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Mills #ELGLInspire Speaker: Chris Hsiung

Posted on April 9, 2019


Mills College

The #ELGLInspire is moving out west to California! ELGL is headed to Mills College on April 19, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!


Chris Hsiung

Capt. Chris Hsiung

Police Captain, City of Mountain View

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What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)? 

Newspaper carrier for San Francisco Chronicle

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in? 

San Jose State University (BA Behavioral Science & Sociology) & Notre Dame de Namur University (MS eBusiness Management)

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today? 

Life experience and high school yearbook!

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

If it’s not right, make it right.

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it? 

Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman….YES

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)? 

ICMA, PERF, IACP, MMANC

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared? 

Don’t be afraid to network and meet new people in various industries. You just never know who might connect you to your next job, opportunity, etc.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position). 

Being sloppy on the small stuff (details, how you dress, manners, being a person of your word).

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

You have to ability to affect, change, and potentially save lives…lots of them.

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