We invite leaders in different industries from film and music to legal consulting, accountant and real estate to attend our workshops and share their advice with you. The purpose of this program is to enable students to communicate with experts from various industries in person, and get their career questions answered.
TIME AND LOCATION:
- Date: Thursday, Feb 22nd, 2018
- Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PDT
- Location: USC – ZHS 159
- 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Check-in
- 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion
- 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Q&A
- Topic 1: Overview of US Job Market: The Big Picture, Popular industries, What do companies expect from new hires?
- Topic 2: Career Advice for International Students: Networking tips, Finding a mentor, common resume and interview mistakes, adapting to US company culture.
- Topic 3: Immigration and International Student Employment – What is Trump’s influence?
- Topic 4: Personal Interest and Career Development: Finding the balance between passion and paycheck.
Peter Rafelson(Movie/Music Producer)
Peter Rafelson, known for his work with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Elton John, Madonna and Britney Spears, is a writer/producer working in the music & film business. Peter has written many successful songs including Open Your Heart – a #1 hit for Madonna. Most recently, Lady GaGa, Pink, Jason Derulo, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Daughtry, Beyoncé and Will.I.Am have all finished mixing their albums at Peter’s studio, RMC studios. Over the past four years, RMC has steadily built the most successful American production company in all of East and Southeast Asia, having sold over 118 million records. Peter’s production company, Rafelson Media, owns two content labels; three publishing companies and is in the business of international rights exploitation and global digital distribution. Notable clients include: 20th Century Fox, HBO, Sony Pictures, Microsoft, Warner Bros. and many more.
Steven Hendryx (Former Commercial Minister Counselor in the US Embassy in Beijing/Senior Vice President, Henry Global Consulting)
A graduate of MIT and Harvard, with an MBA from Stanford Business School, Mr. Hendryx has served as an executive, consultant and diplomat during the 40 years’ span of his career. Mr. Hendryx’s consulting career began with the Boston Consulting Group and Brain and Company, assisting Fortune 500 clients with key strategic Decisions. During the 20 years, he has worked in China, Steven served as the Commercial Minister Counselor in the US Embassy in Beijing, Managing Director of the MAC Group Management Consulting Hong Kong Office, as Vice President of Nortel Networks, as well as consulting with Otis Elevators and Haier Group. Steve currently serves as Sr. Vice President of Henry Global Consulting, the world’s leading immigration investment agency.
Lilly Tung (Senior Vice President, HSBC)
Born and raised in Shanghai China, Lilly immigrated to the US in 1986. Lilly graduated from Arizona State University with a Finance degree and attended the Stanford Leadership program for Asian American leaders. Lilly is the only Chinese American Senior Vice President among Area managers at US Retail Bank and Wealth Management with HSBC. Lilly Manages 10 HSBC branches plus the Asian Pacific International Center in Southern CA at Retail Bank and Wealth Management segment. Prior to joining HSBC, Lilly worked at Bank of America and Bank of the West as a Premier relationship Manager and International Marketing Manager.
Alex Edmunds(Broker-Owner, Mandville Realty/Partner, Mandeville Capital)
Mr. Edmunds has split time between the US and China since 2009 and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. He studied Mathematical Economics at Princeton University. He is the former president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing, as well as the former North China Alumni School Interview Council Manager and current Admissions Interviewer. He was also captain of the Varsity Water Polo team at Princeton University. Mr. Edmunds is a successful entrepreneur, having founded his own successful residential and capital real estate company. Prior to founding his own company, Mr. Edmunds worked in the investment banking division at B. Riley and Company in Newport Beach, CA where he focused on consumer retail M&A and private placements.
Yeu S. Hong(Immigration Lawyer/Partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP)
Yeu S. Hong is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP, a full-service U.S. Immigration law firm focused in all areas of federal U.S. immigration law as it is administered all over the world. Mr. Hong has practiced immigration law since 1998. Mr. Hong focuses on employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services for start-up, mid-sized and large multi-national and U.S. corporations. He has advised individuals and corporations on immigration strategies for a wide range of employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State. He has extensive experience with various nonimmigrant visa categories, including H-1B, H-3, E-2, E-1, L-1A, L-1B, L-1 Blanket, TN, R, and J-1.
DON’T MISS IT!!
Snacks and Drink will be provided.