APEX Committee Recruitment 2016
APEX is recruiting for our 2016 planning committees! This is a great way to get involved in your community, make new friends, and work on our most impactful APEX programs. Many of our current board members got their start through a planning committee, so whether you are an experienced volunteer or brand new to our organization, we hope you can find the time to contribute and be a part of something special!
Youth Education Summit (YES)
As part of APEX's commitment to community service, professional development and cultural awareness, the Youth Education Summit is being brought to the Los Angeles area as a career day for at-risk high school youth to start thinking about their future and what tools they would need to reach their goals. On top of workshops focused on personal finance, college applications, degree selection, and interview training, YES will bring in working professionals to educate using insights into their careers and life tips. The goal is to not only prepare under-served youths for a college career, but to give them the inspiration and means to succeed, both traditionally and non-traditionally.
Committee members will be expected to assist with event planning and promotion. Members will do this by but not limited to: participating in local grassroots marketing, talking to event sponsors, and coordinating with various participation groups in order to make YES a success. Meetings will begin in March/April and continue monthly until mid summer at which point meetings will be held at least every other week up to the day of the event.
Career Symposium (CS)
The APEX Career Symposium is the largest career development conference dedicated to Asian Pacific American professionals in Los Angeles. The core of the conference is the Career Fair, an event that connects students and professionals with corporate recruiters from various industries such as tech, entertainment, finance, and many others. The goal of the career fair is to help attendees expand their network, showcase their skills and offer opportunities for career advancement.
Committee members will be expected to assist with event planning and promotion. Meetings will begin in the beginning of summer and will be held every other week until August. From there, meetings will increase to weekly leading up to the day of the event. Each committee member will participate in local grassroots marketing as part of event promotion. More details to come.
The 23rd Annual APEX Awards Gala is an event where the Asian Pacific Islander American community will come together to celebrate the organization's past and present accomplishments. This annual fundraising benefit will honor the contributions of prominent Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the arts, community, and corporate sectors. The Awards Gala allows APEX to recognize these accomplishments that others have made throughout the course of the year while bringing together APEX members, supporters, community leaders, elected officials, and corporations.
The Gala committee will be tasked with diverse responsibilities including managing media, decorations, vendors, caterers, registration, volunteer coordination, and silent auction. Major assignments will also include after-party planning, sponsorship outreach, marketing, and graphic and video design. Committee meetings will start in May and occur monthly. We will have weekly meetings starting in October leading up to the event.