Market Yourself With Your Degree by Young CIE


Young CIE Proudly Presents "Market Yourself With Your Degree" on March 13 2:-4pm at Tan Oak Room, MLK Student Union, featuring: 

  • Mr. Fidel Sanchez, Employment Development Specialist at
  • Dr. Cristina Banks, President/Owner at Lamorinda Consulting LLC; Senior Lecturer and Professor at Haas School of Business
  • Dr. John Xie, President at Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE-USA); Sr. Manager at Altera Corporation

Target Audience: Upperclassmen & graduate students, but open to Berkeley students of ALL majors and academic standings! 

This professional workshop is intended to: 

  • Bridge students working towards their degrees with experts from the public sector, corporation, industry and academia
  • Provide them with a wide spectrum of perspectives on career exploration
  • Offer helpful tips and insights about career paths and success secrets

At the end of this event students will: 

  • Enhance their understanding of how they can best connect their degrees with desired career paths
  • Walk away with a clearer sense of what HR managers look for in job candidates and how jobseekers can best position themselves for recruiting

Company Representatives will be there too:

Recruiting Managers from Tencent, Chunghwa Telecom Global, Tainnovation LLC., and MORE! 
Representatives from these companies will be present at our event, offering wonderful job/internship opportunities to qualified Berkeley students. Bring your resumes! 

Refreshment provided!!! Welcome to join us!!! 

Young Chinese Institute of Engineers (Young CIE) is a student-led organization to serve as a bridge for young talents to technology industry. We strive to build effective mentor relationship between students and established industry leaders and encourage career exploration. We are the first student chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF).

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Bill Xi CHENG 
University of California, Berkeley '2013 

Executive Committee, Young Chinese Institute of Engineers 
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2011 Civil Engineering Seminar One --- Bridge Engineering

Young CIE Annual Conference 2011

Young CIE Annual Conference 2011

Venue: Bancroft Hotel 
2480 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 
Time: April 16, Saturday 
Main Session: 12pm - 3pm 
Satellite Session: 10:30am - 12pm 

Come join Young CIE to learn about what make a successful entrepreneur! 

Visit the event website and learn more about our event! 


Conference agenda

--------------------------- Satellite Session (in Mandarin) --------------- 

10:30 - 12:00PM: Satellite Morning Session on Education Entrepreneurship by Dr. Qingshi Zhu 
"Reform education and make history: China's first 'independent' university
(改革教育,创造历史:在南科大 行鉴“教授治校”理想) 

---------------------------- Main Session ----------------------------- 

12:00 - 12:30PM: Registration / Networking with Ta-Lin Hsu, Qingshi Zhu and Ling Wu! 

12:30 - 01:00PM: Opening Ceremony / VIP Remarks 

01:00 - 01:30PM: Keynote Speech by Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu 
"A career journey from an overseas Taiwan student to a pioneering venture capitalist who brought Starbucks to the Forbidden City

01:30 - 01:40PM: Q&A 

01:40 - 02:20PM: 'Fireside Chat' with Ling Wu 
"Life experience as an entrepreneur

02:20 - 02:30PM: Q&A 

02:30 - 02:45PM: YOUNG CIE Mentorship Program introduction by Dr. Joe Tai 

02:45 - 02:55PM: Closing Remarks 

------------------------- End of Conference ------------------------- 

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CIE Biomedical Engineering Series


5/12 (Thursday) 6:30-8:30pm 
ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Road Suite #140, San Jose, CA 
6:30-7pm Registration 
7-8pm Presentation 
8-8:30pm Q&A 

RSVP Please Click Here 

Competitive Edges & Business Opportunities in Molecular Diagnostic Field 
Presenter : Dr. David Y Chien (see bio below) 

CIE Biomedical Engineering Series provides a range of discussions about innovations in technologies, business strategies, and informatics to support collaboration across traditional biotechnology, healthcare and engineering boundaries for novel solutions. 

You will be informed by a vision with real-world experiences about how molecular diagnostics technology can be applied in vitro and in biomarker development, and through the intelligent use of informatics. The presentation is designed to share the latest trends with engineers from different disciplines and entrepreneurs who are interested in taking the innovation from bench to commercialization. 

How You'll Benefit From This Presentation-- 

Join a meaningful discussion on 
(1) Prospective medicine: the next healthcare transformation 
(2) Strategic & commercial opportunities in molecular diagnostics (Dx) 
(3) Tumor marker from discovery to diagnostic applications 
(4) Organizational & technical considerations for creating clinically differentiated Dx products 
(5) Business vs. technology of IVD product development 
(6) Suggested strategy for product development 
(7) Business types of IVD companies 
(8) Regulatory pathways for IVD products 

while building your network for the future! 

Speaker Bio: 
Dr. Chien is current the founder & CEO of Yingtech Bioscience Consulting Company in Alamo, California. He is also Senior Consultant for Novartis Vaccine & Diagnostics, Inc. in Emeryville, CA and Senior Advisor for ITRI Biomedical Technology and Device Research Labs (BDL) at Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dr. Chien is current one of the Board of Trustees of Menlo College in Atherton, CA. Before his retirement from Novartis in 2008, Dr. Chien was Senior Director of Research at Chiron Corporation and Novartis Vaccine & Diagnostic, Inc. for more than 25 years. 

He was born in China and educated in Taiwan. He obtained a BS degree in Physics from the National Taiwan Normal University in 1970, a MA in Biophysics & Nuclear Medicine from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973, and a PhD in Biophysics from University of California at Berkeley in 1978. Dr. Chien did his post-doctorate training in the Department of Laboratory Medicine of UCSF, after which he pursued his career in industrial research and development. He had held several technical positions at various companies including Baxter Corporation, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and Terumo Corporation before he joined Chiron in 1983. He was first hired as a Principal Scientist in Chiron's Diagnostic Group. Since then he and his group had developed all US & Ex-US blood screening products along with Abbott, Ortho and Gene-Probe for HIV, HBV, WNV and HCV blood screening related products. His work in HCV diagnostic research & HBV vaccine development had credited by peer reviewed colleagues for preventing more than five million blood transfusion recipients to acquire hepatitis through blood transfusion. 

Dr. Chien has more than 30 granted US/WO/PCT patents and has 50 plus publications in peer review journals. Besides a career in science and research and development, Dr. Chien & his wife, Chia-Chia Chien, have also volunteered a lot of their time to better serve the Chinese-American community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, they formed a non-profit organization, Culture to Culture Foundation, whose mission is to increase mental health awareness and education in the Asian American community by providing seminars and scholarship programs for bi-lingual & bi-culture graduate students in mental health related fields in Cal &CSU universities. 



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