Who We Are
Ascend is the largest non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America, reaching 60,000 people with 34 student chapters and 17 professional chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.
Ascend UMD is the flagship student chapter of Ascend in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Here, you will find a network of students and alumni who share similar interests and ambitions. We help each other develop job search strategies, improve communication skills, and discover leadership potential.
Do you want to be closely connected with the Asian community at UMD? Do you want to land that dream internship/full-time job? Do you want to achieve more both academically and professionally? Join us! We are your support group, we are your connections.
Ascend UMD's mission is to provide a platform for Asians and Asian Americans students at University of Maryland to develop extensive student and professional connections within various industries, while improving leadership and communication skills in preparation for the business world.
- Connect students at UMD with students from other schools and professionals throughout the greater Washington area to create a network and platform for each other.
- Enable students to achieve their professional goals and provide a support system to
- Maintain strong ties with other student chapters of Ascend and Ascend Greater Washington Chapter to provide a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship