SASE National Conference

2018 Full Schedule

 

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08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Schaumburg Foyer East

Registration
 
 
THURSDAY, TRAINING SESSION 1


Professional
Training
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Euphoria

Improv Class is in Session!
Using exercises based on our tried and tested performance methodology, Stir-Friday Night! will bring a fresh and fun perspective to your business or organization. We’ll also help your colleagues and employees improve the following skills: • Speaking/presenting with confidence, • Communicating clearly both verbally and non-verbally, • Improving group work and group dynamics, • And many, many more!
Presented by: Avery Lee


Professional
Training
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Nirvana B & C

ERGs as Change Agents
Learn from the latest and leading thoughts on ERGs, share and network with other ERG leaders. The ERG Development Session is a regional event of Elevate’s ERG Economy that shares best practices and new, innovative tools. The Development Session convenes Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders, champions and sponsors, as well as diversity advocates from major organizations. The ERG Development Session offers a dynamic platform to drive ERG strategy and growth. Led by Dr. Vu Pham.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
Presented by: Vu Pham


Professional
Training
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Utopia A

Effective Work & Communication Styles
We all have different preferences when it comes to communicating and working with those around us. Greater awareness of your own work-style and communication preferences will help you to not only seek a better fit or alignment with the work or tasks you perform but with the people around you as well. Being more aware of the preferences of others will enable you to build better work and personal relationships, influence more win-win outcomes, and more effectively handle a broader range of potential conflict situations.
Presented by: Linda Akutagawa


Professional
Training
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Utopia C

Communicating Your Story
Many Asian professionals are resistant to the notion of selling to achieve their objectives. But the reality is that high achievers are great communicators and “sellers”. They effectively sell themselves, their projects, their teams, and even their concerns to gain influence that leads to results. This training provides a more effective and positive view of selling and communicating, and drives participants to accelerate their selling effectiveness.
Presented by: Wes Hom, Dennis Hirotsu

 


 
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Epiphany

National Conference Committee Meeting
 
 

 


Professional
 
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

Networking Lunch
Cross-company
 
THURSDAY, TRAINING SESSION 2


Professional
Training
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Euphoria

Improv Class is in Session!
Using exercises based on our tried and tested performance methodology, Stir-Friday Night! will bring a fresh and fun perspective to your business or organization. We’ll also help your colleagues and employees improve the following skills: • Speaking/presenting with confidence, • Communicating clearly both verbally and non-verbally, • Improving group work and group dynamics, • And many, many more!
Presented by: Avery Lee


Professional
Training
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia A

Understanding and Leveraging Our Asian Identity and Values
Do you ever wonder why you are the way you are and why you do what you do? Is it your personality or style or could it be cultural differences? In this session, participants will explore the relationship between perceptions, behaviors, and values through discussions initiated by these questions: How do my values influence my behavior and how do others perceive me? What are my core values that most strongly influence me? Techniques for managing perceptions and leveraging your core cultural values will be discussed.
Presented by: Linda Akutagawa


Professional
Training
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia B

UnLimitU - Power Persuasion
Tactical and practical. These represent the types of tools in Power Persuasion, which provides clear, simple and immediately applicable ways to persuade others. These methods can nudge others in a collaborative, ethical and positive manner that fosters long-term relationships and results. Ultimately, you will learn rapid results toward influencing those around you. This course includes ways to: 1. Build Credibility Systematically 2. Align & Assist Audiences 3. Find Your Locus of Control to Influence Others 4. Measure Your Persuasion IQ
Presented by: Vu Pham


Professional
Training
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia C

Managing Up
You need credibility and influence with decision makers to achieve great results. Many Asians try to gain this by putting their heads down and working extra hard. However, high achievers have learned to manage up through building valuable relationships at all levels. This leads to credibility and influence, while achieving personal and business success. In this session, you will gain insights on how to effectively build relationships for greater results.
Presented by: Wes Hom, Dennis Hirotsu

 


