Past Events

By appointment only

At Cornell University Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn

Private event for The New York Hall of Science Explainer visit to Asia Society

CUNY Real Estate & Finance Meetup hosted by Morgan Stanley

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Global China Connection celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary 

2018 Summit at NYU Skirball Center

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In partnership with The Active Citizen open to the public

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Introduction to the world of consulting for SAYA student members cohosted by Oliver Wyman

 

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Private: Interactive session with Prep for Prep students@NYU/ 60 Fifth Avenue

About art and much more. Career Exploration

 

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Private: For Project Entrepreneur Accelerator

Private: Project Entrepreneur Accelerator 

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Private: Columbia University Graduate School of Business Summer Startup June & July 2018

WomenColorTech Conference panelist

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Columbia University Lang Fund pitch competition judging. Panelist to select the finalists for the Lang Fund 2018 investments.

Private: Wild Card Pitch Selection Judge

14th Annual India Business Conference at Columbia University

The India Business Conference is the premier India-focused conference organized by Columbia Business School in New York City. It is a powerful forum that inspires thought-leadership and generates discussions around the business, social, political, and creative undercurrents that permeate Indian life.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘India: Unlocking the Growth Engine’. The conference will bring together the nation's most influential and insightful voices in analyzing India's growth trajectory, discuss its economic and socio-political  components and debate strategies for businesses to grow over the next decade.

http://www.ibccolumbia.org/

Private, office hours for Columbia Business School and other Columbia University student communities for startup advice. 

Selection Day Finalists @ Davis Polk New York

Winning Women is a Female Leadership Conference Series designed to support and prepare high-potential VE female students for future success.

Private: Columbia University, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Private: Columbia University,  Columbia University Graduate School of Business 

Columbia College Women's Business Society 14th Annual Conference: It Starts with You! More information found on the conference website. 

 

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Panelist at the Long Island University /VE Entrepreneurship and Leadership Conference that brings 1400 Long Island VE students to campus to participate in workshops and hear from entrepreneurs and business leaders. This year’s event will take place on October 27th from 8:00 am to  1:30 p.m. at the CW Post campus in Old Brookville, Long Island. 
Workshop speaker on Careers. Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Summer 2017 Internship Experiences Shared.  Crack the Cornell Code. Learn from Upperclassmen how to Manage and Navigate to Success at Cornell

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Softskills Workshop for AAP Students

Breakout Sessions for Practice Makes Perfect Teaching Fellows (Private) 

Enrichment Workshop Session for Practice Makes Perfect Mentors (Private) on Resume Building

Enrichment Workshop Session for Practice Makes Perfect Mentors (Private) on Resume Building

Resume Workshop for ChangeThePresent Summer 2017 Interns

South Asian Youth in Action (SAYA!) student members at Asia Society New York on Career Perspectives in the Arts Management and Non-Profit Organizations

Venture For America Incoming Fellows, Summer Training Camp, advisors to the VFA Fellows' Side Project-A-Thon

Virtual Career Fair co-hosted with Spothook: Finance, Business, Marketing, Sales, AdminFinance, Business, Marketing, Sales, Admin June 20 & June 21

Zoomdojo and Spothook are co-hosting a virtual career fair on June 20 and 21 dedicated to opportunities in finance, business, marketing, sales and administrationon June 20 & 21.

A virtual career fair provides an opportunity for companies to post internships and jobs, and then meet or interview interested candidates from the convenience of their offices via live video. Candidates that register are given the opportunity to upload their resume, create a short profile, scan opportunities and claim time slots for live video meetings or interviews with recruiters. The only requirements are a computer with webcam, internet access and Google Chrome or Firefox browser. Register here. It's free!

 

Virtual Career Fair co-hosted with Spothook: Healthcare & Health Services June 13 & June 14

Zoomdojo and Spothook are co-hosting a virtual career fair on June 13 and 14 is dedicated to candidates and opportunities in health care and the health sciences.
The virtual career fair provides an opportunity for companies to post internships and jobs, and then meet or interview interested candidates via live video. Candidates that register are given the opportunity to upload their resume, create a short profile, scan opportunities and time slots for live video meetings or interviews with recruiters. The only requirements are a computer with webcam, internet access and Google Chrome or Firefox browser. It's free for all job seekers.  Register here.
 
 

Virtual Career Fair co-hosted with Spothook: STEM & Manufacturing June 6  & June 7 

Zoomdojo and Spothook are co-hosting a virtual career fair on June 6 and June 7 dedicated to opportunities in STEM & Manufacturing

A virtual career fair provides an opportunity for companies to post internships and jobs, and then meet or interview interested candidates from the convenience of their offices via live video. Candidates that register are given the opportunity to upload their resume, create a short profile, scan opportunities and claim time slots for live video meetings or interviews with recruiters. For both the recruiter and candidate, the only requirements are a computer with webcam, internet access and Google Chrome or Firefox browser.  Register here  It's free!

 

 

Zoomdojo will be co-hosting with Spothook, three virtual career fairs in June: 

June 6 & 7 - STEM and Manufacturing
June 13 & 14 - Healthcare and Health Services
June 20 & 21 - Finance, Business, Marketing, Sales, Admin
Check back soon for more details on each fair!
 
Interested in learning about the fairs and how to participate? Click here to for more information at Spothook
Spothook

School of the Future Career Day Participant, Speaker

A Zoomdojo college readiness workshop 

Global China Connection 2017 World Summit Illuminating China's Potential: 
Mining and Leveraging China's Potential. An in-depth exploration of the unique opportunities, limitations and  challenges that politics, business and the arts present to China. 
 
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Learn about Career Pathways from Carol Rattray, Zoomdojo Co-Founder

 

April 5, 2017: Pace University's Interactive & Direct Marketing Lab Lunch and Learn Event: Ritu Banga, Co-founder, Zoomdojo, will be talking on "Women in the Workplace". From 12:20pm till 1:10pm. At Pace University, New York.

