Archive for March, 2007

Tribute to my Mentor/Professor

Monday, March 26th, 2007

No matter where you are and what you do today, please take a moment to thank your mentors, teachers and professors. My beloved Mentor, Thesis Advisor, and Professor, Rong Yilun laoshi, passed away on March 19th in Beijing. His friends, colleagues, and students live and work in many parts of China and in several other […]

One of the Top 10 Best Careers

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I am on my way to Boston for the AAS/CEAL conference, and just ran into this: 世界日报报道,根据美国新闻与世界报导(US News & World Report)最新一期的「2007年就业指南」(Career Guide 2007),高压力的职业已经渐渐失宠,就业市场上正形成一股中间趋势:人们越来越青睐压力较少、但同样引人入胜的工作。这些工作的收入与劳动强度成正比。 已开始热门的十大行业包括:图书馆馆员(librarian):中间收入4万9708元。他们不再是「书虫」的呆板模样,而是摇身变成高科技信息领域的灵光人士。他们帮人遨游信息海洋,从中学到自己未掌握的知识;还经常大逛书店,采购热门畅销新书。新世代图书馆员绝对不甘寂寞,经常陪老人、小孩「玩」,从讲故事到演木偶戏,寓教于乐。在图书馆工作,时间固定,通常不需要无限制加班,工作环境也赏心悦目。一些机构内部的图书馆员还可享受朝九晚五的工作时间。 国会图书馆的毕灵顿(James Billington)表示,科技没有淘汰图书馆,人们将重新利用图书馆。

Communication Skills

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

I had the great fortune to be involved in two once-in-life-time events this year, one in early January and one in early March. Besides being grateful to my very supportive and forward-thinking manager, I firmly believe that being an active Toastmasters member helped me in accomplishing these two tasks successfully. Toastmasters activities not only improved […]

A Spiritual Journey

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Just got back from completing the nineth Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute, NEL 9. I am filled with gratitude to the leaders, mentors, and the sponsors! I am in love with the spirit and vision of NEL. I feel rejuvenated and energized. I hope some of you will seek out the opportunity and give yourself […]

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