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Penn Symposium on Contemporary China. Recruitment Meeting. Annual academic event held during the Spring Semester Completely student run Discusses the important political, legal, economic, and social factors shaping China and its place in the world today. What is PSCC?.

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What is pscc

What is PSCC?

How are we different

How Are We Different?

Our history

  • Founder: Alice Xie discuss their professional insights

  • 2013: The Inaugural Penn Symposium on Contemporary China

  • Brought in scholars from esteemed institutions including Princeton, John Hopkins, Cornell, Georgetown, and Boston College.

  • Our keynote speakers:

    • Dr. Harry Harding, Founding Dean of the Batton School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia

    • Rachel Wasser, Co-founder of Teach for China

Our History

The team of 2014

  • Chair discuss their professional insights: Christine Du

  • Executive Vice Chair: Andrea (Andie) Cuartero

  • Vice Chair of Keynotes: Kimberly Schreiber

  • Vice Chair of Panels: Justin Pergolini

  • Vice Chair of Marketing: Connie Kang

  • You!

The Team of 2014


  • Andie discuss their professional insightsCuartero

    • Non-PSCC Information:

      • I am:

      • A Junior; Studying Marketing and Finance

      • Chinese-Filipino; born and raised in the Philippines

      • In love with superhero movies

      • Obsessed with money :D

    • PSCC Responsibilities:

      • Oversees all Executive Assistants

      • Deals with Funding and Logistics of PSCC


Executive Assistant Responsibilities: discuss their professional insights

Donations and Funding

Monetary donations

Food and Drinks

Travel Arrangements for speakers


Venue and A/V Equipment

Scheduling of the event


  • Kimberly Schreiber discuss their professional insights

    • Junior in the college

    • Majoring in literary and cultural theory

    • Minoring in Chinese and art history

    • I spent my last summer of high school living in Kunming and working for the NGO Operation Smiles

  • General Responsibilities:

    • Organize two keynote speakers to bring to PSCC


What keynotes is looking for

  • Time discuss their professional insightsCommitment:

    • Flexible and remote research and emailing on your own time

  • Expectations & Skills:

    • Can communicate amiably over email and phone to adults

    • Gives the impression of a responsible, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable individual

  • Perks

    • Have the opportunity to truly define the issues the are discussed at this years symposium

    • Form personal relationships with the keynote speakers and make lasting connections

What Keynotes is Looking For


  • Justin discuss their professional insightsPergolini, SAS 14

  • The Job:

    • Assisting the Vice-Chair of Panels in gathering submissions

    • Assisting in assembling review panel of professors

    • Assisting in scheduling the conference panels

  • The Perks:

    • Chance to network with professors

    • Chance to see some graduate-level research

  • The Reqs:

    • A good working knowledge of China

    • Some decent people skills

    • Organizational acumen



  • Connie Kang discuss their professional insights

    • College&Wharton ’16

    • Shanghai, China

    • PSCC Assistant last year

    • Interested in contemporary Chinese arts and economic issues in China


What marketing does

  • Design marketing materials (poster, flyer, etc.) discuss their professional insights

  • Manage online presence (website, facebook, etc.)

  • Reach out to other student organizations on campus and in other schools

  • Plan promotional pre-conference events

What Marketing Does

What marketing wants

  • 1-2 assistants discuss their professional insights

  • Preferred skills: Photoshop, Graphic Design, Wordpress, Event Planning

  • Upon completing your application, please email your past works to

What Marketing Wants