Professional
 
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Nirvana B & C

OAC Meeting
Strategic partners who will meet with the SASE board to provide feedback and recommendations
 


Professional
Panel
04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Euphoria

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Professional Panel – Young
Panel discussions for young professionals (0-7 years). Panelists will share their experiences and insights on professional growth, leadership, career planning, and include a Q&A session at the end. Moderated Panel Discussions (Company Executives and SASE Board)


Professional
Panel
04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Nirvana A

SPONSORED BY:
United Technologies
Professional Panel – Experienced
Panel discussions for mid to upper level professionals (7 years and up) with emphasis on management roles. Panelists will share their experiences and insights on professional growth, leadership, career planning, and include a Q&A session at the end. Moderated Panel Discussions (Company Executives and SASE Board)


Professional
Panel
04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Utopia D

Professional Panel – Young
Panel discussions for young professionals (0-7 years). Panelists will share their experiences and insights on professional growth, leadership, career planning, and include a Q&A session at the end. Moderated Panel Discussions (Company Executives and SASE Board)

 


 
05:30 PM - 06:20 PM
Schaumburg E-H

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Opening Reception & Mixer
Appetizers & networking are provided! SASE Inspire Awards, drawing, and group photo
 

 


Professional
 
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom Foyer

Professional Networking Reception
Cash Bar
 

 


Competition
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Nirvana B & C

CO-SPONSORED BY:
Boeing,
Toyota
SASEbowl
Participants from all across the nation will take part in a friendly competition of high-intensity games. This year, the challenges are:
• THE MAPPING CHALLENGE: Work together with your team to draw an image using one marker in the center with multiple strings attached, each person holding a piece.
• ACT IT OUT: A game similar to Telephone, but instead of saying the word, you act it out. Your teammates must guess the word used.
• BUILDING YOUR NETWORK (OF POPSICLE STICKS!): Build a bridge using unusual materials that will support a small vehicle travelling across.
 

 


Keynote
06:30 PM - 08:15 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

Achievement Awards Dinner & Keynote Speaker
 
Presented by: Jenette Ramos

 


Professional
 
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Gather Lounge

Professional Networking
Meet fellow professionals in a casual setting with a cash bar.
 

 


Invite Only
 
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM


SASE Executive Networking
 
 
FRIDAY

 


 
07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Schaumburg Foyer East

Registration
 
 

 


 
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Schaumburg Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
Northrop Grumman
Breakfast
 
 

 


 
08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Schaumburg Ballroom

Entertainment
Experience the Islands of Polynesia with Aloha Chicago Entertainment's beautiful authentic dancing
 

 


 
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Schaumburg Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
Northrop Grumman
Welcome & Opening Remarks
 
 
FRIDAY, BREAKOUT SESSION 1

 


Professional
Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Nirvana A

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling and still being true to who you are
Imagine a world where you struggle to integrate your cultural upbringing into your work life. We spend the majority of our time at work, what happens when you can’t be yourself? Spoiler alert - it creates inner conflict. Join Mai as she tells how she helped Asian Americans propel their careers into leadership positions in big and small companies. With over 10 years of experience being the People leader in various technology based organizations that can be homogeneous, Mai will teach you how to leverage your diversity. You’ll leave with actionable insights to implement at any organization.
Presented by: Mai Ton

 


Professional
Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Nirvana B

Patents, IP, and Tech
Do you know the difference between patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets? How are these intellectual property assets used in large publicly traded companies and entrepreneurial start-ups? Learn about these topics and many more during an interactive and engaging seminar presented by George C. Chen, who has appeared on NBC and has submitted testimony before Congress and who is a member of the Partner Advisory Board at one of the largest law firms in the world.
Presented by: George Chen

