My Current Professional Summary: One Year Later

It’s amazing how the third quarter of 2011 is about to be over.  This year has been full of milestones for me: from participating in technology commercialization activities at the University of Washington and graduating from the Department of Electrical Engineering to entering industry.  At the same time, I have been trying to maintain a dynamic professional summary.  The word dynamic in this context refers to how it is constantly changing to adapt to career progression and other changes. The ideas is that this summary should be similar to an elevator pitchShort and sweet!

Here is my current one on Linkedin.  I’m sure I have made numerous revisions to it since day one.  Unfortunately, I didn’t save every iteration of the updates.

I am a strong generalist with diverse experiences in developing and commercializing smart technologies and working with built environments in startup businesses, small and medium enterprises, and FORTUNE 500 companies in both the public and private sector. Currently, I am working with the Server CPU Development Group at Intel on the next generation Xeon microprocessors.

At the University of Washington, I worked on Technology Management projects with the New Ventures Group at the UW Center for Commercialization and served as Teaching Assistant in the graduate level Program for Technology Commercialization. I graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering and I discovered my interest in bridging the gap between technical and business disciplines.

While at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, I supported Lean Manufacturing initiatives by developing applications for manufacturing, project management and business intelligence in Microsoft Access and Excel using the VBA language, which have been translating to tremendous savings of time and resources for the customer.

My passion about making a positive difference in the lives of others by bridging connections and mentoring led me to create the UW Career Network, a growing community with 900+ members who work together to help each other develop their careers.

In addition, I performed energy efficiency consulting and research with U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center; have been involved in numerous property development projects, managed an Asia-focused international building materials company and am a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Washington.

However, I was able to find one from about a year ago.

Strong generalist with diverse experiences in aerospace/engineering, technology commercialization, trading and real estate development sectors; working with startup businesses to FORTUNE 500 companies and both public and private sector entities. Most recently, my work has been focused on applications to the aerospace industry. I have had two internships with two different programs with Boeing Commercial Airplanes working on manufacturing engineering, configuration management, product integration and certification. Additionally, I have been working with the UW Center for Commercialization in different technology commercialization projects.

Currently, I am a Senior in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, specializing in VLSI design and energy efficiency technologies. Within the department, I am an Undergraduate Fellow, a member of the Industrial Assessment Center and I have been working on an interdisciplinary code and algorithm development research project in conjunction with the Department of Applied Mathematics. I am an active participant in a number of student organizations and serving as an officer in the Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA) as well as the IEEE and IIE student chapters at UW.

Also, I am a licensed real estate broker in the State of Washington and have professional experience in retailing, real estate development and the trading of building materials. In addition, I am well versed in East and Southeast Asian culture and business practices. After graduating, I hope to enter industry or pursue graduate level education in Electrical Engineering, Financial Engineering, Systems Engineering and/or Applied Mathematics where I hope to take my research experiences to a new level where I can apply my knowledge into developing solutions to solving problems of humankind. At the personal level, I am passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others.

It does have many similarities, yet at the same time it does have some updates.  Do you have any suggestions for enhancements? I would deeply appreciate any constructive criticism.  Click here to view the rest of my Linkedin profile.

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