I AM LIMITLESS Conference 2020

Introduction of the conference

Introduction of the conference

The I AM LIMITLESS Conference is an annual conference held by the Career Development Center. This year, the conference theme was “Social Impact & innovation: a Force for Good,” and was held from April 11 - April 17, 2020. During the event, more than 400 students, and 20 alumni and professionals working at NGOs, international organizations, social enterprises, and social media came together in online sessions, where they discussed topics such as poverty, healthcare, environment, and global collaboration. Students gained insight into making an impact on society by listening to the panelists share their career journeys, which included internships, full time jobs and volunteering.

Videos of the Talks and Panels are archived on this page so that students can continue to benefit and gain insight from them.

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Part A: I AM LIMITLESS Talks

April 11, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Empowering communities by creating meaningful online connections

Empowering communities by creating meaningful online connections

Fan Zhang, Director, CSR and sustainability, Kuaishou Online social platforms like Kuaishou are making connections more accessible for all. Online communities are tightly bonded by shared values and mutual trust, providing a new model of self-empowerment. In this session, Fan Zhang shared how these meaningful online connections can break social gaps and uplift communities.

Train Your Curiosity

Train Your Curiosity

Yue Su, Chief Editor for Health and Wellness, Hunziyue Today, the public is becoming increasingly open and curious about new developments and technologies. However, we have also encountered bottlenecks in our development. Yue Su says one of the biggest challenges her team faced was when they realized that many of them were beginning to criticize and even feel aversion to change. In this session, Yue shared how her team realized the problem and overcame it.

Re-Make @ NYU Shanghai

Re-Make @ NYU Shanghai

Marcela Godoy, Clinical Instructor of Arts, NYU Shanghai Professor Marcela Godoy, who teaches the Re-Made in China course, talked about NYU Shanghai’s Re-Makerspace, an open space for the community to collect and repurpose trash from the campus building, and engage with the greater Shanghai community on environmental issues.

How to Effectively Activate and Leverage Your Social Impact?

How to Effectively Activate and Leverage Your Social Impact?

Angelina Ye, Manager, APMEN In this session, Angelina Ye offered personal experiences and practical strategies for broadening social impact. She also spoke about achieving results that are greater than the sum of their parts,and finding inspiration.

Part B: I AM LIMITLESS Panel

Getting More out of Service: Tips & Tools for Reflection from Volunteer Experiences

April 13, Monday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Office for Community Engaged Learning
This session is designed to help students begin to reflect upon how their service and volunteer experiences have and will continue to impact their lifelong learning.

Global Awards Spotlight: Conversation on Social Impact

Global Awards Spotlight: Conversation on Social Impact

April 14, Tuesday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Global Awards
Director of Global Awards, Dr. Anna Kendrick, an alumna of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, moderated this panel with several distinguished guests who have completed scholarship/fellowship programs. The panelists shared their social impact stories, and what led them to these global award programs.

Get it Started: Experience Sharing and New Possibilities in Volunteering

Get it Started: Experience Sharing and New Possibilities in Volunteering

April 15, Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Office for Student Involvement
Highlights: Students participating in DSC service programs shared their experiences and reflections in community service. You can also learn more about the new DSC service student leader program.

Experiences at International Organizations: Career Pathways and Meaning Making

Experiences at International Organizations: Career Pathways and Meaning Making

April 16, Thursday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Hongxia Liu, Representative and Director for International Organizations at NYU Shanghai
This session introduced the world of international organizations (IOs) - including insight on what life is like inside IOs. Watch this interactive panel with our NYU Shanghai’s Representative to International Organizations to learn how to build experiences towards a career in IOs.

Challenges and Opportunities in Building Experience in the Nonprofit Sector

Challenges and Opportunities in Building Experience in the Nonprofit Sector

April 17, Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Career Development Center
Students who have interned at nonprofits shared their job searching strategies, skill building, and career planning in nonprofits. Watch this panel to learn about ways to make an impact as a college student and resources available to NYU Shanghai students to help you achieve these goals.

Part C: Organization Info Session and Opportunity Fair

NPI Info Session

NPI Info Session

Relevant Resources

Recap Video

Recap Video

We'll take you through highlight moments and students takeaways of I AM LIMITLESS Conference 2020. The recap video is produced by Jasmin Shi (CO' 23), a junior student worker at Career Development Center.