Mareike Entzian, BA '15, is currently working for Dezan Shira & Associates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, contributing articles, translations and general social media management and editorial tasks for their communications department. Before graduating, Mareike worked for the department of Asian Studies as a work/learn student.
Milton Kiang, B.A., LLB. is a Sr. Resume Writer with Vancouver Resume Professional. Milton helps clients win job interviews by writing professional, impeccable resumes that capture an applicant’s biggest “selling points” to an employer. He has written previously for the Vancouver Sun, the Vancouver Courier and the Georgia Straight, and was a contributor to the Career & Business section of The Lawyers Weekly newspaper. Milton’s writing has also appeared in online job sites such as FreshGigs.ca and BCJobs.ca
Micki Cowan, BA 2011, pursued a career in journalism after graduating. Last summer she spent two months around Shanghai gathering footage, interviews and doing research for a documentary that will be coming out this April called “Dying to Breathe” regarding the air pollution in China.
John Tak, BA’82 (Asian Studies) is Vice President of International Business for the Factors Group of Nutritional Companies Inc., Canada’s largest manufacturer of nutraceutical products. John also worked as Director of Asian Business Development for Magna International Inc., Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturer. John speaks and reads Japanese, having worked in Japan for eight years.
Melody Pan completed her BA with honors in Asian Studies in 2014. She most recently worked for Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver (the same company responsible for Katamari Damacy) and is currently searching for new opportunities in Japanese translation. We interviewed her in order to share her experience and lessons.
Every Update we take an Asian Studies Alumnus from our Asian Studies LinkedIn Group and interview them on their paths after graduation. This issue we catch up with Jeremy David Thompson. He's currently the lead user experience designer at EA, where he's worked since 2011.
Michael Zipursky, BA '04, graduated in Asian Area Studies and has lived and studied in Japan. He currently lives in Vancouver where he has established two successful online businesses, FreshGigs.ca and ConsultingSuccess.com.
Franklin Rausch, Ph.D. '11 is currently an assistant professor at Lander University (Greenwood, South Carolina). As part of the History and Philosophy Department, he teaches core history classes, general-education world history classes, and upper level classes in Asian history.
Max Gruber graduated from our honours program in 2011 with a focus on China and Mandarin. He has spent a significant period of time living, studying, and working in China and currently works in Washington D.C. as an All-Source Analyst for BAE Systems focusing on national security issues for a government customer.