SASEBy Khanh Vu

If someone were to ask you, what is the largest Asian American career fair?

Most people probably don’t know that the correct answer is the Third Annual SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers) National Conference and Career Fair. The event will be held in Philadelphia from Oct. 10-12, 2013. Early bird registration for the Conference is $65 before September 10th. The Career Fair is free with conference registration. Over 1,000 attendees are expected at the conference, and more than 70 companies and 180 recruiters are expected at the Career Fair.

SASE is a fairly new non-profit organization promoting leadership, career development and networking. With over two million Asian Scientists and Engineers (S&E) in the U.S., SASE will help them network with each other, learn about career opportunities, develop their professional skills, promote participation in their local community, and help them reach their full potential.

Asian S&E have not been organized across collegiate and professional ranks and this is reflected in the bamboo ceiling at many corporations. SASE helps change this dynamic through bringing awareness early on to collegiate students and developing their leadership skills while they are in college. SASE will continue its programming and support to professionals as they grow in their career.

SASE has over 50 collegiate chapters and has an expanding professional membership. With its rapid growth, SASE expects to have hundreds of chapters within a few years. In Colorado alone, SASE has four collegiate chapters (Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Denver) and a professional chapter.

SASE hosted six regional conferences in the spring across the country from Binghamton, New York to San Diego, California with over 800 attendees. If you cannot attend to this year’s National Conference and Career Fair, check out the website in November for information on all of the 2014 regional conferences near you.

SASE is on pace to become the largest Asian American organization within the next few years. Come join us and be a part of this large movement!

For conference and career fair registration, go to www.saseconnect.org/conference. For more information about the Colorado professional chapter, go to www.facebook.com/SASECOPro.
For more information about SASE, go to www.saseconnect.org. E-mail SASE at ideas@saseconnect.org.

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