Workshop 1: Resume and Cover Letters for Chinese Students & Scholars
Time: Monday, Oct 26, 12:00 at noon Location: Career Development Center, 1st Floor Conference Room
Introduction: Unsure what would be appropriate to include in your resume? This workshop will provide an overview of the elements necessary for writing a dynamic resume and cover letter for US employers.
Summary: More than 50 people attended this workshop that was specifically designed for the Chinese Students. The career counselor Ms. Kristin Conner, who specializes in International Students, shared tips about resume and cover letter writing that are particularly helpful to us, from both legal and cultural aspects. This workshop enabled students to have a better idea about particular requirements of US job seeking materials, as well as areas we need to pay special attention to as international job seekers. For the workshop material, please refer to Stanford CDC website and its onsite career library.
Workshop 2: Interviewing Strategies for Chinese Students & Scholars
Time: Monday, Nov 2, 12:00 at noon
Location: Career Development Center, 1st Floor Conference Room
Introduction: Looking for a job in the US and don’t know how to interview?
Concerned about cultural and language issues? This workshop will cover the
basics of the interviewing process, what employers are looking for, and tips
on how to successfully answer difficult questions.
Summary: About 40 people attended this workshop that was specifically designed for the Chinese Students. The career counselor Ms. Yuree Soh, who is Asian American, shared interview strategies that are particularly helpful to us. This workshop enabled students to have a better idea about how different interviews in the US are from those back in Asia, as well as particular challenges/ solutions for us as international job seekers. For the workshop material, please refer to Stanford CDC website and its onsite career library.
Seminar: Kaixin Farm Founder’s Seminar and Recruiting at Stanford
Time: 6:40pm, Oct 7th, 2009
Location: Assembly Room@ Bechtel International Center, Stanford University (422 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305)
Event: Seminar and Recruiting (Submit your resume for a dinner with the speaker before the seminar)
Co-host: ACSSS, CPU Berkeley
Have you tried Kaixin Farm (开心农场)? Do you know that it has over 16 million active users in China? Five Minutes, Inc. is team behind Kaixin Farm. As the No. 1 social gaming company in China, it is established to serve the population that has been overlooked by the traditional video/online games.
Season Xu, the COO and co-founder of Five Minutes, will come to Stanford next Wednesday (Oct 17th, 2009). He will share his story at Five Minutes. Furthermore, he wants to identify candidates to join Five Minutes in the near future.
Season Xu shared his interesting entrepreneurial journey. His talk has been very rewarding particularly to people who are interested in China Internet gaming market. He also offered to people who have entrepreneurial inspirations to come to him for any help if they want.
Seminar: From Oracle Research to Ctrip CEO
Time: 5:00pm, Nov 6th, 2009
Location: GCC Havana Room (750 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305)
Event: Seminar + Free Dinner
James Jianzhang Liang is one of the co-founders of Ctrip. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2000 and a member of the board of directors since the company’s inception. He has been Chairman of the board since August 2003. Prior to founding Ctrip, Mr. Liang held a number of technical and managerial positions with Oracle Corporation from 1991 to 1999 in the United States and China, including the head of the ERP consulting division of Oracle China from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Liang currently serves on the board of Home Inns. Mr. Liang received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also attended an undergraduate program at Fudan University.
Many of us might have booked flights/hotel through Ctrip, and many of us have already known and tired Home Inns. It is staggering that Ctrip reached revenue of 0.45 Billion RMB in 2009 Q2 alone.
We had this special honor to invite James Liang joining the ACSSS’s Career Development Seminar to share with our students his exciting journey across US and China, from large firm to startup, research to industry.
Graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a CS Master degree in 1989, James first joined Oracle research. However, he switched to ERP implementation after 3 years and later got appointed as the the head of the ERP consulting division of Oracle China. Then he founded Ctrip in 1999 and led the firm to NASDAQ IPO within 4 years, whose share price doubled on its first day.
More than 150 people attended the seminar. On the seminar, James also shared his insight on the opportunities for the future Chinese Market and Entrepreneurship. He actively answered questions from students on various topics, which were inspiring take-home message for those who are still unsure and concerned about career path, those who want to accumulate experiences in US from a large firm and return to China for future development, and those who dream about starting their own business in China with the knowledge and experiences gained from China and bring it to NASDAQ IPO.
Seminar: Startup in Economy Downturn: Data Domain Experience
Time: 2009/11/22, 2pm – 4pm.
Location: Harvana Room, Graduate Community Center
Speaker: Prof. Kai Li, founder, former CEO/CTO of Data Domain; Professor
of Computer Science at Princeton University
Co-Host: SVCEF (Silicon Valley China Entrepreneurship Forum)
ACSSS (Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford)
Career Development Department
Speaker’s Education Background:
Since 1986, Dr. Li has been a professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He was elected as ACM Fellow in 1998 and served as a board member of the Intel Microcomputer Research Lab Advisory council.
Dr. Li holds a B.S. in computer science from Jilin University, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University.
Dr. Kai Li joined with us today at Havana Room GCC with more than 150 students and professionals to talk about his stories at Data Domain, one of the most successful technology companies since 2001, and was agreed to be acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion in cash after a dramatic bidding war in this July.
Dr.Kai Li co-founded Data Domain in October 2001 and then has been consulting as Chief Scientist since 2002. Dr. Li also served as Chief Technology Officer and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2002. He’s been a member of the board of directors since the company’s inception.
On the seminar, Dr. Li enthusiastically shared with us his inspiring experience at Data Domain, introduced the concept of the product—-what Data Domain is about and how it works up to a competitive rival in the field of data storage. Dr. Li also candidly talked about the hard lessons he’s learnt from the days he helped the company take off and grow, as well as important factors that made the successful acquisition by EMC inevitable later.
Dr. Li ended his speech with encouraging comments on prospects of startups in the economic downturn; he contended that opportunities are even more to be exploited for startup companies with relevantly less competitors.