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May 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Season 3

DAAA Symposium 2021: The Paths to Success

with Duke Asian Alumni Alliance
Marketing, Branding & Influencers Journalism, Podcast & Creative Writing Entertainment Business & Law

This May 2021, celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with our Duke Asian Alumni Alliance (DAAA) by participating in our first-ever DAAA Symposium. This year’s theme, The Paths to Success, honors the achievements and distills the experiences of our diverse Duke Asian alumni community. With that in mind, we invite you to join us and our inspiring speakers as they share more about their journeys to success, including how they navigated industry-specific dynamics to become leaders in their fields and lessons they learned along the way.



  • Aruna Inalsingh M.B.A. ’95 and Mathavi Strasburger ’10, DAAA Co-Chairs
  • Debbie Chang M.B.A ’99, DAAA Vice Chair of Programming

Keynote Address: Finding Your Voice

  • Deborah Liu ‘98, CEO of

Chart Your Own Course: Career Conversations (Breakout Sessions)

  • The Power to Heal
  • Law: Perspectives in Private Practices
  • Trendsetters in Creative Industries (co-sponsored by DEMAN)
  • Entrepreneurship: Survival of the Startups
  • Public Service: Bridging America & Asia

Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!

  • Ge Wang ’00, Associate Professor for Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics, Stanford University

Define Your Direction (Breakout Sessions)

  • Unique Paths to Careers in Healthcare
  • In the Money with Banking & Finance
  • New Media Careers: Partnerships, Power, & (Re)Presentation (co-sponsored by DEMAN)
  • Journalism in a 24/7 Environment
  • Judges: Law & Order

Closing Remarks

  • DAAA Moderators & Facilitators within breakout rooms

About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.