During the conference, delegates have the opportunity to connect with new people, ideas, and opportunities through our various networking sessions and speaker events. Here are just a few delegates who have taken advantage of the network that TASC has to offer.
Yale University, History Major
"While I already had a relatively wide network in East Asia (having done internships and study abroad programs in Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong), TASC is where the strongest relationships were formed. By the end of the 2-3 weeks, you really know you’ve got each others' backs.
What's more, the TASC community is a network that extends way beyond Taiwan and the US. I’ve connected with alumni in New York, DC, London, Seoul, and Tokyo. Serendipitously, a TASC delegate and I both studied in Seoul the year after we did TASC. And one alumna even hired me to build a website for her company in China!
This is on top of the fact that two speakers TASC invited offered me jobs during the conference. One of them was the head of the largest start-up incubator in Taiwan and the other was an entrepreneur who was working to revive his hometown after a devastating typhoon. While I ultimately found another job in Taiwan, these contacts I made during the conference assured me that I’d always have a professional opportunity waiting for me in Taiwan."
Frances was a founding member of TASC who now lives and works in Taiwan.
Tufts University, Innovation & Management
"As an international student, finding a job in the US was extremely difficult. After months of desperate searching, I finally achieved this dream with the help of a TASC friend: Anderson. We had met at TASC in 2017 and two years later, he referred me to a great job opportunity, which I successfully secured.
Other good friends I made at TASC also gave me plenty of advice on what schools and programs to look at, what places to visit, etc. During my graduate studies, many also hosted me during my travels. TASC is truly a great network and community."
Two years after attending TASC, Rodney came to the US for graduate studies and landed his first job.
Yale University, Linguistics Major
“I think TASC was a really great introduction to Taiwan, especially as someone who planned to stay in Taiwan after the conference. A lot of the places we went and opportunities we had (like the homestay or the visit to a grandmother’s traditional house 三合院 in southern Taiwan) are things that I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do on my own, so I was really grateful for those experiences! And after the conference, it felt good knowing I already had a support network in the country.”
Diallo attended TASC in 2015 as a segue to his year of Chinese study in the country afterwards.