Australian Skilled Occupation List 2015 – 2016 Published

Career Seminar Series


We welcome anyone interested to learn more about different careers to our church’s Career Seminar Series.  Whether you are a high school student wanting to know more about different majors, or a University Student wanting to get career advices, an unemployed person looking to learn more about other fields, or you are simply fascinated about these topics.  Please come to our seminars!  Each topic repeats over and over again throughout the year, please pick the day you like best to attend.  Almost all our speakers can speak English and Chinese, we will tailor the difficulty level to our students.  No experience needed to attend.

Time:         Each seminar is 1hr45min (Friday 7:45pm – 9:30pm).

Fees:         Free, join anytime

Question: Please email Eric Chan at or call (408)757-6609


A Day in the Life of a Micro-Chip Designer – Bruce Inn

A Day in the Life of a Physical TherapistDenita Au

A Day in the Life of an Electrical Engineer – Eric Chan

A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer – Timmy Yung

A Day in the Life of an Accountant – Irene Hsin

A Day in the Life of an Actuary – Winnie Ngan

A Day in the Life of a Doctor – Janice Moy

A Day in the Life of a Medical Diagnostic Scientist – Wing Liu

Please select the dates you want to attend above, fill in your contact information below, and hit "Submit Registration". You can still make changes up to one week before your class.

Name: Email Phone


A Day in the
of a Micro-Chip Designer

Bruce Inn

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Seminar Description

My name is Bruce Inn. I worked as a micro-chip designer and design manager in various semiconductor companies for 25 years. I also have a degree in art and history, which gives me a different perspective on careers. I’d like to talk with you about

1.        how to know if a career in the chip industry is what you want to pursue

2.        how the chip industry works and what the opportunities are

3.       making the transitions from high school into college, college into the workplace

4.       getting the most out of your school work as pertaining to your work life

5.       what is the engineering world like for women

6.       your questions


Born in San Francisco. Grew up in San Mateo.

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois.

B.S., Studio Art and History, Arizona State University.

Worked at Motorola, National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments) and other companies<

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A Day in the Life of a Physical Therapist

Denita Au           

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Seminar Description

1.       Introduction of the work of Physical Therapist

a.      Who are PTs?

b.      Where do PTs practice?

c.       What are the educational requirements for becoming a PT?

d.      What are the licensure requirements?

e.       What is the employment outlook of PT?

2.       Typical day of Physical Therapist

a.      Typical settings

b.      Typical conditions treated by PT

3.       Demonstration

a.      Take patient history

b.      Perform exam and tests

c.       Intervention and treatment


Denita Au PT has 21 years’ experience as Physical Therapist.  Currently working as home health PT for the past 5 years. Previous work setting include acute hospital, outpatient, subacute and skilled nursing facility. 

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A Day in the Life of an Electrical Engineer

Eric Chan

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Seminar Description

Electrical Engineers are responsible to create every piece of the gadgets that you enjoy every day.  The list can go from iPhones, laptops, PlayStations to robots, drones, and self-driving cars. 

In this seminar, I will not only show with you how gadgets are being designed and manufactured, we will actually build one right in this class.  We will put together a small single board computer that you can control remotely with a mobile phone. 

Come to experience all the fun in the daily life of an Electrical Engineer!   Absolutely no previous experience needed to attend this class, I will adjust the content’s difficulty level so everyone (from teenagers to 80-yrs old seniors) can understand.

1.       Introduction to Electrical Engineering

2.       Sharing of my typical work day as an Electrical Engineer

3.       How gadgets are build

a.      Chips

b.      PCB Boards

c.       Chassis

d.      Systems

4.       Hands On Lab

a.      Put together a small computer with Wi-Fi Antenna

b.      Create a Static Web Page using HTML

c.       Create a Dynamic Web Page using PERL


Eric Chan is an Architect / Sr. HW Design Manager in an Internet Security Company.  He designs machines that detect and block malwares used in Cyber Warfare and Corporate Espionage.  In his previous company, Eric designed Routers that transport your Internet data all around the world.  Eric is a MSEE graduate from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He has a wife and 3 sons and enjoys going with the whole family to CBCSJ every Friday and Sunday.

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A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer

Timmy Yung

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Seminar Description

Introduction to a career in Civil Engineering-Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads and highways, bridges canals, dams, buildings, water systems (water supply, flood control pipelines, water and sewage treatment), transportation, traffic, airports, subway tunnels and light rail transit lines, telecommunications, etc. in the public and private sector.