Zoomdojo's Ritu Banga will be a guest speaker 

Zoomdojo's Ritu Banga will be a judge at the Youth Business Summi's National Business Plan Competition

Break-Out Session Speaker at Virtual Entreprises International's Conference, Winning Women 

Launch Your Future CWBS 13th Annual Conference at Columbia University

 

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The Avenue School Leadership Program for Young Women Zoomdojo Workshop on The Secret of Greatness   (Private Session) Held December 17, 2016 at The Avenue Program in New York City.  Find more details and photos on our Facebook page

 

Come join us on November 29th for an exciting panel discussion where you will meet with other expat spouses and find great inspiration to turn your challenges into opportunities! 
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Inaugural Women in Our World Student Summit. The Marymount School, New York City
Zoomdojo Workshop: “Perspectives in Leadership: Navigating Change” led by Ritu Banga and Carol Rattray. Find more on our Facebook page

 

Honoring 2016 CUNY Bronx CUNY  Yankee Stadium Fund and Citgroup scholarship recipients. More found here

Young Alumni Salary Negotiation Workshop
Negotiating for a $3000 raise early in your career can earn you $1 million over your lifetime. The salaries you make early in your career become the basis for your future raises -- so negotiating early and effectively matters. That's why the Columbia College Young Alumni (CCYA) hosting a panel and workshop to equip you with the tools you need to nail your first salary negotiation, and every negotiation after! 
 
Join us for a panel of expert career consultants and executives discuss effective negotiation strategies, tips, and tricks, followed by a peer-to-peer practice session to help you hone your negotiating skills. Join us at Nov 12th 2-4pm @ Satow Room, Alfred Lerner Hall.
 

Cornell University College of Architecture, Arts & Planning, Networking Effectiveness Workshop, Ithaca, NY: September 29, 2016

Networking Basics: Lunch and Learn with Carol Rattray

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:15pm 

Ithaca, B1 W. Sibley Hall

Come for lunch and learn about effective networking strategies with Cornell alumna Carol Rattray '78. Rattray is cofounder of Zoomdojo, a New York City-based college to career initiative. She has also been an active investor and advisor to startups in the U.S. and China. Previously, she was a managing director of The Whitney Group, an international executive search firm, and vice president in the Capital Markets Group of Bankers Trust Company. She has lived and worked in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York. Rattray is also cofounder of the Rattray Kimura Foundation, a private foundation focused on education, culture, and environmental conservation. She is a trustee of Bates College, the Asian Cultural Council, and Tan Dun's Re Foundation. Rattray is a member of the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council, and Cornell University Council; the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University Graduate School of Business Advisory Board; and Global China Connection Advisory Board. Previously, Rattray was on the board of the Friends of the Museum at Chinese University in Hong Kong. She is a sponsor of the Asia Society's participation in the Studio in a School program and was a supporter of the Tibet Heritage Funds architecture restoration work in Tibet, Ladakh, and Mongolia. Rattray received a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.I.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. Zoomdojo LLC is a startup based in New York City providing solutions to support youth employment via its global internship and job search engine and online resume creator combined with curated career programs for students on career search skills, and career pathway workshops. Providing support for students and recent graduates exploring careers in arts and culture is one of Zoomdojo's focus areas. In addition to providing online jobs and internship information in this field, Zoomdojo has organized programs on and off campus related to careers in the arts and culture, including Art Intersects Technology, Innovation in the Arts, Art Inspired by Nature, STEM+ART (STEAM), Music & Medicine, Future Cities (China Future), Architecture in China Today, Art as a Business, and private tours of KPF, Sotheby's, the Metropolitan Museum, AIA exhibit, and Tan Dun’s Studio. Zoomdojo online resources are available to everyone at www.zoomdojo.com

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Career Conversation with Forte members at Cornell University, Fall 2016 Speaker Series Kick Off. More details and photos can be found on Zoomdojo Facebook 

VFA Startup Fellows Workshop mock "Shark Tank" Pitch Prep Coaching Member.  

Overview from the ground up on the Startup World in the US. Presentations on legal framework, role of educational institutions, government and meeting with founders and creators. Find photos from the workshop on Facebook 

Career Path Workshop and Field Visit; On Startups. Private invitation only. Find photos here on Facebook

Challenge Judging VFA 2016 Fellows. Zoomdojo on Judging Panel. For more details and photos check on Facebook

Soft Skills Workshops for 11th and 12th Grade SAYA! members. Find photos from the Zoomdojo Career Path Workshop on Facebook

Annual Children's Hope India Spring Luncheon 2016   May 18, 2016   Great Neck, New York.  See details and photos on our Facebook page.

Zoomdojo is hosting a table on College & Career Readiness at the 2016 NYSCI STEM Career Expo on May 13, 2016 at the New York Hall of Science, New York.  
 

Zoomdojo  co-founder, Carol Rattray, will be one of the panelists on the Women in Tech event organized by The FemCode. The Fem|Code at Baruch College is a student organization that provides support and encouragement for women pursuing technology- and STEM-related careers. Find more details on FemCode Facebook and Zoomdojo Facebook pages

Spring Venture Showcase Evaluators   Columbia Startup Lab, WeWork Soho West New York
Carol Rattray Co-Founder Zoomdojo, Evaluator
 
Project Entrepreneur 2016 Summit. Business Challenge Product Development Workshop Facilitator Project Entrepreneur, Rent a Runway Foundation. New York City. Closed Private Invitation.
Zoomdojo is excited to co-sponsor again this year the annual India Business Conference, hosted by Columbia Business School's South Asia Business Association (SABA) on April 2, 2016. Each year SABA's conference in New York City provides thought leadership and generates discussions around business and society in India.
For more details, visit the Columbia Business School India Business Conference website. We look forward to seeing you there!
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March 25-26, 2016
Tickets can be purchased on this link and more information on GCC and the 2016 Summit can be find on this website
Images from the Global China Connection 2016 Summit.
Ritu and Carol look forward to the 2017 Summit! 
Congratulations to NYU chapter as host and to all the chapters for their contribution, support and participation and to each of the panelists and speakers, much thanks!
See the photographs on our Facebook page from the GCC 2016 Summit.

 

A globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education and public policy, Jamie P. Merisotis, President & CEO of Lumina Foundation, visits Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs to share his insights from his latest book, "America Needs Talent".                                                                                                                       
   
 
A breakfast forum with Jamie Merisotis, President, Lumina Foundation, Author of America Needs Takent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce. Introduction by Carol Rattray Co-Founder Zoomdojo
CUNY Guttman

Marymount Alumnae Career Event with Panelist Ritu Banga, Co-Founder Zoomdojo. See details on Marymount Alumnae Career Event on our Facebook page.

