Youth Webinars

Panel Discussions for Students and Young Professionals

ACMA Youth Webinars

Every other month, ACMA will host a Guest Panel for discussions in various topics including career development, storytelling, and community activism. Our main goal is to provide AAPI students and young professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to be successful in today’s world.

Registration is required to attend all our events.

Building Pathways

The September 29th, 2020 Youth Webinar, will be the first installation of ACMA’s Building Pathways–Career Empowerment Webinar. Our panel discussion is for students and young professionals who are seeking knowledge and resources in paving their pathways to a lasting career.

Participants will have a chance to ask panelists questions during the Q&A session.

Registration is required – Register now to receive our Zoom Webinar Invitation:

Building Pathways Panelists | September 2020

Sina Hajhassan

Career Coach

As Entertainment/Media Chair, then President of the Undergraduate Communication Society, I got to live my passion of leading a team and helping my peers get clarity in careers within the communications industry through our organization’s offerings. I also coached students and friends on professionalism, using LinkedIn, resume writing and job interviewing. I served as a Senior LinkedIn Champion and Director of Triton LinkedIn Group, a program that was only offered at eight college campuses in the nation. Working with my team, the Career Center at UC San Diego and actual LinkedIn employees, I got to further develop my knowledge and skills in career coaching.

Son Nguyen

LinkedIn Recruiter

Son is currently the Senior Lead Campus Business Recruiter at LinkedIn. He is responsible for hiring and coaching entry-level talent for 300+ business and technical roles in the SF Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Dublin. Prior to joining the talent acquisition team at LinkedIn, he worked in recruiting for Target Headquarters as well as college admissions at Notre Dame, Columbia, and Michigan. He was born and raised in Bellingham, WA to Vietnamese refugees. Son is the first in his family to attend college and holds a BBA of management consulting from the University of Notre Dame along with an MS of strategic communications from Columbia University. He is passionate about his Fighting Irish, Seattle sports, and coffee.

Rachel Mackena

Content Creator

 Rachel Makena is a recent USC business school graduate turned Content Creator on Twitch. After having her initial post-graduate job at a gaming company fall through due to COVID-19 complications, she continued in entrepreneurial fashion in creating space for her ideas in the gaming industry. In her two months on Twitch, she has grown a community of 200+ members who engage in her weekly streams. She plans to utilize content marketing to grow her channel in order to cultivate an interactive platform for positivity, kindness, and female empowerment.


MediActivism Banner

MediActivism is an online panel discussion for young adults (ages 18-25) who are interested in learning how to understand different forms of media in community activism. We believe that anyone can use media to tell a story, or create awareness and educate others about important issues and events. ACMA is honored to host a special guest panel of individuals who use their knowledge and platform to empower the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Our July 27th Webinar is now available on YouTube, Click to Watch.

MediActivism Panelists | July 2020

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