1.       What steps (5 steps) or skills do you need to be a civil engineer?

2.       How long does it take to become a civil engineer?

3.       What subjects do you need to take to become a civil engineer?

4.       Career options and outlook


Timmy Yung obtained a BS degree in Mathematics and BS and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Worked as a professional civil engineer in a private consulting firm for 3 years and 30 years from an assistant engineer to civil engineering manager (Senior Project Manager) with the Santa Clara Valley Water District (County). Work included in the design and supervision of civil engineering related projects such as roads, structures, bridges, buildings, and water resource systems (flood control, dams, pipelines, and water supply) and land development projects (private firm), etc.

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A Day in the Life of an Accountant

Irene Hsin

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Seminar Description

Introduction to a career in accounting and finance in public accounting firms or industry companies such as technology and manufacturing companies.

1.            How do I know if accounting/financial profession is for me?

2.            How to become a CPA?

3.            How to determine next step after becoming a CPA?

4.            Can I still be an accounting professional without getting my CPA?

5.            Pro and cons of this profession.


Irene Hsin obtained her BS in Accounting and Finance in California State University East Bay and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California in 1995. Irene worked as an auditor in accounting firm and continued her career in corporate financial & accounting operations of publicly listed companies in hi-tech (telecommunications, satellite broadcasting, semiconductor manufacturing, internet services) industries. Irene worked in PCCW in HK, Cypress Semiconductor, Cisco and Google headquarters in Silicon Valley.

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A Day in the Life of an Actuary

Winnie Ngan

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Seminar Description

What can you do if you like Mathematics but you don’t want to be a teacher or a scientist? What else can you do if you are sort of interested in business as well?

1.       Introduction of Actuary

2.       Jokes about Actuaries

3.       Typical Day as an Actuary

4.       Personality Test

5.       Sample Actuarial Problems

6.       The Likelihood of Death: A Morbid Actuarial Quiz


Winnie Ngan is an Associate of Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She works as a Pension Actuary for over 10 years. She is experienced in pension valuation, forecasting and regulations. She grew up in Hong Kong, and went to University of Wisconsin – Madison for her undergraduate. She moved to the Bay Area in 2012.

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A Day in the Life of an Doctor

Janice Moy

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Seminar Description

Dr. Janice Moy will give you a brief overview of what to expect in Medical school, how to live a balance life as a career woman in a Medical office and a mother.


Clinic start at 8:30- 12:30 lunch than 1:30 to 5:30

Each hour there are 4 appointment of 15 minutes each/ patient

Physicians and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. Physicians examine patients; take medical histories; prescribe medications; and order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests. They often counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventive healthcare.

We are responsible for results of Labs/ X-rays/ consultant reports/ ordering additional test and follow-up/ call patient on phone to discuss urgent follow-up/ sign prescriptions/ patient emails/ sign death certificates/ insurance forms/ patient referrals/  etc.


Janice Moy, M.D.

Born in Hong Kong

Immigrated to US at age 9

Education: public school from 3rd grade to 12th

                George Washington University: Ba in Biology 

                Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia:  Medical Degree

                Medical College of Pennsylvania: Internal Medicine specialty

Employment history

                Tutor while in Jr and Sr High, college

Lab Technician in National Institute of Health:  1978-1980

Medical Receptionist at George Washington Medical Hospital: 1981-1982

Primary Care Physician at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group 1989 to 2015

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Diagnostic Scientist

Wing Liu

Seminar Description

A.     The Good and the Bad of Clinical diagnostic Testing

The Benefits:

Two examples: Lab tests can determine if someone has suffered a heart attack or more importantly predict who will get one in the near future.

Clinical Laboratory Tests are essential for determining the health of an unborn child. 

 The Harms:

Three to five percent of lab test results are incorrect. Many of these incorrect results can lead to unnecessary treatments and surgery in the case of false positives; and delays in necessary, life-saving treatments in the case of false negatives, among other problems.  

B.     Federal government plays a role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of diagnostic tests.

-          The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

-          The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

C.     Classification of medical devices according to the degree of risks.

D.    Typical Commercialization Process for in-vitro diagnostic device.

E.     How reliable is your diagnostic device or diagnostic test?

F.     Medical device for the detection of Zika virus infection

G.     Diagnostic tests for monitoring diabetic complications

                         Blood glucose

                         Hemoglobin A1C

                         Glycated Albumin

                         Microalbumin in urine


Wing obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and his Diploma of Clinical Chemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has over 25 years of academic and industrial experience in clinical chemistry and in vitro diagnostic testing.  His expertise includes protein purification, conjugation chemistry, and assay developments for the detection of biomarkers of clinical significance.  He has published over 18 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and has previously worked as a research scientist in Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, University of Toronto, Scantibodies laboratory, Becton Dickinson Biosciences, Quidel Corporation, Abbott and Biosite.

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