Asian Business Student Association founded at LU

Lamar University College of Business students have formed the Asian Business Student Association, an upcoming student organization that aspires to provide resources for Lamar students to add to their professional skill set.
Founded by Dion Tran, Master of Science in accounting student, and Krystal Le, Master of Science in professional accounting student, with a collaborative effort to bring awareness to Asian-Americans majoring in a business or related field, the ABSA aims to equip students with essential skills, such as leadership, networking, community service, and professional development, which will be beneficial for their career success. asian-business-student-society
The group has many goals in mind for the next academic year and has a plan to establish an ABSA Alumni membership to help former Asian-American alumni stay engaged with both the chapter and Lamar University. “Forming and strengthening ties with our alumni will be a steppingstone in the right direction for our organization’s success.,” said Tran.
The ASBA will work to promote cultural awareness, heritage and the achievements of Asian-American leaders that have been produced by Lamar University and create development opportunities for its members. “Our number one goal is to professionally develop our members as they prepare to enter the workforce through internships. We want them to be aware of the resources that the university offers and how to further enhance their professional skillset,” said Tran.
The ASBA is open to all students and members do not have to be of Asian descent or majoring in business. The group is recruiting to any students who is willing to participate in the effort to encourage and promote the culture of Asian students and multicultural awareness as a whole. The executive board is currently made up by Tran, president/co-founder; Le, vice president and co-founder; Jennifer Tsan, computer science major and secretary; Cody Tran, finance and construction management major and treasurer; and Emmanuel Grandeza, management information systems and marketing major. Le said, “I am so excited for the upcoming semester as one of ABSA’s cofounders! We have some very cool events and speakers planned for the fall semester. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, starting an organization like ABSA will provide not only Asian-Americans, but anyone interested, a proper support system and the ability to step out of their comfort zone!”