UMM Minority Student Gateway Program, Morris, MN. One of 5
mentors that assists 19 first-year students in their transition to a
rural college setting. Within this 4-week summer program, I was able to
serve as a teacher's assistant for a computer science course. Also I was
a supervisor and adviser in their educational, academic, social,
and physical experience. This is to prepare them for their potential
challenging and cultural shock year as many of them are from the more
populated big cities, like Chicago.
Legislative Student-Intern (1998)
of Asian Pacific for Minnesotans, St. Paul, MN. Served as a non-
paid Administrative/Legislative Assistant to others at the office with
some summer projects through running errands and attending meetings.
One particular project was building a list of networks among the
Asian Pacific American community in the state's colleges and
universities (see CAPM newsletter).
United Postal Service:
Eagan, MN. Got physically built from unloading various sized
packages from trucks and package cars in the loading
docks in a team-oriented environment.
Patient Services Student-Intern (1997)
Society: Patient Services-Minnesota
Division, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. Completed a summer project that
further the mission of the ACS. I helped market a Hmong Cancer
Patient Video through phone calling, speaking in group meetings,
and creating content material for a homepage. Other duties
included writing letters, visiting and interviewing health
professionals about cancer and cultural issues, and contacting
people in the Hmong community for a survey data analysis report on
Sales Person (1996)
Kirby Corporation: Maplewood,
MN. Duties included marketing and customer service
through demonstration presentations (vaccuming) at various homes
throughout the Metro area.
3M Company: Plant Engineering, Maplewood, MN. Duties
included typing, running errands, data
answering phones, and filling.
Job Coach (December 12th of 2005-November 21st of 2007 (last day I worked before getting layed off) Present)
Stevens County Developmentally Achievement Center: Morris, MN. Help oversee work for various number (1-10) of clients with daily tasks that are developmentally (physically handicapped disabled or mentally challenged) disabled adults (total of 60-65 in our facility).
Consumer Counselor (June of 1999-Present)
St. Francis: Prairie Community Services-Ravenwood Home (formerly Hoffman Home): Morris, MN. Help assist about 8 consumers with daily tasks that are developmentally (physically handicapped disabled or mentally challenged) disabled adults. Also, I'm currently a mentor through the Community Services Program by helping (role modeling positive behavior, academic assitant, and getting involved with social activities to get him prepared for life) a youth in town as part of community social service program for PCS.
Human Services Trainer (Aug. 2004-Aug. 31 2006 (last day I worked) Present)
Divine House-Human Services Trainer: Adult mentor for a young kid with Autism. Serve as a positive role model through various activities: outings, homework, etc... Also, I'm currently doing one and one with a high school youth with special disabilities. Help with various task (personal cares, feeding, etc..) in and outside the house.
Job Coach (Feb-May 05')
Chokio-Alberta High School-Job Coach: Worked 1:1 with a high school teen during his after-school job for Prairie Community Services. Oversaw youth's work in a variety of areas: office work-paper shredding; yard work-raking; house cleainging-vaccuming, washing windows, etc..
Temporary Service Employee (1998-1999:
Office Team Temporary
Service:Roseville, MN. An assistant
at United Hospital's Human Behavior Service Clinic in St. Paul. Duties
included: filiing charts and running various errands.
ORL -Clayton A.
Gay Hall, Morris, MN. As a student and a part-time member of the
University staff, my role was to represent the University administration
at the residential halls, as an adviser, counselor, and a representative
of my residents. My duties included: developing a relationship with each
of my 30+ DIVERSE residents, being available for assistance to 235+
residents in the hall as I take on-call, enforce rules and regulations of
the University, and other responsibilities to build a friendly and safe
community sense of living for all.
"to address issues of cultural diversity, particularly as it relates to building a tolerant and welcoming environment in our community. The original intent in the COPC grant application was to focus on emerging community attitudes as the number of residents from other ethnic backgrounds increases"
Facilitate meetings and network with members in the community to work-together to welcome newcomers from diverse ethnic-backgrounds
-organizational skills from performing the high demanding errands to accomplish the task of fulfilling the organization's goals of educating Asian and Non-Asian community on our diverse enlightening cultures
-attended the Harvard Asian American Intercollegiate Leadership Conference at Cambridge-Boston, MA in 1998.
-attended the Hmong Youth Leadership Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 1996.
2. International Student Association 95'-98'
-responsibility and organizational skills from helping with the various numerous tasks: dinners, outings, and other get-togethers
-an active loving committed member and part of their Outreach Committee 98'-99'to advocate diversity.
4. Minority Experience Committee Member
-gave feedback on minority related issues in
5. Select Committee-Admissions Counselor 97'
-gave feed back on selecting UMM's Admissions Counselor
-able to comprehend written material
6. Morris Campus Student Assembly 97'-98'
-one of the 19 member representatives to serve
the UMM students' needs and suggestions on illuminating
this campus: Helped lobby for the New Science Building addition and the Regional Fitness Center at the state capitol.
a.) Student Service Committee
(1) Student Employment Committee
-serve as Chair, which my role was to get this 5 member student/faculty committee together at times throughout each quarter and discuss about a recent new student employment program in campus.
7. North Central Association Subcommittee
-only student representing member to help assess the Quality of Student Academic Life: Pre-and Post-UMM years. This is part of the process the Univeristy of Minnesota-Morris goes through to get
reaccredited every 10 years by the NCA agency.
Participated in track,
soccer, baseball, Asian Club, and Spanish Club.
Top 5%:Graduated 18 out of 367 students.
Responsible, motivated, determined, understandable,
self-reliant, organized, hard-worker, friendly, and honest.
workout, read books (especially the Bible), run, go to Bible Studies, local/overseas mission trips
play sports, read the Newspaper daily, community church-ministry/volunteer service opportunities, learning about different cultures and personal social-life issues or challenges, writing websites, etc..