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AMCHAM Scholarship Directory

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Anniversary
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We dedicate this directory to our Advisors, Sponsors, Scholars, and anyone else who has helped us along the way. Thank you. AmCham Scholarship Management Team

December 11, 2010

Table of contents
Directory Introduction 10 Anniversary Message 10-year AmCham Scholarship Photos AmCham Scholar Alumni Information AmCham Scholarship Management Team Special Thanks to Sponsors AmCham Scholarship Review Interview with Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Le Tran Anh Dung (AmCham Scholars 2009) Facts and Figures AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities AmCham Scholars Profiles Index th Directory Introduction

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HERB COCHRAN
Executive Director AmCham Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Chapter
Mr. Cochran has lived in Vietnam for about 10 years, in various cities such as Can Tho, Hanoi, and now Ho Chi Minh City. Previously, Mr. Cochran worked for the US State Department, US Commerce Department, and US Embassy in Japan and Thailand.

“I would like to see AmCham Scholarship expand to other cities such as Can Tho, Da Nang and Da Lat.”
AmCham Scholarship started out as an idea for community development. From there, we created a selective program to find the most outstanding Vietnamese students. Through this process, we hoped to find the best employees for AmCham companies. We thought this investment would generate benefits for both the companies and the community at large. The AmCham HR Committee then stepped up to take real leadership in designing the program and winners selection. It was the Vietnamese staff of AmCham companies on the HR Committee who decided the process, the application, the English language test, the ability test (now the Profile assessment) and the interview. By reaching out to young students and introducing them to maybe their first interaction with an international organization, I think this Scholarship has offered AmCham Companies a chance to contribute to the community development, economic and social development of Vietnam. The students have a relatively intense interaction period of about three months via the Internet, the application, the English language test, and the interview. It is an extensive period that students can interact with an international organization and learn more about the world outside of Vietnam. My greatest impression about this scholarship is the intelligence and English communication skills of Vietnamese students. I'm always so surprised and happy to see that they have prepared themselves carefully. This good effort will set them on a positive path for success, either with the companies they joined or the universities of their additional education. I don't want to reveal any secrets but I read many of the applications myself. It's very interesting to see the thoughts, the feelings and the ambitions that the students expressed in their applications. The AmCham Scholar Alumni is also an example of high quality Vietnamese applicants for AmCham Scholarship. After having gone through the process, Scholars want to share their experience with each other and with the students coming behind them. They also want to share their experience with their companies and to help those who helped them. People often say “biết ơn” and “nhớ ơn”, but sometimes you don't hear people say “trả ơn”. When the AmCham Scholars help us out, that is “trả ơn”, and I really appreciate their support.

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The 10 year of AmCham Scholarship 10 years of contribution to Vietnamese talents
With the commitment to support Vietnamese young generations, American Chamber of Commerce at Ho Chi Minh City (AmCham Vietnam) has granted the AmCham Scholarship to students who has strong potential and excellent performance in academic study as well as in community service. Moreover, the AmCham Scholarship program, with the involvement of AmCham Human Resources Committee members and top executives of AmCham member companies, is also part of the business group's efforts to contribute to community development in Vietnam. It is 10 years from 2001, AmCham Vietnam has established, operated, developed the AmCham Scholarship, and found out the most talented students deserved for the awards. Over this 10-year period, based on the expansion of the partnership between AmCham Vietnam and the local universities as well as the sponsorship from AmCham member companies, the number and the quality of applicants and granted students has improved significantly. In 2001, merely 10 excellent students out of 115 applicants won the prize after passing all the selection rounds, whereas in 2010, the number of applicants surged to approximately 700, the best 40 of which were chosen for this honor grant. After receiving AmCham Scholarship and graduating from universities, many of AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA) have achieved great success in various studying and working fields. Among these, more than 37% ASA are doing Master and PhD, and nearly over 50% of those are studying and working overseas. Besides, every AmCham Scholar has strived for moving forward to obtain certain position in his or her career path. In order to create challenges and opportunities to discover the potential of these talents, and build up a strong community among AmCham Scholars, there must be the concerted effort from AmCham Scholarship's sponsors and partners. First of all, the sponsorship has increased gradually for the sake of raising the number of scholarship and improving the quality of the program. This precious support, in fact, strongly shows the businesses' growing concern about the community development. As regards the partnership, Vietnam National University – HCMC, the group of top universities in Ho Chi Minh City, has become the longest partner in 10 year times. Up to 2010, this partnership was expanded with the participation of Foreign Trade University in Ho Chi Minh City and Hoa Sen University. Along with this expansion is the impressive growth in the eligible universities for the scholarship in 2010 up to 10, including University of Technology, University of Natural Sciences, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Economics and Law, University of Information Technology, International University, Hoa Sen University, Foreign Trade University, Banking University and HCMC University of Law. AmCham Vietnam presently are aiming to keep broadening the scholarship to universities to approach potential students not only in Ho Chi Minh City, but also in other cities and provinces in Vietnam so as to nurture more and more young talents, help them perceive their own capabilities and well equip them with necessary skills before entering the labor market. 2010 is the 10th year of AmCham Scholarship and marks the 10-year time of development and contribution. AmCham Vietnam and the AmCham Scholarship Team promise to bring about the best value to the scholarship program and to the Vietnamese talents so that, in return, they can benefit their own community.
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10-year AmCham Scholarship Photos

10 years of AmCham Scholarship Memories
Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Interview round

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Interview round

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Before an intensive interview round

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Best students

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Award Ceremony

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Award Ceremony

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Information Session

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AmCham Scholarship Management Team
ADVISORS
Winnie Lam, Jessica Lu, Nguyen Thi Viet Thanh, Giang Luong

AmCham Scholar Alumni Information
AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA) is a group of graduates who received scholarship awards from
AmCham Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Chapter. In 2004, under the agreement with AmCham Vietnam, AmCham Scholar Alumni was officially established with the initiative from Mr. Nguyen Minh Tam (AmCham Scholar 2002) and Mr. Ho Thien (AmCham Scholar 2001). From then on, AmCham Scholars living in Vietnam and those studying or working overseas have made a very positive and enthusiastic contribution to the long-term sustenance and thriving development of ASA. Moreover, the group has also received support and guidance from AmCham Vietnam and the AmCham Human Resources Committee. The number of ASA members has increased annually in accordance with the growth of AmCham Scholarship. Through the 10-year period from 2001 to 2010, ASA has a total of 230 members. Within the ASA network, over 50% are either studying or working overseas and over 37% are doing their Master or PhD. Furthermore, many AmCham Scholars have achieved great success in various academic and professional fields, such as economy, technology and sociology. Vision of ASA : Establish, maintain and develop a strong network of Vietnamese young talents

AMCHAM
Herb Cochran, Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Phuong Ngo, Tran Manh Bang ASA 2008

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Nguyen Minh Tam ASA 2002 Ho Thi Bach Quyen ASA 2005 Tran Duy Khang ASA 2005 Nguyen Thai Phuong Thao ASA 2008 Tran Thi Xuan Trang ASA 2008 Nguyen Ngoc Ha ASA 2009 Le Tran Anh Dung ASA 2009

SUPPORTING MEMBERS
Nguyen Lan Anh ASM 2009 Luu Thanh Nga ASA 2009 Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh ASM 2009 Duong Thi Quynh Anh ASM 2009 Le Thi Bao Tran ASM 2009 Lam Quynh Tu ASA 2009 Dang Thi Tuyet Mai ASA 2009 Hoang Le Vinh ASA 2009 Hoang Bich Phuong ASA 2009 Tran Diep Thuy Van ASA 2009 Vo Thi Minh Ly ASA 2009 Le Nguyen Thien Thanh ASA 2009 Ho Quang Hong Phuc ASA 2009 Ho Thi Hong Nhung ASA 2009 Tu Ngoc Phung ASA 2009 Le Quyen Anh ASA 2009 Tran Thi Thu Ha ASM 2009

Mission of ASA :
Create an extensive network of AmCham Scholars who have been studying and working nationwide and worldwide. Share knowledge, interest and experience, as well as create mutual support among members Provide career and employment opportunities Provide training skills for members to apply in social life and working life Conduct and involve in many community activities Organize and expand AmCham Scholarship Program in Vietnam Connect and support AmCham Vietnam in some of AmCham activities Connect with other social networks and organizations to carry on cooperative activities

DESIGNERS
Hoang Minh Khai ASM 2009 Dinh Pham Khang ASM 2009

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Our very special thanks to sponsors

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AmCham Scholarship Review

AmCham Scholarship Review

Dr. LE THI THANH MAI
Acting Director of Students Affairs Department – VNU-HCM (10 years in partnership development)
At the beginning of 2010, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC) celebrates its 15th anniversary (27/1/1995 - 27/1/2010) of development. In 15 years, VNUHCMC has always received valuable supports from many - both local and foreign organizations and corporations. Throughout the journey, the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) is one of the most valuable partners.

TRAN HUU DUC
Director of Training Center of Trung Nguyen Corporation Chair of AmCham HR Committee 2000
In 2000, Mr. Duc was the Chair of AmCham HR Committee. Initially, he was one of the co-founders of AmCham Scholarship.