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Zoomdojo is proud to be a sponsor of the Columbia Women's Business Society 12th Annual Leadership Conference, "Powered By You," at Low Memorial Library, Columbia University on February 28, 2016. Zoomdojo co-founder, Ritu Banga, will be kicking of the morning's events by introducing keynote speaker Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate Network, and a Columbia Business School alum. Carol Rattray, Zoomdojo co-founder and also a Columbia Business School alum, will moderate the panel discussion on Social Enterprise / Entrepreneurship. Look for updates over the next few weeks, including information on tickets. We look forward to seeing you at Columbia! Find more photos from the CWBS Powered by You Conference here on Zoomdojo's Facebook page.

SAYA students with Zoomdojo Young Professionals to learn more about college to career pathways

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Zoomdojo organized private tour and visit to AppNexus for Tsinghua University Si Yuan Leadership Program Fellows

 

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Zoomdojo presentations for Tsinghua Si Yuan Leadership Program Fellows

 

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Hurry! Limited seating! May 3, 2015 from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

A one day Consulting Boot Camp in New York - meet current and former consultants, practice mock interviews, and learn about Consulting as a career? Is it for you? What does it take to become a Consultant?

More details at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/consulting1-zoomdojo-tickets-16663623346

Lunch meeting with members of GCC Cornell Chapter

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Zoomdojo Young Professionals A Session with Elizabeth Price, Executive Coach April 9, THURS @WeWork NoMad
Executive coaches are normally the purview of senior management. But Young Professionals often approach us with questions no different we see than those raised by people occupying the C- Suite. So why not host a session with an executive coach for the benefit of Young Professionals? And here it is, our Zoomdojo program with a seasoned executive coach, especially tailored for Young Professionals.  
Elizabeth Price is a qualified executive coach, working with senior leaders in the financial, legal and commercial fields.  She began her career in asset management, focusing primarily on UK equity investments, researching and investing in businesses across many industry sectors.  Subsequently, she was appointed as a partner of a UK based investor relations practice, liaising between FTSE 100 companies and their major investors.  She has also worked as a correspondent for Reuters TV. 
Elizabeth has worked in the non-profit sector for a number of years, mainly for medical and educational charities.  Her roles have included mentoring, event organising and leading large teams of volunteers. Elizabeth was educated at the University of York and at Vassar College.

Zoomdojo is honored to co-sponsor again this year the annual India Business Conference, hosted by the South Asia Business Association at Columbia Business School. "Re-Thinking India" aims to be the premier India-focused conference in New York City and provide a powerful forum that will inspire thought leadership and generates discussions around the business, social, political and creative undercurrents that permeate India life.

Zoomdojo co-founder, Ritu Banga, will also participate in the conference as panel discussion moderator for the Social Responsibility Panel on Inclusive Growth. The panel will explore what India's public, private and social sectors can do to help India achieve inclusive growth at this time of economic resurgence in India.

For more details, visit the Columbia Business School India Business Conference website.

Mark your calendars for the Global China Connection World Fair—China Unfolding: Linking the Past to the Future.

More details coming soon!

Zoomdojo co-founder, Ritu Banga, and Zoomdojo Young Professional, Randy Wan, will be conducting a workshop on Consulting careers at Tsinghua University student center on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Sign up for the event by contacting Gao Han, Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University: thomasgaohan@163.com
Hurry - limited seats!
11th/12th Graders Workshop: "Soft Skills for Success: Networking; Elevator Speech; Dress for Success".
An interactive workshop with hands-on networking and opportunities to deliver an elevator speech. De-coding the secrets of successful - not expensive, not grown-up, not boring - dressing.
Zoomdojo and Columbia University Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE) presents
An Evening with Sheryl WuDunn 
March 9, 2015 at Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York
The Eventbrite link for all tickets can be found here. The Facebook event link can be found here.  More photos from the Evening with Sheryl WuDunn on Zoomdojo Facebook page found here
9th/10th Graders Workshop: "What You do Besides School Work Matters - Outside the Classroom Activities"
Beyond academics, grades and standardized tests - creating the mind-set for personal success.
11th/12th Graders Workshop: "Resume Workshop: The Secret Language of Managing Your Portfolio and Writing Resumes"
Building E-Portfolios, tracking achievement in one go-to location, resume vocabulary, finding the 'real' you, your uniqueness and individual strengths. Grades and standardized testing are just one small component of college readiness and longer term career success. Find photos and details from the SAYA! Resume Workshop here on our Facebook page.
Global China Connection Vanderbilt University Chapter and University of Mississippi Chapter cordially invite you to join us for our Global China Connection Inaugural Joint Conference 2015 at Vanderbilt University.China 2020: The Future of a Waking Giant Economics, Geopolitical Situation, Environmental Concerns, Social Stability
Feb. 7th, 2015 (Saturday), 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Alumni Hall 201, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Private tour of Sotheby's headquarters and presentation by Sotheby's Chief Marketing Officer,  Alfredo Gangotena

The Anatomy of the Startup  
Zoomdojo Young Professionals Exclusive Program : A CONVERSATION WITH FOUNDERS & FUNDERS 
2014 China Forum at UPenn-Wharton: China in Transition
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: College Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Keynote Speakers: Alfredo Gangotena: Chief Marketing Officer, Sotheby’s Previously: CMO, MasterCard Worldwide; CEO, Hutchison Priceline; and various roles in Henkel, P&G and Disney ;Savio Chan: President & CEO, US China Partners Inc. Best-selling author; and specialist in Chinese US business relations
Panels:Is China a Capitalist Economy? Deciphering Financial Markets & Entrepreneurship in China. Panel participants: CNBC, KKR China, SoftBank, ThermoFisher & PanAm Realty Co. Moderated by: Dominic Chu, CNBC 
The Consultant’s View of ‘Client China’: Opportunities that Lie Ahead.  Panel participants: Bain China, Roland Berger, McKinsey, UPenn Moderated by: Ritu Banga, Zoomdojo co-founder
Followed by: Networking Lunch with Zoomdojo, Speakers, and Moderators Tickets via Eventbrite   
Event co-sponsor & advisor: Zoomdojo

