When reviewing resources for people who identify as Asian American, I found more professional organizations than any other type of site. Here are a few resources which could prove useful for Asian Americans and more for anyone interested in working abroad in Asia.
AsianLife Established by Asian Diversity Inc. and whose goal is to empower and unite Asian professionals and leaders worldwide into a vibrant international Asian community. Asian Diversity Inc. has multiple components consisting of an online network, AsianLife.com, jobs & recruiting, professional events, and AsianLife Magazine. They’ve even started mentorship and internship projects with hopes to launch each at the end of 2010.
National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Like most professional associations you’ll find opportunities to attend conferences, network, become a member even at local chapters, scholarships, and access to a career board. There are currently over 3800 jobs posted in their career center.
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) Another profession association with similar opportunities, but also different services and programs. PACE provides members with a seasonal newsletter, job opportunities, and additional programs and services. These additional services consist of: Workforce Development, Business Development, Early Childhood Education, Energy & Environmental, and Real Estate & Community. These are great opportunities to get involved, volunteer, and foster your leadership skills.
Asian Career & Employment Websites The University of Melbourne provides their students with a list of websites for anyone interested in working within the Asia/Pacific Islands area. This handout has 20 web sites for Asia, 25 for Australia, and three and a half pages worth of additional country-related websites. If you’re interested in working abroad, this is a great resource!
If you know of any other website or resource, I welcome you to share the information. Next week I’ll be highlighting resources for women.
Karen is a Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). At IPFW she assists students in finding internships, coordinates and assists with campus-wide events, teaches a Career Planning course, and meets with students to assist them with all aspects of career development. Connect with Karen via LinkedIn or Twitter.