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Schaumburg A

The 3A's That Play A Role In Team Success
Developing awareness, placing intentional attention and thoughtfully evaluating alternatives...the 3A's...are crucial to understanding, having conversations and taking steps to maximize the potential and contribution of all employees. By practicing the skill of mindfulness, it becomes possible to focus on values and purpose, creating inclusive environments for employees. With this type of a foundation, leaders are equipped with the ability to welcome and appreciate others, rather then rejecting differences. Join this session to reflect and identify new ways to impact you and the success of your teams.
Presented by: Rita Devassy

 


Panel
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Schaumburg B

Imagining the Future
With the rapid emergence of new technologies, the realm of possibilities of what work and the industries of tomorrow look like are endless. Learn about these advances and gain insights to the positive trends in science and engineering that are sculpting our tomorrow. Scientists and engineers are the pioneers of the most important developments in technology and research. Join industry leaders and professionals as they critically examine and imagine the landscape of the future in this panel.

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Schaumburg C

Applying our Diverse Background to Create a Bright Future
We all came from somewhere, loaded with a diverse background and experience, both personal and professional. How do we best exploit our strength and suppress our weakness in order to achieve our many goals in life? For instance, in most Asian culture, we are taught from an early age to “be seen and not heard,” to be mindful of the “A pop-up nail gets the hammer” mantra; while in Western culture, it is the complete opposite, backed by the “A squeaky wheel gets the grease” mantra. So how do we, as Asian Scientists and Engineers, cope and find a balance?
Presented by: Ronnie Yimsut

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Schaumburg D

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Going into the Wild Blue Yonder: Air Force STEM Career
The Air Force employs civilian scientists and engineers working alongside active duty military members. Air, space, and cyber efforts on the leading edge of explosive technological advancement offer opportunities to contribute to the nation’s defense. Dr. Kueichien Hill will describe her 20-plus year engineering career as an Air Force civilian. Representatives will be available to discuss internships, scholarships, and the over 60 different research and development specializations in Air Force civilian careers.
Presented by: Dr. Kueichien Hill

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Schaumburg E

SPONSORED BY:
National Security Agency (NSA)
Insights from NSA's Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center
NSA's Cybersecurity Operations Center (NCTOC) has one of the largest 247365 footprints across the US Government, as they defend over 3 million users across the globe, around the clock. Mr. Dave Hogue, Technical Director will discuss how innovations in policy, technology, and people can lead to break-through results in this operational environment.
Presented by: Dave Hogue

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Utopia A

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Your Leadership Potential, a Formula for Success
Nyle Miyamoto is a 27 year employee and Engineering Executive with The Boeing Company. Through his many leadership roles, Miyamoto has developed a variety of strategies for growth and development and tailored them to help Asian students and employees to find greater success. In a fun and interactive workshop, Miyamoto will share his Leadership Potential Formula and other career advice for everyone who aspires to greatness.
Presented by: Nyle Miyamoto

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Utopia B

SPONSORED BY:
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Crushing the Job Interview: What to do After the Handshake
Are you ready to conquer your upcoming job interviews? Have you thought about how you’re going to show up? Join our interactive workshop to learn important tips to help you be even more successful on your interviews. We will explore the qualities that will help you stand out and make a positive lasting impression with future employers.

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Utopia C

SPONSORED BY:
America
Fundamentals of Process Improvement: Lean Six Sigma White Belt Course
Process improvement aims to make work and work products better, faster, cheaper, and safer. Lean Six Sigma is an internationally recognized methodology for eliminating waste, reducing variation, and managing constraints. Workshop attendees will learn the fundamental principles of process improvement, gain hands-on experience with some of the tools and techniques, and receive certification as a lean six sigma white belt.
Presented by: Robert Rivera

 


Workshop
09:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Utopia D

SPONSORED BY:
Aerospace Corporation
Women in Engineering
This session will be a discussion of Women in Engineering. The main topics to discuss will be both early and late career development. Our panel members will be a blend of early career to late career consisting of research scientists, directors as well as VPs.
Presented by: Tammy Choy, Malina Hills

 


Invite Only
 
09:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Euphoria

SASE Executive Forum
 
 

 


