2010 Career Development Seminar

Date: June 5, 2010 (Saturday) 12:30pm -- 5:30pm 
Place: 595 Lawrence Expressway, 2nd floor, Sunnyvale, CA 
         (Herguan University) 
Free Admission, complementary refreshment. You are invited to join the seminar. 

Seminar Agenda (Click here for Seminar Flyer)
12:30pm-1:00pm Registration
1:00pm-2:00pm Panel discussion on "Career Perspective and risk management" is led by Dr. Gerry Liu, Sr. VP of marketing of Pericomand a panel of broad international work experience. Questions from audience are welcomed to collectively seek the path!
2:00pm-2:05pm Break, complimentary refreshment, networking.
2:05pm-4:35pm Talks by career coach, HR manager and recruiter, inspire audiences, recognizing & utilizing your skills:


Talk Topic

Paul Bagen, Owner at Premier Career Coaching Don't Just Sit There...Make It Happen!
Fidel Sanchez, Employment Development Specialist at Work2Future Job Search Strategies
Leon Bezdikian, HR Vice President at Sibeam Managing Your Career to Find a Job in Tough Economic Conditions
Steve Lu, Senior Director of DMR , Direct Management Recruiters To Sell Yourself as What you Want to be
Bette Young SPHR, Career Coach/Consultant with Drake Beam Morin (DBM) Hiring from the HR perspective
4:35pm-4:40pm Break, complimentary refreshment, networking.
4:45pm-5:30pm Plenary session of College graduates sharing job search experience, advice/feedback from HR professionals

New Graduates

Current position

Eugene Berson, Williams College '08 Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley
Irving Chien, UCLA '08 Law Student at Santa Clara University
Clifford Lin, Berkeley '08 Software Engineer at Cisco Systems
Yvonne Ho, UPenn '08 Consultant at Accenture

Close to 200 attended this event on June 5th. The audience was very enthusiastic about this event and warmly requested more in the future. Quite a lot of the attendance expressed the desire to join CIE as a member. 

The Career Seminar was made up of 3 sessions. It started with a panel discussion on "Career Perspective and Risk Management". The panel is made up of 
Dr. Gerry Liu, SVP Marketing of Pericom, 
Dr. Wen Wang, President of Multech Engineering Consultant and adjunct professor in SJSU, 
Dr. Bernard Shung, co-founder and VP of SiBEAM, and 
Dr. Lee Yang, Fellow of SMIC. 

Several subjects were discussed, including: career decision making, the respective risk in large corporation/small company/startup/consultant, impact to employees during M&A, and the most important mindset in 21st century. 


The 2nd session had 5 experts on human resource, executive recruiter and career coaching sharing their views on the job search skill, mindset, and how it is done from the employer's perspective. The audience responded warmly with many questions. The presenters were 
Mr. Paul Bagen, from Premier career Coaching, 

Mr. Fidel Sanchez, Work2Future 

Mr. Leon Bezdikian, VP of HR of SiBEAM 

Mr. Steve Lu, Direct Management Recruiters, and 

Ms. Bette Young, Career Coach with Drake Beam Morin. 

The last session was contributed by 5 recent graduates from college. They shared their job search experience and how the college background helped them. CIE-SF thanks 
Mr. Eugene Berson, 
Mr. Irving Chien 
Mr. Clifford Lin 
Ms. Yvonne Ho and 
Ms. Jennifer Soong. 

This event was free to attendees with complimentary refreshment. CIE-SF is grateful to the sponsors who made this event possible. Special thanks to Worldjounral which helped reaching out to the community by posting the event on its newspaper. 

To top of event list
[ San Jose , CA. Feb. 20, 2010] The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) held its 31st Annual Conference at San Jose Double Tree Hotel on Feb. 20, 2010. Marvell's new board member, Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu (Chairman and Founder of H&Q Asia Pacific), was the keynote speaker in the conference dinner banquet, and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. was a "Platinum Sponsor" for this event. Dr. Hsu's speech topic was "A Changing World: An Engineer's Perspective". As the world faces many uncertainties such as those in economic, climate and energy, Dr. Hsu gave his insights about the changing world. 

In the afternoon, there were three parallel tracks of seminars including "Emerging Technologies", "Business & Law", and "Humanities". The afternoon seminars were organized in concert with the conference theme. 

CIE/USA is a non-profit, non-political organization serving the local engineering community. Founded in 1917, CIE/USA is one of the oldest and the most prestigious Chinese-American engineering associations in U.S. It has 6 chapters in the U.S. including the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. CIE/USA also co-hosts three biannual engineering conferences in Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong . 

