【S】Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!! =)))))

First of all, I know I’ve abandoned this blog for too long. It’s been more than a month since either of us wrote.

I guess too much has happened in the past one month, and both of us have been busy with work…but now I finally feel like I have my life back on track, and have so many new and exciting plans (which I shared with Nora on Skype today)! More on this later. 😉

But today, I want to finish my post on Lean In (as promised in my last post). Since Nora has started this book recently, I thought I’d share some of my favorite takeaways. It may not be super organized as they are just my personal notes, but if you like what you’re seeing in this post, I would strongly recommend you to read through it. 🙂 Of course, if there are any points that you find interesting but need clarification, feel free to ask me more. 🙂

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【S】NAAAP-UW/ASC- “How I got to Where I am Today” Panel

As part of NAAAP-UW, I helped putting on a panel event together with other officers and ASC (Asian Student Commission) on Wednesday. It was a great turnout, and I really enjoyed meeting and listening to our professional panelists! All of them were super friendly and helpful.

I’d like to share some of my takeaways here- It’s just my personal notes so please don’t expect a perfect write-up…but if you couldn’t make to the event, or didn’t get a chance to take notes during the event, I hope this is helpful to you. 🙂 And of course, if the notes is unclear to you, feel free to ask me questions!
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【S】Conversation Lunch with Howard Behar and Scott Armstrong

Almost every quarter, 12 CISB (Certificate of International Studies in Business) students get an opportunity to talk with executives who work in the international business field in an intimate setting, called “Conversation with Global Business Leaders”. This opportunity was set up by Howard Behar, the former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International; where he would bring different executive to talk with us for an hour, and I always get so much out of it. I think this was the third time I participated, and I have to say it is part of my favorite experience in CISB. 🙂 Continue reading

【S】International Business Career Panel

One of the perks of being part of the CISB program is being able to meet and hear from successful businessmen and businesswomen, who have careers in international business– a career that many of us aspire to have in our future. It is always inspiring to listen to their stories and advice, and what I love the most about it is that sometimes, there would be this one advice that stays in your head and motivates you to work harder and fight for your dream.

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【S】Networking 101

Hi Nora,

You know how business school always tells us how important networking is? They always say they can’t stress how important it is, but to many of us, networking isn’t necessarily the easiest thing. Over the past few years I’ve gotten advice for networking from different people, and I really appreciate all their advice! But I must say the most helpful and practical advice I got was from a “Networking 101 Workshop” hosted by Fortunato Vega, my host dad for 3 days when I first came to Seattle! He actually voluntarily offered this workshop for a group of us on a weekend- don’t you admire how generous and kind he is? :’)

I think I have already sent you the notes that we (the students) put together, but now that we have a blog. I thought it’d be a great platform to share it with you and our readers. So I edited a little and tried to make it more organized here. I still have so much to improve on (and really wish I’m better at it!), which is why I try to read over these notes from time to time. Hope these notes are helpful to you and whomever that’s reading this blog 🙂 Continue reading