Career and Leadership Seminars


The Career and Leadership Seminars provide college students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and connect with professionals in a variety of different professions, sectors, and industries.

 

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NISSAN is a proud sponsor of the Career and Leadership Seminars.

 

The seminars feature diverse speakers who discuss and share the choices and decisions that led to their current careers, the opportunities for leadership in their professions and industries and the importance of diverse leadership that is inclusive of APIs.  LEAP partners with student organizations at various colleges and universities to create events that best suits the interests of the API student body at each institution.  These events vary in length and have included panels, leadership workshops, and networking opportunities.  These seminars encourage students to be involved on their campuses and bring the leadership skills they develop into their careers and workplaces. 

 

2016 Career and Leadership Seminars

Saturday, February 26, 2016

Rutgers University 

As part of the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) Conference, LEAP will be conducting a workshop titled: Keeping It Real: Being Genuine in Networking Situations.

 For more information or to register for the conference, visit: www.ecaasu2016.org.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

As part of the Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) Conference, LEAP will be conducting a workshop titled: Collaboration: How to Make the Most of It.

 For more information or to register for the conference, visit: www.maasu-2016.org.

 

  2015 Career and Leadership Seminars

 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

University of California, Irvine Student Center (3:10pm - 4:25pm)

As part of the 30th Annual Asian Pacific American Awareness Conference, LEAP will be conducting a panel discussion entitled:  What Next?  How Social Justice Advocacy and Campus Organizing Skills Help in the Real World.  Panelists will include:  

  • Richard Calvin Chang, Director of Operations, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities
  • Seyron Foo, Management Assistant, City of Long Beach
  • Chanda Ishisaka, Academic Advisor, Chapman University
  • Manprit (Nikki) Modi, Associate Product Director, Johnson & Johnson

 

 For more information or to register for the conference, visit:  http://apaac2015.weebly.com/

 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

University of California, Los Angeles 

As part of the West Coast Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (WCAPSU) Winter Summit, LEAP will be conducting a workshop titled:  Effective Work and Communications Style.  This workshop, presented by LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa, will help student leaders to increase awareness about their personal communication styles and work preferences.  

 For more information visit: www.facebook.com/events/1387008401595796/

Or to register for the Summit:  www.tinyurl.com/WCAPSUSummitRSVP 

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

University of Wisconsin, Madison 

As part of the Midwest Asian American Student Union (MAASU) 2015 Spring Conference, LEAP will be conducting a workshop titled: Keeping it real: Being Genuine in Networking Situations.  This workshop will be delivered by LEAP President and CEO, Linda Akutagawa.

 For more information visit: www.facebook.com/maasu2015

 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (9:30am-12pm)

3200 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

As part of LEAP's Leadership In Action (LIA) college internship program, LEAP will be conducting a panel of LEAP program alumni and supporters to talk about their career and leadership experiences across sectors. Panelists will discuss their career choices and how their student involvement during college has helped them in their careers and leadership development. They will also share best practices on choosing a career and the importance of diverse leadership in all sector.

Panelists will include:  

  • Seyron Foo, City of Long Beach
  • Amrik Johal, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Panida Rzonca, Thai Community Development Center
  • Tammy Tran, Southern California Edison

 

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/events/957656257590717/

Please RVSP to Mayta Lor at mlor@leap.org by Wednesday, July 29th.

 


For additional information, please contact:
Mayta Lor, Development Associate
(213) 485-1422 x4105
mlor@leap.org

 

 

The above video is from a 2012 Nissan Career and Leadership Semniar held on October 17, 2012 at USC with Asian Pacific American Student Services.