College Prep Tips: What College Admission Officers are Really Looking for in Applicants
10:00AM – 10:50AM | Main Stage (Presentation in English)
College application are so complicated nowadays, with recent year’s SAT test score system changes, and other aspects throw into the consideration, what we really need to know about college application? Come join us at this workshop to listen to UW Tacoma vice-chancellor and chief admission officer explain the process from the other perspective.
Speaker: Karl Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief Admissions Officer UW Tacoma
Helping Washington Businesses Grow & Succeed
10:00AM – 10:50AM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in English)
Do you own a business in Washington State? Do you wish you had a trusted business advisor to share your pain and happiness? Do you sometimes wonder if there were government resources or best business practices that you could have utilized? The Washington Small Business Development Center (Washington SBDC) is a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State University and other Washington Institutions of higher education, and economic development organizations. It is your resource for confidential business advising and market intelligence, provided at no charge to Washington State businesses. At this workshop, we will introduce Washington SBDC, how it helps Washington business owners, and how to take advantage of the no-cost services.
Speaker: Ellie He, International Trade Business Advisor, Washington Small Business Development Center
Benefits of Attending Community College
11:00AM – 11:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in English & Chinese)
Community Colleges are an important part of American higher education, but they are often misunderstood. Recent report from personal finance website WalletHub shows Washington state’s community college system is the best in the nation. Come to dialog with a long-time veteran of community colleges and learn the real benefits of attending a college in your neighborhood.
Speaker: Dr. Shouan Pan, Chancellor of Seattle College
Understaning U.S. Medical Service System & Introduction to Nursing Homes and Senior Care
11:00AM – 11:50AM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in Chinese)
Because of the refined division of labor in the U.S. medical services industry, members of a medical team play different roles. For many new and old immigrants, seeking medical treatment is not a convenient matter. Cindy Dong from RN Swedish Hospital and founder of PCNA will help you get a clearer picture of the health care system and how to get medical treatment.
Speaker: Cindy Dong, DNP(c), BSN, RN Swedish Hospital; founder of PCNA
There are many kinds of nursing homes for the elderly in the United States, which can meet the needs of the elderly at different physiological stages according to different needs and budgets. Yunyun Lu from Washington State Department of Social and Health Service will introduce us the differences between a family nursing home, an elderly apartment, a semi-nursing home and a long-term care home and what Chinese in the United States pension needs to pay attention to.
Speaker: Yunyun Lu, BSN, RN Founder of PCNA, Nursing Home Surveyor at Washington State Department of Social and Health Service
How To Cultivate Self-Motivated Kids?
12:00PM – 12:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in Chinese)
Staying motivated is the necessary elements for success. How to make your children self-motivated that leads children to excellence? Xiaoning Jiang, the mother whose children successfully got into top Ivy League School, will share her education experience about cultivating children to be self-motivated on the way to success.
Speaker: Xiaoning Jiang, Sr. Program Manager at a local Government
The Startup Story of Young Entrepreneurs
12:00PM – 12:50PM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in English)
What’s youth entrepreneurship? Youth entrepreneurship is about how to find & solve problem with growth and creative mindset. Entrepreneurs are better communicators and leaders, which plays a very important role in both work and life. How will youth entrepreneurship impact study? In this workshop hosted by Seattle Entrepreneurship Club, Team “Flying Kiwis” of youth entrepreneurs are going to share their story of being young entrepreneurs and how they balance between study and entrepreneurship. “Flying Kiwis” is a team of 4 teenager entrepreneurs, worked on project VSocks, got the most creative award in 2019 SEC youth entrepreneurship challenge.
Speaker: Anthony Zhang, 7 grade, Timbercrest Middle School; Owen Ni, 7 grade, Lakeside Middle School; Kevin Ni, 5 grade, Sunrise Elementary School; Cynthia Liang, 7th grade, Leota Middle School
Financial Aid 101 – How to Access Federal & State Financial Aid
1:00PM – 1:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in English)
Every year, the U.S. Department of Education gives over $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million college students, making it the largest provider of student financial aid in the country. For anyone with a household income below $250,000 a year, there is a chance to get the aid. It is critical to understand Financial Aid and learn how to utilize it. During this session, we’ll cover the basics of applying for financial aid and review what aid is potentially available for students in Washington State. There will also be time for a Q&A session.
