Asian/Pacific Islander

Career Services is committed to ensuring students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or differing abilities, get access to whatever jobs match their goals and desires. These are the resources designed to assist Asian Americans in their career development.

Campus Resources  

The mission of the Asian Resource Center is to educate, promote, and encourage the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the Asian American community at UCSB. The Center provides a supportive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community members to develop an appreciation for one's identity and to affirm an institutional commitment that recognizes one’s community.
The MultiCultural Center was intended to facilitate the retention and recruitment of students of color and to combat institutional racism and ethnocentrism. These aims were to be realized in part through educational programming, which would promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community.The MCC and concerned students, faculty, and staff continue to resist and confront these persistent forms of group oppression. In addition to continuing to provide a safe space for students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, the MCC serves as a bridge to the entire campus community. To that end, the MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, musical, dance, and dramatic performances, and poetry readings, which are all open to the general public.

Career Information

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community.
Information for Asian-Americans about choosing a career and gives tips about careerbuilding strategies and interviews.
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) is a national, nonprofit organization, with a mission to achieve full participation and equality for Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) through leadership, empowerment, and policy.

Professional Associations

Ascend's mission is to be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the professional Pan-Asian community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asian professionals worldwide.
The Asian American Advertising Federation is made up of Asian American advertising agency principles, media, advertisers and strategic partners. Its mission is to grow the Asian American advertising and marketing industry, raise public awareness of the importane of the Asian American community and further professionalism within the industry.
Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, non-profit organization dedicated to economic self-help for Asian Americans and others. Its activities include workshops and seminars, business assistance for beginning and fledgling enterprises, access to funding for growing ventures, information support for the business community, advocacy for small minority firms and individualized career consultation.
AAJA offers a variety of educational, skills training and professional development programs for its student and professional members, as well as guidance on coverage of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues for the journalism industry and resources on working with the media for AAPI communities.
The AAPA's mission is to advance the mental health and well-being of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy.
APAMSA provides an important forum for APA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and develop personally and professionally.
The APEX mission is to be the premier membership organization for Asian Pacific Americans in Southern California who have a strong commitment to excellence in professional development, community service and cultural awareness.
AWIB's corporate initiative is designed to support corporate and professional Asian women and allow them network, listen to guest speakers, and attend annual galas
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students.
The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to become great leaders as well as valuable employees.
The mission of Ascend Leadership is to enhance the presence and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders and serve as a collective voice for Pan-Asian business communities.
The vision of USPAACC is to provide educational, training and networking organization that connects business to business to government, and that opens doors to contract, professional and educational opportunities to Asian Americans and their partners in Fortune corporations, government, nonprofit organizations and the small and minority business community.

Job Links

Connect with companies recruiting talented Asian American professionals.
Job search agent that has featured jobs, employers, and job seekers. Make sure your resume is strong so you can be a featured job seeker and catch the attention of the employer! is a worldwide Pan-Asian online community where Asian professionals can cultivate their careers, connect with people, and be a part of the exploding global Asian community.
Job postings and career information for Pan-Asians divided by type of job and city. There is an option to post your resume for employers to look over to hire or give advice on resumes.