The Asian Business Society (ABS) is a graduate student organization at the Stern School of Business that strives to promote interest in both the domestic and international Asian business environment. We actively support both Asian Americans and Asian international students looking to work either in the US or abroad. We serve as the primary career conduit for those seeking international opportunities in Asia, and as a support network for those seeking domestic ones. Our focus is geared towards professional and social network development, rather than strictly cultural.
We accomplish our mission through initiatives in areas of:
ABS alumni provide additional touch points for our students seeking career advice and insight into the various organizations that our alumni represent. This is especially important for those students who are looking at opportunities abroad and do not readily have the same resources available as those seeking domestic opportunities. We organize several functions a year to bring alumni together with current students - be they conference calls with alumni in Asia or cocktail events with alumni in the city. Of course, the most effective means of utilizing our alumni remains contacting individuals in the interested field or company directly.
Aside from hosting corporate presentations for Asian companies and subsidiaries, one of our main responsibilities is to assist all members with their professional development. As we have members from across the world, we mold our initiatives to match their various needs. For those looking to enter into a workplace they have little experience in, we host cultural workshops. For those seeking to hone and practice their recruiting skills, we schedule mock interviews and career panels. For those looking for a guiding hand and friend to ask advice from, we offer a mentoring program.
ABS houses a wide body of cultural knowledge through its members and partner organizations. We try and share our rich cultural history and traditions through restaurant excursions, cultural celebrations, and participation in Stern's Passport Day. We also give our members access to a popular language training program taught by experienced tutors in the city.
Our events range from career oriented mingling with alumni and leaders in the field, to fun mixers with classmates and students from other schools. Although our parties have a tendency to overshadow everything else (they're really fun, what can we do?), we really try to strike a balance. Our ultimate goal is to broaden the social circles and contacts of our members.