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.

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast and Lei Ceremony
9:30 am - 10:00 am APIASF Scholar Panel
10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Speaker and Welcome
10:30 am - 11:45 am Sounds of the Ocean: Bringing Aloha to your Organization
Victor Thompson, National Pacific Islander Education Network Executive Director
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch Break & Exhibition Hall
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Wells Fargo Financial Literacy
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions 1 - Professional and Leadership Skills
  • Resume Optimization: Building a Career Companion
  • Branding
  • Salary Negotiations
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Afternoon Snack & Networking Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions 2 - Pathways
  • Corporate
  • Advocacy / nonprofit
  • Graduate School
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Closing

Registration is currently open — RSVP now!