The 2016 Networking Dinner for Taiwanese Young Scholars, Professionals, and Taiwan Alumni Association in the Southern United States was held On October 14, 2016 at Hess Club in Houston. This dinner was sponsored by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston and the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas.
The Texas Secretary of State, the Honorable Carlos H. Cascos, was invited to speak about the state’s strategic efforts to recruiting global skill sets and talents. “My role is to convince them to make Texas their home. I believe that Texas is a land of opportunity for everyone regardless what their background is. It doesn’t matter where they come from or who they are. ” said the Secretary Carlos H. Cascos.
Over a hundred outstanding Taiwanese young scholars and Ministry of Education sponsored students from 11 universities in Texas and Louisiana, along with the members of the Taiwan Alumni Association joined this dinner and shared their experiences of career path and professional development. The Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Louis Huang, gave a warm welcome to all Taiwanese young scholars during the dinner. He said that Taiwan government encourages the Taiwanese students to broaden their horizons and enrich their knowledge in many aspects. Young people are important assets of the country. It is always a priority for us to make efforts in assisting them to reach their dream, no matter where they are.
|Carlos H. Cascos, Texas Secretary of State (L4 front), Louis Huang, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston (L5 front), and the Taiwanese students from the University of Texas at Austin.|
This dinner provides an opportunity to network with the young scholars and emerging professionals in the Taiwanese community, as well as the members of the Taiwan Alumni Association of the Southern United States. The attendees all enjoyed the delicate dinner, stirring speech, and inspiring conversations together during this event.