Asian American and Pacific Islander

Affinity Resources:

  • Ascend Pan-Asian Leaders: Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Ascend offers robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent. In addition, the National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA), Ascend’s national organization for MBA professionals and students, fosters Competent, Committed, Competitive, and Collaborative global MBA leaders to fulfill diverse talent pipelines. Ascend Foundation‘s research provides the basis to the development of our leadership and development programs.
  • Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc. (AAEDE): AAEDE is dedicated to economic self-help for Asian Americans and others. Its activities include workshops and seminars, business assistance for beginning and fledgling enterprises, access to funding for growing ventures, information support for the business community, advocacy for small minority firms and individualized career consultation.
  • Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA): Asian American Journalists Association is a membership nonprofit advancing diversity in newsrooms, and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color. Part of its mission is to provide a means of association and support among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists, and to advance AAPI journalists as news managers and media executives. Close to one-third of AAJA’s members are students, attesting to the organization’s emphasis on bringing young people into the news business.
  • Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA): The AAPA’s mission is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy. Take advantage of all the opportunities available to AAPA members, including scholarships, awards, online forums, mentorship programs, leadership development program, and annual conventions.
  • Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA): APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. One part of APAMSA’s mission is to bring together Asians, Pacific Islanders, and others interested in the health issues that affect Asians and Pacific Islanders so that they may have a strong, collective, public and political voice. APAMSA provides an important forum for APIA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and develop personally and professionally.
  • Asian Women in Business (AWIB): AWIB membership will offer you opportunities to network, build your skills and learn. You will be able to attend a host of useful workshops, seminars and conferences, and receive special invitations to receptions and events sponsored by AWIB and by our many partners, carefully selected to further your personal and professional goals.
  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): The CARL system is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches. A great feature of CARL is that users can build a bibliography of relevant links and receive the bibliography via email.
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP): The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. In order to achieve its goals, NAAAP offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service and organizes professional networking events. These may range from a series of panels, workshops and seminars, and web-based sessions and networking.
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC): The USPAACC is the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian American and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. The vision of USPAACC is to be recognized as the premier educational, training and networking organization that connects business to business to government, and that opens doors to contract, professional and educational opportunities to Asian Americans and their partners in Fortune corporations, government, nonprofit organizations and the small and minority business community.