The conference attracted hundreds of attendees including Cupertino City Mayor Kris Wang, Cupertino City Councilman Barry Chang, many Marvell employees, local engineering societies, media reporters and a group of UC Berkeley students. 


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Career in Green Technology Seminar

We have a success "Career in Green Technology" event on 6/20/2009. This event was sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan , R.O.C. and co-hosted by many Bay Area engineering organizations. The co-hosted organizations included CIE, NATEA, CASPA, CBA, and CARES. There were about 300 attendees showed up in the event. We had interactive discussions in many fields of the green technology. Detail information about the speakers and their slides can be found below. 

Transition to Clean Tech & Renewable Energy, Dr. William Kao 
Eco-Sustainability: Economic Growth and Energy Savings via ICT, Henry ML Wong 
Energy Saving in U.S. and Taiwan, Jen-Chang Chou 
LED Lighting -- A brief introduction, Dr. C.C. Huang 


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2009 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum (I)

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Goal:      To provide introductory information for professional engineers to consider a possible different career path in biomedical engineering

Time:      Saturday, June 27, 2009, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Location:     Silicon Valley Conference Room 
                   5201 Great America Parkway 
                   Santa Clara, California, USA 95054 

Fee:      FREE Admission with pre-registration 
On-line registration: http://www.eventbee.com/view/cieshortcourse/event?eventid=59301 

     1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Registration 
     1:30 pm - 1:40 pm Welcome Remarks 
     1:40 pm - 2:25 pm Medical Technology - Past, Present and Future 
     2:25 pm - 3:05 pm Career in Biospace 
     3:05 pm - 3:30 pm Break 
     3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Biomaterials and SJSU Medical Device Curriculum 
     4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Path to Become a Medical Device Engineer 

Distinguished Speakers: 

Mr. Mir Imran, Founder, InCube Laboratories 
"Medical Technology - Past, Present and Future" 

Dr. Henry Wachob, Founder and President, Bio2Device Group, 
"To Be or Not To Be - Is Biospace Your Long Term Career Goal?" 

Prof. Guna Selvaduray, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Materials Engineering, Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University 
"Engineering's Contributions to the Quality of Life and SJSU Biomedical Devices Curriculum" 

Dr. Chung-Chu Chen, Stanford-Taiwan Biomedical Fellowship Program 
Center for Cardiovascular Technology, School of Medicine, Stanford University 
"My Path to Become a Medical Device Engineer"


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2009 CIE/USA-SF and SJSU 2009 Fall Short Courses

9/26/2009, 10/3/2009, 10/10/2009 and 10/17/2009 (Saturdays) 
CIE/USA-SF Chapter and co-sponsor San Jose State University announce the year 2009 Fall Short Courses covering wireless communications, FPGA application, computer architecture, clean technology and LED technology. Eight classes will be taught by renowned industry experts on 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 of 2009 at SJSU. The courses are designed to give an introductory level of fundamental theory with in-depth knowledge of various EE fields. 

To Print this Short Course announcement, please download this file CIE ShortCourse2009combine.pdf 

CIE/USA-SF and SJSU Course Titles:

Course Number Course Name Lecturers Date/Time
EECS1 3GPP LTE - the Path to 4G Mobile Networks Tony Liu 9/26/2009 - 9AM
EECS2 RF Systems and Circuits Simon Ma 9/26/2009 - 2PM
EECS3 Image Processing Using FPGAs Jose' Alvarez 10/3/2009 - 9AM
EECS4 OpenSPARC Introduction Jhy-Chun Wang 10/3/2009- 2PM
EPMC1 How to Design FPGA and ASIC Devices to Meeting System Performance Hong Shi 10/10/2009 - 9AM
EPMC2 Clean Energy Technology and Several Case Studies in Market Place Jerry Lin 10/10/2009 - 2PM
EPMC3 Solid State Lighting: Technologies, Status and Challenges. Click here for presentation material Stephen Sun Chiao 10/17/2009 - 9AM
EPMC4 Circuits & Systems Requirements, Technologies and Trend in Solid State Lighting. Click here for presentation material Muzahid Huda 10/17/2009 - 2PM

Courses are free to all attendees! 
Thanks to our corporate sponsors: MediaTek! 
Must register on-line to guarantee a copy of course handout. 

Pre-registration on-line is required: 
Please visit http://cieshortcourse.eventbee.com/event?eventid=62296 to register. 

San Jose State University, Engineering Building Auditorium, (Engineering Building is located on San Fernando St., between 7th and 8th street). Please see map in this link: http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/docs/SJSU_campus_map.pdf 

Free weekend parking is available at the 4th Street Garage (at 4th Street and San Fernando Street). 

Corporate Sponsors: 


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