September Newsletter

Saturday, 9/8/18

“Time to Shine” Was a Success!

Thank you for making Time to Shine an incredible event!

Time to Shine was the first event co-hosted by Simple Steps (https://simplestepscc.org) and Bay Area K Group’s W Group for the Korean community. The theme this year was “Femigrant Career Talk.” We provided attendees with an accent improvement workshop, networking opportunities, an inspiring keynote speaker, and resourceful panel discussions to help them meet professionals with diverse backgrounds and learn career development skills. We hope to continue to create more opportunities for people to connect, collaborate, and grow together.

Please take a look at this photo album to see photos from the event!

If you were unable to join the event, this article by Bay Area K Group gives a good overview! *Please note that the article is in Korean.

Thank You to Our Speakers

  • Sooinn Lee
  • Bonu Ghosh
  • Alissa Heesang Ju
  • Koun Eom
  • Sunyoung Rachel Kum
  • Jiwon Hong
  • Kwang-Ai Won
  • Peter Hyunseok Kang
  • Seung-Yun Yoo
  • Jin Hyung Lee
  • Kyungle Han
  • Soyoung Chung
  • Soyoung Youck
  • Doyeon Kim

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Memebox
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • Good Time
  • K-Star Doshirak
  • Line
  • Namu Accounting
  • YesPlz!
  • Keeyong Han

Thank You to Our Volunteers

  • Veronica Jungyeon Kim
  • Eunyoung Kim
  • Kiae Seong
  • SuJin Kim
  • June Y. Lee
  • Maria Son
  • Lawrence Chung
  • SeongJoon Lee
  • Keesang Song
  • Seoyeon Yoon
  • Miseon Lee
  • Dongho Jeon

Simple Steps Events

Branding Workshop
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 at 10:45AM – 2PM
SACRED SPACE PALO ALTO (24900 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301

  • Simple Steps is working on a branding and website renovation project to better promote our mission and goals and raise awareness about our efforts and programs.
  • Please email hello@simplestepscc.org if you have any questions about the workshop.

English Resume Writing Workshop (4th Session)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 at 10AM – 11:30AM
LIBRARY at HOLY KOREAN MARTYRS CATHOLIC CHURCH (1523 McLaughlin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122)

  • Please come join our 4th English Resume Writing Workshop and learn substantive skills from HR professionals. We will provide basic and practical tips tailored towards Korean women who want to return to the workforce after a hiatus in their careers. We will be sharing some sample resumes. Please feel free to bring your resume to get some feedback.
  • Please email hello@simplestepscc.org if you have any questions about the workshop.

Artists Group Meetup
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 11AM – 1 PM
BISHOP FARMS, ROUNDHOUSE MARKET & CONFERENCE CENTER (2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583)

  • Simple Steps‘ Artists Group has been created after having two exhibitions at the Palo Alto Community Center and the Korean Consulate General San Francisco this spring. We hope to boost collaboration and networking among artists and encourage them to engage more actively in Bay Area exhibitions, explore potential opportunities, and share resources with each other.
  • Please email hello@simplestepscc.org if you have any questions about the meetup.

Brainstorming Session for Business English Classes
DATE TBD (tentatively second week of October)
LOCATION TBD (tentatively Palo Alto)

  • Simple Steps is developing Business English classes for those who would like to develop their English proficiency and prepare for job interviews. After participating in three test sessions recently offered by Nxt Chptr, we listened to diverse opinions and needs. In order to better serve our community members, we cordially invite you to join in a brainstorming session on organizing and managing our future Business English classes.
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