 

 

 
Event Date: Oct. 18th, 2014   Event Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building   For general admission please check the Lionet Career Expo official tickets page
The Lionet Career Expo (LCX) is the largest recruitment and career development platform in Canada. The LCX will have 60+ exhibitors and 6 high profile speakers. 
Zoomdojo will be at the Expo! Co-founder Ritu Banga is one of the featured speakers!  Visit the Zoomdojo table and chat with Ritu and our Canada team about career building, writing your résumé, and how to interview well!
Sign up at Zoomdojo.com for your job search and to create your own résumé.
SPEAKER PROFILES
Kelvin Tran Chief Financial Officer, TD Securities  Senior Vice President, TD Bank Group Jacqui Allard Senior Vice President, Head WM Solutions & Client Experience, Global Wealth Services RBC Wealth Management
Linda Seymour Executive Vice President and Country Head of CMB HSBC Bank Canada  Adrien Mak Partner, Consulting and Deals PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Maria Theofilaktidis Senior Vice President, Retail, Small Business & Wealth Management Credit Risk Scotiabank  Ritu Banga Managing Director and Co-Founder Zoomdojo 
Innovation in The Arts Institutional and individual innovations for the 21st Century: A Forward View
How are the arts responding to changes in technology, taste, demographics and globalization? Panelists recognized for their cutting edge works and programs as well as leadership in their fields as educators, marketers, artist, innovators in their fields, will share their thoughts, perspectives and examples from their own experiences and works of how the arts community, as individuals and as members of established institutions are responding to a rapidly changing world. The objectives of this program are to inform and to underscore how the arts remain relevant today and for the 21st century and how the audience can be a part of that changing and evolving vital and vibrant ecosystem as professionals, collectors, art appreciators and arts supporters.
PANELISTS 
Moenen Erbuer, co-founder of Curiator was previously Senior Designer at AKQA, an award winning interactive agency with clients such as Calvin Klein, Nike, Xbox, Heineken, Audi, Warner Brothers and Google. Curiator is a new online platform to discover, collect and share art online. Bridget Goodbody, is an art historian, curator, critic, educator, entrepreneur and total art geek. Over the span of her career, she has spent 10 years as an art educator, 10 years as an art critic, and 10 years as an entrepreneur. Sandra Jackson-Dumont is the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - the largest museum in the western hemisphere. She is responsible for the vision and management of the Education and Concerts & Lectures Program. Jennifer Wen Ma is an artist whose interdisciplinary practice bridges media as varied as installation, video, drawing, fashion design, performance, and public art, often bringing together unlikely elements in a single work. Her recent work explores Chinese ink as a contemporary medium. Register:
Location: Seyfarth Shaw LLC, 620 Eighth Avenue 32nd Floor * Please bring a photo ID for security purposes at this venue. Venue Host:A special thank you to Rajiv Khanna Esq. and Seyfarth Shaw LLC for hosting us at their firm!图片18.png
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Panelist at the Cornell Women in Leadership Conference 

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Visit with The Nature Conservancy, Public High School Teachers to Harbor School on Governors Island and instructional workshop on Z-Portfolio and Resume Creator

 

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Tisnghua Si Yuan Leadership Program Fellows Private tour of Bloomberg HQ 

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Zoomdojo Young Professionals discuss their careers at a meetup with Tsinghua Si Yuan Leadership Fellows

 

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Organized by Zoomdojo a private tour of the United Nations

 

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Zoomdojo led case studies and other activities for teachers with The Nature Conservancy and Urban Assembly

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Come celebrate summer with a little night music followed by a post-concert gathering.

Enjoy a free concert in Central Park and after the concert, join us for a private post-concert reception of light refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Carol Rattray's.

The concert is at the Naumberg Bandshell, a five minute walk from the E72nd Street / Fifth Av park entrance. The  post-concert reception is just a few minutes walk from the Bandshell.

The concert performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra begins at 7:30pm and is about 90 minutes long. Stay for the full concert or head over earlier to the Rattray's anytime from 8:30pm. The concert is free and seating is open to all so our gathering point will be at 923 Fifth. If you can't go to the concert, no worries, welcome to come just to the post-concert gathering. 

Rain or shine, the reception at the Rattray's will definitely be happening! Space is limited to 20 invites so make sure to reserve your spot today! We look forward to connecting with you all again!

See you on the 15th!

Rising High School Juniors and Seniors 
How to present the best you for your college and internship applications? How to cope with interviews for college and internship applications? How to make your E-portfolio and resume using best vocab words and update your bio to shine? How to stand out with a Five-star fully formatted resume in college application? 
Schedule:
7:30 Registration
8:00-9:00 Breakfast and overview, presentations with current college students and young professionals
9:30-10:00 college and internship overview
10:00-11:00 Create your E-portfolio
11:00-12:00 Interview tips and practice
 

The Zoomdojo Young Professionals Meetups are part of the continuation in a smaller group setting the discussions from the January Roundtable@ Google. The topics for the Meetups are based off of the views and ideas discussed in January. This is a chance to get together to exchange ideas, learn what's happening in our respective industries, to share ideas and views on work, career paths and whatever else that comes to mind that is important to the group.

The topic of conversation for this Dinner Meetup will be on Career Development.

*Approx cost of dinner per person  is $40. Space is limited. Cancel by 6pm, June 4. If you cannot attend, please notify info@zoomdojo.com as soon as possible in consideration to those who may be on the waiting list. 

