High School Conference

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Exciting News!!

This academic year, SDSU's Asian Pacific Student Alliance (SDSU Asian Pacific Student Alliance) and Vietnamese Student Association (SDSU VSA) have collaborated to arrange its first-ever joint High School Conference at San Diego State University!

๐Ÿ—บ WHAT IS HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE? ๐Ÿ—บ
The primary objective of our High School Conference is to promote a greater appreciation for academic success and ultimately serve as an inspirational drive for the attendees to pursue a higher education. This is an all-day event where high school students across the San Diego community can partake in various workshops and learn about AAPI culture, college life, dancing, and much more! Free food, learning, and fun is provided!

The theme for this year's HSC is "Oh, the Places You'll Go!", inspired by Dr. Seuss. As we journey through our lives we often find ourselves in front of many different paths. Whether it's a major decision or simply choosing what to eat for lunch, life is full of branching pathways and different doors. Higher education is one of those doors that can lead to many different paths. Our conference aims to educate high schoolers about those different paths that the door of higher education can unlock. To help encourage them that no matter what their background is, college is a door that can be opened by anyone. Every person holds the key to their future, they just have to unlock the door.


 
 

Interested in attending VSAPSAโ€™s High School Conference? Sign up below!!

 

2019 VSAPSA HSC ORGANIZERS

 

VSA HSC DIRECTOR

IRENE UNG

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Hello everyone! My name is Irene Ung and I am the 2018-2019 High School Conference Director of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) at San Diego State University. Briefly, I am a San Francisco native and a third year Nursing major with dreams of working as an advanced practice nurse. In the near future, I hope to be a critical care nurse practitioner with a focus in adult-gerontology. As High School Conference Director, I am so excited to bring you knowledge and resources for obtaining higher education. This event is also an opportunity for high school students to bridge the gap between academics and culture. We hope to see you there!

APSA ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

JED COLCOL

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Mabuhay! ใ“ใ‚“ใซใกใ‚! Ni Hao! Hello! My name is Jed Michael Colcol and I am the Academic Coordinator for the Asian Pacific Student Alliance (APSA) at San Diego State University. I am a third year Psychology major born and raised in Chula Vista, California. My current dream is to become a Clinical Psychologist or MFT helping children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. With the help of my co-coordinators Dylan Corliss and Irene Ung, it is my honor and privilege to present APSA's first ever joint High School Conference with the Vietnamese Student Association, "Oh The Places You'll Go!". This theme focuses upon the many paths life may take us on, and higher education serves as the door to one of these paths. College has so many opportunities available to us. All you have to do is reach out and open the door.


APSA ACADEMIC ASSITANT

DYLAN CORLISS

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Hello! My name is Dylan Corliss and I am the 2018-2019 Academic Coordinator Assistant for the Asian Pacific Student Alliance. I spent most my life in the small college town of Claremont, CA, just outside of LA County. I am currently a second year at San Diego State University studying English Literature and Economics. I hope to work in education policy and administration, with a focus on availability of cultural identity education in the public school system


 
 
 
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๐ŸŽฌ INTERESTED IN THE TALENT SHOW? ๐ŸŽฌ
HSC also has a Talent Show at the end of the night! VSA and APSA want to hear YOUR STORY expressed on stage. If you have talent that you would like to showcase, feel free to sign up!

 
 
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๐ŸŽˆ INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? ๐ŸŽˆ
HSC gives APSA and VSA general body members the chance to connect with high school students and give back to our Asian and Pacific Islander community! All volunteers will get a free T-shirt!

 
 
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๐Ÿ›  INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP? ๐Ÿ› 
Do you want to leave your mark on our attendees? Sign up to host one of our many workshops taking place throughout the day!