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TAP-Chicago, AACN, AAPC, Ascene, APALSA, APAMSA, KACC, KACS, Kollaboration, Social Quarters, TJCCC, and UIAAAN present the 2017 Asian American Summer Yacht Cruise on Saturday, August 12th. Join 400+ friends as Chicago’s Asian American community comes together on a party yacht for the biggest networking event of the summer. This is one you won’t want to miss!
+Multiple DJs & live performances on multiple levels
+Newly renovated sun deck with more open space, and newly installed bar
+Full cash bars on all levels
+A portion of the proceeds benefit Chinese Mutual Aid Association to aid refugees, youth, and elderly as well as partnering community organizations
Purchase tickets at https://asianyachtparty.eventbrite.com
Use promo code TAP for $5 off!
1:30 PM Check-In Opens
2:00 PM Boarding Starts
2:30 PM Yacht Departs Dock
5:30 PM Yacht Returns to Dock
3 Hour Summer Yacht Cruise
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35
DAY-OF: $45 (if space remains)
VIP: $50 (includes priority boarding and separate VIP seating)
Purchase tickets at https://asianyachtparty.eventbrite.com
Use promo code TAP for $5 off!
COMPARE TO same old 1 hour architectural tour: $35, $36, $39, $41, $43, or $46
+Please arrive early, the yacht will depart as scheduled
+Theme: White linen suggested, but not required
+Dress Code: Smart Casual (summer dresses / no jackets required)
+All sales final, no refunds, but ticket transfers permitted
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase tickets here.
An exclusive program by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for business professionals of all backgrounds. Attendees will learn what the Asian American experience is like in a not-so-well-known organization. Hear first-hand perspectives from a panel of Asian American CIA officers representing careers in Operations, Analysis, and Technology. Each panelist will share the experiences of his or her journey to and through the CIA in a thoughtful and entertaining fashion.
Learn about what the CIA is responsible for today and how it accomplishes its mission with the assistance of Asian Americans as well as the variety of internships and career opportunities for Asian Americans within the intelligence community.
After the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network and foster valuable connections with members of the CIA as well as other professionals in the Chicago area. Attendees will enjoy complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
REGISTRATION IS FREE BEFORE AUGUST 15, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED.
6:30-7:00 pm – Registration
7:00-8:00 pm – Panel/Q&A
8:00-9:00 pm – Reception/Networking
This event is sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency and presented by Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals and the Korean American Coalition-Chicago.
Community Partners: NAAAP-Chicago, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA); Ascene Chicago
Please submit your inquiries regarding this event to Jennifer Wong at email@example.com and Greg Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team as we strive to make a difference in the community. We will be volunteering with Breakthrough’s Fresh Market. Fresh Market is eliminating hunger and transforming neighborhoods in East Garfield Park by providing a sense of dignity, community and hope. Come be a part of this effort by serving at the indoor Fresh Market which provides fresh food, groceries, and supplies to low-income families!
Instead of receiving a bag of canned goods, guests are paired with a personal shopper and are guided through the shopping area to find fresh ingredients to create meals for their families. Residents also receive access to legal aid, food stamps, housing and employment information, financial management, GED certification and family workshops. You may be asked to fill one of these volunteer roles: Greeters, Computer Registration, Hospitality, Personal Shopping Assistant, Stockers, Set-up and Tear-down.
Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite here.
Getting There: Close to Green line Kedzie stop. Street parking available in front of the building
Special Instructions: Recommended clothing is casual and comfortable, you may be on your feet for much or the whole time.
Questions? Contact the Organizers
Hauwei Lien email@example.com
Elaine Oetomo firstname.lastname@example.org
Join fellow Asian American alumni from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Emory, Harvard, Northwestern, Princeton, UChicago, UPenn, and other schools for a networking mixer on Thursday, June 29th at Untitled Supper Club. One of Chicago’s best bars and River North’s most popular hotspots, Untitled features craft cocktails in a trendy speakeasy setting. UPDATE: We have more schools joining so are extending early bird to the 28th, register at https://
“Best Bars in Chicago” -Chicago Magazine “Remarkably polished; impressive” -Chicago Reader “Coolest Bars” -Thrillist
Guests will enjoy a free beer or wine in the venue’s beautiful Whiskey Library in addition to happy hour specials from 6 to 7 pm. Specials include $4 draught beers, $6 wines, $8 Knob Creek Rye Manhattans, $8 Basil Hayden Old Fashioneds, and $3 and $4 food items.
Stay later at complimentary reserved tables for the Unbridled show at 9:15 pm in the Lounge; named on Chicagoist’s “Best Burlesque Troupes” list. One lucky attendee will also win a free Untitled gift card!
Registration: $5 early bird at https://
Alumni from listed schools https://goo.gl/LUkir1 are welcome to register a guest.
Getting There: River North, close to Grand, State/Lake, and Merchandise Mart El stops and numerous CTA buses. Self-park use Spothero for $12 up to 9 hours in 111 W Kinzie St garage ($7 for first-time usershttps://goo.gl/n1VNGm). Valet for $14 up to 3 hours at Mercardito, 108 W Kinzie St.
What is IPA4? The Ivy Plus Asian American Alumni Association (IPA4) is a collaboration between alumni of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Emory, Harvard, Northwestern, Princeton, UChicago, Upenn, and other schools. IPA4 seeks to create a community of alumni from selective admission colleges and universities. We also provide opportunities for alumni clubs and associations to collaborate with one another and engage with their Asian American alumni.
