Forum for Pakistani American Youth


Mauqa, a student networking organization, has been launched to “accelerate diversification of professions that Pakistani-American youth feel they have the ability to thrive in.” A message received on behalf of Mauqa states:
The Pakistani-American community of the Silicon Valley and Greater Bay Area has done a remarkable job of establishing itself in the region by initially entering important technical fields, such as medicine and engineering. Gaining respect and influence through these professions has made a strong positive impact on the broader community. In recent years, Pakistani-Americans have begun expanding their presence into other fields, including management consulting, law, entrepreneurship, financial services, and media. We believe that by developing a network through which young people can benefit from the insights of more experienced professionals in these fields, we can accelerate diversification of professions that Pakistani-American youth feel they have the ability to thrive in.
This network is called MAUQA.
By utilizing this conduit, the community moves beyond the current informal mentoring that occurs and brings together people that were unknown to each other. This not only broadens the scope of resources and influencers, but also allows Pakistani-Americans to establish further integration with the broader American society by entry into professions in which we are currently under-represented.
Mauqa’s ultimate aim is to connect each mentee with a mentor from a field of interest, who will help in the following:
• Exposing the student to the business world
• Broaden the mentee’s perspective and understanding of their chosen field
• Offer advice on interviewing, networking, job search, and resume writing
• Providing guidance on career development issues
Please volunteer to become a mentor today. Send your resume to mauqa.mentors@gmail.com

 

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