Announcements

VietAbroader is proud to announce the launch of our new initiative VietAbroader Community Grant Program (VACG) on April 14th, 2013.


The initiative aims to serve the organization mission of Empowering Vietnamese Youth, by providing up to $2,000 fund each to VietAbroader members who seek to enact positive changes to Vietnam local communities.


Any Vietnamese individual between the age of sixteen and twenty-three years are eligible to apply for VACG. However, in the initial phase of this project, applications are open only to VietAbroader past and current members, who have been involved with VietAbroader in the past projects, including but not limited to Executive Board members, VietAbroader Clubs’ members and VietAbroader Conference staff.


Eligible individuals can submit your application through this link, from April 14th through May 19th, 2013. The grant applicants will be considered on a rolling basis with the result expected to be announced after one week of receiving the complete application package.


For more information about the application process and criteria for selection, please  visit VietAbroader Community Grant Program direct link via : http://vietabroader.org/portal/vacg





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Dear beloved VietAbroader,

On behalf of VietAbroader’s Executive Team, I am pleased to announce that VietAbroader is once again recruiting! Our current positions include:

  • 1 Member Relations Associate (Executive Team)
  • 3 VApedia Associate (Executive Team)
  • 2 Chairs for VietAbroader Study-Abroad Conference 2013

We are looking for some talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated young people, who will play crucial roles in shaping the 8th Annual VietAbroader Conference as well as other extensive long-term projects of VietAbroader. If you are passionate about Vietnamese youth, we invite you to join other like-minded VA members and work in a professional yet enjoyable environment to together make a difference.

The application form can be accessed at http://bit.ly/vagrandrecruitment13
You will be asked to answer short questions about yourselves, and submit short essays (< 300 words).

Those applying to the VAPedia Associate position are also encouraged to submit a short (<5 pages) writing sample in Vietnamese, preferably from a formal or informal publication. Please email the sample as a *.pdf attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with "VAPedia Recruitment 2013 - YOUR_FULL_NAME" as the subject line.

The application deadline is March 3, 2013. The application for the VietAbroader Conference Chair positions, however, will be closed as soon as a qualified candidate is found. We thus encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Should you want to join the discussion regarding this recruitment, please join us here.

Thank you for your support, and we hope to be working with you soon.

VietAbroaderly yours.




Job Descriptions


  • Member Relations Associate


The Member Relations team works to strengthen bond and facilitate productive interaction between  VietAbroader members, as well as to improve communications between the executive team and the larger VietAbroader community. As the Member Relations Associate, you will directly take part in important projects, such as assisting in managing the VietAbroader Membership Directory, managing VietAbroader Community Grant, supervising VAClub’s activities in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, and organizing offline events for members in different regions.

NOTE: We are seeking a candidate that is currently in Vietnam and will be able to coordinate work between the MR team in the US and its projects in Vietnam.

Desired qualities: Strong personal networks, especially among circles of working professionals, familiarity with IT, excellent communication and organization skills, attention to details, and ability to work and manage projects independently.


  • VAPedia Associate


As VAPedia Associate, you will be responsible for maintaining and updating VAPedia with high-quality and relevant articles, as well as new ways of presenting information to better serve the VA community. With a brand-new platform at http://vietabroader.org/pedia/, this is a great opportunity for you to come up with and work on exciting initiatives that continue to bring VAPedia onto a higher level, becoming the most reliable resource for Vietnamese students wanting to study abroad.

Desired qualities: Familiarity with VAPedia, attention to details, responsibility and good communication skills,strong writing skills, especially in Vietnamese. Experience with publications is highly preferred.


  • VA Conference Chair


The most important position in the organizing team, the Conference Chair is responsible for the execution of the conference (either in Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi). You will lead a team of about 20 members, ensuring that everyone gets things done on time, and that everything comes together beautifully on the conference date. Important tasks include: that the program is well-conceived, that the conference has good publicity to attract a high number of applicants, and that the team has a rewarding, fun experience working on the conference. Overall, you will be coordinating everybody’s work at the highest level, and be the person making the final decision.


As this task requires a lot of work, we require that candidate for this position be able to devote at least 20 hours a week from at least May 15th to July 31st, and to participate in the planning process from March to May. The job sounds daunting, yes, but it is also challenging, and is really fun. The Executive Team, which include chairs and co-chairs of past conferences, will be ready to provide you with any guidance and assistance you may need.