The annual India Business Conference, hosted by the South Asia Business Association (SABA) at Columbia Business School is the premier India-focused conference in New York City and is a powerful forum that inspires thought leadership and generates discussions around the business, social, political and creative undercurrents that permeate India life. This year's event partners with SABA are Zoomdojo, US India Business Council (USIBC) and State Bank of India New York.
As we consider the various themes relating to India today, we believe that in the midst of the current challenging environment, there is an inherent and untapped opportunity that serves as an inspiration to us all. In keeping with this sentiment, the theme of this year’s conference is Inspiring India. During the 2014 India Business Conference, we will focus on the lessons India can learn from the West as it charts a new social and economic policy post-elections, delve into the key strategies relating to financial inclusion and equality, and look back at the last decade of successes and challenges.
The conference will be live-streamed courtesy Zoomdojo's collaboration with Aizhibo.TV. To watch the live-stream, viewers should create an Aizhibo.TV (free) account and log in to the Zoomdojo channel on Aizhibo.TV
For tickets visit: Eventbrite
 
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Zoomdojo presents ART INTERSECTS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP The New Wave: A Conversation with the Next Generation
Wen-You Cai, Curator ; Artists CJ Hill, ST Luk & Midge Wattles
April 7, 2014 @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm EST
Watch the livestream of this conversation by registering and logging onto Zoomdojo Aizhibo.TV channel.
She witnessed the difficulty faced by her fellow art school friends who followed the American Art School tradition of moving to New York after graduation, intent on pursuing careers as artists. In a city that has become expensive and difficult to thrive in, Wen-You Cai has encouraged these young artists’ by using resources available to her. Her efforts have encouraged newcomers to maintain their momentum by making art which they are able to show to an audience. The first result of her intended goal? Using the former residence of her artist father, Cai Guo- Qiang, Wen-You has curated unique site-specific installations and artworks by three young artists: CJ Hill, ST Luk and Midge Wattles. At This Point is inspired by the space, the objects within, the architecture and the stories behind the objects and Wen-You’s and her family’s artistic journey. Zoomdojo  will explore with Wen-You  and the three artists their stories and also actually view parts of this inaugural exhibition.
 
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Apr 04, 2014
Zoomdojo and The Alumnae Association of Marymount School present Women in Finance 
Moderated by:  Carol Rattray P’09, Co-founder of Zoomdojo
Panelists: Ankur Kumar Former Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, The Wharton School
Patsy Sciutto-Doerr ‘86 Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Peg Sullivan P ’25,22,20 Global Head of Talent Management, Morgan Stanley
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
 
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Marymount School, 2 East 82nd Street, NY 10028
Dress: Business casual
 
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Urban Assembly School for Green Careers PRIVATE INVITATION. New York. April 3, Thursday; 12:00pm - 4:30pm
A
green careers event for students of the school in partnership with Zoomdojo, Leaders in Envirnmental Action for the Future (LEAF); and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. The program will consist of a professional panel conversation moderated by Zoomdojo Co-founder, Carol Rattray; multiple resume workshops; networking workshops; and an internships and programs fair.
 

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Key Note Speaker: Rose Niu, Director of Conservation Programs, The Paulson Institute
Panel Discussion 1: Innovations in Cities: Smart Cities, Smart Planning, Smart Design   Moderator: Jeffery Johnson, Director, Columbia China Megacities Lab; Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation;  Panelists: Jennifer Wen Ma, Artist, Littlemeat Production; Emmy Award Winner; Director of The Water Cube project at China National Aquatic Center; Member of the Artistic Committee Beijing Olympics;  David A. King Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation;  Josh Chaiken, AIA Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF)
Panel 2: Innovations in Business: Current Practices, Future Opportunities Moderator: Ritu Banga: Co Founder Zoomdojo; Panelists: Dr. Leong Ying, Global General Sales Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Paul Marks, CEO, Argosy International IncDan J. Wang, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business. 
Case-studies: Innovation & Start-ups - A Conversation with Young Entrepreneurs(Moderator: Mable Chan President, Founder of China Personified LLC Speakers: Jason Wang Founder and CEO,   Jason Gui Co-founder and CTO, Vigo Vigo  Yang Zhong CEO & Founder, aizhibo.tv  Lily Bowles, Gloabl Operations Manager, Village Capital
 
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Presented by Global China Connection & Zoomdojo on Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ Columbia University.
Keynote speaker: Rose Niu, Director of Conservation Programs, The Paulson Institute
Panel Discussion 1: Innovation in Cities: Smart Cities, Smart Planning, Smart Design
Panel Discussion 2: Innovations in Business: Current Practices, Future Opportunities
Case Studies: Innovation & Start-ups: A Conversation with Young Entrepreneurs
Networking

Zoomdojo, Global China Connection and University of Toronto, Canada present Enlight: Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A conference on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada. Details will be forthcoming soon.

Meeting with members of the Shanghai team at McKinsey

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Visit to the new campus and music department. East China Normal University (ECNU) is recognized as one of Shanghai’s top public research universitie, and is included in China’s national education projects, “Project 211” and “Project 985”

 

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Meeting with Peking University students and GCC members 

 

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Zoomdojo meeting with recent Cornell alumni in Beijing at Da Dong

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KPF China Team presents to Tsinghua University Architecture Students 

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Master Guzhong musician Ji Wei in conversation with Carol Rattray, Zoomdojo followed by a performance. At Tsinghua University

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Tsinghua's Lean In Club, Ritu Banga and Carol Rattray enjoyed the interaction with the students who asked about start ups, work life balance, about Zoomdojo, careers in finance and consulting among other questions.

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Different Faces of Finance
Date: February 21, 2014 Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Lerner 569, Columbia University, New York 
Columbia Law and China Association, in partnership with Zoomdojo, cordially invites you to a finance, consulting and entrepreneurship panel discussion. Get an insider’s perspective to these competitive industries, explore skills required for each industry, and learn what it takes to establish your own company. 
Featured speakers include:
Ankur Kumar: Formerly at University of Pennsylvania; M&A group at Morgan Stanley; Corporate Finance at Sherman & Sterling
Carol Rattray: former VP of Bankers Trust Company’s Capital Markets Group; co-founder, Zoomdojo
Jonathan Krane: CEO of KraneShares, one of the largest asset managers in China
Ritu Banga: private investor; founder of consulting start-up, Point of View, India; co-founder, Zoomdojo
Contact Helena Shi at hs2708@columbia.edu for ticket information.
RISING LEADERS WORKSHOP: Networking to Re-energize Your Career
NAAAP-NY is rolling out a new professional development series for 2014, directed towards Rising Leaders in the APIA Community! Each quarter, they will be holding a workshop targeting a different key area in improving careers.
Stuck in your career and not sure how to take it to the next level and beyond?  Explore how you can embrace your strengths and open up new possibilities through the power of Networking!
This interactive workshop on Networking exclusively for NAAAP by career specialist Ritu Banga from Zoomdojo will discuss:
What are your networks? Creating an Elevator Pitch. Effective Networking Strategies. Where can networking lead you?
Don't miss this opportunity to craft strategies and give yourself some basic tools to re-energize your career! 
Networking reception to follow workshop. Wednesday February 12, 2014. 6:30pm - 9:30pm Workshop begins at 7pm!
Location: Robert Half International Legal, 125 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY. 
 
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Zoomdojo Young Professionals Roundtable on Career Mobility PRIVATE INVITATION. New York. February 6, Monday; 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Zoomdojo Young Professionals is an open forum of young professionals with diverse career backgrounds and industry knowledge. They come from tech, finance, consulting, media, and more; and from well established, large organizations, medium size growing companies, and small venture-backed bootstrap startups. This Roundtable’s theme is career mobility.
Topics covered will include:
What's out there? 
We all come from diverse backgrounds and industries. We are here to tell our distinct stories, share and listen. We seek to learn about new roles or old ones with brand new interpretations. 
Is it really what I think it is?
Is the work world like what we learned from movies, books or the news? Are startups like The Social Network? Is life at Google like the movie Internship? And finance like the Wolf of Wall Street? Here’s where we can share our ‘real’ stories!
Should I stay or should I go?
Should we stay in the same industry or should we experience a new sector and forgo some of the knowledge we have built up? Should we switch roles? Or should we stay where we are because we're not ready yet?
Share in the closed, off-the-record chats. Learn what others are thinking and have done. The Roundtable will encourage critical thinking and story-telling. Learn, explore, network and have some fun too!
 
 
 
 

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜发财   To celebrate the Year of the Horse, Zoomdojo and GCC-Columbia present: "Preserve Traditions, Connect and Bridge to the Present"Gu Zheng Maestro Ji Wei in conversation with Zoomdojo Co-Founder, Carol Rattray followed by a musical performance. Join us ... to enjoy the music and some traditional Chinese New Year snacks. Learn Chinese culture from the perspective of a master musician. 全球中国联接哥伦比亚大学分部连同全球职业咨询公司Zoomdojo(www.zoomdojo.com)为各位在纽约的华人除夕夜献上浓浓传统味的献礼!著名古筝演奏家,中央音乐学院古筝专业副教授,研究生导师吉炜将在1月30日下午5:00~6:30为与参加活动的各位互动及进行古筝演奏。欢迎注册活动,享用我们为您提供的传统小点心,听听吉炜老师谈谈传统、聊聊中国文化。 

Ji Wei, a virtuoso of the zheng (a traditional Chinese zither), is currently an Associate Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music and has performed at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts and internationally in such venues as New York’s Lincoln Center, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Venice’s Le Fenice, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Zurich Opera House. As an orchestral soloist, she has appeared with the China National Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra on such occasions as the Venice International Music Festival and the Beijing Music Festival. As a chamber musician and a specialist in contemporary music, she has performed with the Nieuw Ensemble and the Atlas Ensemble in the Netherlands.Ji is not only active on the world music stage, but also in charity work. She has served as an ambassador for the China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation. A dedicated educator, she has published teaching manuals and conducts master classes on a regular basis. For her innovation and efforts in this field, the Hong Kong magazine Jessica named her one of “The Most 10 Successful Women of 2009”. 

吉炜 著名古筝演奏家,中央音乐学院古筝专业副教授,研究生导师 备受中外乐坛瞩目的中国民乐演奏家,以精湛的技巧与丰富的音乐表现力获得中外音乐界的赞誉。曾在国际国内举办音乐会近百场。出演于世界著名的林肯中心(Lincoln Center)、肯尼迪中心(Kennedy Center)、中国国家大剧院、威尼斯LA FANICE 歌剧院、苏黎世歌剧院(Opernhause Zuerich)、皇家阿尔伯特音乐厅(Royal Albert Hall)、阿姆斯特丹音乐厅(Concertgebouw)、Radio City、冰岛Harpa concert hall等。与中国国家交响乐团、美国底特律交响乐团、国家大剧院交响乐团、中国爱乐乐团、荷兰新乐团、瑞士NEC乐团、荷兰ATLAS现代乐团、法国巴洛克乐团、法国时代乐团、冰岛Caput乐团等合作。在威尼斯国际音乐节,英国BBC音乐节,德国汉堡Buxtehude国际音乐节,冰岛DDMF现代音乐节,法国Belfort国际音乐节,瑞士Corbak音乐节,欧罗巴艺术节、北京国际音乐节,上海国际当代音乐周,北京国际现代音乐周,中法文化年开幕音乐会,国家大剧院开幕音乐会及中国与欧盟建交十年音乐会、丹麦皇家音乐会等世界音乐活动中举办音乐会及独奏演出。
出版数十张个人独奏CD专辑、个人独奏现场音乐会DVD与教学DVD。获第七届中国金唱片最佳演奏大奖(成为第一位也是唯一一位获此奖项的古筝演奏家)。并成为首位为世界权威古典唱片公司DG唱片(Deutsche Grammophon- Gesellschaft 德国留声机唱片公司)录制古筝作品的演奏家。
吉炜一直致力于古筝音乐现代化、国际化的探索,研究与尝试古筝与世界其它民族乐器合作的可能性,开拓古筝音乐表现的广度和深度,创新多种形式的演奏。吉炜在中国古筝界的努力先行,使她获得了全球十大华人成功女性大奖的荣誉(《Jessica》 杂志2009年评选)。吉炜带着她的古筝不仅活跃于世界音乐舞台,还用自己的艺术奉献爱心从事公益事业,被中国扶贫基金会赋予“中国扶贫基金慈善大使”称号。编写出版了十多本古筝演奏教材。在中国及欧洲部分地区的古筝大师班上讲授大师课。获中央音乐学院“优秀专业教师奖”,所教授的学生多次在国际国内大赛中取得金奖等好成绩。
吉炜在古筝教学和演奏中长期坚持探索创新,成果斐然。被业内称为古筝界的“先行者”。

Women in Technology Conference, co-hosted with Cornell Entrepreneur Network, New York, NY

Keynote Speaker: Donna Terman, Group Head, Innovation Management, MasterCard, QkR Incubation Executive Officer

Panel Discussion: 

Moderator: Kayla Tausche, CNBC 

Panelists: Deborah Estrin, Professor, Computer Science, Cornell Tech, NYC, Professor, Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College,  and Co-Founder, Open mHealth 
Rashmy Chatterjee, Vice President, Security Systems, IBM Software Group
Jean Hill '83, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting

Jenn Vargas '09, Founder, Accompl.sh

See photographs from the event on our Facebook page.

