Free Shuttle to Ross Park Mall (February)
Collaborating with Ross Park Mall, CMU-CSSA scheduled a free shopping shuttle on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Ross Park Mall is the region's finest & most fashionable retailer, selling brands such as Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, KateSpade, Armani Collezioni and many more!
Spring Festival Gala (January)
In no more than two weeks' time, we prepared a Spring Festival Gala as splendid as ever! We had 13 wonderful performances, including a 30-minute crosstalk show by Junchuan Zhang and Tianluo Chen. We enjoyed a traditional Chinese dinner and dumplings from Sichuan Gourmet and Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi. An audience of over 500 shared an unforgettable night with all the performers and staff. And congratulations to the winner of the grand prize -- a Beats headphone!
Grove City Outlet Trip (November)
In order to help everyone prepare for the coming cold winter in Pittsburgh, we organized a trip to the Grove City Outlet on November 24th. More than 100 students and friends joined the trip. We had a fantastic time and a better understanding of the exciting atmosphere of the Thanksgiving holidays.
Pitch to ZhenFund (November)
On November 19th, 2013, Chenwen Yuan (in the picture), Investment Manager of ZhenFund, visited CMU and had a face-to-face communication with students who planned to start a business in China.
ZhenFund is an seed fund in China focusing on seed stage investments in Technolgy, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Since 2006, it has invested in nearly 100 companies.
Students came with their innovative ideas as well as brilliant entrepreneur plans. We hope they all have a bright future with their fantastic plans.
Career Talk (September)
We were honored to have three outstanding guests to give us a career talk at Tepper School of Business in CMU.
Dr. Hui Zhang (in the picture), Professor of Computer Science in CMU, said that a person who wants to be successful should keep challenging himself rather than staying in his comfort zone.
Dr. Gordon Liu, Managing Director at HSBC, stated that erudition, gentility and courage were three basic qualities for success based on his own experience.
Beibei Li, Assistant Professor of Heinz College in CMU, told us her stories on her way to triumph.
Best Voice of CMU (September)
This Mid-Autumn, we enjoyed the singing talents of our lovely students!
Best Voice of CMU 2013 turned out to be a exciting night. We had 16 contestants, 30 judges, and more than 400 audiences!
Below are the winning contestants. Congratulations to you all!
First Prize: Teng Zhang
Second Prizes: Jie Ji & Taichong Ma, Yu Liao
Third Prizes: Yun Wang & Guangyu Xia, Nan Gao
Orientation & BBQ (August)
On August 11th, the 2013 Fall Chinese Students' Orientation was held in UC McConomy Auditorium.
During the orientation, we gave a brief introduction to the life and the Chinese community in CMU and in Pittsburgh. We shared a lot of useful information.
After the orientation, we enjoyed delicious food from Korea Garden in the courtyard behind the UC.
Airport Pickup (August)
From August 5th to August 9th, CMU-CSSA provided airport pickup service for all incoming Chinese students, including undergraduate students, graduate students and some visiting scholars.
Thanks to the great job of all the volunteers, drivers and CSSA staff, we were able to pick up more than 200 students at the airport, from 9am to 2am everyday.
Thank you all! You've made great contributions to the Chinese Community!
Welcome Receptions in China (July)
On July 6th and 7th, CMU-CSSA co-hosted two welcome receptions for new students in Shanghai and Beijing with the CMU Alumni Association.
Over 300 incoming students, parents and alumni participated the event. We provided the new students with the necessary information for their life in CMU.
We'd like to give special thanks to the Shanghai and Beijing Chapters of the CMU Alumni Association, Microsoft Asia Research, and Dover Corporation.