Professional and Leadership Development
What makes someone a leader, and how do you become one? How can you, as an individual, make a difference in the community? Join us in a conversation and networking session with one Chicago’s leading architects and community leaders.
TAP-Chicago (Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals) is excited to work with Ernest Wong, Founding Principal and President of site design group, ltd., and a leader in the landscape architecture profession in the city of Chicago as we explore what makes a leader and how to create change in a community. It will also be a great chance to meet and network with other dreamers. When ambitious people get together, big things can happen!
This is also a great chance to check out the pop-up gallery space created by site design group in private, after doors are closed to the public!
Registration is free until Nov 8 and $5 afterward through Eventbrite:
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
WHO: Ernest Wong (Community Leader and Amazing Architect)
WHAT: Networking and Discussion on Leadership
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10th, 6:30-8:30-pm
WHERE: 820 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago
WHY: It’s a great opportunity to learn and network with good company! Plus, get a chance to check out site design group’s pop-up space after hours!
About the Speaker
Ernest Wong is the President and founder of site design group ltd, an urban design and landscape architecture firm based in Chicago. Due to his many professional achievements, the Chicago Tribune named Ernest as “2010 Chicagoan of the Year”. Mr. Wong was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese American Service League (CASL), the largest social services organization in the Midwest serving Chinese Americans.
Ernest has directed many notable projects including the State Street City Lightscape, The Park at Lakeshore East, Ping Tom Memorial Park, and Mary Bartelme Park in West Loop. Ernest is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ernest served on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Transition Committee for Economic Development and Planning. He currently serves as a Commissioner on both the Chicago Landmarks Commission and the Commission on Cultural Affairs.
Questions? Contact Eric Kao or Ariel Yu at eric (dot) kao (at) tapchicago (dot) org | ariel (at) tapchicago (dot) org
Looking for a job? TAP-Chicago is proud to be a community supporter of the 2015 Taiwan HiRecruit Job Fair. The Taiwanese Recruitment Mission delegation is coming to Chicago to hold a job fair and recruiting workshop. Come meet the leading international companies and research institutions in Taiwan! Employment opportunities are available both in Taiwan and across the Midwest. All talented professionals in the Chicago are welcome to attend FREE of charge! Please register online at http://
Walk-ins are welcome! We invite you to visit our website to schedule one-on-one interviews and to view the complete list of participating employers. We look forward to meeting you!
Saturday, October 17th 9:30AM – 2:00PM
DoubleTree Chicago (Magnificent Mile)
2nd Fl., 300 E. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 819-7350
attn: Mia Liang
To learn more about TAP-Chicago:
Join TAP-Chicago on September 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a seminar on public speaking and leaderships skills. Learn how to overcome anxiety and become a confident speaker, no matter the audience and subject matter. In addition to improving our skills, we will discuss creation of an ongoing public speaking and leadership training program.
Registration is free through September 12 and only $5 afterward. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Wine and beer are complementary, but please tip your bartender! All tips will go towards funding a public speaking and leadership training program for TAP-Chicago.
Sign up for the event at http://
Cynthia Leggett will lead the seminar and detail her journey in becoming a better speaker and surmounting personal challenges. Cynthia is the current Vice President of Education and Past President of HHS Toastmasters. Cynthia has served as Central North Division Governor and is the recipient of the Distinguished Toastmaster Award as well as the Area Governor of the Year Award. Toastmasters International is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving public speaking. With over 15,000 clubs in 135 countries, Toastmasters helps more than 332,000 members develop their communication and leadership skills.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP www.taftlaw.com.
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Delia Dai firstname.lastname@example.org
A fun, exciting, and effective way in making initial connections with business professionals – speed networking is a catalyst event that is designed to introduce a very different environment with the standard business networking meetings by incorporating a proper focus to make the most of your time, all the while propelling your career and business. Maximize quality, lasting, professional connections by developing a strong referral base by developing relationships with a variety of individuals from various industries.
Benefits of Speed Networking:
• Meet more people in a short timeframe
• Meet other like-minded professionals who have invested their time and energy in building their network
• Greater fun and innovation than run of the mill “cocktail reception” events
• Easily target individuals with whom you may spend more time with during the reception at the program’s end
• Conducive environment in learning effective networking techniques through energized networking conversations and repetition
• Opportunity to practice proper networking, elevator speeches, etc.
• Bring your business cards
• Prepare your “elevator speech” that focuses on the crux of who you are and your business to relay to your partner
• Follow-up with your new connections by planning follow-up meetings, lunches, and referrals after the event is over
• Be yourself and have fun!