View a recording of the Women in Technology event here. Please note this is raw/unedited footage from the event. The sound and quality may vary at times.

Some comments from attendees:

·         Everything about the event was great- keynote, panel, the food and bar, the décor!

·         Loved the keynote speaker and the panel.

·         Great panelists and keynote speaker. Very informative. Good networking opportunities. Terrific ambience.

       Well planned and executed.

·         I thought the event was extremely well run. The location was convenient and the speakers were diverse, informative

       and accessible for discussion following the panel discussion. I also thought the discussion was well moderated.

·         It was very well organized, with exceptional speakers and interesting content. Thank you so much!

·         I thought the panelists gave great insight to the questions and there was a lot of diversity in the panel's experience.

·         Enjoyed networking and experiences from the keynote and panelists

·         The topic was interesting. The moderator did a great job of posing questions to the panelists.

·         Great crowd and good presentations.

·         Well-organized, insightful, great place to network

·         Event started and ended on time, speakers were of diverse experience and thought-- well curated panel. Speakers built on

       each other's thoughts and respectfully disagreed with each other. Advise was "priceless "

 

Zoomdojo  and the Bates New York City Business Network  Innovations in Education, in New York City on December 10, 2013. At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
Carol Rattray, Co-Founder, Zoomdojo opening speaker  Ritu Banga, Co-Founder, Zoomdojo moderator
Panelists: Basil Kolani, Director of Information Services and Head of Technology at Dwight School, and Co- curator of TEDxNYED conference. Lissa Moses Johnson, Founder and President of Mosa Mack: Science DetectiveSamuel C. Silverstein, M.D., John C. Dalton Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Professor of Medicine, and Founder and Director of Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers. Mona Sinha, Trustee at Smith College, Co- chair of Smith Women Leading Change, and founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership University
 
 
PLEASE JOIN US!
Zoomdojo  and the Bates New York City Business Network will host a panel discussion and networking event exploring Innovations in Education.
Panelists
Basil Kolani, Director of Information Services and Head of Technology at Dwight School, the New York-based flagship of a family of international schools with campuses in New York, London, Vancouver Island, and Seoul and Co- curator of TEDxNYED conference. Lissa Moses JohnsonFounder and President of Mosa Mack: Science Detective an animated web series designed to expose students to the thrill of problem solving while empowering girls and children of color in science. Samuel C. Silverstein, M.D., Professor of Medicine, and Founder and Director of Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers.
Mona Sinha, Trustee at Smith College, Co- chair of Smith Women Leading Change, and founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership University, focused on empowering women as future leaders of Asia, being established in Malaysia.
Where: Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 620 Eighth Avenue, 32nd Floor, NY, NY 10018 
When:Tuesday, December 10, 2013; 6:30-9:00pm
What: Panel Discussion followed by networking & light refreshments 
 
 

 

Zoomdojo & Global China Connection present Music & Medicine: a Career Conversation with Jess Ting, MD
Assistant Professor Surgery, Plastic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
How does a Julliard trained classical musician become one of New York’s finest reconstructive surgeons and get selected as one of New York’s Super Doctors? 
Join us for a conversation with native New Yorker, Dr. Jess Ting
on November 12, 2013 from 5pm-6pm
at 569 Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
A classical double bass player, Dr. Jess Ting attended the Juilliard School, receiving pre-college, undergraduate and graduate degrees there before embarking on a career in medicine. He received his MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he also completed residency training in general surgery. Dr. Ting then went on to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery before returning to New York Cityfor a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. 
Awards Include: 2010 - America's Top Doctors - 9th Edition Castle Connolly 2009 - 2010 New York Super Doctors 2009 - America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly 2009 - Best Doctors New York Magazine
Exclusive Invitation to a New Performance Arts Piece followed by
A Private Conversation w/Jennifer Ma Please join Zoomdojo and Zoomdojo Young Professionals for an exclusive invitation to watch a rehearsal of Paradise Interrupted, a new performance art, multi-media piece created by Jennifer Wen Ma with original music by Huang Ruo.
Watch the rehearsals and after the rehearsals, Jennifer will remain with the ZYPs to answer questions and talk about the new production and about her recently completed project in Brazil, Isle of Enchantment, the island Jennifer created using over 6000 plants, painted in black ink. 
Very limited space. So reserve now! 
 

The Nature Conservancy (LEAF) Green College Green Career Fair, New York, NY

Zoomdojo Young Professionals and artist Jennifer Wen Ma, New York, NY

Preparing Your Child for the 21st Century Workplace Workshop & Conversation, Rye, NY

2013 Global China Connection US Summit, Harvard University. Zoomdojo Workshops: Consulting 101; Cultural Transitions; Career Strategies.

Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management for the Office of Diversity Initiatives 4th Annual Diversity Symposium. Ithaca

Carol Rattray Co-Founder Zoomdojo Panelist 

                                                                                                                                           

Introduction to Job Placement: Careers in Finance. NYU, New York

2013 Global China Connection US Summit, Harvard University. Zoomdojo Workshops: Consulting 101; Cultural Transitions; Career Strategies

 Join Ritu Banga, Carol Rattray & friends for a Career Conversation 

with pianist Jiayi Sun and  artist Charwei Tsai  ..

Also ... Desserts & Networking with professionals from the media, tech, finance, law and the arts!

Program:

  • A live multi-media event featuring concert pianist Jiayi Sun who will also accompany a visual artistic presentation by Charwei Tsai.
  • Charwei’s artistic creations span nature, the environment and spirituality; and she has worked with the renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
  • Jiayi Sun has performed with maestro Tan Dun and will play Chopin.
  • Q&A with Charwei on her work and career.
  • Light refreshments and networking with professionals from the arts, finance, science, technology, law, marketing, media, architecture, etc. 

