Citylife Link is hosting a free dinner and panel discussion led by 3 mental health professionals who attend Citylife, Stephen Chen, Heejean Parry, and Marcus Tjia. The panel will discuss mental health in the workplace from a Christian perspective.
Joint with Citylife University Ministry! On the docket: life lessons of all kinds, including: how to start out in the workplace; how to decide what career suits you; how to navigate faith and work in a practical way; and how to think about gradually getting older, developing relationships, and even settling down and having a family.
Kwang Kim will share his journey from being a senior investment management professional to now being at a technology company. Additionally, we will be discussing how the technology industry has disrupted the financial industry
We are having our second co-sponsored event with the Citylife Women's Ministry! This next event will be held as a brunch at Kwang and Becky Kim's house. The topic is “Balancing Work In and Out of the Home.”
We have another great panel queued up: Donielle Buie, Alex McReynolds, and Becky Kim.
- Donielle Buie. Donielle is married to Cullen and with three young kids, including one with a medical condition, but recently she has returned to the workforce at a director-level position at Ipsos, an international marketing research firm.
- Alexandra McReynolds. Married to Ryan and with three kids, all of whom are now off to college, Alex is also a Ministry Partner and Development Coach with Cru and has counseled many young people.
- Becky Kim. Wife of Kwang and mother to three daughters, Becky recently re-entered the workforce after a decision to be a full-time homemaker for twelve years, and is now an IT professional at Shepley Bulfinch, an architectural firm.
We are proud and hopeful that this event can help people in their 20s, men and women see around the corner and understand what kinds of issues they might face – here, in your specific context of Citylife and Boston.
We are eager to hear what thoughts they have about their experiences managing kids, running a household, and deciding what work situation works for them, as well as how they view committing their time to the church, and exactly what they would tell someone like themselves who is still in their twenties.
Childcare and a scrumptious brunch will be provided!
The nearest T is Eliot (D) – please contact us so we can give you a ride from the T stop.
Please consider joining us! RSVP by replying to this email or emailing Kate Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be having our first dinner for medical professionals, med students, and pre-med students! Our special guest speaker is Arnold Lee, M.D., who practices otolaryngology and facial and plastic reconstructive surgery at Tufts Medical Center. The event will be at Tufts Medical Center as well. Arnold will be sharing about his professional journey.
UPDATE: We're full for this event, but if you want to sign up on our waitlist or for our general email list please do send us an email!
We had a great time at Shake Shack! This post is for archive purposes.
We welcome all Citylife women and men to an event this Sunday. This is the first in a three-part discussion series titled "Balancing and Building". Various women will share on how they seek to glorify God in the midst of different life, career, and familial stages. This series is co-sponsored by the Link team and Women's Ministry.
Our first event is on Sunday 7/23 at 1:00pm at the Revere Hotel, 6th floor in the Meeting room next to the big horse :) Our focus for this first conversation will be "How do you experience life, as a woman, in the workplace?”. We will hear from three panelists: Elizabeth Demarchi, Sylvia Oh, and Charlene Saji. There will be time for questions, small group discussions, and meeting and connecting with each other.
We are having our second Citylife Community Dinner next Friday, May 26 at WeWork South Station! The featured speaker will be entrepreneurship. Paul Jin, a Citylifer who is at the Chestnut Hill campus, has agreed to share with us about startup success and failure, and what God has meant to him personally as he has dealt with all of these.
Paul Jin is the CEO of Silicon Micro Display, a small semiconductor chip technology company. Paul has been an entrepreneur since 2009. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Boston University and an MS in materials science from UC Davis. Paul spent the first 10 years of his career at Sandia National Labs, a national security lab, and the second 10 years at Philips Medical Systems leading the ultrasound business for international middle markets. Twenty years after working for the man, Paul decided to pursue his consumer content to e-commerce business in 2009. In 2011, Paul joined his current small company focusing on virtual and augmented reality hardware technology. In the process of becoming an entrepreneur, Paul managed operations at the Cambridge Dogpatch Labs, a start-up incubator, for Polaris Ventures from 2010 to 2012. Paul lives in Newton and has attended Citylife since 2007.
Due to limitations from WeWork, please RSVP by next Thursday if possible. Please email Mike at michaelsaji at gmail dot com.
Hey everyone! It's our first-ever Citylife Link Community Dinner. We're going to be getting together and talking to Robert Ang, who will be sharing about his story, as well as giving us a tour of Neon Therapeutics, where he works!
Food will be provided. Please RSVP here: Google Forms
Hope to see you there!
Our Fall 2016 event is upon us! The theme is: "Building Relationships for Kingdom Work." Join us as we hear perspectives from our panelists on what mentoring has meant to them, and how we can understand mentoring in the context of building up the church and gospel discipleship.
Pizza will be provided!
Our Panelists are:
- Robert Ang, Chief Business Officer, Neon Therapeutics
- Blake and Cara Bartlett, Partner, OpenView Venture Partners, and Founder, VETTA
- Donielle Buie, Founder, WifeMotherLeader
- Vesi Cooke, Investigator: Oncology, Novartis
- Tom Chung, Partner, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
We are proud to have the following panelists join us to share their stories. They will also be leading the table discussions after the initial part of the conversation, so you will get to know them more personally.
Hope you can join us!
For a lot of people, networking is an uncomfortable topic. It's easy to see networking as being mercenary. The reality is that when done right it's far different than that. In fact, Jay Lee recently wrote about my experiences networking on the blog.
The goal of this meeting on Sunday, April 24 is to discuss this topic and hopefully see how networking is an organic and important tool for you. We hope to be able to sit around a table and have lunch, and have a friendly conversation. If you have questions, differing opinions, or are even opposed to networking, we'd love to get to know you and have a conversation and see if we can come to a shared vision for networking.
We're hoping to meet once a semester as a larger group, so this will be our Spring 2016 meeting.