As the Spring semester is winding down, it’s not uncommon for many college students to start thinking about summer. For some, this may include graduation and the pursuit of full-time employment. For others, it may mean the thought of internships or other forms of professional development. No matter which path is pursued, there is usually one common question lurking in the background, “How do I find these opportunities?”
Job board sites like Indeed, Handshake, LinkedIn, and Ziprecruiter can be helpful for those who want to dive right into the deep end of the pool. These sites can offer thousands of opportunities ranging from early-career to experienced professional in a plethora of industries. However, they can also feel overwhelming for the job/internship seeker looking for something a little more specific or that directly aligns with their particular identities and values.
Professional organizations and affinity communities can be a great tool to use in their job/internship search for individuals seeking opportunities at a company that supports and aligns with their individual identities. These groups can often provide access to job boards that house part-time and full-time job opportunities and internships from identity-friendly companies. They may also provide a mentor support network and professional development opportunities to help you build relevant skills for your industries of interest. Check out a few resources provided by CareerExploration.com for job seekers who identify with the Asian Americans/Pacific Islander communities.
Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Entertainment (CAPE) – champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.
Asian American Advertising Association – advances the Asian American marketing and advertising industry for Asian American consumers through education, advocacy, promotion, and increased collaboration of all industry stakeholders.
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) – is a membership nonprofit advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color.
Asian American Architects/Engineers Association – is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) – represents the values and interests of more than 80,000 practicing physicians in the United States. It also serves as a platform for more than 40,000 medical students, residents, and fellows of Indian origin in this country.
Wonder Women Tech – highlights, celebrates, educates, and amplifies Women, BIPOC, and the Underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math (STEAM), and Innovation.
Click here to see the full list of CareerExploration.com’s resources for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders.
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