Over 70 interns and alumni attended the Alumni Conference on August 14-16, 2015. The attendees were interns/alumni from organizations such as APAPA, CAPA, and China's own Siyuan group. Along with APAPA’s interns/alumni residing in California, many interns/alumni flew in from Texas, Florida, and New York to represent their chapters. In addition, students from prestigious universities in China came to the conference to do a cross-cultural exchange.
The conference was held for three days in Berkeley, California. The program consisted of networking, workshops, and mentoring. The event featured speakers including Sandy Chau, C.C. Yin, Nelson Huang, Albert Wang, Maeley Tom, Yen Marshall, and, Anthony Lin. The workshops were hosted by Liliana Li, Executive Director of VNA, and Lucy Oback, Internship Chair of APAPA, and included topics such as “How your Asian cultural values can add impact to your career goals” and the “Importance of effective communication skills.” Nearly 20 business professionals and organization leaders participated as speed mentors, offering advice to the young and bright attendees at the event.
We would not be able to organize these types of conferences without the help of our volunteers and sponsors. With your support, APAPA can continue to develop our future leaders, whether they want to play an active role in public policy, empower the API community, or guide others. These types of events allow these interns/alumni to create a professional network and gain valuable experience that can guide them towards their aspirations.