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.
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.
For more information, contact:
Connie Oh, Program Coordinator
(213) 485-1422 x4118
2016 Career and Leadership Seminars
Saturday, February 26, 2016
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/
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.