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What We’re All About

Ascend is one of the largest non-profit organizations for business professionals in North America. The National Chapter was established in 2005, to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries. Ascend’s network includes 60,000+ senior executives, professionals, and MBA/undergraduate students involved in its 50+ chapters. 

Our Mission & Purpose:

We are dedicated to providing the best resources and opportunities for our members, affiliates, and corporate partners to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with each other. Our audacious goal is to make Ascend a source of empowerment for students,  connecting students with professionals and ultimately help them achieve their career goals. In addition, one of our core values is to raise Pan-Asian awareness in our community.

Our Organization:

Ascend USC Chapter is a Professional Networking & Leadership Organization at the University of Southern California. It was established in 2000 by just a few students who came together to do what they love. Today, it has grown into the thriving student organization it is today. Every year, our dedicated members enjoy meeting often for different events and activities. Passion and enthusiasm are what USC Ascend is all about.

We connect our students to leaders across industries through a network of seasoned professionals and emerging leaders. We enable our young professionals and emerging leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve new professional heights. Last but not least, we assist our partners and sponsors to maximize their recruiting efforts through first-class diversity and inclusion practices.

As a career lifecycle organization, it offers robust leadership and professional development programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent by supporting its members in reaching their career potential and by supporting its corporate partners to develop a strong, diverse, and inclusive workforce to achieve business growth.

Our door is always open to new members, no matter their experience level. We are proud to bring together people from all over campus and different academic focuses. Come join us at our next event — we’d love to share all that USC Ascend has to offer!

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