 
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg H

SPONSORED BY:
Boeing
Resume Review - Boeing
Boeing will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg G

SPONSORED BY:
Leidos
Resume Review - Leidos
Leidos will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Showrooms A-E

SPONSORED BY:
NSA
Resume Review - National Security Agency
NSA will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
09:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Innovation

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Resume Review - Shell
NSA will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
09:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Schaumburg Foyer

Community Service
SASE will be collaborating with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit organization that provides an average of 200,000 pounds of food across Chicago and Cook County. This year, the National Conference Community Service Committee has published a cookbook featuring various cultural food recipes submitted by SASE members and friends. To support this service project, please consider making a donation to the program by purchasing a cookbook.
 

 


 
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Schaumburg Foyer / Utopia Threshold

Morning Coffee Break
 
 
FRIDAY, BREAKOUT SESSION 2

 


Professional
Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Nirvana A

SPONSORED BY:
United Technologies
Organizational Savvy
Are you ready to complete your professional toolkit with essential knowledge and strategies for increasing your influence while maintaining your integrity? Join Mark Mongillo, 787 Chief Engineer, Collins Aerospace to develop skills in: • Managing how you are perceived • Strategic communication for presenting and challenging ideas • Promoting yourself and your group
Presented by: Mark Mongillo

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Nirvana B

Winning Tomorrow’s Career Fair
Join David Pan as he provides insider tips and tricks on how to win at the career fair at SASE. Walk in with confidence to land that dream internship / job with this interactive workshop where you’ll get a chance to practice and prepare for the big day. David draws on his insights from leading P&G’s recruiting efforts at SASE, as a recruiter for P&G at the Ohio State University, and as an interviewer at Amazon.com. David is currently the COO at The MyIntent Project (MyIntent.org), a fast growth e-commerce start-up.
Presented by: David Pan

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg A

The 3 A's That Play A Role In Team Success
Developing awareness, placing intentional attention and thoughtfully evaluating alternatives...the 3A's...are crucial to understanding, having conversations and taking steps to maximize the potential and contribution of all employees. By practicing the skill of mindfulness, it becomes possible to focus on values and purpose, creating inclusive environments for employees. With this type of a foundation, leaders are equipped with the ability to welcome and appreciate others, rather then rejecting differences. Join this session to reflect and identify new ways to impact you and the success of your teams.
Presented by: Rita Devassy

 


Panel
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg B

Innovation in Science
Discover how companies are able to improve their ability to innovate and grow their propensity for innovative capabilities. The panel will cover topics from the current context of innovation in different industries, to the role of leadership in scientific initiatives. Hear in-depth case studies of organizations that have accomplished major scientific achievements and the processes that allow these companies and teams the ability to innovate. Understand the structures that go into supporting novel innovations as well as the teamwork and leadership.

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg C

Assertiveness - Speaking Up and Advocating For Yourself
Traditional Asian culture is typically grounded by humility and humbleness. We were taught never to brag, never to show off, and never to speak our minds freely especially to our elders. This mentality can manifest itself in our professional lives and limit our career growth. This workshop will help you unlock your hidden potential by showing you ways to be more assertive while balancing our traditional Asian culture that makes us who we are.
Presented by: Danh Nguyen-Huynh

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg D

SPONSORED BY:
U.S. Air Force
Going into the Wild Blue Yonder: Air Force STEM Career
The Air Force employs civilian scientists and engineers working alongside active duty military members. Air, space, and cyber efforts on the leading edge of explosive technological advancement offer opportunities to contribute to the nation’s defense. Dr. Kueichien Hill will describe her 20-plus year engineering career as an Air Force civilian. Representatives will be available to discuss internships, scholarships, and the over 60 different research and development specializations in Air Force civilian careers.
Presented by: Dr. Kueichien Hill