NOTE: This year, the Conference Chair will take part in the recruitment process for other members of the organizing team.


Desired qualities: Good management skills, analytical thinking, the ability to stay calm and on top of things when things get frenzy, good communication skills, and a good teamwork


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, 21 December 2012 23:09

Letter of Apology

Dear VietAbroader, partners, sponsors, and related parties,



The organizing team of VietAbroader Career Conference 2013 (VACC 2013) regrets to announce that VACC 2013 will have to be cancelled. This decision was made following a careful review of our current progress, which found that VACC 2013 as it is now would not be able to deliver as much benefit to our participants as expected.


Currently, we are reviewing the original plan to determine whether VACC 2013 will still be held at a later date this year. This will depend on the number of companies and organizations committed to participating, which had been a major hurdle preventing us from achieving our original goals. While it is not possible at the moment to say anything, we promise to try our best.


The organizing team would like to apologize for our inability to organize a successful event as scheduled. We understand that our decision to call off VACC 2013 would cause great inconvenience to many people, especially those who have already arranged travel plans to Boston, and ask for your kind understanding.


Regarding submitted applications, we are going to do a permanent wipe on our system to protect the confidentiality of the applicants and their applications. If you are among these applicants, you will receive an email from us shortly.


Sincerely,

Duy Ha & Minh Trinh - Co-Presidents - on behalf of the VACC 2013 organizing team


Sunday, 21 October 2012 00:19

VietAbroader Forum’s New Projects!

Dear VietAbroader members,


As another thrilling season of applications to U.S. colleges is quickly coming up, VietAbroader proudly introduces two signature projects of VietAbroader Forum (VAForum): “Essay Mentorship” project and “American College – Secrets Revealed

Saturday, 20 October 2012 23:45

New VAPedia Launched

VietAbroader is pleased to announce that VAPedia has recently launched a new platform on October 10th, 2012. With a new appearance, VietAbroader hopes to bring a more user-friendly and reliable resource about study abroad in the United States to not only students, but also parents and educators.

Join us, and Make a Difference


Personal appeal from VietAbroader's Co-Presidents:

Dear VietAbroader,

When we began our duty as co-presidents roughly two weeks ago, VietAbroader has already been undergoing a process of transformation. Indeed, ever since its foundation many years ago, VietAbroader has never stopped growing, and as of today it has become the home to a vibrant community of thousands of members, with projects catering for the need of hundreds of Vietnamese youth every year.

As new executives of the organization, and together with the new Board of Directors, we hope to continue this tradition. For us to achieve this goal, we will need the same support that has made VietAbroader’s past transformation possible - that from you, members of the VietAbroader community. We are thus honored to announce the recruitment campaign for positions in VietAbroader’s Executive Team 2012. Through this campaign, we hope to be able to enlist committed support from our most experienced and passionate members, and to provide our members an opportunity to substantially contribute to VietAbroader.

NEW YORK, N.Y. - April 13, 2010 - VietAbroader is pleased to announce the confirmed participation in VietAbroader Career Conference 2010 of three premier institutions: Samsung Vietnam, McKinsey, and Morgan Stanley. Additionally, McKinsey will review conference participants' resumes and select candidates for a qualifying exam, the initial stage in McKinsey's recruitment process. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to interview with McKinsey representatives from either Vietnam or New York for employment opportunities in Vietnam.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 23:47

Welcome VietAbroader New Executive Team

Dear VietAbroader members,


After a competitive selection process, VietAbroader has found the most suitable and competent people to lead the organization towards the fulfillment of its mission: To Empower Vietnamese Youth. These people possess all the qualities that VietAbroader looks for in its future leaders: passion, enthusiasm, imagination, and a strong conviction in the work that VietAbroader is doing.

Sunday, 10 January 2010 17:23

VietAbroader Leadership Recruitment 2010

VietAbroader is accepting applications for several positions within the executive team. We are looking for outstanding individuals to serve the organization as Executive Directors, Treasurer, IT officers and Project Manager for VApedia. All VietAbroader members, whether or not previously involved in VietAbroader activities, are encouraged to apply.