Questions? Contact the organizers:
Hauwei Lien hauwei dot lien at gmail dot com (Northwestern)
Lindie Wang lindie dot wang at gmail dot com (Princeton)
Samantha Chiang samantha at tapchicago dot org (UChicago)
Jay Xu jayxu33 at gmail dot com (Brown)
Cassie Zhang xuehuiz01 at gmail dot com (Columbia)
Paul Choi paul dot choi dot 07 at gmail dot com (Cornell)
Jeff Koh jeffrey dot j dot koh at gmail dot com (Dartmouth)
Richard Hu richardyyhu at gmail dot com (Emory)
Bonnie Hu bonnieyhu at gmail dot com (Harvard)
James Lee skyblue121 at gmail dot com (UPenn)
Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P) http://
Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association http://
Northwestern Club of Chicago www.alumni.northwestern.ed
Northwestern University Asian and Asian American Alumni Association (NU-A5) http://
Additional organizations to be announced.
Taste of Taiwan
Join hundreds of other young professionals from Chicagoland area as we celebrate the Taiwanese heritage with great Taiwanese food, music, open bar & raffle.
Save $30 on TJCCC Annual Membership
A TJCCC Annual Membership worth $30 will be included in your Taste of Taiwan event ticket. As a member, you’ll gain first-hand and discounted access to practical business seminars & social networking events. In addition, you’ll also gain access to our exclusive job board where you’ll be connected to businesses throughout Chicagoland.
The dress code for this event will be semi-formal, but feel free to come fancy!
Select dishes included in this event
割包 (Gua bao/Steamed Pork Sandwich) by 輝月Kizuki
肉羹湯 (Pork Thick Soup) by t.m. Basil
鹽酥雞 (Fried Chicken) by 輝月Kizuki
豆花 (Tofu Pudding) by 南北和 Chinese Cafe
肉圓 (Ba Wan/Taiwanese Mega-Dumpling) by 南北和 Chinese Cafe
章魚小丸子 (Takoyaki) by 輝月Kizuki
滷肉飯 (Braised Pork Rice) by Lotus
雞卷 (Chicken Rolls) by t.m. Basil
炒米粉 (Fried Rice noodles) by t.m. Basil
雪花冰 (Shaved Ice) by 小台北 Taipei Cafe
茶葉蛋 (Tea Egg)
Restaurants (In Alphabetical Order)
南北和 Chinese Cafe
小台北 Taipei Cafe
Our Community Supporters
TACCGC – Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago
KAC-Chicago – Korean American Coalition – Chicago
TAP-Chicago – Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals
Ascene – Chicago’s Guide to the Asian American Community
CAMOC – Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
Kick off the summer with the TAP-Chicago community service team and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends at Chicago Canine Rescue! We will be walking dogs and enjoying the outdoors around the Forest Glen Woods preserve. Space is limited! . First timers and experts are welcome.
TAP-Chicago has procured DISCOUNTED tickets at $35 (REG. $44) with LIMITED tickets available and on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Get your ticket on Eventbrite before Monday, May 15th!
Cynthia Yeh, Principal Percussionist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, received a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Music performance degree from Temple University. Cynthia joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist in June 2007. She previously served as principal percussionist for the San Diego Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2007.
TAP-Chicago first met Cynthia in early-March when she was one of five panelists who participated in the “The Road Less Traveled” panel program featuring prominent Chicagoland Asian Americans in careers not generally associated with Asian Americans such as careers in the field of performing arts.
Join TAP for a special event as we invite you for a night out at the symphony with Cynthia featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 85, a favorite of Queen Marie Antoinette, and Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto. After the concert, Cynthia gives a sneak peak behind the scenes with a backstage tour, followed by a meet and greet at Tesori!
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY PURCHASING YOUR TICKET ON EVENTBRITE, YOU ARE PURCHASING A DISCOUNTED TICKET THAT IS PRE-PAID BY TAP-CHICAGO WHO WILL BE ISSUING YOU YOUR PAID TICKET FOR THE CONCERT.
INVITEES HAVE THE OPTION TO VENMO $35 TO TAP TO AVOID PAYING THE REGISTRATION FEE ($2.92) ON EVENTBRITE. THIS METHOD OF PAYMENT IS PREFERRED.TAP’S VENMO IS “TAP-Chicago” OR “@tapchicago.” PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE THAT YOUR PAYMENT IS FOR THE FOLLOWING: “CSO EVENT”
SHOULD YOU OPT TO VENMO YOUR PAYMENT, PLEASE ENSURE TO SELECT THE “FREE TICKET” UPON REGISTERING ON EVENTBRITE THAT CONFIRMS YOU PAID VIA VENMO.
Mock interviews will be scheduled based on first-come, first serve. We encourage you to register soon as space is limited.
A job interview does not have to be daunting once you know what to expect. Join TAP-Chicago for a mock interview session with experienced professionals from a variety of fields including accounting, computer science, consulting, and marketing. Give yourself the opportunity to interview with an experienced professional from your intended career who can provide you with insider knowledge of what to expect and how to best present yourself for your ideal job.
Interviewers and interviewees will be paired up according to the background and interest. The event will be two-fold: first, recruiters will help interviewees prepare for the mock interview and then the interviewers will conduct the mock interview. After the mock interview session there will be a networking session for everyone at the event.