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Asian American Pacific Islander Career Stories, Insights, and Recommendations from Metro State Alumni and Target Professionals

Questions Answered

  1. Name, company, role and how long in current role?
  2. What advice do you have for choosing a major? Are you currently working in the field you studied as an undergraduate.
  3. What was your first role out of undergrad? How did you get it?
  4. What do you wish you would have known prior to starting your career?
  5. What advice do you have for being successful at an organization?
  6. What skills do you think are most important for success on the job? Why?
  7. Talk about your experience with “imposter syndrome” and overcoming it.
  8. How would you advise students/graduates to determine if an organization is welcoming to AAPI identities?
  9. Any additional thoughts or advice you’d like to share?

Tinzing Artmann

Lead Paralegal

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Kee Yang

IT Business Analyst

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Yer Winder

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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Melissa Heinz

Program Architect

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Kou Yang

Software Engineer

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Julia Zhang

Strategy Implementation Lead

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Sumit Kumar

Dir. Strategy Implementation

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Larry Yang

Clinical Supervisor

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The career videos are sponsored by the PAC Grant, a U.S. Department of Education grant to improve and expand Metro State's capacity to serve Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students (AANAPI). Metro State is designated as a AANAPI Serving Institution, one of only two four-year institutions in Minnesota.

PAC stands for…

  • Promoting cultural awareness and competency
  • Advancing career readiness
  • Connecting graduates and students