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Communication Skill Salon on Apr. 10th

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On Apr. 10th, the ACSSS Advising Program hosted a communication skill salon at Graduate Community Center. About 60 Chinese students attended this event.The invited speaker, Eunice Buhler, is a sophomore here at Stanford, with extensive social experiences. She is now an active member of Stanford Consulting. Before she came to Stanford, she was the founder of ‘Culture for Youth’, a non-profit organization that teaches young people about cultures and promotes cultural acceptance. She worked with both the World Bank and the U.S. State Department and currently serves on the Youth Service America Advisory Council.

In this salon, Eunice gave  a one and half  hour talk on how to communicate in both casual and formal cases; how to appreciate American humor and jokes and the etiquette for different social situations . She brought up with many interactive parts in her talk. The audiences were invited to participate in imitating real life situations. They also asked Eunice questions about what they concerned. Many of the students feel that the event was great and they learned something from it.

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Advising Program Kick-off

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On Oct. 25, Department of Advising Program hosts this quarter’s first kick-off event to introduce 7 advising faculty members to our students and let them talk closed on hot topics of study and living at Stanford.

After Tao Xu, VP of Advising Program Department, gives the introduction, Prof. Tien-Wen Wiedmann from Medical School then gives a short talk introducing history of the advising program and how it helps student getting through the hard time with several examples.  Then, Prof. Yiqun Zhou (Asian Languages), Prof. Philip Wong (Electrical Engineering), Prof. Ching Wang (Neurology), Prof. Jun Li (Math), Prof. Han Hong (Economics) and Prof. Jie Wang (Civil and Environmental Engineering) all give self-introduction and interesting short talks regarding their suggestion on Stanford life.  The 2nd half of this event is a rotation talk for the purpose to let every student meet as much advising faculty members.

There are all together about 50 Chinese students and scholars take part in this event, most in their first year at Stanford.  They all think it is worth going and looking forward to next event.

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