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Schaumburg E

SPONSORED BY:
The Dow Chemical Company
Sustainability: Be the Change You Want To See
By the 2030, the population is expected to grow to almost 9 Billion people and we will need more food, water and energy. Where will the solutions come from? We don’t have additional planets to grow more food or access more water and energy. To get there from here requires innovation and collaboration like never before. This workshop will help you understand HOW YOU CAN BE A CHANGE AGENT to a more sustainable future.
Presented by: Eunice Heath

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Utopia A

SPONSORED BY:
P&G
The Art of Storytelling: Powerful way to influence ideas and decisions
Everyone tells stories in one way or another with their friends and family. Come learn about how you can leverage storytelling as a skill to help influence an idea or decision. P&G will share how the Art of Storytelling is leveraged, our personal stories, and interactive exercises to show how storytelling can be leveraged for your future goals!
Presented by: Anthony Hoang, Junie Huang

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Utopia B

SPONSORED BY:
Raytheon Company
Inspirational Leadership
What makes a leader inspiring? Is it something you are born with or are there skills that can be learned? What does it take to foster inspiring leaders? Is it the result of a lucky accident connected to talent management? This interactive workshop will explore 3 key questions most important to address: What characteristics matter when it comes to inspiring others? How many inspiring behaviors does someone need to demonstrate in order to inspire others, what is most powerful? How can an individual calibrate the strength of those characteristics?
Presented by: Carolyn Jones

 


Workshop
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Utopia D

SPONSORED BY:
Chevron
The secret to tapping into your leadership potential: Engaging with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are integral to companies to engage their workforce, build a more inclusive work environment, foster cultural awareness, and give back to the community. Learn how joining and actively participating in ERGs provide opportunities for professional and personal development at your company. In this session, participants will learn to leverage their ERGs to: add value to the business, impact the workforce, develop leadership and soft skills, inspire community engagement.
Presented by: Maureen Glennon, Jeena Lee

 


Keynote
12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
Navy Civilian Careers
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
 
Presented by: Brian Wong

 


Invite Only
 
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Knowledge

Military Initiative
 
 
FRIDAY, BREAKOUT SESSION 3

 


Training
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Schaumburg A

The Yellow Cow 2.0
I always get asked by young Asian American students and young professionals: • how do I do something that’s fulfilling? How do I find my purpose? • We’ll explore these questions in depth as I share about my own personal journey and what I’ve learned along the way starting my nonprofit at the age of 25 with typical Asian parents, three Ivy league degrees, and no money in my bank account. If you’re still in college thinking about next steps, or out of college and feeling a bit fatigued or discontent, this workshop will hopefully re-energize you and provide a bit more clarity on your personal vision.
Presented by: Eddo Kim

 


Panel
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Schaumburg B

Inspiration to Impact
Transform your ideas into reality. Move past the initial stage of contemplating your idea and learn the steps needed for materialization. From initial research to building mock-ups, the fundamental steps to turn your idea into something more can be learned and applied from the lessons explored in this panel. Whether it is introducing a new idea at work or building your own product, the insights of this panel will help you understand the best approaches to implementation. Hear the experiences of industry professionals discussing their strategies.

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Schaumburg D

SPONSORED BY:
BAE Systems
Becoming a Leader: What They Don’t Teach You in Engineering School
The challenge of taking on a leadership role and leading teams to success requires a multi-faceted skill set that is typically not part of an engineering academic curriculum. This session will focus on the initial steps of transitioning between an individual contributor role to a leadership role, and the skills one must develop over time to lead teams through complex situations - technical and political – to successful outcomes.
Presented by: Amarjit Rai

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Schaumburg E

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Disruption: Innovation & Transformative Thinking in the Digital Era
Shipbuilding. Aviation. Energy. Manufacturing. These key industries among others are undergoing unprecedented rates of change in the digital era. Traditional industries are evolving; incorporating new and novel technologies to long established processes. Leaders across the board must understand how technology is transforming their industry and how best to respond. Central to this disruption is nurturing innovation, challenging the status quo, encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset, and inspiring a culture of change.
Presented by: Bharat Amin

