Career Fest 2014: East Asia Career Panel

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Student Union (STU) B3, USC

Want to use East Asian language and area studies skills in your future job but not sure how? Come learn about different career options from our panel of experts! All USC students are welcome.

Please join us for the second annual East Asia Career Panel as a part of USC Career Fest 2014. Our impressive alumni panelists come from East Asia-related professions in international trade, business consultancy, immigration services and foreign affairs, and marketing and communications. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity. 

A video of the event can be found here

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Panelists

Terri L. Batch
Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

Terri L. Batch is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service in West Los Angeles, California. Terri heads the Global Design and Construction Team that consists of specialists throughout the world focused on assisting U.S. companies in the fields of architecture, construction & engineering services, building products, construction equipment, green building & sustainable development, and interior design.

Terri received a B.S. from Spelman College, and a MPA from the University of Southern California. Additionally, Terri spent two years at language training institutes in Beijing and Taipei and speaks Mandarin Chinese at an advanced level.


Nancy Chao

Senior Consultant, IBM Strategy and Transformation

Nancy Chao has worked at Cisco Systems, a worldwide leader in networking products and services. Her experiences range from Accounting, Customer Service and Operations. Recently, she accepted a full-time job offer from IBM's Strategy and Transformation practice as the Senior Consultant and will start later this year.

Nancy is a dual degree candidate at the University of Southern California, studying MBA and MA in East Asian Area Studies with a concentration on China. As a graduate student, she spent 3 months interning at the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu promoting U.S. products and services. She also participated in Doing Business In China Program at Beijing University and traveled to both Korea as well as China for her GLOBE course at Marshall. Prior to attending USC, she received her BA in Chinese Language from the University of California at Berkeley.


Patrick Ddiba

Immigration Services Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

Patrick Kluivert Ddiba is an Immigration Services Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS-USCIS), and a member of the United States Naval Reserve, Security Forces Unit. Born and raised in Uganda, Patrick received his bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California in 2006, magna cum laude with honors in International Relations and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He holds a master’s degree (2009) in International Affairs from Columbia University and a post-master’s certificate in Intelligence from the Institute of World Politics (2011). Patrick has worked for several federal government agencies and interned with the United Nations, Department of Political Affairs, and Policy Planning Unit.

His honors include USCIS Director's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to USCIS response following the terrorist attack in Boston (2013), selection to provide security at a highly classified Top Secret Fleet Synchronization simulation at Naval War College (2011), National Defense Medal (2010), Sullivan Scholarship (2007) and Explore East Asia scholarship program (2005).


Jojo Li
 
Account Executive, Ten Advertising

Jojo Li is an account executive with the ad agency Ten Advertising, an award-winning AdAge Top 10 Asian Advertising Agency that specializes in marketing in Asian communities. Jojo’s previous experience in global marketing, media, and creative includes working with Entertainment Insight, Sony Pictures, NATO, CinemaCon, Cimarron Group, as well as Variety Children’s Charity for their traditional and digital marketing campaigns. Additionally, she has worked with Asian clients such as Asia Academy of Music Arts and East West Player. She is currently working on her own joint venture, Great Seed Inc., to promote Chinese cultural heritage worldwide.

Jojo received a dual master’s degree in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, she completed her bachelor’s degree at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.



  • East Asian Studies Center
  • University of Southern California
  • 823 W. 34th Street
  • College House (CLH 101)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089