Young Overseas Chinese Association

Together, we make it better

About Us

Witnessing the shift in demographics of Chinese population overseas and the young professional’s current needs in the U.S., Young Overseas Chinese Association (YOCA) was founded in 2013 with the objective of serving and addressing the needs of young Chinese professionals, particularly in the Greater Chicago Area.

Board of Directors

Business Event Co-Chair
Mentorship Program Co-Chair
Business Event Co-Chair
Mentorship Program Co-Chair
Technology Chair
Social Event Chair
Volunteer Program Chair

What We Do

Happy Hour

Leave your work behind; keep the ties and heels on. Join us at some of the most exclusive lounges in Chicago for a glass of cocktail or a glass of red wine. Good conversation and new friendship. Guaranteed.

Professional Development

Engage mid-career professionals to contribute their time and expertise to support Professional Development. The goal is to attract business executives who can volunteer their expertise and talent to the soon-to-be young professionals. 

Mentorship Program

Provide high-quality career planning advice best tailored to the needs of young oversea Chinese students and professionals. We invite high-caliber mentors with solid work experiences in a variety of industries to the program. View details


Future Events

YOCA big data-analytics panel


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Past Events

Marketing Industry Panel
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8.15 Business Event
8.15 Business Event
10.17 Finance Event
10.17 Finance Event
10.4 Account Panel
10.4 Account Panel
June- Consulting Panel
YOCA Consulting Panel
June 2015 @ Chicago Booth
Mentors Appreciation
March 2015 @ Old Crow Smokehouse
Accounting Roundtable
Sept 2014@DePaul University
Finance Roundtable
Sept 2014@DePaul University
Summer Flyer 01
Summer Mixer
August 22nd@Henry's Swing Club
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Career Roundtable-Tech
May 2014 @Northwestern University
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Marketing Roundtable
May 2014 @Northwestern University
Armani Mentor Celebration Event 2014-4-24 flyer
Mentorship Celebration
April 2014 @ Emporio Armani
World of Finance-Uncovered
April 2014 @ Wells Fargo
Meet Your Mentors
February 2014 @ Pazzo311
1920s Philanthropy Banquet
November 2013 @ Mars Gallery
Entrepreneurship Event
November 2013 @ Polsinelli
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YOCA Website Launch
October 2013 @ Metropolitan Club
“My Lucky Star” Movie Party
September 2013 @ Pump Room
YOCA & La Mer Event
La Mer “Skin to Sea” Event
September 2013 @ Nordstrom
Rooftop Happy Hour
August 2013 @ J. Parker
OCEF & YOCA Charity Event
July 2013 @ Adagio Tea
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Winning: 3 Essential Skills
July 2013 @ Polsinelli
Shanghai Odyssey
June 2013 @ Lao 18
The Great Gatsby Night
May 2013 @ Pump Room

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Yu Bai
Janice Fang
Iris Gao
Minne Huang
Ivy Li
Yueming Li
Yange Liang
Bingjie Luo
Liz Luo
Sixuan Tao
Junru Wang
Annie Wu
Xiaoji Wu
Yiheng Wu
Sihui Xiong
Yajie Yin
Wenqi Zhang
Shuaixi Zhang
Weihang Zhou
Jill Zhu

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