WESTWOOD, Calif–The Armenian Graduate Student Association at UCLA will be hosting its first annual Graduate-Professional Networking Forum (Forum) on Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 pm in Kerckhoff Grand Salon on the UCLA campus. The Forum will create the opportunity for UCLA graduate students to meet and network with Armenian-Americans from major national companies in different sectors and to familiarize themselves with various Armenian-American professional organizations.
The Forum is the newest signature event in the UCLA AGSA portfolio of projects, joining the Annual Yacht Gala, Mentorship Panel and Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies. "We are excited to bring this unprecedented event on board to the UCLA AGSA family," said Leonard Drorian, Membership Development Officer for the AGSA. "The AGSA’s goal is to give our community the opportunity to interact with Armenian-American professionals from major national companies from different sectors, all under one roof."
Professionals from a number of prominent companies will be present that evening, including, but not limited to: Disney Human Resources, Yahoo Web Marketing, Amgen Marketing, Citi Group Investment Banking, Latham & Watkins, Boeing and more. "It can only help students if they are exposed to the professional world early on during their academic careers," said Raffi Kassabian, Executive Officer for the AGSA. "This event will be a success because relationships will be built between graduate students and professionals, and stories will be shared about the roads taken in the process of becoming professionals."
In addition to networking with professionals, the goal of the Forum is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to learn about post-graduate community involvement in various organizations tailored to their profession. To serve this purpose, the AGSA has invited representatives from the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA), AAMSHA, Armenian American Medical Society of California, Armenian Bar Association (ABA), Armenian Professional Society (APS), Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art, ANC-PN, AGBU-YP, USC AGSA, USC Armenian Alumni Association (AAA) and Armenian Bruin Alumni Association (ABAA) to table and distribute their literature.
If you are interested in receiving more information about this event contact the AGSA at [email protected]
The Armenian Graduate Student Association at UCLA, established in 2002, provides a forum through which graduate students in the various programs at UCLA can make use of their field specific skills to promote academic as well as professional development by means of participation in events that increase awareness of Armenian culture, communities and issues.