Friday, 10/12 PSN – (1) How to Negotiate Your Salary and Benefits? (2) How to Partner with Someone to Start Your Own Business?

September 29, 2012

Hello Q-Wavers!

Professionals Social Network (PSN) is very happy to announce that we will host a dual-panelled job workshop on Friday, 10/12 starting at 6:30PM

Topic 1: How to Negotiate Your Salary and Benefits?

Speaker: Kimberly Ha

Kimberly is the global healthcare editor for the Financial Times Group. She is also an NYU career services advisor, and has been on numerous career panels for students. She is also an expert on effective negotiations, in particular, how to negotiate different aspects of your salary and benefits package.

Topic 2: How to Partner with Someone to Start Your Own Business? 

Speaker: Amy Shu Chang

Amy’s friend founded a company, then asked her to join as his partner. They are also on a different business plan because they are a partner office of a Chinese architecture company. In an overview, Amy can definitely give inputs on what is needed for opening an office, registration, tax, human resources, and the wrong and right things she did as a leader in a office of 7 people.

Speaker: Jessica Perilla

Jessica will be co-speaking with Amy. She started her own digital creative company and has had a few years of experience running her own business! We are quite excited that she is going to share her thoughts and tips! If you are at all thinking of opening your own company, you are in luck!!

Jessica’s bio:

At the helm of JPD Studio is Jessica Perilla, an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, entrepreneur, designer and educator in New York City. She founded JPD in January 2007. With a background in both web technology and design – she holds degrees in multi-media development and management and graphic design – Jessica has worked in the field of web design since 2000. In addition to making her clients’ visions come alive through her passion for design, Jessica serves on the Advisory Board at the College of Westchester, where she helps guide digital media curriculum for the school. Jessica has been published in the Web Index Book and donates murals through her organization, The Mural Project.

When: Friday, October 12th, 6:30pm-9pm

Where: Project Reach at 39 Eldridge St, New York, NY

Facebook RSVP:

Event Schedule:

6pm – 6:30pm Event setup! Need Volunteers!

6:30pm – 7pm Networking, enjoy light refreshments

7pm – 7:20pm Panel 1 – Kimberly (20 mins)

7:20pm – 7:35pm Q & A (15 mins)

7:35pm – 7:40pm Intermission (5 mins)

7:40pm – 8pm Panel 2 – Amy (20 mins)

8pm – 8:20pm Panel 2 – Jessica (20 mins)

8:20pm – 8:35pm Q & A (15 mins)

8:35pm – 8:50pm Clean up, group pictures, networking (15 mins)


PSN team


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!


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