2012 CIE/USA-DFW Fall Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program (LAMP)

2012 CIE/USA-DFW Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program (LAMP)

  Words from Program Chair

Dear Young Professionals,

I am excited to announce that the CIE Fall Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program will be held at the Hoblitzelle Hall Auditorium, HH 2.402 of University of Texas at Dallas on Saturday, December 1st.

The Fall LAMP, or 2012 CIE Fall Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program, is co-hosted by Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA DFW Chapter (CIE) and Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars (FACSS) at University of Texas at Dallas.

In additional to the exciting keynote speech, we have redesigned the program’s panel session to feature “Live Job Interview”.  We will afford selected candidates live, on-stage mock interview opportunities to interact directly with high-profile panelists from leading com

panies.  Our panelists will conduct mock interview for proposed positions in business, engineering and science.  Furthermore, the panelists will discuss the “hits and misses” of each candidate’s interview performance and provide with targeted, well-crafted feedback and interview tips.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send them to lamp.cie@gmail.com.

We look forward to your participation and attendance!


Kevin An

Program Chair of Fall-Lamp

Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA, DFW Chapter


Program Introduction


1) How it Works:

10/25 – 11/16: Accepting Resumes from Interested Participants

We accept resumes in WORD o

r PDF format.  When you submit your resume, please include the phrase “resume – Your Name” in the subject line.

11/17 – 11/20: Resume Review and Selected Candidates Notification

We will select 9 resumes for live on-stage interview with candidates are grouped with regards to their professional experience.  Selected candidates for on-stage mock interviews will be notified by 11/21.


/31Resume Service and Interview Training

We will help you to sharpen your resumes and interview skills!  We have invited UTD Career Service Center to polish the resumes for selected candidates and provide interview skill training.

12/1:  Event Date

  • The 9 selected candidates will grouped into 3 groups with regards to their professional experience.
  • Each group will be interviewed on stage by the panelists in a 35 minutes segment. Each interview segment will consist of Q&A sessions and personal interview feedback.
  • In the following closing ceremony, all candidates with be awarded with “participation certificates” by our panelists, and three out-performers with be awarded with “outstanding performance trophies”.
  • If the panelists are impressed by any candidates and want to provide personal references for job positions at their companies, or if the panelists want to share more interview feedback off-stage, they can have the opportunity to do so in the post-event social.  The post-event social will be a casual, intimate ‘Thank You’ party open to all panelists, candidates and volunteers.

We welcome students/graduates of all majors to submit your resume.

 Your resumes will be reviewed and selected by invited experienced HR professionals.  Based on your background and qualifications, your will be placed into groups with people with similar amount of professional working experience.

2) Event Agenda:

1:30 PM – 2:00PM             Onsite Registration;

2:00 PM – 2:05 PM            Opening remarks: Master of Ceremony;

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM            Welcome and Symposium Opening: Sammy Yang, CIE President;

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM            Keynote speech: Maira Azzolini, GoAmibition

2:40 PM – 2:45 PM            Session Break;

2:45 PM – 3:20 PM            Live mock job interview group 1

3:20 PM – 3:55 PM            Live mock job interview group 2

3:55 PM – 4:30 PM            Live mock job interview group 3

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM            Closing ceremony;

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM            Post-event career-interview Q&A (Audience);


3) Keynote Speaker and Panelists:


Maira Azzolini, Keynote Speaker


Topic: “What you said is not what I understood…”

Why the way that we deliver our message can be more important that the verbal message itself. 

Maira J. Azzolini is the VP of Sales and Business Development for Speetra Inc., a company with state of the art technology in communication skills, where she also contributes to marketing strategies and the overall creative direction of the company. Prior to Speetra, she worked as a management consultant. She has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from schools to medical management companies, both in the public and private sectors. Her main tasks included identifying areas of weakness as well as opportunities, possible causes preventing growth, making recommendations, and providing clients the assistance needed to get results.



Andy Pollock, Panelist


Mr. Pollock currently serves as the Director of Marketing for Briggs Equipment, a Sammons Enterprises Company.  In this role Andy provides marketing and sales support for over 32 branch locations in the U.S. along with digital marketing support for the Mexico division of Briggs Equipment.  Briggs Equipment is one of the largest material handling distributors in the world providing the sale and service of industrial forklifts and warehouse equipment.  Prior to moving to Dallas, Andy was based in New York City working in advertising and publishing for Conde Nast and Meredith Publications.  In these roles, Andy helped develop national marketing campaigns and assisted in developing multi-platform advertising commitments across a variety of consumer categories.



Kathy Lam, Panelist

Kathy Lam is responsible for Human Resources and brings 21 years of experience in all aspects of human resources to Prodea Systems.

Prior to joining the company, Kathy served as the Director of Human Resources for Sonus Networks.  She was responsible for a global organization in excess of 700 employees located in the US, EMEA and APAC. During her tenure at Sonus Networks, she managed the human resources activities for multiple acquisitions, including her prior organization, telecom technologies, inc.


Maggie Rubin Hua, Panelist


As a Senior Financial Analyst, Maggie is responsible for evaluating capital investment opportunities. Prior to joining AT&T, Maggie worked as equity analyst in the Aerospace industry. Originally from the People’s Republic of China, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.

Maggie is also active in business, civic, and community projects: positions include Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for Dallas Telco Credit Union, Treasurer for Asian Pacific Islanders for Corporate and Community Advancement


4) Location, Campus Map, and Parking Information


University of Texas at Dallas is location at 800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080. The event venue HH2.402 is located on the 2nd floor of the Karl Hoblitzelle Hall at University of Texas at Dallas.

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