How to Start Building Your Cross-Country Network

For many UConn students, whether they be Connecticut residents or not, The Nutmeg State may not be their final destination when it comes to considering careers. Searching for out-of-state job opportunities might seem confusing and daunting, but one way to help navigate the process is by establishing a network in your intended location. How do you establish a network in a state if you don’t already live there? Great question! Start first by considering your personal interests, values, and identities. For students who identify as Asian American, here are three great resources to help you start building your network and achieving your job search/relocation goals.

Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc. (AAEDE)

Located in southern California, AAEDE is a nonprofit organization that provides training and employment services to the Asian community. Through partnerships with government groups and major corporations, AAEDE provides programming that helps supports the educational and professional development goals of its members. Some events the AAEDE sponsored in 2020 included FREE rapid COVID testing, virtual online job fairs, internship opportunities, and scholarships.

Asian MBA International (AMBA)

AMBA is a largest online community of Pan-Asian and Asian American MBA students and career professionals dedicated to promoting and empowering Asian Americans in the workplace. Their main focus is to help connect talent to global career opportunities through online job boards and events. In addition, their Asian MBA Leadership conference & Career Expo, “consistently ranks as the largest Asian processional event in the nation.”

UConn Asian American Alumni Council Facebook Page

Through the UConn Alumni Affinity Groups, you can connect with your Husky pack right on social media! The UConn Asian American Alumni Council page provides an opportunity for Asian American alumni and current students to connect with one another and build relationships around common interests, career opportunities, professional development.

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano