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Aaron Sahagun, Co-Founder

Alumwire Social Network CEO Aaron Sahagun

You may know first hand how difficult and frustrating it is to find that job or land that career while you’re still a student or a recent college alum. The University career center doesn’t cut it, Monster.com job postings that aren’t spam are one in a million and your friends “hook-ups” for jobs never work out. That’s when you turn to Alumwire.com, a social network dedicated to young adults looking to find great opportunities that match their skill set. Co-Founder and CEO Aaron Sahagun, 22, recently recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25, takes a moment with The AsiaConnect magazine to talk about what makes…

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9 The number of full or part-time jobs that the average 32 year-old has held since entering the workforce.

– U.S. Department of Labor

Political Missionaries

Political Missionaries
The images of the grimly made cell-phone video of Saddam Hussein’s assassination leave many with an acrid taste in their mouths. It seems victorious for some, a justified ending of an animal who murdered many without any cause for regret, and is an ominous warning for those who dare to act like him. For others, the judgment came swiftly, before we had ample time to process…

Gavin Funabiki

Gavin Funabiki of Third Thursdays
Each week you’re reading about amazing work non-profits and their young leaders are doing. What if, instead of reading, you could actually connect with and talk to them or other like-minded people as well? Third Thursday is an organization that does just that, hosting monthly meetings in the Bay Area for a friendly dinner panel and discussion about Asian American & Pacific Islander issues…

An Uncomfortable Truth

An Uncomfortable Truth
Ah, the awkward moment. We’ve all had them, but it becomes particularly disconcerting when it happens at work. Your boss may look at you differently from now on, but you can at least attempt to laugh it off — and we’ll help you, so please, share your “awkward moment” with us and we’ll publish the best of the best (you can keep your anonymity if you’d like).

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January 26

South Asian Awareness Network Conference
when 3:00 pm (EST); 3 days
where University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
price $45.00
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The CulturalConnect co-founders, Sumaya Kazi and Raymond Rouf will be speaking at this conference.

SAAN stands for “South Asian Awareness Network”. It is a student organization at the University of Michigan that was formed by the co-operative

January 29

Emerging Asian American Poets
when 7:30 pm (EST); 2 hours
where Folger Elizabethan Theatre in Washington, DC
price $12
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Tina Chang, Srikanth Reddy and Victoria Chang tackle identity politics in contemporary America. With varying styles, these poets craft global poetry fitting for literature’s increasingly diverse world stage.

February 20

SooJin Jeong Exhibits in New York
when 11:00 pm (EST); 3 weeks
where Agora Gallery in New York, NY
price free
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Soojin Jeong’s work is modern in its execution, but timeless in its themes. Exploring the nature of human beings and their relationship to reality is what Jeong’s work expresses to her viewers most strongly.

March 29

Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s 6th Annual Conversity Dinner
when 6:00 pm (PST); 3 hours
where USC Town and Gown in Los Angeles, CA
price $150/ticket
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The Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center’s annual awards dinner honoring those who exemplify “conversity” through their work to achieve positive human relations.

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