Careers and leadership event coming to Illinois

July 24, 2012 by  

The fifth annual Ascend National Convention will take place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers from July 27 – 31 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $795 for Ascend members, $995 for non-members, $110 for full-time student members, and $130 for non-member students. In addition, daily passes can be purchased for $450 for members and $550 for non-members.

The conference is mainly aimed at professional development in the Pan-Asian community, although everyone is welcome to attend. The conference will consist of seminars, mentoring opportunities, networking opportunities, workshop, panels, a scholarship luncheon, a product and services showcase, a career fair, and a gala awards dinner. Tickets for the career fair alone are free for Ascend members and $75 for non-members, with such services on offer as resume review, professional coaching, and test interviews. The gala dinner also has a separate price of $250 for Ascent members and $300 for non-members.

There will be many opportunities for networking at this convention which may draw people from all over the United States, including nearly Lyons. Those who plan to attend the convention would be wise to arrange for business card printing in advance so they have enough to hand out to everyone they meet.

Ascend is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in business. It has chapters in both the United States and Canada. This conference highlights everything the organization does and those who attend should learn a lot from the speakers, panels, and workshops in which they can take part.