Friday, 9/7 – PSN Job Seeking Tips & Successful Stories Sharing
August 20, 2012
When: Friday, September 7th, 6:30pm-9pm
Where: Project Reach at 39 Eldridge St, New York, NY
Facebook RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/379061542165919/
6pm – 6:30pm Event setup (table & chairs) by volunteers
6:30pm – 7pm Networking, enjoy light refreshment
7pm – 7:50pm First section – 5 speakers – Janny, Quail, Stephanie, Irene, Yuzana
7:50pm – 8pm Q & A (10 mins)
8pm – 8:05pm Intermission (4 speakers get ready)
8:05pm – 8:45pm – 4 speakers – Quyen, Kick, Lin, Kimberly
8:45pm – 8:55pm Q & A (10 mins)
Our 9 enthusiastic speakers:
Janny Wang is currently an IT project manager for eyewear brand Warby Parker. She has experience working as a project manager, a building manager, even bubble tea store manager (and more!). Feel free to ask her any questions about topics such as resumes, interviews, job hunts, and career switches!
Quail Liang is a kidney doctor who just entered her professional career last year. She works in a private practice that mainly serve the Asian community in Chinatown and Flushing now. So, the experience of looking for a job is still somewhat fresh in her mind. She would be glad to share some of her experiences.
Stephanie Hom is a User Experience director. She manages a growing team of information architects, interaction designers, and business analysts. She manages their interview and resume/portfolio review process and will share key tips with you! Stephanie is currently on the lookout for analysts and designers. LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniehom
Irene Villaseñor is a non-profit consultant, independent media professional, filmmaker, and served as a member of grant-making panels for the Ford Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Tribeca Film Institute. She will talk about working in your 20s, going to college in your 30s, and developing effective professional networks.
Yuzana Tam is an R&D scientist, working for a pharmaceutical company. She has been in the industry for six years but just started at her current company a little over six months ago. She would be happy to share her experience with job search, interviews, etc.
Quyen Truong is an artist educator. She can speak to the hiring process in a non-profit setting as a former non-profit director, share tips about starting your own non-profit as a social justice advocate, and speak to marketing and branding as a means to pursuing a career as an independent contractor and an entrepreneurial fine artist.
Kick Li is a software engineer in Google NYC. If you have related technology background, she can give you some tips, especially for those new graduate students who are seeking for their first job.
Lin-Yu Wen is a web designer/developer and has background in both advertising and publishing industry. She is going to share how she found her job within a week and talk about Do’s and Don’ts of Online Networking.
Kimberly Ha is the global healthcare editor for the Financial Times Group. She is also an NYU career services advisor, has been on career panels to help advise students. She will talk on what to do in an interview to best position yourself for the job, the best questions to ask in an interview, and share her experience from the employer standpoint.
If you are not a job seeker, you can still come to network with us! We can build a strong networking circle to help each other! Light refreshments will be provided!
The main concept of Professionals Social Network (PSN) is to provide a monthly social networking event on Fridays for Qwave professionals. We want to make our social meetup as welcoming as possible. We would like to invite all Qwavers to stay connected. While making new friends and having fun, we also try to help job seekers or give advice for recent graduates if there is any. We share our coming out experience in the work force if there is any.
Currently, we have met people from different lines of work including design (apparel/graphic/interior/web), education, finance (accounting/real estate management), publishing, sport (bike technician), science (pharmacy/health/medical), travel, and web technology backgrounds.
Does it sound interesting to you? Let’s meetup this Friday!