On March 22, 2011, the Korean American Association of Greater Washington (KAAW) and the Network of Korea American Leaders (NetKAL) co-sponsored the event, “Starting a Career in Washington, DC: Practical Suggestions to Thrive in a Competitive Field.” The event was held in KUSCO (Korea-US Science Cooperation Center) in Vienna, VA.
The featured speakers included: Esther Lee, Director of Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Department of Commerce; Stephen Suh, Senior Program Manager for Office of Management and Budget White House; Sam Yoon, Executive Director of National Alliance for Community Development (NACEDA), Former Boston City Council and Candidate for Mayor of Boston; and, moderator, Abraham Kim, Vice President of Korea Economic Institute.
Abraham Kim mentioned how the event “had 70-80 people (packed room) show up, from parents, high school students and college students to grad students and young professionals. Local media (KT, JoongangIlbo, Chosun Ilbo, and local KA TV) and presidents of other Korea civic groups were also there. Sam Yoon, Steve Suh, and Esther Lee did a great job. Michael Kim [NetKAL V Fellow] was also present to answer some questions and to give great moral support!” With the success of these past couple events, Abraham hopes they become a quarterly series.
Thanks again to everyone who made this event possible!