Asian American Students

The UVA Career Center is committed to helping our Asian-American students in receiving the support they need to be successful. This page outlines online resources, professional associations and UVA organizations that can aid in your research. If you have any additional questions, please set up an appointment with one of our Career Counselors. Additional Resource and Support can be found through the Multicultural Student Services Message of Support: Anti-Asian Violence.

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Job Search and Networking Tools

Asian-American Career Resources

Asian American Journalist Association Scholarships: listing of AAJA internships and grants.

Asian Avenue: contains featured articles and forums, including where the hot jobs are and who is satisfied with their jobs. connect with employers who are searching for bilinguals who speak English and Asian languages and/or companies that want to increase their diversity.

Asian MBA: dedicated to helping the career development of current Asian MBA students, working professionals with MBA degrees and those pursuing a MBA degree in the future.

Career and Job Resources for Asian Americans: links to career and job sites geared especially for Asian American job-seekers.

Golden Sea Career Success: includes career resources specifically designed for Asian Americans.

Hiring Asian American/Pacific Islanders: dedicated to providing a forum for Asian Americans to find the ideal career opportunity and for employers to identify ideal candidates.

IM Diversity Asian-American Village: features employer profiles and articles that relate to career planning for Asian American students. 

100 Great Employers for Asian Americans

11 Asian American Professional Organizations to Help You Get Ahead

Professional Associations

ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory: database of over 6500 links to professional associations.

ASCEND: Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America, serving professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries.

Asian American Advertising Federation: mission is to grow  Asian American advertising and marketing industry, raise public awareness of the importance of the Asian American community and further professionalism within the industry.

Asian American Architects/Engineers Association: 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.

Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc.: focuses on personal growth through education and employment opportunities.

Asian American Government Executives Network: promotes, expands and supports Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in Government.

Asian American Journalists Association: serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging them to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news.

Asian American Psychological Association: advances the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.

Asian Women in Business: a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs and professionals. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level; and Asian women in the legal arena; and has established a scholarship program for undergraduates which promotes and rewards demonstrated leadership.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL): dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: national association of Asian-Pacific-American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, providing a national network for its members and affiliates.

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC): educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

National Association of Asian American Professionals: promotes professional relationships with Asian students interested in a career in business, service, and/or government from the U.S. and Canada.

National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians: coalition of physicians that are a powerful voice standing up for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander patients and communities.

The Network of Indian Professionals-North American Chapter: dedicated to the overall achievement and advancement of South Asian professionals

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce: representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

UVA Student Groups and Resources

APIDA Resources from UVA's Multicultural Student Services

Learn about the history of Asian Americans at UVA through Professor Sylvia Chong’s ‘A Race So Different’: Asians and Asian Americans in UVA’s History” 

Connect with the Asian/Asian Pacific American Programs and Services office within the Office of the Dean of Students.

Asia Business Club at Darden: The Asia Business Club at Darden’s purpose is to increase awareness within Darden about Asia, as well as increase awareness about Darden within Asia. 

Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI): The Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI) is a 10 week, student facilitated, spring semester cohort-based leadership development program for 1st and 2nd year Asian/Pacific Islander/Desi American emerging leaders. 

Asian Leader Council (ALC): The Asian Leaders Council (ALC) is a group made up of the leaders of the University Asian/Asian Pacific American community committed to fostering the growth of the A/APA community through collaboration, coordination, and cooperation.

Asian Student Union: The Asian Student Union aims to serve the Asian/Asian Pacific American (A/APA) community by uniting, advocating, and empowering through social, political, cultural, and educational avenues.

Minority Rights Coalition: The purpose of the Minority Rights Coalition at the University of Virginia is to provide services and activities to the various minority communities. Our vision is to foster a culture of diversity & inclusivity throughout the University community.

Peer Advising Family Network (PAFN): PAFN is one of the largest and most diverse A/APA organizations at the University of Virginia and is a pan-ethnic, multicultural program that helps incoming Asian/Asian Pacific American students with their transition into college.

Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE): The Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE): Our mission is to prepare Asian heritage students for success, promote diversity and tolerance, and provide career potential opportunities.

Women's Asian American Leadership Training Initiative (WAALI): The Women's Asian American Leadership Training Initiative (WAALI) is a fall semester, student facilitated, cohort based leadership development program for 2nd & 3rd year APIDA identifying women. 

Resources for Scholarships/Fellowships Outside of UVA:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

The Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund