Here it is! Your Mid-October Digest! ********************************
Announcements: 1. ECAASU Campus Ambassadors 2. ECAASU Trailblazer Award: Nominations Needed; Second Finalist Announced! 3. ECAASU Campus Mixer Coming to a City Near You! 4. ECAASU Advocacy Factsheet: Domestic Violence 5. Official ECAASU Statement about the death of Private Danny Chen
Opportunities: Internships, Jobs, Events, etc.
6. [NYC] A Discussion of Asian America's Challenges on the Path to Higher Education
7. [Nationwide] Organization of Chinese Americans: APIA U Spring 2012 Application
8. [NYC] Free Career Workshop Presented By APIASF: The Best Career Advice I Ever Received
9. [NYC] Page Turner: Literary Festival by Asian American Writers’ Workshop
10. [Nationwide] OCA Hiring Development Manager Position: Events and Special Projects
11. [Nationwide]APIASF Scholarship Application 2012-2013
12. [Boston] Harvard Kennedy School- Public Policy and Leadership Conference
The ambassador position is to help ECAASU build up a network across the East Coast amongst student leaders and provide an opportunity for people to step up and be active community members in the East Coast region. In a way, it is very similar to a publicity position, in which we hope the ambassador will help us spread news about ECAASU and its events (Fall Campus Tour, Spring Conference, etc.) to your campus community. If you would like to join the program and/or work on new ideas for the program, check this out.
The ECAASU National Board is soliciting nominations for students who inspire, educate and empower those interested in Asian American & Pacific Islander American issues. As a new initiative to honor those who whose work fits with our mission and goals, ECAASU has created the ECAASU Trailblazer Award to recognize those students who have significantly impacted his or her community. Every two weeks leading up to the ECAASU 2012 Student Conference at Duke University, a Trailblazer Award nominee will be chosen by the ECAASU National Board as a finalist. At the ECAASU 2012 Conference, all the finalists will be recognized at a reception and the winner for ECAASU's Trailblazer Award will be chosen. The winner of the Trailblazer Award will be recognized at the reception and win a scholarship of an amount to be determined to further his or her education or career aspirations.
Congratulations to Christopher Zou from New York University for being the second Trailblazer Award Finalist. To learn more about Christopher, click here.
Our first mixer of the year in NYC was a great success. Come join ECAASU and fellow student leaders at our next stop at the University of Connecticut! There are 5 destinations left including Philly, Hartford, Boston, Atlanta, and Florida. If you are a student activist, love to meet new people and want to collaborate with others from your community this is the event for you! For more information check out our website, facebook site and registration form.
4) ECAASU Advocacy Fact Sheet: Domestic Violence
Monami Maulik, Executive Director, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education, NYU & Board Member, CACF Free event: RSVP here.
We are currently looking to fill the Spring 2012 season (January – May). This is a great opportunity for your school to become involved. If you would like to bring this unique program to your school, please fill out the application by November 4 , 2011.
Register today here or call Marydynne Montante at 734.560.2704 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 734.560.2704 end_of_the_skype_highlighting .
PAGE TURNER is the literary festival curated by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. We have an incredible line-up: Junot Diaz, Jessica Hagedorn, Amitav Ghosh, Jayne Anne Phillips, Minjin Lee, Hisham Matar, Danielle Evans, Hari Kunzru, Teju Cole, Mark Nowak, and many others--including TV chef (and nemesis-of-David-Chang) Eddie Huang, who will DJ our after party. We're going to have Korean taco trucks, policy wonks, and stand-up comedians. Please mark your calendar for October 29, 2011 at powerHouse books. More details here.
THE POSITION: Reporting to the Director of Development, the ideal candidate will have significant work experience in all phases of special events planning including but not limited to development of event work order, budget, marketing plan, negotiation with vendors, risk management and assessing for staffing needs. Other essential professional requisites include excellent oral and written communication, project/program management (both on and off site), ability to work independently with minimum supervision and strong interpersonal skills including supervision of staff and volunteers.
Once accepted, conference participants will receive free travel and room and board. The application for the PPLC is due November 18, 2011. The online application can be viewed here.