The University Career Center is committed to supporting your career and professional development, and helping you make the most of your time here at Michigan. We've created a list of resources to support you in your job and internship searches, networking efforts, and other next steps. We're here for you with guidance and support on your career exploration and preparation, every step of the way.
In addition to these identity focused resources, be sure to check out additional resources on our website or schedule an appointment online to meet with one of our career coaches. Schedule an appointment online to meet with a career coach, or look at our additional resources below for more information.
Job and Internship Resources
- Handshake: A pathway to career connections. Through this tool you can: Explore job and internship openings, engage in recruiting activities with employers, and develop and track your goals and next steps. You can also identify University Career Center events, workshops, and fairs and schedule an appointment with a UCC coach to discuss your ideas, and develop plans, and strategies related to graduate/professional schools, and employment.
- Asianlife: Jobs, People, Community: The largest on-line network Pan-Asian community where Asian professionals can cultivate their careers, connect and be a part of a global Asian community. The website offers a global job board that includes an extensive database of jobs in the US and Asia.
- Asian Jobs.com: This platform connects job seekers with employers who are searching for bilinguals who speak Asian languages and English, as well as organizations that seek to increase their diversity.
- Asia Society: This is a Global non-profit organization designed to forge closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy, and business outreach. Asia Society has offices in New York and Texas. It has an online job board and internship program designed to provide practical experience, training and opportunities to participate in events and programs.
- Diversity Employers | Job Search Engine: Includes job and internship postings from employers that support diversity.
- Jobs for People of Color in Tech: Explore this platform that connects people of color with jobs in the tech industry.
Opportunities Related to Graduate & Professional School
APIA Scholars: APIA Scholars offers a range of scholarships to support APIA students.
Scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Students: This site offers a list of 25 scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander students.
Scholarships offered to Asian Americans: This site details information about the financial aid process, and offers information about identity-based scholarships that are available to Asian Americans.
Professional Organizations & Associations (Professional associations and networking groups)
By tapping resources to meet people who can share advice, you learn and develop your personal networks.
- UCAN: UCAN is a U of M resource that allows students to connect with university alumni across any broad spectrum of fields, or majors, to gain insight or advice on resumes, interviewing tips, personal statement advice, and so much more that are part of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Community. When exploring Alumni in the search bar type in Asian/Pacific Islander American and you will see all the alumni that have self-identified. These Alumni are willingly donating their time on this platform to help students any way they can with guiding their future steps beyond college.
- Asian American Architects/Engineers Association: The (AAa/e) is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.
- Asian American Journalists Association: This nonprofit mission to advance diversity in the newsroom, and ensure fair and accurate coverage of communities of color.
- AAPI Women Lead: Aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls.
- Asian American Womxn in Leadership Conference (coordinated by ASPIRE): Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE), the Asian American Womxn in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference is an interactive event aimed at growing and developing personal and professional leadership. The conference provides a forum for a cross-generational community of Asian American girls and womxn to share experiences and learn from one another.
- Asia Pacific American Leadership: The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) is dedicated to building leadership and public policy knowledge within the Asian Pacific American community. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large. It offers a public sector intern program in Washington, DC for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics: A national, non-profit organization dedicated to creating and developing API leaders since 1982.
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: (NAPABA) can help you learn more and apply to opportunities where you can develop leadership and professional skills and how to get involved with the AAPI legal community.
- National Association of Asian American Professionals: NAAAP is a non-profit organization that cultivates, supports, and promotes Asian American leaders. NAAAP offers a Career Center section that connects Asian and minority professional talent with companies across the globe.
- Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers: Prepares Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world.
- South Asian Americans Leading Together: This is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that fights for racial justice and advocates for the civil rights of all South Asians in the United States. SAALT offers a Young Leaders Institute designed to cultivate skills, deepen knowledge and awareness, nurture relationships with diverse communities and empower young leaders to be change agents.
- South Asian American Policy & Research Institute: As a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to serve South Asian Americans in the Chicago area, by formulating equitable and socially responsible policy recommendations.
- South Asian Bar Association of North America: This student-led organization is the umbrella organization for regional South Asian Bar Associations and South Asian legal professionals throughout North America. NASALA aims to close the geographical and generational gaps faced by South Asian law students and attorneys for the benefit the community. It connects affiliated South Asian American law student organizations and law students across the country.
- The Center for Asian Pacific American Women: The Center strives to nurture Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities by expanding leadership capacity, fostering awareness of AAPI issues, creating a supportive network of AAPI women leaders, and strengthening the community.
Print Publications and Additional Resources
Asian and American Leadership Styles: How are they Unique? This article, written by a Harvard Business School faculty member, explores American and Asian leadership styles and illustrates that while they are different they also share important similarities.
- Diversity Inc. Career Center: Features job listings from the publishers of Diversity Inc. As well as helpful articles and webinars. There is also a list of “Top 50 for Diversity”.
State and Federal Laws
Understand your rights in the employment process and as an employee
Resources and links are included due to their potential interest to students. Inclusion of a resource does not imply school endorsement of the particular organization, opportunity or resource described.