Ascend Indiana University Bloomington is founded in 2010, as the local chapter of Ascend, the premier nation-wide professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians. ASCEND provides lifelong support to our members' careers and personal growth, with events and programs benefiting undergraduate members and executive level alumni alike.
The external committee develops and maintains strong relationships with partner firms and organizations. We provide invaluable networking and professional development opportunities to Ascend members, and refer outstanding young leaders to empower growth in our professional partners' businesses.
The internal committee utilizes in-school resources to provide members more opportunity for their future professional careers and their social network. Those resources may include UCSO, other organizations, and librarians. Our goal is to provide young leaders to learn their professional skills through the events and create a better community, which will generate better social network. Welcome to Ascend!
Exclusive Professional Development is responsible for promoting programs enhancing Ascend members' business professionalism. Two programs are run by this committee: Professional Development Program and Case Workshop (CW). Professional Development Program seeks to enhance students’ personal and professional development by introducing a variety of essential business skills. CW aims to get you ahead on case competitions; it provides challenging yet rewarding case workshops that develop participants’ analysis, teamwork, and presentation skills.
As a strategic catalyst in Ascend, we are dedicated to the quality member experiences delivered with strong inspiration, great aspiration, individual success, and Ascend spirit. Our core mission and competency is developing, supporting and improving programs and events that add value to Ascend members by gathering and analyzing member data and feedback.
The IT committee is the backbone of the entire organization. It is responsible for numerous aspects that range from, database and website management to marketing and outreach. Beyond the traditional view, we're helping Ascenders to have a place to learn, to connect with Ascend’s overarching network.
The finance committee initiates and organizes the fundraising events to support daily operation of Ascend. We monitor the organization’s financial records and create of accurate, timely, and meaningful financial statements for the board. Our mission is to help Ascend more efficient from financial perspective.