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Utopia A

SPONSORED BY:
BASF
Create Chemistry With BASF
Learn how your skills and expertise make you the perfect fit to create chemistry for a sustainable future at BASF. In this interactive workshop, we’ll give you a glimpse into the cutting-edge innovations we create around the world every day. Then, we’ll have a member of BASF’s North American leadership team share her personal experience in how BASF helps you reach your full potential through mentorship, effective communication, sustainability, and having a growth mindset. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions with BASF team members
Presented by: Marie Metzger

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Utopia B

SPONSORED BY:
Lockheed Martin
From College to Company: Preparing for the Transition into the Workplace
Many college students face the challenge of deciding what to do after college, often asking themselves: What job do I want? What company should I work for? What does it mean to transition from college to a corporation? Participants will have an opportunity to better prepare themselves to answer these questions by hearing from Lockheed Martin executive, Vivek Lall. Participants will obtain an overview of Lockheed Martin and current business opportunities, together with lessons and personal stories about his own transition into the workplace.
Presented by: Vivek Lall

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Utopia C

SPONSORED BY:
GE
Personal Branding
In this workshop, we will help you identify your unique brand. Through various exercises, you will learn how to build and promote your brand and how to represent yourself to potential employers and others. You will learn to identify and articulate what differentiates you from the rest; understand your unique strengths and brand key words; build an impactful 'offline' presence; build a Powerful Online Presence; strategies of promoting your brand to potential employers, industry and others; and create and communicate your elevator pitch.

 


Workshop
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Utopia D

SPONSORED BY:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
The Leader within You: Making Leadership a part of who you are not where you sit.
Don’t wait to officially be selected to a manager position to hone your leadership skills. There are many opportunities to lead regardless of your job title. Leading beyond your position benefits your company and allows you to develop your leadership style. A diverse panel of CIA officers will share their leadership lessons learned and best practices through their traditional and non-traditional leadership experiences.
Presented by: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

 


 
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Schaumburg H

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Resume Review - Boeing
Boeing will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Schaumburg G

SPONSORED BY:
Leidos
Resume Review - Leidos
Leidos will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Showrooms A-E

SPONSORED BY:
NSA
Resume Review - National Security Agency
NSA will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


 
01:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Innovation

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Resume Review - Shell
Shell will provide feedback on your resume so you will be ready for the Career Fair on Saturday.

Each session is 15 minutes. Please bring at least 1 copy of your resume to the critique. Spots are limited -- only 80 total spots per resume room are available. If you would like this free, one-on-one consultation, please make sure to pre-register.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 

 


Professional
 
01:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Nirvana A & B

Executive SASEtalks
Come hear Executives answer these questions about their success: • What have you learned on your leadership journey? • Who helped you on your leadership journey? • What advice would you give the next generation of leaders?
 

 


 
02:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Schaumburg Foyer/Utopia Threshold

Afternoon Snack
 
 
FRIDAY, BREAKOUT SESSION 4

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg A

The Yellow Cow 2.0
I always get asked by young Asian American students and young professionals: “how do I do something that’s fulfilling? How do I find my purpose?” We’ll explore these questions in depth as I share about my own personal journey and what I’ve learned along the way starting my nonprofit at the age of 25 with typical Asian parents, three Ivy league degrees, and no money in my bank account. If you’re still in college thinking about next steps, or out of college and feeling a bit fatigued or discontent, this workshop will hopefully re-energize you and provide a bit more clarity on your personal vision.
Presented by: Eddo Kim

 


Panel
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg B

Getting Hired: Unlocking the Secrets of Recruiters
Are you a potential candidate looking for a job or internship? Learn the blueprints of what recruiters look for in candidates. This panel will introduce strategies to become a stronger candidate and how to be considered competitive for the job for which you are applying. Factors from highlighting prior experience to understanding company cultures all go into the recruitment process, many of which will be discussed. Get the first-hand perspectives of recruiters on how you should be leading your job hunt and presenting yourself professionally.