Dress: Business casual 

Visit our website: www.zoomdojo.com

Careers & Networking: Science Meets Art with Jiayi Sun and Charwei Tsai. New York

Women in Leadership Career Panel, Cornell University

Career Conversations and Leadership Tours: Tsinghua University Delegation, New York

What is Philanthropy? Careers in Philanthropy and Non-Profits: Workshop for seniors, Marymount School, New York

Global China Connection's 5th Annual Conference at Columbia University
Soft Power and Hard Currencies: Balancing Politics, Culture and Economics in China 
Saturday, April 27th, 2013, 9:00-16:30 @ Columbia University, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Co-Sponsored by
Co-hosted by: GCC-NYU  
Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Vishakha Desai, Special Advisor for Global Affairs, Office of the President; Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; President Emeritus, Asia Society
 
Closing Keynote Address: Jill Lerner, Principal, Kohn Pederson Fox; President, American Institute of Architects, New York chapter
Panels
Panel A: Law, Politics and Society: China's Social and Economic Landscape from a Legal and Political Perspective 
Moderator: Merit E. Janow:Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, and Director, Program in International Finance and Economic Policy, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Panelists:  Xiaobo Lü: Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Committee of 100, and the National Committee of US-China Relations; Former Director of Columbia Weatherhead East Asia Institute; Former Director of Columbia Global Centers - Beijing, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College 
Alex Yong Hao: Partner, Jun He Law Office Xu Xin:Director, China and Asia Studies Program, and Associate Professor, Government, Cornell University; Former Acting Director, Princeton - Harvard China and the World Program, Princeton University.
Panel B: Global Aspirations, Local Traditions: The Role of Art and Culture in shaping China's Image as a Global Leader
Moderator: Carol Rattray: Managing Director and Co-Founder of Zoomdojo
Panelists: Myron Cohen: Director of Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Professor of Anthropology Jennifer Wen Ma: Member, Creative Committee of Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies; Emmy Award Winner; Director, Water Cube Project Christophe Mao: Director of Chamber Fine ArtAngela Zito: Director, Religious Studies Program; Associate Professor, Anthropology, New York University 
Panel C: Investing in China: Start-ups, Venture Capital and Private Equity
Moderator: Ritu Banga: Managing Director and Co-Founder of Zoomdojo Panelists: Janet Stites: Publisher & Editor, China Business Knowledge (CBK)
Jonathan Krane:  CEO of Harvest Krane Kevin Chen: Founder and CIO, Anji Capital Management. 
Case-StudiesC.C. Wang, collector, connoisseur and painter Kathleen Yang: Author of Through a Chinese Connoisseur’s Eye: Private Notes of C.C. Wang 
Social Openness in China Sam Zhao: Co-founder and editor-in-chief of les+ magazine, board member, China Rainbow Media Awards

 

 

Consulting 101 Workshop: Columbia University, New York. See the photographs on our Facebook pagePress Release

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Queens, NY: The ‘How to Network’ Workshop.

Zoomdojo-GCC China Conference at Columbia University, New York

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zoomdojo career information and networking event: co-hosted with the Marymount School Alumni Association on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Pratt Mansions, 1026 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
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Go to our Facebook page to see the photographs. On March 23, 2013, Zoomdojo's "Branching out with STEM +Art (STEAM) Careers" brought to New York City a unique and energetic career event comprising a panel of four eminent practitioners in various science and art fields, who spoke about their personal journeys as their careers evolved in fields that ranged from genetics research to environmental issues to making art with Nobel Prize winning scientists. The panel speakers were Brigitte Griswold, Dr. Dolan Sondhi, Ryu Goto, and Steve Miller. The moderator was Nicholas St. Fleur, out-going Science Editor of the Cornell Daily Sun. The event began with an energetic and rousing Taiko Performance by YAMATAI, Cornell University’s Taiko Drummers; and wrapped up with an evocative violin solo by Ryu Goto and a one hour networking reception. 
Organizations represented by attendees were: AOL, Asia Society, Asian Cultural Council, Bank of America, Biz Edge, Bloomberg, Columbia Presbyterian, Cornell University, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Global China Connection, Guggenheim Museum, Halstead Property, HSBC, IMG, Jennifer Ma Littlemeat Productions, LEAF, Marymount School, New York Hall of Science, Protiviti Inc, SD Rubin Foundation, Sotheby's Institute of Art, The Nature Conservancy, YMCA, Zurich Insurance, Weill Cornell Medical College.
Colleges represented by attendees were: Bates College • Brown University • Carnegie Mellon University • Chinese University in Hong Kong • Columbia University • Cornell University • Fordham University • Harvard University • Hofstra – North Shore LIJ Medical College • Hunter College • Lafayette College • Pratt Institute • RISD • Sotheby’s Institute of Art • SUNY • Syracuse University • University of California • Vanderbilt University • Wellesley College • Yale University. 

The Veterans Resource Initiative: Career Strategies Workshop, New York

The Veterans Resource Initiative: Résumé Workshop

 

 

 

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, in New York City’s Pratt Mansions, Zoomdojo presented Art Intersects Technology: A career dialogue with Jennifer Ma, member of the Beijing Olympics Creative Committee.Over 100 people – students, young professionals and experts – from diverse industries and professions attended the talk, which was followed by a networking reception. Over 10 internship offers that we know of were made on the spot!! An even greater number of networking connections were established. The rising classical star, Jiayi Sun, accompanied Jennifer’s multi-media presentation with a live piano performance. Jiayi also delighted the audience with a virtuoso solo performance!
Click here to see video clips of the event.
Jennifer Ma’s fascinating bio ... click here  Read more about Jiayi Sun ... click here.   For photographs, link to our FB page.

NYSCI Explainers Career Evening: Queens, NY

 

 

 

 

 

Career Conversations with the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong

Career Strategies and Résumé Review Workshops, Cornell University, Ithaca

College Career Planning Event for The Armory Foundation After-School Program’s graduating seniors / rising college freshmen, New York

Résumé workshop for rising freshmen, Cornell University, Office of Academic Diversity

Cornell in New York Summer Workshops: Résumés, Career Strategies, Interview Prep, New York