“Students have a much better chance when applying for a job with the title of AmCham Scholar, especially with an AmCham company.”
Human resources play an important and decisive role in development. Training students to become highqualified resources, to satisfy requirement for national development is the top priority of Vietnamese universities at the moment. Vietnamese universities, in which VNU-HCMC is the leader, are trying to accomplish this task. In the international integration trend, cooperative relationship between Vietnam and America has strengthened and expanded, including education and training. AmCham Scholarship is not only a financial support but also an important encouragement for excellent Vietnamese students in general, and VNU-HCMC's students in particular. Moreover, it's the contribution of AmCham to the development of socio-economics in creating high-profile employees who response to the demand of industrialization and modernization of Vietnam. The support of AmCham to VNU-HCMC does not only count in the number of 95,000 USD scholarship cash and 19,600 USD ability training, but also involves the active interaction between universities and corporations. Indeed, in order to receive the scholarship, students must overcome rigorous and serious examinations from experts of AmCham Human Resources Committee. Every year, the results of AmCham Scholarship stands as a beneficial reference channel for schools to adjust their programs and methods, especially in soft skills training. AmCham Scholarship has achieved 10-year partnership with students of VNU-HCMC. VNU-HCMC will always treasure the tremendous support of AmCham in the past years. VNU-HCMC believes that the 10 years also marks the turning point in cooperation between AmCham and VNU-HCMC towards high-qualified human resources and socio-economic and international development in Vietnam. At that time, I was very enthusiastic about the AmCham Scholarship program. The program gave me a chance to implement my dream of creating an award to honor and encourage young Vietnamese talents. In the beginning, we had to cope with many difficulties of establishing collaboration with Vietnamese universities. However, the warm support and open welcome from Vietnam National University was a great motivation for us to push forward. The next difficulties were how to use the media to aid scholarship activities and call for test sponsors (English and ability tests). Volunteers in the HR Committee were making great contribution to the selection process. At first, I worried that we could not find enough people with the same sense of purpose. Nonetheless, the program received wholehearted support from the HR Committee, universities and students. I'm very glad to see that this program has been developed and expanded. AmCham Scholarship has become one of the parameters to measure a student's readiness for the working world. I think the greatest benefit AmCham Scholarship offers to students is the recognition itself. Students have a much better chance when applying for a job with the title of AmCham Scholar, especially with an AmCham company. Additionally, as members of AmCham Scholar Alumni, they are given certain privileges. By joining the ASA family, students are making a great leap into the professional working environment. That's a very good sign that students are more proactive and clear career oriented. Looking back, I am so proud of how AmCham Scholarship has developed. The way AmCham Scholars are coming back to support the program is a sustainable model and should be developed. In terms of its selection criteria, I am looking forward to seeing some practical adjustments that could be more suitable for Vietnam. AmCham Scholar Alumni also needs to prepare the fresh graduates for a journey toward success.

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LE QUY DON
VP, Head of Human Resources AIA (Vietnam) Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Chair of AmCham HR Committee 2003
Mr. Don was one of the initial founders and developers of AmCham Scholarship.

WINNIE LAM
Director of KCS Vietnam Chair of AmCham HR Committee 2009 - 2010
Ms. Lam has been a dedicated supporter of AmCham Scholarship since 2009. Currently on behalf of AmCham HR Committee, Ms. Lam is the leading advisor for AmCham Scholarship.

“The AmCham Scholar Alumni community has forever been and will continuously be the union of talented and creative professionals.”
In 2000, the AmCham HR Committee had an idea to establish a scholarship program for Vietnamese students. At that time, I was working with Coca-Cola and it was my first year as a HR Committee member. The starting goal was to form collaboration with Vietnamese universities in Ho Chi Minh City. In the beginning, we faced tremendous difficulties between AmCham and the universities' Board of Directors. However, thanks to the undying enthusiasm of AmCham HR Committee, the very first string to connect AmCham and the National University was threaded. Soon after, we were accepted and welcomed by many other Universities who recognized the reputation of the program. Together with my co-founders, our team built six selection criteria for AmCham Scholarship. Those criteria were communication skills, initiatives, achievement orientation, innovation, analytical ability and problem solving skills. These skills were desired and created by HR Directors from AmCham HR Committee. Even today, such criteria are commonly applied and expected from students who are preparing to enter the working world. To select among students with very similar abilities is always difficult for interviewers. It's very impressive that AmCham Scholarship candidates have amazingly broad knowledge and they answer questions very smartly. I'm also impressed with the number of AmCham Scholars who continue to study for postgraduate degrees. I strongly believe that in the near future, AmCham Scholarship will not be geographically restrained anymore and will spread to other cities outside of Ho Chi Minh City. I also believe the value of AmCham Scholarship does not lie in its monetary prize but mainly in its post activities with AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA). ASA has forever been and will continuously be the union of talented and creative professionals.

“AmCham Scholarship is beyond winning a scholarship. It is the opportunity to go through a selection process similar to that of most leading organization and growing from it.”
I was a teacher by trade and a career counselor later, working on AmCham Scholarship is a great opportunity for me to work with the students again. When AmCham Scholars asked me to supervise the organizing team, I readily agreed. During my first interview session in 2009, I was very impressed with the students' English communication skills which were far beyond my expectations and a feeling shared by many others. I saw it in the way they carried themselves and the level of comfort they had while using the English language. It was definitely very encouraging. To find academically bright students is one thing, but to find students who are academically capable and socially responsible is part of the AmCham Scholarship mission. These days, school is becoming even more competitive. Everybody is spending a lot of time trying to get good results. What AmCham Scholarship seeks, is more than intelligence academically but the awareness to grow into an all rounded individual, spending time to care beyond one's studies and know to play as a team member. Students are starting to understand that exposure to the outside-of-school world is important and it is evidence from the application we are receiving. Our Scholarship applications have been increasing steadily over the years in quantity and quality. Overall, it confirms the fact that Vietnam is a place of potential. The greatest impression working with the AmCham Scholarship program is of one person who spent an entire morning “warming up” the students at our 2009 Interview Day. Our AmCham Executive Director, Mr. Herb Cochran, spent time sitting in the waiting room talking with students just about anything that came to mind. He calmly talked about life in general, about Vietnam and small daily routines. Those small exchanges really helped students relaxed and created a welcoming atmosphere. So much so that we are appointing Mr Cochran our “Warm Up Ambassador” this year and I am sure the students had enjoyed it. This year and going forward, we are trying to give students a chance to have the interview in English with a native speaker. It's very different when you are speaking with a native speaker than when you are speaking with your fellow Vietnamese in English. We hope to give the experience that AmCham Scholarship is not just about winning a scholarship. It is the opportunity to go through a selection process; of the chance to interact with someone of a senior level and perhaps an expat, to experience something otherwise foreign and unfamiliar.

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AmCham Scholarship Review

AmCham Scholarship Review

HARIHARAN KANNAN
Vice President of HR PepsiCo Vietnam

HO THI BACH QUYEN
Staffing Manager, PepsiCo Vietnam AmCham Scholar 2005
Since 2005, Ms. Quyên has been a committed member of AmCham Scholar Alumni. This year, Ms. Quyên is one of the organizers of AmCham Scholarship. She leads the Process Team.

Mr. Kannan has worked in many organizations through out Asia. He has spent 13 years with PepsiCo, in which the last two years have been here with PepsiCo Vietnam. PepsiCo Vietnam has been a loyal AmCham Scholarship sponsor since 2009.

“AmCham Scholarship fits in well with our Performance with Purpose Agenda of PepsiCo Vietnam.”
PepsiCo Vietnam started the initiative to support AmCham Scholarship because we want to support talent development in an emerging market. Moreover, we do not want to find talents just for our company, but we feel that it is our responsibility as a corporate citizen to support talent development for Vietnam. We feel that AmCham Scholarship fits in well with our overall values and Talent Sustainability agenda. Therefore, we are pleased to partner with AmCham for this program. Vietnam is a strong and dynamic nation and a very important market for PepsiCo. As we grow bigger and stronger, so does our need for the right talent to sustain this growth. Developing talents is the same as developing our economy. Ultimately, there should be a collaborative effort between the government, companies such as PepsiCo, and organizations like AmCham, to work together and contribute to the nation's human capital development. When all forces joined together, we will more likely succeed. For us, the real benefit of sponsorship is long term and much more than the sponsorship benefits on paper. It is not about whether you will give us a stall, or where you will put PepsiCo logo on a banner. Do not get me wrong. We do need that. However, branding is not our driving force. From a macro point of view, we are impacting the country as a whole. The biggest benefit is staying in touch with the talents. We are contributing to the development of talents and this fits in well with our Performance with Purpose agenda of PepsiCo. Through the AmCham Scholarship sponsorship, PepsiCo not only help identify the right talents for the economy but we also gain something in return; such as a pool of talented resources. In fact, we have several AmCham Scholars working with us as key managers. We are very proud of them.

“AmCham Scholarship gave me the greatest gift of opportunity.”

AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA) has brought me many unforgettable memories. I received AmCham Scholarship in 2005 and have participated in ASA Executive Team ever since. As a member, I've helped organize many ASA activities., for example, team building trips, inviting speakers to our seminar and participating in AmCham Scholarship program. The members are incredibly enthusiastic. Through the years, we've spent valuable time together running ASA activities and helping AmCham with some of its major functions. One of my favorite ASA stories is the romance between my fellow classmate - Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, AmCham Scholar 2005 and a senior ASA member from the University of Natural Sciences. The couple fell in love and went study abroad together. They are a beautiful ASA couple. Though intangible, the benefits from AmCham Scholarship are invaluable to me. AmCham Scholarship gave me the greatest gift of opportunity. Through many rounds of the selection process, I had the chance to be familiarized with professional recruitment, which equipped me precious experiences to participate in Management Trainee Program of PepsiCo Vietnam. Furthermore, AmCham Scholarship gave me the opportunity to find and make lifelong friends. The advice and career consultation from senior ASA members have helped me tremendously in my professional and personal development. I hope the quality of the program will improve even more in the future. AmCham Scholarship's mission is to select and develop Vietnamese talents. We have done well in the selection process to choose these potential seeds and it will be much more impactful if we can have a long-term agreement or partnership with companies for internship or career development program. This will increase the prestige of our scholarship program as well as the contribution of ASA.

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NGUYEN TUONG OANH
Community Relations Manager, Intel Products Vietnam AmCham staff 2003 - 2008
Ms. Oanh was an AmCham staff from 2003 - 2008. Organizing the AmCham Scholarship program was one of Ms. Oanh's responsibilities.

LE TRI THONG
Vice President, Dong A Bank AmCham Scholar 2001
Mr. Thong was a part of the original 10 AmCham Scholars in 2001. In 2003, he got accepted to the MBA program at Oxford University and has been working for Dong A Bank since 2008. Mr. Thong currently participates in many social organizations such as HCMC Overseas Vietnamese Students and Leading Business Club.

AmCham Scholarship is a great opportunity of networking

“AmCham Scholarship gave me motivation, a precious belief that “Yes, I can do it!”

AmCham Scholarship brought me great opportunities to work closely with AmCham HR Committee Members, some of them then become my friends, and we still keep in touch although I am no longer an AmCham staff. And working with AmCham Scholars Alumni is another great experience. The Alumni network is a team of active and intelligent members. I have high regard and respect for their voluntary attitude. When we needed volunteers for a Charity Apparel Sale for example, they came and helped in a very trustworthy and professional way. The quality of AmCham Scholarship is immeasurable. The program's qualification process consists of many challenging rounds that require candidates to exert their greatest efforts in order to obtain the highest results. I am so pleased to see AmCham Scholarship has grown into a highly respected program by students and companies alike. I am happy to see AmCham Scholarship expanding to more universities and more students can take part in this challenging opportunity.

