Fall Quarter, Week 2 UPDATES

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VSU Takes On Pho Night to end off Welcome Week!

VSU Takes On Pho Night to end off Welcome Week!

Wow! Thank you for a huge turnout at all of our Welcome Week events. We hope that you enjoyed getting to know our board, project staff, and general members as much as we loved seeing all your faces! Sad that Welcome Week has ended? No worries fam, we gotchu because you can keep in touch with VSU with our WEEKLY GENERAL MEETINGS starting this upcoming Wednesday, October 5th!

Where: Humanities 135
When: Wednesdays, 6-8 P.M.

HOPE’s 1st General Meeting!

Enjoyed learning about HOPE at our Kickoff? Interested in helping at-risk youth get on the path to higher education? You’re in luck because HOPE will be having our VERY FIRST volunteer meeting this upcoming Monday from 6-8PM at SAC Conference Room 1&2. In this meeting, we will be giving an overview of what HOPE is and why it exists, as well as information about volunteering, how site works, and internship opportunities.

After the meeting, we will be getting KBBQ together!

Audition for VCN!

It’s officially auditions season for Vietnamese Culture Night 2017!

Celebrated as one of the most popular culture nights held on campus, our Vietnamese Culture Night draws packed audiences of over 1,800 people every year at the famed Royce Hall. Featuring traditional Vietnamese dance, modern dance, singing, and acting, our production aims to promote awareness of the Vietnamese culture and spark dialogue on important issues facing the Vietnamese community. And this year, we will be celebrating our 37th Annual production.

Bust out your dancing moves, be a stage ninja, or put on your most dramatic face — and audition!

Traditional Dance Auditions will be held THIS WEEK. Check out more information about the event HERE!

Stay tuned for Drama Auditions which will be held Week 3. Keep in touch HERE!

Join SEA CLEAR Mentorship!

With over 40,000 students, 5,000 courses, and 1,000 student groups, it is easy to feel overwhelmed at UCLA. SEA CLEAR Mentorship is a thriving Southeast Asian community where participants like you exchange knowledge to help each other succeed academically and professionally. You will also explore your ethnic identity with other Southeast Asians and see how it intersects with your academic and personal lives. Together, we will build a supportive “home-away-from-home” and reach incredible heights!

After filling out this application, SEA CLEAR will place you into a family and pair you with a mentor and/or mentee based on what you select.

DEADLINE: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:59 P.M.

Apply to be a Mentor/Mentee HERE!

Check out VSU, HOPE, and SEA CLEAR Internships HERE!


Welcome Back, Bruins!

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Welcome Week 2016

Whether you were traveling, studying abroad, working, attending summer school, or just plain chilling, we hope that you had a fantastic and memorable summer that was one for the books! Week 1 is approaching, so look forward to joining your VSU gia đình in kicking off the school year with our annual Welcome Week! What do we have in store?

9/26 [Cultural + Social Night and Chè] – Singing, Dancing, and Acting! Come learn about our annual Vietnamese Culture Night and how you can get involved all while making new friends and experiencing some UCLA traditions! Meet us at Student Activities Center (SAC) Steps at 6 P.M.

9/27 [First General Meeting and Boba Run] – Come find out what VSU is all about and meet other members! We’re heading into Westwood for some yummy boba afterwards so stick around! Bring some cash and join us! Meet us at Sunset Rec Mesa Room A at 5:45 P.M.

9/29 [HOPE and SEACLEAR Kick Off] – Come learn about how you can get involved in VSU’s outreach and retention projects. Learn how you can get support for yourself and also give back to your community by hanging out with our awesome project staff from Project HOPE and SEA CLEAR! Meet us at Wilson Plaza at 6 P.M.

9/30 [Phở Night] – Bring some cash and join us for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Get ready for an UN-PHO-GETTABLE night!  We don’t care if you like to eat it the Bon Appetit way or not, eat phở however you want and everyone is welcome! (feel free to twirl the chopsticks and add the hoisin sauce and sriracha!) Rides will be provided, so RSVP HERE!. Meet us at De Neve Plaza at 5:30 P.M.

Check out the Facebook event page HERE!



HSC Coordinator and Staff Applications Are Out!

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Family heads gear up for High School Conference 2015!

Family heads gear up for High School Conference 2015!

We’re back at it again…..with more staff applications for Vietnamese Student Union’s 33rd Annual High School Conference on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 8 AM to 8:30 PM at UCLA. 


Extensions: Please contact Christine Pham, Education Coordinator, for more information.
The following positions are available:

Family Head Coordinator
Fiscal Coordinator
Food Coordinator
Outreach Coordinator
Logistics Coordinator
Talent Show Coordinator
Tour Coordinator
Transportation Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator

Family Head
Workshop Facilitator
General Volunteer

Descriptions of each position can be found on the next page.
Anyone who expresses a willingness to learn and grow is welcome to apply! No experience necessary.

This upcoming conference marks the fourth year for High School Conference for Parents. Although it is fairly new, the event has seen much growth over the past few years; therefore members of the Parent Component Team will have an opportunity to make the greatest impact, carving a path that can help set the tone for future parent components and Parent HSCs. This is very important as many parents are interested in learning from us, and we want to give them as much relevant information as possible.

Applicants with strong creativity, organizational, and multilingual skills, especially in Vietnamese, are strongly preferred. Again, this is an opportunity to pave a vital path for future Parent Component coordinators, and we highly encourage anyone to consider joining this wonderful team.

The following positions are available:

Parent Outreach Coordinator
Parent Tour Coordinator
Parent Workshop Coordinator
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY. The following are expectations for those who would like to join our team:

1. Required to help with the planning process/attend weekly meetings, likely to be on Tuesdays from 8PM-10PM beginning October 4th.
2. Spending a minimum of 6 hours per week on planning and development. For coordinators who have meetings outside of general staff meetings, they are allowed to decide the duration and time of their committee meetings.
3. Must be able to attend and stay for the entire duration of HSC, scheduled to be on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.

1. Must be able to attend HSC, scheduled to be on Saturday, November 19th, 2016.
2. Workshop Facilitators and Family Heads must be able to attend their respective meetings with their coordinators.
Questions, comments, or concerns? Please message:

Christine Pham
Education Coordinator
Email: cxqpham@gmail.com

Click HERE for the link to the application and a description of all the coordinator and staff positions!