Series Thrive

Series Thrive provides opportunities for students to explore their version of success and gain necessary skills to prepare for life after college, while centering their AAPI identities and experiences. The series engages students with activities and resources that foster understanding finances, re-defining success, and personal wellness for students to thrive during college and in the next stage of their lives.

Check out our Thrive resources and content below!


Asian Students Affinity Group

In this space, we will create room to support and share about our college experiences, personal growth, xenophobia, racial in/justice, community needs, and other topics that impact our mental well-being to thrive as students and Asian community as a whole. We acknowledge Asian identities are complex and we are committed to holding this space sacred for all participants.  Facilitated by APARC and Student Counseling Services.

REGISTER HERE to receive online group meeting information and next steps for participating.

Budgeting: Financial and Family Values

Are you interested in learning about budgeting that aligns with your family values but don’t know where to start?  Hear from UMN One Stop Financial Wellness Counselors discuss what budgeting is, why it is important to start budgeting now, and advice on how to create a budget plan that centers on your cultural and family values.

Watch here!


Alumni Advice on Career and Relationships Post-College

What concerns do you have about life after college as an AAPI student? Are you unsure what you will and want to do after graduating? Hear from the voices of three APARC alumni on how they overcame challenges and struggles during their transition post-college to where they currently are in their lives. They share their personal journey on finding a career, maintaining their relationships with friends and mentors, and advice on how to continue THRIVING for your version of success.

Watch here!


APARC: Graduate School Panel (2021)

View our end-of-the-year APARC:Graduate School Planel! This year’s panel focuses on the experiences of Bao Diep, Ph.D. student in the Culture and Teaching program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Vinicius Taguchi, Ph.D. candidate in Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering. Both Bao and Vini share their experiences around their graduate school decisions along with aspects of their financial situations, such as how they are funding their programs.

Watch here!


Career Connections: Virtual Internship Part One

Check out the first Career Connections discussion on virtual internship. Hear from students about their virtual internship experiences. 

Watch part 1 here!

Watch part 2 here!


Financial Wellness Resource

5 Steps of Financial Success: Savings & Investments APARC/THRIVE x One Stop Financial Wellness Resource




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