DATE 2015/10/27 VISITORS 2507
Putting the youth of Taiwan on the path to career success and creating effective personnel for the future has been a major project for United Daily News’ Vision Project for the last two years. They have continually promoted sharing knowledge across borders, independent thinking and giving direction to the community. On Oct. 26 President Flora Chia-I Chang invited the Vision Project Team to hold, “Finding the Path for the Youth Forum,” in the Student Activity Center. The event was hosted by Founder of Dream School, Tom Wang; other special guest speakers include Organizer of Watch Out (Independent Public Media), Zu-yi Lin, Founder of Taiwan Youth Creative Action Association, Xin-wei Xu, Director of Ming Yung, Bo-yu Yang and Taiwan’s Microsoft Operations and Sales Supervisor, Roan Kang. The esteemed professionals shared their experience, ideas and passion, attracting an audience of nearly 1,500 people.
President Chang first expressed her thanks to the United Daily News while presenting an important question to ponder on: “How do we continue to follow our dreams smoothly into the career world after graduation?” She suggested that the students participate in the many academic industry intern programs that TKU has with over 200 enterprises, study teamwork and cooperation, strengthen personal weaknesses and develop perseverance.
Director of United Daily News has vowed to create a stronger Taiwan by identifying and resolving issues within the community. For the past two years the focus has been on Fast Forwarding Taiwan, Public Justice, Avoiding Prejudice and Social Industries. Tom Wang used humor to captivate the audience while encouraging students to boldly express their ideas. It was followed by a skit of the Department of Public Administration that caused students to laugh hysterically. Afterwards speakers shared their personal experience in development of their career path. Zu-yi Lin, 31, mentioned that he was originally a philosophy major and that he was unsure what he wanted to do after graduation. He spent many years forming his ideas to piece together his success. “It’s most important to follow your objectives into the very end.” He stated.
Xin-wei Xu was a substitute teacher at an English school for five years before receiving an invite from President of Riverside University in India, Kiran Bir Sethi. She left her job and began promotion of DFC (Design for Change Taiwan). At the end of the forum, students were able to ask questions related to interviews, resume and salary.