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

2010 CIE/USA-DFW Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program (LAMP)

Words from Program Chair

Dear Young Professionals,

 I am excited to announce that the 2012 CIE-LAMP symposium will be held at the Hoblitzelle Hall Auditorium, HH 2.402 of University of Texas at Dallas on Saturday, June 16th.

The CIE-LAMP, or 2012 CIE-FACSS Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program Symposium, 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 companies.  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!


Yong (Eric) Peng, Ph.D.,

Program Chair of CIE-LAMP

Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA, DFW Chapter


Program Introduction


1) How it Works:

05/19 – 06/06: Accepting Resumes from Interested Participants

We accept resumes in WORD or PDF format.  When you submit your resume, please include the phrase “resume – Your Name” in the subject line.

06/07 – 06/10: Resume Review and Selected Candidates Notification

We will select 8 resumes for four virtual job positions, of which two in business, two in engineering and science.  Selected candidates for on-stage mock interviews will be notified by 06/10.

 06/11-06/15Resume 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 an interview skill training.

06/16:  Event Date

  • We have created four virtual job positions. Two selected candidates will be interviewed for each of these positions.
  • Each of the four job positions will be interviewed on the front stage of an auditorium by four panelists in a 40 minutes period.  Each interview period is composed of a 28 minutes Q&A session and a 12 minutes interview feedback session.
  • In the following closing ceremony, all eight 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 the following majors to submit your resume:

 Business Majors:                           Accounting, finance, supply chain, operational management, marketing, or related fields

Engineering/science majors:       Electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, statistics, or related fields

Your resumes will be reviewed and selected by invited experienced HR professionals.  Based on your background and qualifications, your resume will be channeled to the most suitable job position for on-stage interview.


2) Event Agenda:

12:30 PM – 1:00PM          Onsite Registration;

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM            Opening remarks: Master of Ceremony;

1:05 PM – 1:20 PM            Welcome and Symposium Opening: Sammy Yang, CIE President;

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM            Keynote speech: Ming Chiang, Diodes, Inc.;

1:50 PM – 1:55 PM            Session Break;

1:55 PM – 3:15 PM            Live mock job interview (positions 1 & 2) –Engineering;

3:15 PM – 4:35 PM            Live mock job interview (positions 3 & 4) –Business;

4:35 PM – 4:45 PM            Closing ceremony;

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


3) Keynote Speaker:


Ming Chiang, Keynote Speaker

Mr. Chiang is an Engineering and Management Consultant in Diodes Incorporation since 2010.  Before he joined Diodes, Mr. Chiang was the Vice President of Texas Instruments managing the advanced process technology development, mixed-signal product development and computing infrastructure for over 1000 mixed-signal design employees in 15 different global design sites and TI’s Wireless Analog Technology Center.


3) Panelists:


Mark Carpenter, Panelist

Mr. Carpenter is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Oncor, Electric Delivery. In this position he leads Oncor’s technology strategic planning, R&D efforts, and technology implementation. He held various field management and engineering management positions in T&D, primarily in the transmission and substation area of Oncor and its predecessor companies.



Dee DeLuca, Panelist

With 20 years of experience in human resources for Fortune 500 companies in the financial, hospitality and bio-medical fields, Dee DeLuca is working in the aerospace industry as a human resource professional at Raytheon in McKinney, X. She has coached company presidents to front-line leaders to hire, develop and retain top talent



Michael Guo, Panelist

Michael Guo is an assurance manager in the Dallas, Texas office of McGladrey. Michael has worked with a wide variety of middle-market companies, including manufacturing, retail, restaurants, technology, services, and real estate industries. Michael has served as audit manager on several large engagements including clients with revenues exceeding one billion dollars, including a U.S. subsidiary to a publicly listed Chinese telecommunication company.



Rishi Gupta, Panelist

Mr. Gupta is a Senior Patent Attorney in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson.  Mr. Gupta’s technologically diverse prosecution practice involves electrical engineering, telecommunications, optics, mechanical engineering, and power systems, software, and business methods.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and solo inventors.  Besides, Mr. Gupta is running the summer internship program for the firm and is experienced in recruiting new associates and technical advisors.



Jon Nelson, Panelist

Mr. Nelson is HR director of AT&T.  He is responsible for all Management and Non-Management Staffing for the Network and Consumer Call Center Business Units. These two workgroups make up over 115,000 employees within AT&T and support the growing U-Verse product set and Network build-out functionalities.



David Partido, Panelist

Having 33 Years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Mr. Partido served as Senior Manager of Organization and Leadership Development, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Training, Senior Manager of Customer Training, with profound experiences in training, designing at all Lockheed Martin Aeronautics sites.




Yi Zhao, Panelist

Dr. Zhao is Vice President of Huawei (USA) and previous President of CIE DFW Chapter. During his 25 year experience in telecommunications and IT industries, Dr. Zhao has been in various leadership roles of company’s operation, research and development, sales and marketing, industry standards, business strategy and development, intellectual property rights, as well as the company’s public and industry relations.



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.

The closest parking lots to the HH building are LOT’s H, I and K (please refer to the attached campus map for a visualized view). We will send out parking permit electronically before the event date for you to print out.

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