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg C

Public speaking techniques from a TEDx speaker
Participants in this workshop will practice key techniques for becoming a more effective public speaker. This workshop will be highly interactive, memorable, and applicable to presentations for class, leadership roles within your student organizations, and in your future careers.
Presented by: Shane Carlin

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg D

SPONSORED BY:
NASA
NASA Internships Overview
NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. Join us for a discussion of NASA internships and how to apply!

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg E

SPONSORED BY:
USMC
Harnessing Innovation to Win Tomorrow’s Battles – A Marine Corps Forum on Cyber Security
In March 2018, the Marine Corps announced the creation of a new cyber occupational field to adapt to new emerging threats and a hostile information environment. Join the United States Marine Corps and other Cyber Security professionals in a panel discussion on cyber security including the opportunities, threats, and skills needed to identify and outlast cyber terrorism in an progressively digital world.
Presented by: The United States Marine Corps

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg F

You can’t be what you can’t see
My mentors have guided and inspired me, and I want to share what I have received. I will talk about the concept of “you can’t be what you can’t see”. We want to get our SASE students an opportunity to see the potential for their future through this interactive session.
Presented by: Mingu Lee

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia A

SPONSORED BY:
United Technologies/Pratt Whitney
The 3 P's
Are you ready to position yourself for success? Join members of the Pratt & Whitney Asian American Leadership Forum to learn about The 3P’s: being Positive, Proactive, and Patient. This workshop aims to give you a fresh perspective that you will leave with specific actions to improve outcomes at school, work and in your everyday life.

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia B

SPONSORED BY:
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Differentiating You
In a sea of high achievers, how do you go about making your mark and setting yourself apart from your peers? Is it luck, timing, or a stroke of genius on your part? In this workshop, we will discuss some of the traits, paths, and stories of what we have seen as leaders.

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia C

SPONSORED BY:
ITW
Augmented/Virtual Reality Applications in Manufacturing
Augmented Reality is a real-time visual system that overlays virtual objects or information on top of or beside the images from the real world. Its purpose is to enhance operator’s ability by adding an extra layer of interactive information to further improve and add value to the ‘job to be done’. The system is coupled with positional tracking systems such as gyroscopic sensors, computer vision, and GPS to detect and align the user in an augmented 3D environment. Meet ITW engineers at this hands on interactive session and network with recruiters to learn more about Summer 2019 internships.
Presented by: Chris Sim, Maria Thompson

 


Workshop
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Utopia D

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
The Power of Mentorship
Whether you are an intern or a full-time employee, the importance of mentorship is a pivotal foundational element for the success in your professional career. Mentorship helps with improving professional and personal development skills, obtaining guidance, and building a robust professional network. This workshop will go over tips and tricks on how to start and augment your mentorship relationships both within and outside your company!

 


Competition
03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
Euphoria

SASEtank
Do you wanna make money moves like Cardi B? SASEtank is a new entrepreneurial competition where innovators bring their ideas to life. Participants select a problem they want to solve, developing a solution and receiving guidance from industry veterans over a period of 6.5 months.

SASEtank is returning to National Conference to host the Final Round of the 2018 Competition. 5 Finalists will compete to win a grand prize of $1,750 by pitching and demoing their idea to a panel of judges, and YOU get a say on who wins. Vote for your favorite project, and the audience favorite will win $500.
Presented by: Aimee Chun, Joseph Thai

 


 
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Schaumburg Foyer

Networking Session
Collegiate meet Professional
 

 


Workshop
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Schaumburg E

6E’s: Redefine Your Leadership
Want to become a better leader? Need the tools and guidance to get you there? Come to the SASE 6E workshop and learn all about the different aspects of our 6E leadership model that you can use to improve your leadership development. We will also introduce our 6E online leadership assessment tool and the new features that are currently being added. Special guests from industry will present their experiences with the 6E model and how it can be used to redefine your leadership.
 