It has been quite a long time since I was awarded the AmCham Scholarship. My primary purpose of participating in the program was to challenge myself. I realized that AmCham Scholarship requirements were altogether directed at more general knowledge, leadership ability and teamwork. The most impressive part for me was the interview session. I had a chance to be interviewed by a panel of three interviewers. We discussed various topics ranging from general issues to particular scenarios. The interview allowed me to expose myself in greater depths and demonstrated my very best abilities. Obtaining the scholarship was indeed a very memorable and prideful moment for me. There were only ten of us that year. We were young and inexperienced but we could recognize that AmCham Scholarship is a high quality program with great assets to the business community. Its reputation would open doors to many large corporations. More importantly, this scholarship gave me the motivation to succeed, a precious belief that “Yes, I can do it!” That mentality was essential in keeping me thriving for better results. I can see that AmCham Scholarship is developing very well in terms of quality and quantity. In the beginning, we tried to focus more on academic achievements but gradually we're balancing between professional and academic performance. Even more, we are placing high importance to the post-award activities. For the time being, these activities are carried out in a reasonable manner, thanks to the fact that AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA) members are from similar age group. However, this advantage will not remain for long as ASA is getting bigger and more diverse, resulting in different individuals and groups with dissimilar trends and focus. Thus, the concern is how can we hold events and activities in which different generations can support each other in a sustainable model and create effective results.

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NGUYEN MINH TAM
Field Service Representative, GE Aviation AmCham Scholar 2002
Mr. Tâm has lead his team of more than 100 AmCham Scholars for many years, from team building activities, organizing learning workshops to running AmCham Scholarship program.

RICK YVANOVICH
Founder & CEO, Profiles International Vietnam - a division of TRG International Representative of sponsorship from TRG International 2009 – 2010
Mr. Rick Yvanovic established TRG International in 1994 and over the last 13 years has developed the company into many branches in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Singapore and Vietnam. Currently, Profiles International is one of the leading sponsors of AmCham Scholarship, and has been sponsoring the program with the ProfilesXT Assessment since 2009.

“AmCham Scholar Alumni is an organization full of excellent individuals with different backgrounds, characteristics and career perspectives.”
Participating in AmCham Scholarship and becoming one of the winners helped me perceive my own capabilities and values. Back in 2003, when previous scholars were invited to an AmCham seminar, Mr. Herb Cochran was the first person to raise the idea of gathering all AmCham Scholars together. The idea was developed and led to the foundation of AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA) in 2004 with its first 10 members. In the early years, there were just a few activities but we were very close. Even now, when the number of members has increased and we are not as close as we used to, it's undeniable that the younger generations are incredibly diverse and dynamic. They carry with them passionate energy and fresh ideas for all of us to learn from. ASA is an organization full of excellent individuals from different backgrounds, characteristics and career perspectives. We came together to contribute to the development of AmCham Scholarship and our organization AmCham Scholar Alumni. Personally, ASA has brought a positive change to me. Engaging in ASA activities has helped me discover more about myself and gain confidence which is definitely advantageous for my career. Moreover, ASA has long become the second life of mine. I enjoy the opportunity of giving back to the community and bringing better opportunities to young Vietnamese talents. I hope that the ASA framework will grow bigger in order to facilitate more opportunities for students to compete and succeed. Furthermore, the quality should be consistent throughout the years. As ASA is growing, getting to know the members' needs and providing more benefits are important. The next generation of ASA should be more pro-active in taking over ASA activities. We, the old ones, will support you the best way that we can.

“We should help identify the students' career prospects, show them a path they can walk, and will walk.”
I think AmCham Scholarship is one of AmCham Vietnam's greatest programs. As a sponsor, I look forward to seeing our assessment products providing benefits to both the students and selection team. I would love to have the selection criteria augmented so that it will select people who will likely succeed, not just those who are academically brighter. Frankly, our sponsoring is not about bringing physical benefits to our end. As founders, we should help identify the students' career prospects, show them a path they can walk, and will walk. If we can do this, even the current monetary package will not be as rewarding as what we can offer to students. From my perspective, I think AmCham Scholarship needs to focus more on how to monitor and study the Vietnamese talents. That is the reason why Profiles International Vietnam wants to support this program. We want to research the Scholars' common winning traits and performance along their career path. With those findings, we expect a birth of a practical method for predicting one's probabilities to be successful. We hope to deliver a product to support the program and analyze more than just academic performance. We truly believe that it will be better for the community when organizations such as AmCham Vietnam and AmCham Scholar Alumni help to train and prepare the right talents for the right work. On our part, Profiles International is ready to do what we can to contribute to this journey and development.

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TIEU YEN TRINH
General Director of TalentNet Chair of AmCham HR Committee 2006
Ms. Trinh was an interviewer for AmCham Scholarship Interview Session from 2005 to 2007. She is currently the General Director at TalentNet HR Consultant. TalentNet was an AmCham Scholarship Sponsor in 2008.

NGUYEN THI THANH VAN
MBA, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York AmCham Scholar 2005
Ms. Vân was a member of the AmCham Scholar Alumni Executive Team from 2005 to 2009. Other than being an AmCham Scholar 2005, she is also a Fulbright Fellow and currently doing her MBA in Rochester, New York.

“The greatest benefit I gained was the valuable connection with the students themselves.”
The role of an AmCham Scholarship interviewer brought me many interesting memories. I had the opportunity to discuss different ideas with the talented students. Regardless of my role, I realized that I have learned many wonderful things from the students themselves. Over the years, AmCham Scholars have become more assertive, enthusiastic and positive. Their language skills have also improved greatly over time. Usually, all interview sessions had to follow a specific outline. Therefore, the impressions and fascinations did not happen in the actual interviews. Most of the excitement happened “behind-the-scenes”. I remember the discussion we had after one interview. At that moment, flows of information were revealed. We were under a feeling of such great excitement! Those impressions continued to create the connection between many of the students and I long after the interview. For me, the greatest benefit I gained from those interview sessions was the valuable connection with the students themselves. Overall, AmCham Scholarship is a high-quality program for companies to contribute to the community. On behalf of TalentNet, I can say that we did not sponsor AmCham Scholarship because of any tangible benefits. We supported the program because we wanted to contribute to community development, support the students and the development of AmCham HR Committee. However, as a community, we still have many challenges to overcome. One of which is the large gap between the rate of outstanding students and average students at our local Universities. Together, we need to face this challenge and figure how to bridge this gap.

“Winning $500 USD is not as valuable as the intangible benefits you gain from participating in AmCham Scholar Alumni activities.”
I've learned a lot from my experience with AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA). I am happy to say that ASA members are incredibly bright, enthusiastic and supportive. Through the years, we have established a wonderful relationship within our network. I still remember that when I was mapping out the next course of my life, I decided to turn to senior ASA members for their advice. They inspired me to pick up the new career path and enter a field that I had never thought of before. I am proud to be a member of AmCham Scholar Alumni. Noticeably, when I applied for the Fulbright Scholarship, my strong commitment to ASA and to helping the students became a competitive advantage over other applicants. I would like to share my personal story which would never have happened if I were not an ASA member: I met my husband, Đặng Bác Văn, in an ASA 's team building trip. Văn is an AmCham Scholar 2004 and graduated from University of Natural Sciences. Văn won Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship (VEF) and now we both are studying in the United States. Sometimes it is so sweet thinking of how ASA network just simply changed my life! Given the huge benefits from this network (hopefully they would turn out to be as special to you as they did to me), I hope that new AmCham Scholars would participate actively in ASA activities and support the growth of AmCham Scholarship Program and AmCham Scholar Alumni. In short, I've found life-time friendship since joining ASA, and believe it will happen the same to you.

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Interview with Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Le Tran Anh Dung (AmCham Scholars 2009)

Interview with the two fresh ASA 2009

Interview with the two fresh ASA 2009

NGUYEN NGOC HA & LE TRAN ANH DUNG
AmCham Scholars 2009
Now that you know more about AmCham Scholarship, how does this make you feel? How is this different from when you received your scholarship last year? Ngoc Ha: AmCham Scholarship is a really challenging program. At first, I applied for the scholarship to challenge myself without thinking of receiving USD $500. After joining ASA, I feel that what I received was more than the money, such as valuable experiences from older AmCham Scholars. In spite of our differences, we are very happy together and we will always have something in common, that is the AmCham Scholarship experience. Anh Dung: To me, AmCham Scholarship is the starting point to uncover my talent. Since I joined ASA, I have found myself improving a great deal day by day. I have developed my team spirit, learned how to plan a program and widened my vision through ideas exchange with other members. What is your greatest impression about AmCham Scholars and AmCham Scholar Alumni? Ngoc Ha: Firstly, AmCham Scholars are very successful. They all have great success in their education, their careers and their lives. Secondly, they are very dedicated. After receiving AmCham Scholarship, they all want to give back to the community as much as they can. Anh Dung: My greatest impression about ASA can be expressed in two words, “happy and friendly”. Of course, the members in ASA are all talented and dynamic but I would like to emphasize the above characteristics. Those words play an important role in the development of each ASA member. They are the core factors that bridge the gap among members. In particular, the majority of ASA members are professionals in their fields with great experience and knowledge. Therefore, if one ASA member encounters problems in his work or study, he will receive tremendous support from other members no matter where he is in the world. What is your expectation for the future of AmCham Scholarship? Ngoc Ha: At the moment, we have a very high quality program with a professional management team. I wish that AmCham Scholarship would expand to many more universities. The objective of the program is to identify and develop young talents. Therefore, if we offer this opportunity to more students we could increase our chance of discovering more talents, and in turns, expand our ASA network. However, the quality is also our priority. Anh Dung: First, I hope that AmCham Scholarship will be able to continue its goal of nurturing Vietnamese talents. After receiving the scholarship, students still need more opportunities for further improvements. AmCham Scholarship could invest and develop more in postscholarship activities, such as seminars and teambuilding trips. I really hope that one day, ASA will become a group of successful Vietnamese business leaders. In particular, perhaps AmCham companies could support with a professional training program for the Scholars. Those kinds of investment will take AmCham Scholarship one-step further, from the first phase of receiving the scholarship to nurturing the next generation of Vietnamese talents.