Speakers: Kyle Darling, Director of Financial Aid, Seattle Central College
The US Economic & Stock Market Update | The Trade War Between US and China
1:00PM – 1:50PM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in Chinese)
Due to effect of Federal Reserve’s interest rate deduction, the U.S.-China trade war and other economic changes, the U.S. stock market is fluctuating in 2019. For many investors, the current stock market looks so unstable and chaotic. Albert Zhang, the Agency Director of Multicultural Marketing at MassMutual Northwest, the member of MDRT, will help you wipe off the dust and understand the current U.S. stock market from different points of view especially the U.S.-China Trade War.
Speaker: Albert Chang, Registered Financial Advisor, MassMutual
Tips for Accomplishing Top Universities Athletic Scholarships
2:00PM – 2:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in English)
Since athletic programs can cultivate students’ competitivity, responsibility, cooperation ability, participating in athletic programs always take a large portion in American universities. And many top universities give additional enrollment quota to appliers. Therefore, under the competitive circumstance of applying for top universities, applying for the athletic scholarship can be a good “shortcut” for many students. Let’s meet our speakers from National Sports team, University sports coach and experienced consultant talk about how to get the athletic scholarship and how to plan the career rationally.
Speakers: Caleb Fischle-Faulk, Assistant Coach of University of Iowa; Jian Liu, 2009/2016/2017/2018 US National Gymnastics Team Coach; Karen Zediker, Director of Education for ANC Consulting, Former UW professor
Impacts of Current U.S.-China Relationship on Washington State
2:00PM – 2:50PM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in English)
“The ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China have brought the relationship between two countries to a critical stage/era that’s fraught with uncertainties. Washington state has a long history of economic and cultural ties between China and has been a central player in forging a strong and resilient relationship with China. The director of the Washington State China Relations Council will talk about the history and breadth of the bilateral relationship highlighting areas such as trade, investment, tourism, and education. The talk will emphasize the importance of China trade to the economy of Washington and look at the effects that the current trade war is having on Washington.”
SpeakerS: J. Norwell Coquillard Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council; Man Wang, PHD, Director of the Washington State China Relations Council
STEAM projects: STEM-Robotics; ART – 2D Academy and Youth Golden Pencil Award
3:00PM – 3:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in English)
As a typical reflection of STEAM education, Robotic training & 2D animation art gets popular among teenagers and their parents. Quality Robotic program can greatly activate the interest of primary and secondary school students and the improve their science courses performance in school, also exercise communication skills and teamwork sense during training and competition. Meet world robotic champion team coach and learn the insight robotic competition. Meet with world-renowned animator, see the charm of the 2D animation art, know the learning journey and join the Youth Golden Pencil Award!
SPEAKERS: David Zook, The principal of SVT; Co-founder of Big Brains Education System (BBES); “WASABI” – Robotic VEX team founder and coach; Lead Teacher in Robotics, Robinson Center for Gifted Education.
Tony White, Award-Winning Author, Filmmaker, Animator and Educator; Former Dean at ‘DigiPen Institute of Technology’ and the Chief Instructor at the ‘Academy of Interactive Entertainment’; Founder of DRAWTASTIC animation Festival;
Family Financial Planning & Estate Planning
3:00PM – 3:50PM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in Chinese)
Estate planning is a relatively inexpensive means of protecting yourself and your loved ones against many of life’s risks. For example, you can indicate how your belongings will be distributed upon your death, appoint a guardian of your choosing to watch over your minor children when you are gone, and establish who would make healthcare and financial decisions for you if you were to suffer long-term incapacitation. Without properly executed documents on these subjects, loved ones often spend tens of thousands of dollars litigating these matters, depleting needed family resources and damaging relationships. In this workshop, Attorney Qiuwen (Heather) Xu will focus on wills, and also cover some other commonly used estate planning tools.
Speaker: Qiuwen (Heather) Xu attorney at Genesis Law Firm
Creating Confident and Competent Communicators
4:00PM – 4:50PM | Main Stage (Presentation in English)
Confidence and excellent communication skills. The infectious speech level has always been a necessary quality for a social elite. However, this kind of literacy requires time and effort to cultivate from a young age. Come to experience Writing Symphony’s highly sought-after writing and public speaking programs! During our workshop, you will be able to meet our founder and learn how unique and effective our program is.
SPEAKERS: MJ Gleichman, Writing Symphony Program Founder;
Connie Sonheim, Theatre Educator, Director, and Actress
Rental Property Investment & Management
4:00PM – 4:50PM | Studio 1&2 (Presentation in Chinese)
Investing in Rental Property is a good way to achieve steady rental income. Come join us to learn from experts on how to calculate the ROI to make sure your rental property is profitable and learn the basic rules to manage your rental property in Washington State.
Speaker: Collins Zhao, Founder of Waileju.com