Summit Leadership Academy: For Students

September 30, 2017 | Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

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The Summit Leadership Academy will support the development of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students into graduates who are poised to prosper in today's economy. These students are a part of the fastest growing racial groups in the country and will become critical contributors to the nation's workforce and central to America's economic development. Sessions will focus on professional skills development, mentorship, career aspirations, and leadership training. Students will reflect on their individual strengths, desires, and passions as they chart their paths to become leaders and change agents in their industry and advocates within the AAPI community.

At the completion of the Leadership Academy, students will receive a certificate of completion for their accomplishments. Business casual attire is recommended.

Leadership Academy sessions will address:

  • AAPI Identity: Incorporating and addressing one's personal identity in a professional setting
  • Professional Skills Training: Resume building, interviewing, networking, job searching
  • Financial Literacy: Planning for future education, understanding loans, financial planning
  • Mentorship: How to develop a mentorship relationship that is supportive and inspiring
  • Advocacy/Non-Profit: Understanding the field, how to be an outstanding candidate
  • Graduate School: Finding the program that is the best fit, how to apply and be an outstanding candidate
  • Corporate: Understanding the field and how to be an outstanding candidate
  • Career Clarity: Transforming your passions and strengths into a career with meaning and purpose

Tentative Agenda

8:30-9:00 AM Scholar Lei Ceremony (APIASF and GMS Scholars Only)
8:30-9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration for Students
9:00-9:30 AM Welcome Remarks
Keynote Speaker
9:30-10:30 AM Personal Branding Session
10:30-11:00 AM Sounds of the Ocean: Bringing Aloha to Your Organization
11:15-12:15 PM Concurrent Session 1: Professional and Leadership Skills
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Resume Optimization
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch and Wells Fargo Financial Literacy Session
1:30-2:45 PM Concurrent Session 2: Pathways
  • Corporate Pathways Panel
  • Advocacy/Nonprofit Pathways Panel
  • Graduate School Pathways Panel
2:45-3:30 PM Afternoon Snack and Exhibition Hall
3:30-4:30 PM APIASF and GMS Scholar Alumni Panel
4:30-5:00 PM Closing and Certificates