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March 14, 2019

NAAAP Detroit Launches 2019 with Learn & Grow Session I in Collaboration with UM Student Organizations

DETROIT, MI – The National Association of Asian American Professionals-Detroit Chapter (NAAAP Detroit) held its 2018 Annual Membership meeting on December 15, 2018 at Altair Engineering, Inc. Headquarters. The meeting comprised two portions: Business Meeting and Member Mixer.

DETROIT, MI – On March 24, 2019, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter and University of Michigan Asian Student Organizations led by Asian Students in Business (ASIB), will partner to bring Session I of NAAAP Detroit’s acclaimed Learn & Grow Series at the UM Ross School of Business. The Panel Discussion titled “APIA Career Breakthrough: Discover, Navigate, Thrive” will provide a window into the career journeys of a dynamic group of five speakers from diverse professional backgrounds – Business Technology, Healthcare, and Creative Entrepreneurship –and student leaders. This complimentary event will take place at 1:00 – 3:30PM at the Blau Colloquium, 5th Floor, Blau Building. Refreshments provided.

Our outstanding panel speakers are:  Jeff Hu, financial tech company Amrock’s Chief Information Officer; Mike Han, Chef, Creative Director and Owner of Pursue, a sustainable Korean-American seafood concept in Downtown Detroit; Dr. Henry Kim, Division Chief of Cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute at Henry Ford Hospital; and Johnny Young and Avantika Tiwari, UM Ross School seniors in business and computer science, and business and entrepreneurship respectively. The event and panel discussion will be moderated by David Han, NAAAP Detroit Chair of Education & Career Committee, Temuulen Johnson (NAAAP Detroit), and Grace Yau (ASIB at UM Ross).

This program will afford an opportunity for attendees to learn from personal experiences of the diverse panelists, and stimulate an examination of our own journeys – to discover, navigate, and thrive – for students and professionals alike.  This complimentary event is open to NAAAP Detroit members and all area university students and professionals with advance online registration.  Seating is limited so register early!

NAAAP Detroit program events provide excellent opportunity to learn and also meet professionals in the Greater Detroit area, as well as connect with the broader Asian American professionals’ network throughout North American through NAAAP.org the umbrella organization. Check out naaapdetroit.org for more information as well as to register for this event.

Asian Students In Business (ASIB) is a pan-Asian student association at the UM Ross School of Business.

NAAAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and leading organization in North America that cultivates and empowers Asian leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.  NAAAP has a long tradition in the US and Canada, and there is dynamic energy and enthusiasm for the future of NAAAP Detroit Chapter. NAAAP Detroit Chapter encourages members and friends to join to provide and experience leadership and professional development programs and service experiences to grow personally and to contribute to the growth of others in NAAAP and where they work and live.  Go to www.naaap.org and www.naaapdetroit.org for more information.

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