Asian American and Pacific Islander

Affinity Resources

  • National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP): The National Association of Asian American Professionals 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.

Business Organizations

  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 mission of USPAACC is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Pan Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers, information about Asian Americans and the Asia-Pacific and Indian Subcontinent markets.

Health Organizations

  • 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. Opportunities available to AAPA members include scholarships, awards, online forums, mentorship programs, leadership development programs, 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.
    • USC’s Chapter of APAMSA: USC APAMSA offers unique volunteering opportunities to give back to the Los Angeles community, valuable insight on the medical field, and a unique mentorship program to help you succeed at USC and beyond.

Journalism Organizations

  • 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. Close to one-third of AAJA’s members are students, attesting to the organization’s emphasis on bringing young people into the news business.