Recently graduated from the Foreign Trade University, Ngoc Ha and Anh Dung are two active members of AmCham Scholar Alumni (ASA). In 2010, Ha and Dung lead a small team of AmCham Scholars to interview some important figures of AmCham Scholarship. They also lead their team in putting together the AmCham Scholarship Directory.

Briefly describe your task this year for AmCham Scholarship. What do you think about the experience? What have you learned? Ngoc Ha: After I received the scholarship, Mr. Nguyen Minh Tam, AmCham Scholar 2002 suggested me to join AmCham Scholarship Management Team. We have just finished doing the interviews and are now working on the AmCham Scholarship Directory. So far, this job has provided me valuable opportunities to expand my relationship, exchange ideas, and gain work experience. Anh Dung: During my short time with ASA and AmCham Scholarship Management Team, I have gained incredible experience. This experience truly exceeds all of my previous expectation. I have had opportunities to improve my communication skills, widen my viewpoints and develop close rapports with many members in our group. Many of the people you interviewed are important figures in the history of AmCham Scholarship, how does it feel to interview them? Ngoc Ha: I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to interview these important figures of AmCham Scholarship. While interviewing them, Dung and I learned valuable lessons from their experiences, viewpoints and strategic visions. Furthermore, we now have a better understanding of their dedication to the program.
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Anh Dung: I feel very lucky because only a few fresh graduate, like me, could have this opportunity. I was a bit worried at first because I do not have much experience to interview those high profile figures. Therefore, prior to each interview, my team and I had to prepare very carefully. Through our preparations, I feel that we have learned a lot from this experience. Please share with us any specific impression (stories) you have from this experience. Ngoc Ha: Our very first interview was with Mr. Le Qui Don. I imagined the conversation to be in English. However, there were some aspects that an English interview could not express fully and we had to switch to Vietnamese. In this case, I had to change my style quickly. As the conversation deepened, it was easier for me to catch up with Mr. Don's point of view. Later, as I gained more experience, I learned how to lead the conversation and inspire the interviewees. Anh Dung: This reminds me of our interview with Ms. Tieu Yen Trinh, General Director of TalentNet. While filming, our camcorder suddenly ran out of tape. Fortunately, we had prepared a spare. I made use of the transition time between questions to replace the old tape with the new one. This had to be done quickly so we could keep the interview going smoothly and avoid interrupting the speaker's stream of thought.

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figure

Facts and Figure

Growth Rate of AmCham Scholarship over 10 years

Achievement Highlights

The number of applicants in AmCham Scholarship Program (2001 - 2010)
600 460

The number of Scholars (2001 -2010)
2010 2009 2008 2007 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 26 34 40

Longest partner: National University

Highest English score in the last 10 years: Luong Thien Phuc (98%) University of Social Sciences & Humanity in 2005

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University with the majority of scholars: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Highest Interview score in the last 10 years: Nguyen Huynh Hung 100% University of Technology in 2002

The number of Universities in AmCham Scholarship Program (2001 -2010)
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The number of sponsors in AmCham Scholarship Program (2001 -2010)
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University with the highest application rate in one year: Foreign Trade University HCMC

Highest GPA in the last 10 years: Pham Tuan Vu (GPA 9,51/10) University of Natural Sciences in 2010

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AmCham Scholars Statistics
Employment

AmCham Scholars Statistics
Overseas Universities

University of Southern California University of Washington, Seattle, USA

University of Oslo, Norway

University of Michigan University of Texas at Austin, USA Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

National University of Singapore, University of Leeds, UK Singapore

University of Oxford , United Kingdom

Doctorates/Masters/Bachelors Degrees

VinaCapital
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Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York

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AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities

AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities

AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities

AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities

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AmCham Scholars Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2001 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2002 Profiles

LE QUANG NAM, ASA 2001
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University HCMC Email: quangnamle@yahoo.com

VO NGUYEN HAO, ASA 2002 School of Industrial Management, HCMC University of Poly Technique Email: haonguyenvo@yahoo.com

Working Experience: 2008-present: Ritt Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA 2004-2008: PhD student in Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York, USA Achievement: 2002: Valedictorian, Vietnam National University at Hochiminh City 2004-2008: Vietnam Education Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2005-2008: Henry MacCracken Fellowship, New York University 2006: Harold Grad Memorial Prize, Courant Institute, New York University 2007: SIAM Student Travel Award (for SIAM Conference on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, December 10-12/2007, Mesa, Arizona) 2007: NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science Student Travel Grant 2010: National Science Foundation Travel grant to the International Congress of Mathematicians, Hyderabad, India. Motto: Think deep 10-year Objective: Understand the structure of Manifolds of Positive Isotropic Curvature

Working Experience: Current Position: Nov 2009 - present: Indirect Channel Account Manager Shell Lubricants; Vietnam Achievement: One wife, one child Motto: Get more responses from life 10-year Objective: Get MBA degree in Sales & Marketing

NGUYEN THI BICH LAN, ASA 2002
Industrial Engineering - MSE University of Michigan Chemical Engineering - BSE HCMC University of Technology Email: safemodevn@gmail.com

TRAN HUU HIEU, ASA 2001
B.Eng. (Hons.) - Aerospace Engineering, HCMC University of Technology M.Eng. - Computational Engineering, The Singapore-MIT Alliance M.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida Email: hieu.tran@kbr.com Working experience 2008 - present: Sr. Process Engineer, Oil & Gas Division, KBR. Achievement: MIT Best Graduate Student Award, 2003 University of Florida Alumni Fellowship, 2005 - 2007 KBR Maximizing Value-Added Performance (MVP) Award, 2010 Motto: Never stop learning 10-year Objective: Managerial role in multi-billion dollar Oil & Gas projects
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Working Experience: Current Position: Industrial Engineering Department - Intel Products Vietnam Previous Long Term Assignments: Planning Department- Adidas Outsourcing Ltd Achievement: Vietnam Education Foundation - Cohort 2004. Motto: Strive for the best

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AmCham Scholars 2002 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2002 Profiles

NGUYEN LUU THUY NGAN, ASA 2002
University of Natural Sciences - The University of Tokyo, School of Information Science and Technology, Computer Science Email: nltngan@gmail.com

TRAN THI PHUONG THAO, ASA 2002
Department of English Linguistics and Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City. Email: trantphuongthao@gmail.com

Working Experience: Current Position: PhD at University of Natural Sciences, Department of Information Technology - The University of Tokyo, Japan Achievement: Panasonic Scholarship 2005 for Master Course in Japan Kagami Scholarship 2008 for Doctor Course in Japan Motto: “Đường đi khó không khó vì ngăn sông cách núi, mà vì lòng người ngại núi e sông” (Nguyễn Bá Học) 10-year Objective: Becoming a professor

Working experience: Current Position: Investment Officer, VinaCapital Corporate Finance Vietnam (2009 - present) Previous Assignments: Research analyst, and then research officer, VinaCapital Corporate Finance Vietnam (2007) Project Manager, Saigon Children's Charity (2003-2007) Achievement: Scholarship from Japan-Vietnam Scholarship Society Top-ranking graduating student of Department of English Linguistics and Literature, 2003. Motto: Be adventurous and do not regret on the past.

LAM VI QUOC, ASA 2002
BSc. Software Engineering - University of Sciences Email: lvquoc@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: 2008 - present: IMT solutions Achievement: IMT solutions: Ramped up a 30-member team and is growing at the start-up phase of the company TMA solutions: Drove a large, highly complicated project at its risky phase to become a successful project The youngest project manager and acting senior manager with the fastest career advancement path Awarded as one of the top performance employees of the company Motto: Anything is possible 10-year Objective: To be financial free
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AmCham Scholars 2003 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2003 Profiles

TRAN DUY KHIEM, ASA 2003
Bachelor of Industrial Management University of Polytechnic, HCMC Email: khiemtd@gmail.com

NGUYEN THI THANH TINH, ASA 2003
University of Natural Sciences, National University of Vietnam Email: thanhtinhnguyen@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: Assistant to Director - Vietnam Brilliant Card Corporation Previous Long Term Assignments: Mar 2004 - Mar 2008: Supply Chain Department - Procter & Gamble Viet Nam. May 2008 - Nov 2009: Assistant to Director - Business Studies and Assistance Center. Achievement: American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 2003 Motto: Dare to learn, Fair to earn 10-year Objective: Become a millionaires (USD)

Working Experience: Geographic information system (GIS) Specialist at Universal Field Services (2007-2009) Geographic information system (GIS) Specialist at Western Land Services (current) Achievement: 2005 and 2006 Awards of Leadership by International Student Organisation. 10-year Objective: Own a GIS Services company Have lots of time for my famliy.

TRAN THI NHU THANG, ASA 2003
Oriental Study Department, University of Social Sciences and Humanities HCMC Email: thangussh@yahoo.com

LAM THI QUYNH TRANG, ASA 2003
Bachelor in Mechatronics, PFIEV -HCMC University of Technology, Viet Nam. - Master in Electrical Engineering,-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA. Email:trang_a2t4@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Room to Read (Aug 2010 - present) Mekong Capital (Jul 2007 - Jun 2009) Unilever (Sep 2004 - May 2007) Achievement: Scholarships from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities for 4 consecutive years due to outstanding academic achievements. Scholarship from the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam Motto: Before the reality comes the dream 10-year Objective: Be one of the leaders of an NGO in Vietnam

Working experience: Current Position: CVD Process & Equipment Engineering Department, IMFlash Singapore (Jul 2010 - present). Previous Assignments: Semiconductor Processing Technology Laboratory, Institute of Microelectronics, A*Star, Singapore (Jul 2007 - Jun 2010). Achievement: Master degree in semiconductor, and being able to follow semiconductor career are my best achievements so far. Motto: Work hard to compensate your weaknesses. 10-year objective: Being a section manager in a semiconductor company, and fulfill the family with 2 kids.

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AmCham Scholars 2004 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2004 Profiles

LE DO BAO, ASA 2004
English Department ,University of Social Sciences and Humanities Email: ledobao83@yahoo.com

PHAN MINH LIEM, ASA 2004
Bachelor, Biology - University of Natural Sciences HCMC, 2001-2005. - PhD. Candidate, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), University of Texas at Houston (UT Houston), Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, 2005 – present. Email: pmliem@gmail.com - Liem.M.Phan@uth.tmc.edu Working experience: Current Position: · Ph.D. Candidate, UT-Houston, MDACC, GSBS · President of Graduate Student Association, GSBS, MDACC, UT Houston. Achievement: Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarships, Sylvan Rodriguez/Cancer Answers Award Scholar (GSBS, UT-Houston, 2010); Best Scientific Presentation Award at 7th Annual VEF; Fellows and Scholars Conference (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Albany, New York, 2010); The T.C. Hsu Endowed Memorial Scholarship (GSBS, UT Houston, 2009); US Department of Defense Breast Cancer Pre-doctoral Traineeship Award (2010-2013); Rosalie B. Hite Fellowship (2009-2012); United To Serve Volunteer Day Award (UT-Houston,Student InterCouncil, 2010); Vietnam Education Foundation's Fellowship (2005present). Motto: There's a will, there's a way 10-year Objective: Try to find a cure for cancer.

Working Experience: Aon Vietnam - Customer Services. Achievement: Amcham Scholarship in 2004 Insurance Diploma of Senior Associate from Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Motto: First we try, then we trust. 10-year Objective: To have my own business

DINH BA THANG, ASA 2004
BS- University of Natural Sciences, VN National University, Faculty of IT Ph. D. Student- University of Southern California, Los Angeles Computer Vision Group, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Computer Science Department (08/2006 – Present) Email: bathang@yahoo.com Working Experience: 08/2006 – Present: Research Assistant, Computer Vision Group, University of Southern California. 06/2009 – 08/2009: Intern as research engineer, Sony Media Processing Lab, San Jose. Achievement: 2006: Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship, Vietnam Innovative Day Award for MATA Braille Project from World Bank. 2005: 3rd prize for Scientific and Technological Creation awarded by VIFOTECH – VEF 2nd prize for Scientific and Technological Creation awarded by People's Committee and High-Technology Management Department of Ho Chi Minh City Motto: There are no winners in life…only survivors 10-year Objective: Become a leading researcher in Vietnam Form a group of students for researching and technology transfer Contribute in improving the reputation of faculty of information technology of University of Science, Vietnam.

NGUYEN DINH HOANG, ASA 2004
Ph.D - Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University Email: hoang1311@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: Sep 2005 to present: Graduate teaching assistant Achievement: 2010: Teaching Award of Graduate Employees Organizing Committee of Wayne State University 2010: Maurice J. Zelonka Endowed Scholarship, Wayne State University 2010 - 2011: Rumble Fellowship, Wayne State University Motto: "Do not tell people how to live their lives. Just tell them stories. And they will figure out how those stories apply to them" (Randy Pausch) 10-year Objective: Make the connection between the studies in universities and applications in real life. Students can "use" what they learn more efficiently, more confident to join in the workplace after they graduate.
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AmCham Scholars 2004 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2004 Profiles

VU THUY, ASA 2004
Bachelor, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Sciences, HCM Email: vuthuyfo@gmail.com

NGUYEN NGOC KIM VY, ASA 2004
Master of Sciences in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Email: kimvybear@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: Research Officer at Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore (since Sep 2006), involved in two industrial projects: 1. SMT: A Statistical Machine Translation Engine for English, Vietnamese, Chinese. 2. MARS: A Multilingual Access and Retrieval System for English, Chinese, Malay. Previous Assignments: Assistant Lecturer at University of Natural Sciences, HCM (Sep 2005 - Aug 2006) Achievement: Achiever of the Year for significant scientific contributions to the research of Human Language Technology in FY2008, awarded by I2R, A*STAR. Motto: One Life - Live It. 10-year objective: Best Dad Ever!!

NGUYEN HUU QUANG, ASA 2004
MSc - Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, USA. Graduate Certificate of Strategic Technology Management (STM), Technology Entrepreneur Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Email: nguyenhuuquang@gmail.com Working Experience: Current Position: Co-founder of software R&D Engineer, Director of Vietnam operations of Nuvixa Inc. Achievement: My greatest achievement: Having my lovely wife and my cute daughter in my life. Other achievements: rd 3 place of UIUC Engineering Open House (EOH) Competition "Integrating Knowledge; Deriving Genius” in Technical category with “Depth Camera” exhibit, 2010 3rd place of UIUC EOH Competition “ Unlocking Potential” in Technical - Encore category with “3D Remote Reality” exhibit, 2008 2nd place of UIUC EOH Competition “Sparkling Curiosity” in Technical category with “3D Remote Reality” exhibit, 2009 Best presentation in scientific sessions of Annual Vietnam Education Foundation, 2008 Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship, 2006 10-year Objective: Being a good husband, a great father and a successful entrepreneur.
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Working Experience: Current Position: Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (BCMB) - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Baltimore, USA. Global Assignment: Master Student of Molecular Biology - Radboud University Nijmegen - The Netherlands. Intern - Molecular Mechanisms in Development - National Cancer Institute -Frederick, National Institute of Heath – Maryland, USA. Research Assistant - Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School - Boston, USA. Achievement: DELTA scholarship for Master program in the Netherlands. NIH Fellowship. Johns Hopkins Fellowship for PhD program. Motto: Consciously discover, build up and bring up your interests, and then boldly follow them. 10-year Objective: Become principle investigator (PI) in the field of Mammary Development and Breast Cancer.

NGUYEN THI NHAT MINH, ASA 2004 University of Heidelberg, ZMBH, PhD student Technische Universität Dresden, Molecular Bioengineering 2006-2008 University of Natural Sciences, Biotechnology 2001-2005 Email: ntnminh@gmail.com
Working Experience: Previous Long Term Assignments: Oct 2005-Sep 2006: Dep. of Biology, Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology and Environment, University of Natural Sciences. Achievement: American Chamber of Commerce Scholarship 2004 Motto: Every day is a new beginning. 10-year Objective: Experience at least 2 different positions and live happily.
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AmCham Scholars 2005 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2005 Profiles

TRAN DUY KHANG, ASA 2005
Bachelor of Transportation Engineering HCMC University of Technology. Email: duykhanggl@yahoo.com Working Experience: Current Position: Panalpina World Transport - Sales & Marketing Previous Long Term Assignments: April 2006: Mainternance team (Engineering) May 2006-May 2009: Cathay Pacific, Damco sales, Maersk Vietnam Achievement: ODON VALLET Scholarship 2005 Excellent Grade Certificate once graduation Motto: To be yourself, you can do it! 10-year Objective: Setting up my own business, at that time, I just work for what I really aspire to do.

NGUYEN ANH TUAN, ASA 2005
Department of Information Technology, HCM City University of Technology Email: tuan2103@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: PhD Student, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway Achievement: Scholarship for Msc. Of Computer Science, School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK Research Fellowship, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway Motto: Hope for the best, plan for the worst 10-year Objective: Have 10 million US dollars

PHAM BACH VAN, ASA 2005 LY DIEU SANG, ASA 2005
Bachelor of Electrical-Electronics Engineering - HCMC University of Technology European Master of Science in Computer Vision and Robotics (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland - University of Girona, Spain - University of Bourgogne, France) Email: lydieusang@yahoo.com Working Experience: Current Position: Sep 2008 - present: PhD research and teaching assistant at University of Picardie Jules-Verne, France Achievement: 2006-2008: Erasmus Mundus scholarship to obtain European Master of Science 2008-now: Scholarship from French Ministry of Education to obtain PhD degree Bachelor, Computer Science - University of Natural Sciences at HCMC, 2002 - 2006. - Master, Artificial Intelligence - University of Toulouse 3, France, 2006 - 2007. - PhD, Robotics - ISAE, Toulouse, France, 2007-2010. Email: phambachvan@yahoo.com Working experience: Current Position: LAAS, Toulouse, France, Technical Consultant, Nov. 2010. Previous Assignments: - LAAS, Toulouse, France, PhD Student, Feb 2006 – Sept 2010 - ESA, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, Intern, Feb 2010-Aug 2010 - IACP Asia, HCM City, Intern, Aug 2005-Mar 2006. Achievement: - AUF Cultural Exchange Scholarship, Toulouse, France, 2004 - AUF Master Scholarship, 2006 - HCM City University of Natural Sciences "Challenge 2006" First Prize - ESA PhD Scholarship, 2007 – 2010; EADS PhD Scholarship, 2007 – 2010 Motto: It starts with a dream, it ends with a dream come true. 10-year Objective: Make the best of today!
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AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

NGUYEN THI THANH VAN, ASA 2005
Department of English Linguistics and Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC - MBA, Marketing and Finance Email: thanhvan_bfb@yahoo.com; vnguyen.rit@gmail.com Working experience: Current Position: Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, New York. Previous Position: - Maersk Shipping and Logistics (Jul 2006 – Mar 2007), Client Service Coordinator, Import-Export Department - Nielsen (Mar 2007 - Apr 2009), Project Executive, Customized Research Department Achievement: - TNS Scholarship 2005 - AmCham Scholarship 2005 - Fulbright Scholarship 2009 Motto: "Always try your best so you are happy with whatever consequences later!" 10-year Objective: Have my own business.

LE THI CHAU HOANG, ASA 2006
University of Social Sciences and Humanities Email: chauhoang1215@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: TalentNet Corporation Achievement: American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam Scholarship 2006 Scholarship for best students in successive years Top 3 undergraduates of the Faculty of International Relations Motto: Work-Life balance 10-year Objective: Become an expert in HRM

TRAN VO HUY, ASA 2006
PhD candidate, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Master degree, Department of Mathematics, University of Orleans, France. Bachelor degree, Department of Mathematics, University of Natural Sciences HCMC. Email: tranvohuy@gmail.com Working Experience: 2009-now: Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Jan 2008- Aug 2008: Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Natural Sciences, HCMC. Achievement: Academic Excellence Awards - Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2009. Motto: A love for life 10-year Objective: Become a full professor in a good university of USA or Europe and become an expert in one field.

HA THUC VIET, ASA 2005
BS - HCMC University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (formerly IT). PhD - University of Iowa (USA), Computer Science Department. Email: viettifosi@yahoo.com Working experience: PhD student/Graduate Assistant, Computer Science Department, University of Iowa (USA), 2006-2010 Achievement: Graduate Assistantship for PhD students from Computer Science Department, University of Iowa, USA, 2006-now. Eramus Mundus Fellowship from European Commission, 2006. Intern Day Prize from Xerox Research Center Europe, France, 2010. Motto:“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get” 10-year Objective: To be a professor at a university or a researcher at an industrial research lab.
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AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

HUYNH QUANG KHOA, ASA 2006
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, 2002-2007. -Master of Signal Processing and Telecommunications - Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, 2007-2008 -PhD. Fellow of Computer Science and Engineering - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, since 2008. Email: quangkhoa.huynh@gmail.com Working experience: Current Position: PhD. Fellow, specializing in Coding Theory for Wireless Communications. Previous Assignments: CSC Vietnam (previously known as PSV Vietnam) from Feb. 2007 to Jul. 2007. Achievement: st - Graduated bachelor degree at 1 place of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering – HCMUT - Evariste Galois Scholarship 2007 for Master Program in France from the Embassy of France in Vietnam. - Honda YES Award 2006 - PSV Bonded Scholarship 2006 - Samsung Scholarship 2004, 2006 - Toyota Scholarship Motto: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" (Windston Churchill) 10-year Objective: I firstly aim to have some good contributions in my research field. Then, if I have enough experience, opportunity and support, I will probably start up my own company.

NGUYEN HAI LONG, ASA 2006
PhD of Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Email: nguyenhailong02@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: PhD student at School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Jan 2009 - present) Previous Long Term Assignments: Jan 2008 - Dec 2008: Researcher & Teaching Assistant, Computer Engineering Department, Ho Chi Minh International University, Vietnam. Apr 2007 - Sep 2007: Developer at Game Loft. Achievement: NTU Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship Japan-Vietnam Association Scholarship Japan Human Resource Business Association Scholarship. Motto: A good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge (Bertrand Russell) 10-year Objective: I would be back to Vietnam and make a contribution to the development of Vietnam education system.

LAM NGOC SAO MAI, ASA 2006
Bachelor of Sciences, Natural Sciences University of Ho Chi Minh City, Department of Environmental Sciences. Master, Chonnam National University, Department of Oceanography, South Korea. Email: saomai1985@gmail.com Working Experience: Sep 2007-Sep 2009: Teaching Assistant (Department of Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences University of Ho Chi Minh City) Achievement: Sawasaki Award (2009) Motto: Don't let your emotion run your life! 10-year Objective: Work in a NGO to help people affected by Climate change and Global warming (Vietnam is one of the most heavily affected countries to Climate change). Open a Paper Art shop
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NHAM XUAN NAM, ASA 2006
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering - HCMC University of Technology Email: nhamxuannam@gmail.com

Working Experience: May 2007 - Jul 2010: IT Security Officer - DongA Bank Achievement: 2006: 1st prize at Open Source Software Contest - the Vietnam Student Olympiad in IT 2010: NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals Motto: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. 10-year Objective: Building my own business in technology
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AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

NGUYEN PHUONG NAM, ASA 2006
Bachelor of Mathematics, Vietnam National University Email: namnp.uf@gmail.com

LE NGUYEN QUY, ASA 2006
B.A. in Business Administration, Second Official Bachelor Program, University of Economics HCMC. B.S. in Information Technology, Talented Bachelor Program, University of Natural Sciences HCMC. Email: quy_lenguyen@yahoo.com Working Experience: Sep 2007 - present: IT Specialist, AIA Life Insurance Vietnam. Achievement: Graduated the bachelor degrees as one of the best. Motto: Nothing Impossible! 10-year Objective: To become a Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a multinational company.

Working Experience: Current Position: TA-RA, CISE Dept, University of Florida Previous Long Term Assignments: 2007: FPT Software HCM 2007-2009: TA, Math. Dept, Ohio University Achievement: SOA Probability Cert Motto: Save your time - Think a lot 10-year Objective: Becoming a professor

LAM NGOC HOAI THUONG, ASA 2006 LUU THI HONG NHUNG, ASA 2006
Bachelor of Economics, National University Ho Chi Minh City Email: luu_nhung85@yahoo.com Working Experience: Current Position: Jan 2010 - now: Techcombank - MIS Department Achievement: 2005: TNS Scholarship 2005-2006: Posco Scholarship 2006: AmCham Scholarship 2007: Graduate at top position 2008: Excellent Staff of the Year 2008 - Prudential VN Motto: Life short, enjoy more! 10-year Objective: 2 kids, CFA, 10b, and a happy life as now. National University of HCMC - Foreign Trade Email: hthuong1402@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: Bao Viet Securities Joint Stock Co. Previous Long Term Assignments: Sep 2007-Mar 2010: KPMG Vietnam Ltd. Achievement: Young Talent Scholarship, awarded by Viet Fund Management Posco Scholarship, awarded by Posco TJ Park Foundation ACCA Contest, awarded by Banking University "3 good student", awarded by People Committee of HCMC "Excellent student", awarded by Faculty of Economics. ACCA affiliate Motto: Be all you can be 10-year Objective: Become a porfolio manager
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AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2006 Profiles

TRAN QUYET TIEN, ASA 2006
Petrochemical engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology Email: tienhero2004@gmail.com

NGUYEN DINH LONG VAN, ASA 2006
Bachelor of Computer Science, HCMC University of Technology PhD student, Computer Science, Purdue University Email: muntron@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Sep 2009-May 2010: Process Engineer - Bio-fuel Projects Execution Department - PV OIL Jun 2010-now: Deputy Manager of Technical Department/Project Engineering Manager - Orient Bio-fuels Company Achievement: Now I can live well and be able to help other people. Motto: Think optimistically 10-year Objective: I will be able to gain enough money to retire at the age of 50

Working Experience: Apr 2007 - Oct 2007: Elca Company (Vietnam) Achievement: Mar 2006: Lawrence S. Ting Scholarship 2003 -2005: Tata-Infotech International Scholarship 2001: Second prize National Mathematics Certificate of Merit of Royal Australian National 2000: Chemistry Institute Motto: Change your attitude ... change your life 10-year Objective: Finish Ph.D. degree of Computer Science, earn money, get married.

TRAN QUOC TRUNG, ASA 2006
Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, National University of Viet Nam. - PhD Candidate in Computer Science, National University of Singapore. Email: tqtrung_tu0910@yahoo.com Working Experience th Current Position: 4 - year PhD candidate, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. Previous Assignments: ELCA (Mar 2007 - Jun 2007) Achievement: - NUS President Fellowship Academic Year 2009-2011 - Dean's Graduate Research Excellence Award Winner - Second top student in recognition of the most outstanding academic performance among Bachelor's graduates, AY 2002-2007 - “Star of January” award from Vietnam Student Association in 2006 Motto: Keep going. Believe that we will succeed. 10-year Objective: Find a postdoc position after graduation and become a faculty member in some recognized university.
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PHAN VU AN, ASA 2007
HCMC University of Technology, Faculty of Environment, Environmental Engineering, Engineer, 2003-2008 - Solvay Brussels School, MBA Candidate, 2010-2011. Email: phanvuan@gmail.com Working experience: Nov 2007 - present: Procter & Gamble, Technical Leader. Achievement: - Bayer Young Environmental Envoy 2006 - DAAD 2007 - Petronas 2007 - Champion of University Contest 2007 (HCMUT, Uni of Architect, Uni of Hydraulic Engineering) in Holland Day - Olympic Beijing 2008, Touch Relay Bearer Motto: Dare to Conquer with Passion for Winning. 10-year Objective: (1) Financial Activities Study (2) Production & Manufacturing Management

LE NGUYEN TUYET HANG, ASA 2007
International Relations Department, University of Social Sciences and Humanities Email: serafim_hi@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Jul 2010 - present: Copywriter of Chuo Senko Design Services Co. Ltd. Sep 2008 - Jun 2010: Marketing Assistant of Kinder World Kindergarten and Private School Jsc. Motto: “Always strive for the better” Achievement: BA in International Relations 10-year objective: Achieve a key senior position in the marketing and media field.

VO HOANG PHAN HIEN, ASA 2007
Bachelor of International Economics Relations Faculty of Economics - VNU Email: vhphanhien@yahoo.com

CU NGUYEN PHUONG HA, ASA 2007
Bachelor Degree, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology Master Degree,Vestfold University College. Email: phuongha13101985@yahoo.com Working Experience: Current Position: Investment Analyst, Dynasty Investments Past Experience: Auditor - KPMG Vietnam, Materials Intern - Intel Vietnam Motto: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” 10-year Objective: To be a financial expert in the investment field

Working Experience: Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Computer Science and Engineering Faculty, VNGrid Project. (Aug 2008-Jul 2009) Achievement: Graduated the bachelor degree as one of the best. Motto: I am unique. 10-year Objective: Become an expert in BioMEMS.

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AmCham Scholars 2007 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2007 Profiles

NGUYEN THI BAO LINH, ASA 2007
Bachelor of HCMC University of Technology, Honor Chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry Email: baolinhnguyen03@yahoo.com

TRAN THI THANH NGOC, ASA 2007
Bachelor Degree, HCMC University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering - Class of Talented Engineers Organic Chemical Engineering Master's Degree, NTUST, Taiwan Department of Chemical Engineering Nanomaterials Email: bluegem_vn@yahoo.com Working Experience: Current Position: Sep 2010 - present: NTU, Taiwan Achievement: 2003: Silver prize in the Provincial Olympic of Chemistry 2003: ODON VALLET Scholarship for excellent study result 2007: TOYOTA Scholarship for excellent science study Motto: Nothing is easy but nothing is impossible. 10-year Objective: Have a happy family

Working Experience: May2008-present: Sales Representative, Polymer Products, Marubeni Corporation Achievement: Odon Vallet, Sumitomo, Petronas, Laurence S.Ting Motto: Time and Tide wait for no man 10-year Objective: Know what the world 's like.

NGUYEN TU MINH, ASA 2007
Bachelor, Physical Chemistry, University of Science HCMC, 2008. - PhD Student, The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2009-2014. Email: minh_nguyentu@yahoo.com Working experience: Current Position: PhD Student, University of Texas at Austin, specialty: solar energy. Previous Assignments: Teaching assistant, Catalyst group leader, Department of Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, 2008 – 2009. Achievement: - Toyota Scholarship 2006 - Merits of "Three-Excellence Student” of People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City 2006, 2007, 2008 - 2nd Prize in the National Undergraduate Olympiad in Chemistry, 2008 - VEF Fellowship Nominee (then quit to get better offer from my current university). Motto: "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!" 10-year Objective: Get PhD degree, have at least one paper in Science, do Post doc at Berkeley/MIT before working at top 50 academic institutions in US.

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AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

TRAN MANH BANG, ASA 2008
Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City Research Assistant of Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Email: bang3bioche@yahoo.com

LAM THI THUY HA, ASA 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Chinese Studies – Oriental Studies - University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Email: hahalley@gmail.com

Working Experience: Aug 2009 - Nov 2009: Project Manager of Management Team Challenge event in RMIT, collaborated with A.Q.L. Company Sep 2009 - Jan 2010: Project coordinator for AmCham Scholarship of AmCham Vietnam Feb 2010 - present: Human Resources Research Assistant at AmCham Vietnam Achievement: Entrance Scholarship for highest score students in University Entrance Exam.

Working experience: Current Position: Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) (2009 - present) Previous Assignments: Saigon Tourist Travel Service Company (2007 - 2009). Achievement: - HCMC “Three excellences students” Award 2008 - January Star Award 2009 - HPAIR Conference 2008 - Founder and President of Saigon Hotpot Voluntary Organization Motto: It matters not how long you live but how 10-year Objective: Start my own business and do what brings happiness to my family and the people I love.

NGUYEN SI TRIEU CHAU, ASA 2008
Mechanical Department, University of Technology HCMC Email: trieuchau1986@gmail.com

NGO MANH HUNG, ASA 2008
Bachelor of Materials Technology (Polymer Engineering), University of Technology Email: ngomanhhungbk@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Jan 2009 – present: Engineering Department at Unilever Achievement: Scholarships: +Posco TJ Park +Lawrence S.Ting Awards or certificate: + 3 good deeds from HCMC University of Technology + 3 good deeds from HCMC Vietnam National University + 3 good deeds from HCMC Motto: “Never say never” 10-year Objective: Project Director in manufacturing field

Working Experience: Current Position: RKW Lotus, Assistant to Managing Director (Technology) Achievement: Petronas English Scholarship Dong A Steel Scholarship Motto: I can do 10-year Objective: My target is to become an expert in Packaging Technology

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AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

TRAN NGOC LAN, ASA 2008
Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Technology HCMC Email: lilyhong1986@yahoo.com

TRAN THANH TAM, ASA 2008
Bachelor of Industrial Management, University of Technology HCMC Email: tranthanhtamcs@gmail.com

Working experience: Current Position: Software Developer, HCM Post, Sep 2009 - present. Previous Assignments: DTAD Company, July 2008 - Aug 2009. Achievement: Motto: Be well prepared for incoming chances. 10-year Objective: The number of countries I visit should be greater than my age.

Working experience Jul 2010: Saatchi & Saatchi Achievement: Graduated with Silver Medal Motto: Never stop learning 10-year Objective: Get MBA scholarship

HUYNH MY LINH, ASA 2008
University of Natural Sciences, HCMC, Master course in Biology. Email: huynhmylinh@gmail.com

NGUYEN THAI PHUONG THAO, ASA 2008
School of Industrial Management, University of Technology HCMC Email: nthaipthao@gmail.com

Working Experience: Sep 2009 to Aug 2010: Stem cell laboratory - research and application. Achievement: Oden Vallet scholarship 2008

Working Experience: 2009 - 2010: PR & Marketing Communication Executive, CHI Communications 2008: Intern at the Department of Marketing, Communicating & Branding, Ben Thanh Tourist Company Achievement: Semester scholarships of University of Technology, 2006-2009, awarded by the University of Technology HCMC Motto: Passion is the way to happiness

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AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2008 Profiles

TRAN THI XUAN TRANG, ASA 2008
International University, School of Business Administration - Major Marketing Email: trang.tran711@gmail.com

NGUYEN HOANG NHAT VU, ASA 2008 Civil Engineering - University of Technology Email: nhnhatvu@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Jun 2009 - July 2010: Unilever Vietnam - Marketing Achievement: International University scholarship for students gaining highest semester's GPA Motto: To live to is to fight 10-year Objective: Become a brand manager in the next 5 years A professional marketer in the next 10 years & having a business in beauty field (Victoria's Secret's distributor perhaps).

Working experience: Current Position: Cotec construction joint stock company (Coteccons). Previous Assignments: Dung Tien construction joint stock company from March 2009 to April 2009. Achievement: - Scholarship of Japanese Business Association of HCM city in 2 years: 2005 & 2006 - English scholarship of Petronas concentrates on Business English & Application Skills in 2008 - Scholarship of Ha Tien 1 cement joint stock Co. in 2008 Motto: Do What You Like! 10-year Objective: In the next 6 years, I want to become a financial manager.

HUYNH KIM TRONG, ASA 2008
University of Technology, HCMC Email: huynhktrong31@yahoo.com

NGUYEN VAN VIET, ASA 2008
HCM University of Technology Email: nguyenvanviet86@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: May 2010 - present: Project engineer, Unilever Vietnam. Achievement: 2004 - 2009: Scholarship of Honor Engineer Program & Encouraging Scholarship of HCMUT 2006 - 2008: Certificates of "3-Good Student" Title of HCMUT 2007: Certificate of "Excellent Achievement Student” Title from Youth Communist Union of HCM City 2007: Certificate of "Excellent Vice Captain “ Title from People's Committee of Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province, Green Summer Campaign 2007 Motto: Dare to fail 10-year Objective: Attain a perfect life: successful career, happy family, charitable activities & true friendship.
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Working Experience: August 2009-now: Ericsson Vietnam, 3G Radio Network Design & Optimize Achievement: Golden medal for highest GPA graduated PFIEV Telecom student 2009 Internship scholarship in ENST Bretagne University - France (2/2009-6/2009) Scholarship of Fujikura company (2008) Scholarship Sponsored by EVN-Telecom (2007) Motto: Work hard, Play harder 10-year Objective: Becoming consultant expert in 3G/4G Telecom Network

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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

LE QUYEN ANH, ASA 2009
University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh National University Email: lequyenanh.le@gmail.com

NGUYEN THI HOA CUC, ASA 2009 Bachelor Degree, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering - University of Technology HCMC Email: cuabe17@gmail.com

Working Experience: Jan 2010 - April 2010: Audit Trainee at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Vietnam Oct 2010 up to date: Lecturer at Hochiminh City University of Industry (HUI) Achievement: Winning POSCO Asian Fellowships twice Motto: “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting” – Christopher Morley 10-year Objective: I want to become the vice dean of International Faculty of HUI, who will be in charge of all the international and high-quality programs.

Working experience: Current Position: Master in Computer Science, Ostfold University College, Norway, 2010 Previous Assignments: Embedded Software Engineer at Innova Electronics Company (Mar 2010 - Jun 2010) Motto: There is always at least one solution to solve your problem 10-year Objective: My ambition in the next 10 years is to earn a lot of money, so that I can use it to contribute back to Viet Nam. Specifically, I think education is very important, so I plan to establish a management school in the next 10-years.

NGUYEN NGOC HA, ASA 2009
LE TRAN ANH DUNG, ASA 2009 Bachelor Degree of Economics - Foreign Trade University HCMC Email: letran_anhdung@yahoo.com Working experience: Current Position: GDP - Corporate Communication Officer at Holcim Vietnam Ltd. Previous Assignments: Marketing Executive at Future Way Educational Consultancy. Achievement: Tran Dai Nghia Scholarship SMBC Global Scholarship Sacombank Scholarship Outstanding Student of Foreign Trade Univeristy 2008 - 2009 Top 100 Bulats Highest Score Candidate with the highest interview rating of AmCham Scholarship 2009 Experiencing diversified part-time jobs and gaining excellent grade at Foreign Trade University HCMC Top graduate of my major at the Foreign Trade University Motto: Live and work passionately is the key to success. 10-year Objective: Really have a career to pursue, position myself in my career as a Brand Manager in FMCG field, earn enough money for my business start-up (with really interesting ideas now) and balance my life.
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Bachelor Degree of External Economics - Foreign Trade University HCMC. Email: ngocha_nguyenftu@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Saigon Bank Berjaya Securities Achievements: Graduating with distinction grade Outstanding Student 2008, 2009 of Foreign Trade University Certificate of Senior Financial Specialist Certificate of "Starting with a professional working style" hosted by Towers Watson Certificate of Import - Export and International Business Executive Motto: Run your emotion, run your future. 10-year Objective: Top financial experts in Vietnam and setting up my own company in financial services.

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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

LE NGUYEN KIM HAI, ASA 2009
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Email: lenguyenkimhai@gmail.com

VU TUAN HUNG, ASA 2009
Bachelor of Computer Science, University of Natural Science HCMC Email: tuanhungvu@gmail.com

Working Experience: Mar 2006 - July 2006: Marketing Executive at CMS HCMC Achievement: Japanese Business Association in Vietnam Scholarship 2006 Motto: There is no second Steve Job or Bill Gates; there is just only one YOU. Find your own way, don't settle, stay hungry, stay foolish! 10-year Objective: Very simple goal: - Work in 3 different positions in the next 5 years - Get an MBA degree in Consulting - Go back to Vietnam and be a project director in IT Company, as well as starting a new business for fun

Working experience: Current Position: Teaching Assistant Faculty of Information Technology, University of Natural Science; Parttime Researcher of R&D Group, VNG Corp. Achievement: - 3rd prize of Vietnam Student Olympiad in IT 2008 - Lawrence S. Ting scholarship 2009-2010 - “Three-good student” 2008, 2009 of Viet Nam National University – HCM City - Certificate of student with highest GPA of Faculty of Information Technology in academic years 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 - CSC scholarship 2007, 2008 for excellent students of Faculty of Information Technology - Gameloft scholarship in recognition of excellent result in 2009 summer internship program - Participate in the ACM-ICPC Regional Contest (site HCM city) in 2008. Motto: In god we trust 10-year Objective: Finish Phd. in the next 5 years, become a professor and lead a lab at a university.

VO KIM LONG, ASA 2009
Faculty of Accounting and Auditing, University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Email: kimlong308@gmail.com, longvo@deloitte.com Working experience: Current Position: Auditor, Assurance & Advisory Function, Deloitte Vietnam Ltd. (Aug 2010 to date). Previous Assignments: Intern of Deloitte Vietnam (Feb-Apr 2010). Achievement: - Top-ranked graduating student of Faculty of Accounting and Auditing, Class of 2010, University of Economics and Law, VNU HCMC - Many scholarships for outstanding students from University of Economics and Law and An Giang Province. Motto: To live is to fight and to fight is to win. 10-year Objective: Become audit director at Deloitte or manager of an international bank in Vietnam.
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VO THI MINH LY, ASA 2009
University of Social Sciences and Humanities Email: minhlyandyou@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Sep, 2010 – now: Intern at CSC Vietnam Achievement: Honored by the Chairman of HCMC People Committee for academic and research achievements and contribution for HCMC youth activities. Motto: Work smarter, not harder 10-year Objective: Become an expert in Mass media field.
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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

DANG THI TUYET MAI, ASA 2009
Foreign Trade University Major: External Economics Email: irlbrit@yahoo.com

NGUYEN MINH MAN, ASA 2009
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Automation University of Technology Email: nguyenminhman23@gmail.com

Working Experience: 09/2010-present: Tax Professional -KPMG/Tax & Corporate Services Department 05/2008-present: Teaching Assistant- ILA English Training School- part-time job Achievement: 2008: 3rd prize in “Start your career with Prudential” essay contest 2008: 3rd prize in “Teachers' Day Writing and Speaking Contest” held by DNS 2007: SMBC scholarship (Sumitomo Banking Corporation) sponsored by IIE Vietnam and SMBC bank. 2006: Odon Vallet Scholarship sponsored by Odon Vallet Fund Motto: Don't say “I don't want it” just because you can't have something. 10-year Objective: Senior Manager at KPMG.

Working Experience: Current Position: Process Engineer at Hair Care Supply Chain, P&G Indochina Ltd. Previous Long Term Assignments: Mar 2010-Jun 2010: Hardware Engineer at Design Engineering Division, Renesas Design Vietnam Co., Ltd. Achievement: Ascenx Sunflower Mission Scholarship 2009 and 2010. Petronas Scholarship 2009 SMBC Global Foundation Scholarship 2007 Motto: Small efforts everyday make big changes tomorrow 10-year Objective: To become a leading expert in High Tech Industry.

NGUYEN LE THUY MAI, ASA 2009 DO NGOC TRA MY, ASA 2009
Faculty of economics, Finance-Banking department, Ho Chi Minh National University Email: haiirorama@gmail.com Bachelor of Industrial Management, HCMC University of Technology Email: dongoctramy@gmail.com

Working Experience: Jan 2010-now: HSBC bank (full time) Since August 2009: VATC- Thu Duc as teaching assistant (part time) Achievement: Beside Amcham Scholarship, I have received the scholarship of university for good result in my study. Motto: The thing I should do now is the best I can do. 10-year Objective: My ambition in the next 10 years is to become professional in my work.

Working Experience: May 2009 - May 2010: Marketing staff of Office for International Study Programs of HCMUT Achievement: One of ten outstanding National Universities' students to attend Potential Businessmen's forum Top Graduate of School of Industrial Management 2010 Euramus Scholarship Holder 2010-2011 Motto: Flexible 10-year Objective: Leading expert in marketing

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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

TRAN THI HONG MIEN, ASA 2009
Faculty Of Economics, Ho Chi Minh National University Email: tranhongmien@gmail.com

LE NHI VUONG NHI, ASA 2009
Bachelor of External Economics, Foreign Trade University HCMC Email: lenhivuongnhi@gmail.com

Working Experience: Jan 2010 - April 2010: Management Trainee at Esquel Garment Manufacturing Vietnam April - now: Collaborator as Reporter of Vietnam Investment Review Magazine Achievement: Talent Fund Sponsored by Pioneer Motto: Life can beat you down, but it is your decision to stand up or not 10-year Objective: I desire to become an expert in Marketing field and do my own business regarding to food services or FMCG field.

Working Experience: Previous Long Term Assignments: Management Trainee 2009 - Pepsico Viet Nam Achievement: SMBC Inc. Scholarship in 2006 TOEIC 940 in 2009. Motto: Always smile 10-year Objective: Have a good job with high salary to take care my family and be able to travel several countries that I love to see such as : Singapore, Australia...

LUU THANH NGA, ASA 2009
Bachelor of Business Administration Foreign Trade University HCMC Email: jillianluu@yahoo.com

HOANG BICH PHUONG, ASA 2009
Bachelor of External Economics Foreign Trade University HCMC Email: phuonghoang1702@gmail.com

Working Experience: Previous Long Term Assignments: Mar 2009-Feb 2010: Director Assistant - Lemay Co.Ltd Mar 2010-Jul 2010: Intern - HSBC Bank, Marketing Department Current assignment: Marketing Executive - Brandmaker Achievement: American Chamber of Commerce Vietnam Scholarship, 2009 FTU Scholarship TOEIC certificate BULATS certificate Motto: Life can't wait 10-year Objective: I would be a marketer and become a brand manager of one top brand. I also hope to get master degree and travel to 10 different countries.
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Working Experience: Current Position: Trainee of Graduate Development Program - Holcim Vietnam, Teaching Assistant Apollo English Organization Previous Long Term Assignments: Internship - Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) Achievement: P&G Asean Business Challenge 2009 Great Britain Scholarship BULATS Certificate Certificate Japanese - language proficiency Communication & Negotiation skills in Business – ITPC Motto: C'est la vie 10-year Objective: Become a consultant in the field of HR, Marketing, Investment, become a Trainer
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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

HO QUANG HONG PHUC, ASA 2009
Bachelor of International Relations University of Social Sciences and Humanities Emailhongphuc.hq@gmail.com

LE UYEN THAO, ASA 2009
Bachelor of External Economics, Foreign Trade University HCMC Email: mademoiselleu05@yahoo.fr

Working Experience: Current Position: BPO representative - Masan Previous Long Term Assignments: May 2008- Sep 2008: Cleverlearn- Marketing Department May 2009- Sep 2009: IDP- Counseling Department Achievement: Co-Winner of the First Prize by College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Co-Winner of the Encouragement Prize by Humanitarian Intervention: Case Study of the U.S Foreign Policies under Bill Clinton Administration Award for Excellence in Study and Research Achievement, Faculty of International Relations 3-Good Student Award, Student Union HCMC Pro-Skill Scholarship, Recipient, Intel ®, Saigon High-Tech Park Semester at Sea, Institute for Shipboard Education, University of Virginia, Vietnam Inter-port Student, Penang - Ho Chi Minh City Motto: Keep moving Forwards! 10-year Objective: I'd like to pursue further study in Marketing or HR, as a specialization. After finishing, start working at a foreign company, in a position that I can learn more about working profession.

Working Experience: Current Position: Management Trainee, BAT Previous Long Term Assignments: Brand Maker Achievement: "Ring the golden bell" gameshow at Foreign Trade University Champion of "Lighting young business talents contest" 2008 Motto: la vie en rose

HUYNH QUOC TRI , ASA 2009
B.S. Computer Science, Faculty of Information Technology Ho Chi Minh City University of Science Email: h.quoctri@yahoo.com

LE DAN QUYNH, ASA 2009
Bachelor of International Economics Relation - University of Economics and Law VNU Email: danquynh_libra@yahoo.com

Working experience: Previous Assignments: Overseas Marketing Department - SYM Vietnam. Current Assignments: Achievement: Motto: 10-year Objective: Become an International Marketing Expert.
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Working Experience: September 2010 - present: Teaching Assistant at Faculty of Information Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science. Achievement: Toyota scholarship Motto: Follow your heart 10-year Objective: Studying abroad, being an expert in the field, having a remarkable position in Vietnam and abroad.

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AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

AmCham Scholars 2009 Profiles

VU LE VUONG, ASA 2009
Now is University of Economics and Laws Email: levuong1987@gmail.com

TON THAT HUE TRI, ASA 2009
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting & Finance Vietnam National University Business School Email: huetri@gmail.com Working Experience: Current Position: Investment Analyst - VI Group - Private Equity Previous Long Term Assignments: AIESEC HCM Local Committee Nov 2007 - Feb 2008: External Relations Team Leader - Entrepreneurship Project Feb 2008 - Apr 2009: Vice President of External Relations Achievement: International University Excellent Student Award for Academic Performing 2007 and 2009 3rd Prize - Business Idea II Contest, 2008 1st Prize - International Economics Course presentation contest, 2007 International University's 3 Goodnesses Student, 2008 Most Energetic Award - EVOLVE 2008, AIESEC's Conference in Singapore Mr. Kung-fu - Best Delegates of the Conference - INNOVASIA 2008, AIESEC's Conference in Korea Excellence Participation Certificate, Representative Delegate from Vietnam - Conference for PEACE 2008, Cambodia Motto: Not willing to accept life for what it is 10-year Objective: I want to get into Harvard Business School and open a private equity / hedge fund to fund social programs and macro policies that have impact on societies.

Working Experience: Internship at Grant Thornton Vietnam Ltd., from Feb 2010 to May 2010 Achievement: Talent Fund Sponsored by Pioneer 10-year Objective: Working in audit field to gain as much experience as possible and become an senior auditor or higher position..

HOANG LE VINH, ASA 2009
Bachelor of Foreign Economics Foreign Trade University Email: hoanglevinh2003@yahoo.com

Working Experience: Current Position: Management Trainee, PepsiCo Vietnam. Achievement: Vietnamese Representative in "Study of United States of America for Student Leaders 2009" Program Third Prize in English Writing Contest "Turning Dreams Into Reality" of Education USA Encourage Prize in "Start Career with Prudential 2009" Sinh vien 3 Tot 2008 - 2009 Motto: If you want to be the BEST, you can't do like the REST!

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Index
Table of contents.....................................................................................................................02 Directory Introduction..............................................................................................................05 10th Anniversary Message .......................................................................................................06 10-year AmCham Scholarship Photos ....................................................................................08 AmCham Scholar Alumni Information .....................................................................................10 AmCham Scholarship Management Team .............................................................................11 Special Thanks to Sponsors ...................................................................................................12 AmCham Scholarship Review ................................................................................................14 Interview with Nguyen Ngoc Ha and Le Tran Anh Dung (AmCham Scholars 2009) ..............28 Facts and Figures ...................................................................................................................32 Growth Rate of AmCham Scholarship over 10 years ..........................................................32 Achievement Highlights........................................................................................................33 AmCham Scholars Statistics................................................................................................34 AmCham Scholar Alumni Activities .........................................................................................38 AmCham Scholars Profiles .....................................................................................................42

Giấy phép số: 763-2010/XBNT-NB/06/HĐ Ngày cấp: 22/11/2010 Số lượng in: 200 cuốn Nhà in: Thuận Thiên Phú

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