International student profile: Furkan Oztanriseven


Name: Furkan Oztanriseven

Nickname: ForchanCountry: Turkey

Hometown: Istanbul

Year of birth: 1987

Activities: Dancing, especially Latin dancing, basketball, volleyball, gym, swimming

Favorite Music groups: Black Eyed Peas, Scorpions, Korn, System of a down

Favorite TV Shows: Prison Beak, Two and a Half Men, How I met your Mother

Favorite Movies: Gladiator, Butterfly Effect, Usual Suspects, Fight Club, Oceans Eleven, The Matrix

Favorite Books: Socrates Defense, NLP books in Turkish

College degree: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2009

Jobs: “ I was working part-time for a tourism company as a amateur tour guide. And I did five internships too.”

Why did you come to CSU-Pueblo?

“America is the best country to get engineering education. By the way I can improve my English skills, getting both theoretical and real world experiences.”

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life?

“At the end of one of my final exams, I stood up and walked toward the professor to return my exam. She lifted her hand in the air and I shook her hand. I was so confident that she wanted to congratulate my great performance in the class throughout the semester. However, she looked at me so confused. In a few seconds, I realized that she wanted to get back the calculator that she distributed for the exam. I felt so embarrassed and my face turned red.”

When you were an animal, which one would you be and why?

“I would like to be an eagle, because they have freedom in the sky and have a perfect eye view, so they can recognize their victims from a really high altitude. And they are agile.”

Which country would you like to visit to and why?

“I would like to go to Japan, especially to Tokyo, because it’s the center of the Technology. It’s the capital of industrial engineering. They are the best in, for example total quality management, six sigma approach, just in time production and cellular manufacturing systems.”

Which prominent person would you like to meet, and which question would you ask?

“I would like to meet President Barack Obama and some other world leaders to ask how can we enhance communication between countries to have our world without borders and how can I contribute to this philosophy personally?”

I can’t life without…?

“…water and love”

I’m really scared of…?

“…losing my empathy for other people.”

I like…

“…my parents, my country, to be in the U.S.”

I hate…

“…being alone.”