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October 5, 2015
Thanks to Martell and APEX, I won a trip to France! Martell, the cognac brand, and APEX started a mentorship program called Icons of Inspiration, in which the mentees were assigned to each pitch a project that incorporated his/her identity as an Asian-American. As one of the winners of that competition, I got to stay at a VIP château in the Cognac area, eat fancy meals, tour [...]
August 9, 2015
The Martell Icons of Inspiration Competition appeared on my radar one morning as I scrolled idly through my social media feeds, waiting for my breakfast at a street cart outside my office in Manhattan. I noticed that the deadline was some far off date in the future, and that there would be some intermediary round in Los Angeles before any winners were selected. It seemed like a lot of [...]
April 27, 2015
Let me tell you about some of the best years of my life. After growing up and attending school in the Sacramento region, I decided to move down to Southern California in 2006. As a kid, my dream was to live in “SoCal” and be in the thick of the action as depicted by Hollywood. Knowing only two friends in the area I got involved with [...]
April 15, 2015
In 2007, I was a fresh college graduate back in LA, after 4 years in NorCal. At the suggestion of my parents, I researched some Asian American professional organizations to jumpstart my LA network with.
APEX stood out from the rest, as providing an environment that was both fun, and inspiring. A good mix of social and professional.
The following year, I applied to be Director of Administrative [...]
October 22, 2014
2014-2015 Martell ICONS of Inspiration
Celebrating the achievements of leading Asian Americans
“80% of success is showing up.” —Woody Allen
When you say yes to an event invitation, you say yes to a chance to meet like-minded people. When you say yes to a date, you might find your soul mate. When you say yes to a mentorship program, you can probably end up [...]
May 1, 2014
On Wednesday, April 30th, APEX hosted its first professional development workshop of the year: Effective Communication in Today’s World.
Bryce DeVincenzi, Raajeev Aggarwal, and Pallavi Ridout – three distinguished and award-winning speakers from the public speaking organization Toastmasters International – instructed a group of over 70 people in various public-speaking skills. Through live demonstrations, public critique, and a question and answer session, attendees gained valuable insight into [...]
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