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Ascend is the premier non-profit professional association dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the community to realizing the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in global corporations.

Ascend reaches 15,000 people with 26 student chapters and 13 professional chapters located in both the U.S. and Canada around major business hubs and campuses. Ascend membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities and business backgrounds.




Ron Glover - IBM, CDO
Judy Hu - General Electric, Global Executive Director - Advertising and Branding
Chris Simmons - PricewaterhouseCoopers Managing Partner
Lou Grabowsky - Grant Thornton LLP, COO
Michael Kim - ESPN, Anchor
Kathy Hannan - KPMG, CDO

Schedule of Events

Sun - KPMG Case Competition, Diversity Panel, Women of Ascend, International Student Career Panel, Non-Profit Board Development Workshop, Scholarship Luncheon, and Asia Consumer products/services showcase
Mon - Financial Services, The Business of the Jeremy Lin effect, Heath Care Trends and Leadership in Demand, Costs and Regulations, Leadership Luncheon, and Gala dinner with Awards

Click here view this year's Ascend National Awards Winners!

Latest Job Postings

The Siegfried Group - Manager Financial Reporting

The Siegfried Group - Client Services Director

The Siegfried Group - Senior External Auditor

The Siegfried Group - Accounting Manager

Ernst & Young – International Tax Services (ITS) Manager - Transfer Pricing (M110908007)

Ernst & Young - Resource Management, Supervising Associate, Financial Services Office

Ernst & Young - Transaction Advisory Services Senior - Transaction Tax - M&A - SALT

Ernst & Young - Business Analyst

Ernst & Young - Senior Analyst, Senior Associate, Global Finance

Ernst & Young - Senior Analyst, Senior Associate, Global Finance

Ernst & Young - Information Security Specialist (SharePoint)

Ernst & Young - Transfer Pricing Manager

Fannie Mae - Systems Analyst

Fannie Mae - Senior Application Development Analyst/Architect

Fannie Mae - Business Analyst

Fannie Mae - Financial Engineer

Fannie Mae - General Accounting Manager, Securities Accounting

Fannie Mae - IT Auditor

Fannie Mae - Credit Risk Analyst

Fannie Mae - Senior Business Analyst

Fannie Mae - Sourcing Specialist II

Verizon - IT Account Executive

Octagon - Senior Vice President

Octagon - Account Manager, Cause Endurance

Octagon - Senior Account Executive

Octagon - Event Coordinator

Octagon - Event Coordinator, Telecomm Motorsports

City of West Hollywood - Senior Management Analyst/Administrative Services

The Nielsen Company - Vice President, Public Affairs

Allstate - Exclusive Agent

A2Q2 - Proactive Accounting and Audit Consultant

eBay/PayPal - Senior Treasury Analyst

Crowe Horwath - Internal Audit Consultant

Bank of America - Financial Solutions Advisor

Crowe Horwath - Staff Accountant

The Wellness Center at the Historic General Hospital - Executive Director

Tokio Marine Management, Inc. - Human Resources Generalist III

Southern California Gas Company - Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Employee Communications

Bank of America - Mortgage Loan Officer-Builder

Bank of America - Investment Specialist I, Series 7 Licensed

KPMG - Manager, Transfer Pricing

KPMG - Senior Associate, Audit

KPMG - Senior .NET Developer

KPMG - Director, Advisory IT Healthcare

KPMG - Manager, Advisory

KPMG - Director, Alliances

Cigna - Manager, Life State Insurance Tax Unit

Cigna - IT Auditor

Cigna - Senior IT Auditor

PwC - Semester of Discovery Intern Summer 2013

PwC - Assurance Associate Summer 2013

PwC - Tax Intern Summer 2013

CIGNA - Manager, Life State Insurance Tax Unit

Time Warner Cable - Director, Communications

L.A. Care Health Plan - Media Relations Specialist

Comcast - Marketing Specialist

FedEx - Communications Advisor

Xilinx - Senior Financial Analyst, Operations Finance

State Farm - Agent

Wells Fargo - Communications Consultant 5 – Regional Media Relations

Kaiser Permanente - Director, Public Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center

WORLDCOM Public Relations Group - Managing Director

BNY Mellon - Business Executive

BNY Mellon — Sales Director

BNY Mellon - Director of Investment Strategy

BNY Mellon - Manager, National Sales Administration

BNY Mellon - Product Engineer

BNY Mellon - BNY Mellon Senior Portfolio Accountant – MIAM

BNY Mellon - Quantitative Analyst

BNY Mellon - Global Head of Asset Servicing Quality Assurance

HBO - Senior Counselor: New York, New York

Prevention Institute - Communications Manager: Oakland, California

Total Woman Gym and Day Spa - Director, Human Resources: Westlake Village, California

Council on Competitiveness - Communications Director: Washington, D.C.

