developer/startup communities in Africa. Personally, I have benefited immensely from having mentors who have played a critical role in helping me navigate various aspects of my career. I have come to believe strongly in the following statement by Isaac Newton: “If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants”. I want to give others similar opportunities as I was given.

Some topics I’m excited to mentor students in include:

  • Product management
  • Technology information systems
  • Business leadership, strategy, and communications
  • Entrepreneurship

Favorite book:

I love reading audiobooks, and usually aim to read an average of one book a week. Some of my best books in recent times have been: Loonshots by Safi Bahcall, The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton M. Christensen, Unshakeable by Tony Robbins.