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Nailing the Tech Internship Hunt as a Hakka-Canadian person

Celebrating Global Asian and Pacific Islander Identities

Racial minorities are underrepresented in tech internships, particularly paid internships. For students of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage, what does this mean and how can they find and obtain the internship they want? Join Jacqueline Chung, a Hakka-Canadian person and Surface Consumer Category Manager Intern at Microsoft, as she discusses how she landed over 8 internships since she started university, both through traditional and non-traditional pathways. In this talk, Jacqueline will share proven internship search strategies, resume and interview preparation tips, and her advice for overcoming the odds within the internship recruitment process.

Tags: interview preparation, internship strategy, early career

Jacqueline Chung

Bridget Finkeldey

Jacqueline Chung is on a mission to empower her community to implement technologies to optimize processes and raise awareness of social issues. Her curiosity and drive for innovation support societal change collaboratively Jacqueline is an advocate of sustainability, mental health, and diversity in the STEM fields.

She is a Surface Consumer Category Manager Intern at Microsoft, based in Toronto, Canada. Jacqueline has established the go-to-market strategy to increase Surface Devices and Accessories adoption across North America by partnering with retailers such as Best Buy, leading to +18% annual revenue. With 3 years of work experience ranging from analytics, marketing, sales, and consulting, she aims to intersect business, technology, and social impact through her professional and community work.

She has shown her commitment to EDI within the STEM field. Jacqueline mentors students globally with Rewriting the Code (RTC), Women in Leadership, and other diversity-focused organizations. In these various roles, she has been a speaker/panellist; organizing speakers with the community and outside business contacts and engaging with women in senior-level roles to learn more about their journey.

During the pandemic, Jacqueline co-founded International Hub to support international students in career readiness. It offers a centralized STEM-focused database and an online community for international students. She leads their partnership and content strategy, winning the DMZ Grant and incubating with League of Innovators, Platform Calgary, and Front Row Ventures. With their global team, they have increased membership by 15x since their launch.

Overall, she strives to meet her educational goals and support international students globally. Jacqueline is a social advocate and continuously wants to learn, grow and evolve herself.

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Hunter Canning

Bridget Finkeldey

Hunter Canning is a New York based actor, puppeteer, producer and photographer. A conscience citizen of the world, his ethos is bringing people together through all the facets of his life. Be it producing live performance downtown, creating corporate recruitment content or photographing portraiture, red carpets and live events; Hunter has a passion for bringing people together to foster growth, kindness and a true understanding of each other.

Raised in the outer canyons of Los Angeles, Hunter has been a professional actor in New York for the past decade. Notable credits include Broadway’s War Horse (Lincoln Center), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Baker & The Beauty (ABC) and Ray Donovan (Showtime). A career that has seen dizzying heights, all the while remaining with his two feet on the ground.

It is with great pleasure that Hunter joins the Power To Fly community to host and mediate its forums. He looks forward to meeting you all and connecting you with the amazing team of professionals they have brought together.

Find Hunter at or and on Instagram and LinkedIn @huntercanning

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