Caesarstone USA- Public Relations/Marketing Specialist: Van Nuys, California

Cigna - Financial Development Program Associate: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hartford, Connecticut

Bank of America - Client Associate/Relationship Management Associate: Florham Park, New Jersey

Bank of America - Regulatory Investigations Consultant: Charlotte, North Carolina

Bank of America - Registered Client Associate: Oak Brook, Illinois; Northbrook, Illinois

Bank of America - Teller: New York, New York

Bank of America - Sales & Service Specialist: New York, New York

Bank of America - Personal Banker: New York, New York

Bank of America - Enterprise Compliance Program Specialist: Plano, Texas

Bank of America - Senior Financial Analyst – Consumer Real Estate Corporate Risk Reporting and Allowance Team: Charlotte, North Carolina

Bank of America - Regulatory Investigations Analyst: Charlotte, North Carolina

Bank of America - Compliance Executive: Charlotte, North Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware

Bank of America - Online/Mobile Vendor Compliance Specialist - Retail/Consumer: Charlotte, North Carolina; Wilmington, Delaware; Jacksonville, Florida

Bank of America - Marketing Review Specialist - Global Wealth & Investment Management: New york, New York; Pennington, New Jersey; Charlotte, North Carolina

Bank of America - Retail/Consumer Senior Compliance Manager: Westlake; California, Plano, Texas; Calabasas, Californial

Bank of America - Retail/Consumer Compliance Executive - Fair Lending: Charlotte, North Carolina; New York, New York; Washington, D.C.

Bank of America - Senior Auditor: National

Bank of America - Senior Compliance/ Testing Manager: Westlake, California

Bank of America - Senior Financial Analyst: New York, New York

Bank of America - Financial Advisor Trainee (Practice Management Development): National

Bank of America - Registered Client Associate: National

Bank of America - Client Associate: National

Jones Lang LaSalle - Senior Energy Engineer: Hong Kong/China

DIÁLOGO - Account Executive - PR: San Diego

DIÁLOGO - Account Executive - Social Media: San Diego

Kipling - VP, Global Marketing and Brand Development: Bornem, Belgium

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – Various Job Openings: Los Angeles

State Farm - Local Rep: Santa Ana, California

University of South Alabama - English as a Second Language Director: Mobile, Alabama

National Cooperative Business Association - International Marketing Communications Director: Washington, D.C.

NCR Corporation - VP, Corporate Communications: New York, New York

LA County Office - Assistant Director: Los Angeles, California

VF Corporation - General Manager: Greensboro, North Carolina

Baker Tilly - Risk Advisory Services Manager – Higher Ed Specialty: Vienna, Virginia

Baker Tilly - Senior Accountants - Tax and/or Audit: National

Ascend - Office Intern: New York, New York

KPMG - Auditors: National

KPMG - Federal Tax: New York, New York



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Convention Agenda

Ascend National Convention

Friday 10-28-11

12:00p - 1:30p - Chapter Meetings: Presidents/EVP, Marketing & Membership

3:00p - 5:00p - Professional Chapter Officers Best Practices Meeting & Networking

6:00p - 7:00p - Chapter Meetings: VP Student Affairs (To be held at EY offices)

7:00p - 9:00p - Student Chapter Officers Meeting & Networking

Saturday 10-29-11

7:00a - 5:00p - Registration Opens

8:30a - 9:30a - CEI Meeting

10:00a - 11:00a - Executive Development for Asian Americans: Examining Leadership & Cultural Perspectives

10:15a - 11:15a - Social Media: Do you have what it takes to compete in a Web 3.0 world?

11:15a - 12:30p - VIP Luncheon (invitation only)

11:30a - 12:30p - The Secrets of Getting Hired

12:45p - 2:00p - WELCOME REMARKS & OPENING KEYNOTE Norman C.T. Liu featuring Drum Cafe sponsored by PwC

2:00p - 3:30p - Plenary Mentoring: Overcoming the Myths of Asian Leadership

4:00p - 5:15p - Mentoring: LEAD Reach for the Top

4:00p - 5:15p - Mentoring: Dealing with Different Leadership Styles

4:00p - 5:15p - Mentoring: Session TBD

5:30p - 6:30p - Diversity Panel: Aiming High Across Borders

6:30p - 7:30p - OPENING RECEPTION

8:30a - 6:00p - CORPORATE & CAREER FAIR | More than 40 hiring companies!

Sunday 10-30-11

7:00a - 7:00p - Registration Open

7:30a - 4:30p - KPMG Case Competition (Pre-selected applicants)

8:45a - 10:00a - NETWORKING BREAKFAST & Keynote

10:15a - 11:30a - Changing Dynamics in the Emerging Markets

11:45a - 1:30p - LEADERSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP AWARD LUNCH & Keynote by Ernst & Young featuring the Deloitte Award, Scholarship Awards and Honoring Washington SyCip

2:00p - 3:00p - Dragon Ladies, Paper Tigers, Model Minorities? Non Asian Perceptions of Asian Americans

3:15p - 4:30p - Women of Ascend: Leveraging the Asian Female Advantage and Overcoming Stereotypes

3:15p - 4:30p - Men of Ascend: Arrogance & Business Success

4:45p - 5:45p - Executive Panel: Globalization & You - Bridging the Gap

6:00p - 7:00p - Happy Hour Networking (open to all)

6:00p - 7:00p - President’s VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

7:00p - 9:30p - GALA AWARDS DINNER & Keynote *Included in full registration package only, additional tickets available for purchase

Monday 10-31-11

8:30a - 5:00p - EIS - Executive Insight Series | Optional Session: (Additional Fees Apply)

8:30a - 10:00a - Chapter Meetings: Treasury (To be held at MSSB)

9:00a - 11:00a - Affinity Leaders Meeting

9:00a - 12:00p - Signature Series A: Using Your Cultural Strengths for Better Communication (limited seating)

1:00p - 4:00p - Signature Series B: Using Your Cultural Strengths for Better Communication (limited seating)

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