 


 
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
Schaumburg G

Science Networking
 
 

 


Invite Only
 
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM
Schaumburg D

VIP Reception
 
 

 


 
06:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
Lockheed Martin
Dinner Gala and Awards
 
 

 


Invite Only
 
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Board Discussion
 
 

 


 
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Schaumburg A

SPONSORED BY:
The Boeing Company
Hospitality Suites
 
 

 


 
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Schaumburg B

SPONSORED BY:
Huntington Ingalls
Hospitality Suites
 
 

 


 
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Schaumburg C

SPONSORED BY:
GE
Hospitality Suites
 
 

 


 
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Schaumburg E

SPONSORED BY:
The Aerospace Corporation
Hospitality Suites
 
 

 


 
08:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Schaumburg F

SPONSORED BY:
Shell
Hospitality Suites
 
 

 


Collegiate
Competition
09:00 PM - SAT 06:00 AM
Utopia A & B

LEAD SPONSOR:
Booz Allen Hamilton
ADDITIONAL SPONSOR:
USMC
SASEhack (overnight)
In recognition of the growing needs of computer science and information technology (CS/IT), SASE developed a series of cybersecurity challenge-based events called SASEhack. This year, SASEhack will break from the hack-a-thon format of previous years to dive deeper into the hacker’s mindset with a jeopardy-style Capture-the-Flag (CTF) style event. This interactive event is designed to build the skills of information security enthusiasts through hands-on challenges in areas such as forensics, web exploitation, scripting, and binary reverse engineering.

Separate RSVP needed. RSVP
 
SATURDAY

 


 
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Schaumburg A

SPONSORED BY:
USMC
Wake Up and Work Out with the U.S. Marine Corps
 
 

 


Invite Only
 
07:30 AM - 09:15 AM
Euphoria

New Sponsor Breakfast and Discussion with the Board
 
 

 


 
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Schaumburg B

Yoga
Led by Nikki Brooks
 

 


 
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Schaumburg Ballroom

SPONSORED BY:
Missile Defense Agency
Breakfast
 
 

 


 
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Schaumburg Foyer North

Registration
 
 

 


 
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Adventure Hall Entrance

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
 
 

 


 
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Adventure Hall

STEM Career Fair
SASE will host a FREE career fair with over 80 recruiting companies and government organizations with many job and career opportunities available. Last year, sponsoring companies included P&G, GE, ITW, Toyota, Booz Allen Hamilton and Shell to name a few with more recruiting companies. Join the best and brightest Asian heritage scientists and engineers at the largest Asian career fair in North America. Find opportunities and explore options to advance education, careers, and industries.
 

 


Invite Only
 
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Discovery Hall

Interviews
Submit your resume for the STEM Career Fair Companies have already started reviewing them and will pre-select candidates for the initial interviews.

Submit Resume
 

 


 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Schaumburg Foyer East

Professional Member Headshot Picture
by Black Frame Photos
 

 


 
 
11:30 PM - 01:00 PM


Lunch (not provided)
Attendees can explore lunch options around the hotel [ see options ] or around the city of Chicago [ see options ].
 

 


Invite Only
 
11:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
This is our 1st Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon open to all SASE National and NC volunteers! This will provide opportunities for attendees to converse with SASE board and interact with your fellow volunteers. The SASE Board wants to officially recognize all of the volunteers that make SASE possible.
 

 


 
1:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Schaumburg Foyer East

Professional Member Headshot Picture
by Black Frame Photos
 

 


Invite Only
 
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Schaumburg C

High School Session
SASE opens a portion of their STEM Career Fair to 50 high school students from the Schaumburg area to gain experience with a collegiate level career fair. High School students will connect with mentors to experience the largest Asian American STEM Career Fair in the nation!

Registration needed. Register
 

 


Invite Only
 
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Schaumburg D

Marketing FUN
 
 

 


Invite Only
Workshop
01:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Schaumburg Ballroom

Collegiate Leadership Workshop
 
 

 


 
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
Schaumburg E

Exhibitor Debrief