Early-Bird Registration (by Friday, August 7): $10.00
Regular Registration (by Wednesday, August 12): $15.00
Registration includes (1) free drink ticket and refreshments during reception. Cash bar available for additional beverages.
Register through Eventbrite:
6:00-6:30 pm – Registration
6:30:6:45 pm – Introduction
6:45-7:30 pm – Speed Networking Program
7:30-7:45 pm – Social Activity
7:45-8:15 pm – Reception/Social Networking
223 W. Erie, Chicago, IL 60654 (Across from Union Sushi, next to Kozy Cycle in River North)
Join TAP-Chicago on Tuesday, July 14th for a networking reception to recognize Chinese entrepreneurs and innovators in Chicago. Whether it’s technology, finance, consumer products, or services, Chicago is producing entrepreneurs who solve real problems for business and consumers. Please join us to celebrate innovative minds on this memorable night!
Co-hosted by Mandarin Leader and the Chicago Innovation Awards, the reception will include a panel discussion of local entrepreneurs. Among other topics, the speakers will offer insights on how Chicago can position itself as a destination for Chinese companies and investors. There is no fee for attendance, but pre-registration is required at http://
Delia Dai 312.576.4391 | delia at tapchicago dot org
Hauwei Lien 302.559.5948 | hauwei at tapchicago dot org
For more about Mandarin Leader, visit http://
For more about the Chicago Innovation Awards, visit http://
Join us for the launch event of the TAP-Chicago Mentoring Program! Thanks to those who have already expressed interest in becoming either a mentor or a mentee. The purpose of the TAP-Chicago Mentoring Program is to connect Asian American early and mid-career professionals with one another and with undergraduate students mentees from UChicago, Depaul and Northwestern.
More details and program requirements will be provided at the mixer event. This mixer event will primarily allow mentees and mentors to network with one another. Formal pairings of mentees with mentors will take place in the fall for the new academic semester.
The venue will be Vora, 1028 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610. Great food and drinks will be available!
Space is limited and the event is invite-only. Request a space by filling out the RSVP form:
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Betty Hsieh 312.912.4274 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join TAP-Chicago & KACC for a very special real estate and first time home buyer seminar/workshop. Learn the tips of the trade from our panel of distinguished and proven successful representatives of the industry from all 3 phases: real estate agent, mortgage/lender, and closing attorney. There will be a brief overview from each sector followed by Q&A.
Amy Duong – Jameson Sotheby International Realty
Dean Vlamis – Guaranteed Rate (mortgage)
Alex Pappas – Axia Law
Space is limited, so please rsvp via the Eventbrite link to guarantee your seat!
If you need more information regarding this event please contact: Grant Wu – email@example.com
Special thanks to Axia Law for hosting the event in their conference space which is on the 17th floor.
To learn more about TAP-Chicago visit http://tapchicago.org/
rsvp here: https://
to learn more about KACC visit http://kac-chicago.org/
Join Northwestern CSA, TASC, and TAP-Chicago for a diverse panel of Asian Americans from the finance, medical, legal, creative, and entrepreneurial fields. The panelists will speak to attendees about the intricacies of leadership, career development, and other topics impacting professional success.
The event will be relatively informal: following a brief auto-biographical introduction by each panelist, there will be few prepared discussion questions, and then open Q&A from the audience. After the panel, there will be an open reception and discussion, the event will end no later than 9 pm.
The panel will include the following speakers:
Rosalyn Chi, emergency medicine resident physician, University of Chicago Hospitals
Hari Hsanthanam, partner, Kirkland & Ellis’ intellectual property litigation group
Kelvin Leung, decision strategy group, Discover Financial Services
Josh Sin, brand experience designer, IDEO Chicago
Randy Tang, market maker, Belvedere Trading
Ernest Wong, founder/president of site design group, landscape architecture and urban design firm
The panel will be moderated by TAP-Chicago Vice President Hauwei Lien and TASC President Victoria Yang.
Location and Transportation
The event will be held in the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd, Evanston in Room LR5 (http://maps.northwestern.edu/facility/132). The closest parking lots are the SGT lot on the northeast corner of Noyes and Sheridan (http://maps.northwestern.edu/facility/232) and the Noyes lot on the southwest corner of Noyes and Sheridan (http://maps.northwestern.edu/facility/229). Parking is free on campus after 4 pm on weekdays
The event is hosted by Northwestern’s Chinese Student Association and Taiwanese American Students Club with panelists provided by TAP-Chicago (Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals).