1. Taiwanese American Association of Biotechnology (TAAB)
TAAB offer resources and events for career development opportunities. For example, recently, they hosted a webinar on career options in venture capitals (VC). Furthermore, TAAB has mentorship program connecting early career individuals to those having more experience.
2. Taiwanese American professionals (TAP) Local groups
If you are looking to meet local Taiwanese Americans and make new friends, TAP is the group should not miss! TAP has local chapters in most areas, for example, in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles. TAP hosts a wide array of events, from Lunar new year parties to webinars on mental health, wealth management etc.
3. Biotech Network
Biotech networks, like TAP, form local chapters and host professional development events. Their newsletter has job posting and biotech trend news. Multiple webinars focusing on career developments, diversity in biotech are available on their Youtube channels.
4. Taiwanese Biotechnology Association (TBA)
Taiwanese Biotechnology Association is also formed by local Taiwanese professionals and graduate students. Each region also has its own local chapters. TBA hosts in-person and online events on specific industry trends, career developments. Each year, local symposium gathering hundreds of people is hosted in each area. In addition, multiple TBAs has their own podcasts. For example, Midwest TBA podcast, "Tripod cat's great adventure" and Boston TBA "生技來一刻“ feature different guests each month. Southern California TBA's podcast "南加 bio 咖聊新聞“ discuss interesting news.
5. Local Biotech meetups
The meetup app is a great place to meet people and find events near you. Biotech groups certainly did not miss this opportunity! For example, San Diego as a biotech hub, has "Biotech Beach and Brews" where professionals gather monthly for some great beer and conversations. Seattle "Biotech and Bagels" is another group.