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2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU Week 5 Updates and Announcements

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VSU Week 5 General Meeting! 🙂

Hey everyone!

Its week 5 and everyone is having midterms, but take a little break and come out to our VSU week 5 GM! It’ll be a good time for everyone to relax and destress and little with your fellow VSU friends and staff.

Our theme for this week is gambling and how our it relates to our community. Come have fun and learn about how gambling addictions affect much more people and their families than you may think!

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Time: 6-8pm Wed. Oct 26

Location: Ackerman Union Meeting Room Viewpoint Conference Room 1& 2 (201A&B)



Hey VSU Members!

We still need more applications for High SchoolConference general volunteers!!! Please outreach to your friends and organizations! We also encourage YOU to apply if you are not already involved in the planning process 🙂



[HOPE] Bánh Mì & Boba Sale


Thursday, October 27 · 10:00am – 4:00pm

SAC Lounge

We’re back again!

Just to refresh your memory, or if you’re new:

Sandwiches ($4):
BBQ Pork (Thịt Nướng)
BBQ Beef (Thịt Bò Nướng)
Special Combo (Đặc Biệt)
Chicken (Gà)
Vegetarian Ham (Chả Lụa Chay)

Milk tea with boba ($2)!!!

HOPE (Higher Opportunity Program for Education) is a project dedicated to addressing the issues of access into higher education for our high school youth in San Gabriel High School and Westminster High School.

If you’re interested in helping high school students via tutoring or peer advising or getting to know more people, come by HOPE’s staff meetings on Mondays, SAC 105D, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Thank you for your continued support!

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Title- Communications Fellow

The UFW Foundation is currently seeking a candidate for a communications fellowship beginning immediately. The Communications Fellow will be expected to provide a minimum of 30 hours/week to support the Civic Participation & Policy Department, as well as other UFW Foundation staff in the overall execution of the Foundation’s communications strategy.

Internship Summary – Los Angeles office, the Communications Fellow will:
§ Assist and report to the Civic Participation & Policy Director
§ Track media clips e.g. immigration, farm worker issues, and other Latino policy issues
§ Assist in the development of worker stories and create digital stories
§ Update and improve the UFWF Facebook fan page & twitter
§ Assist in the development of supporters database.
§ Help create the UFWF newsletter
§ Occasionally update the UFWF website, including our hot issues & press pages
§ Support the UFWF civic participation project & events e.g. worker media trainings
§ Review and direct incoming media and public requests to the appropriate parties.
§ Create community event announcements, blog posts.

Required Qualifications
§ College student majoring in Liberal Arts, Social Work or other related field
§ Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
§ Experience in community organizing is a plus.
§ Experience with Facebook
§ Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Web applications).
§ Must be able to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics.
§ Spanish speaker is a major plus.

This is a paid fellowship. A monthly stipend of $500

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter and resume to or fax to 661-822-1058
Application Deadline: October 28, 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Compensation: This is a paid fellowship. A monthly stipend of $500.
  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is a contract job.
  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests





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2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU High School Conference 2011 Fall

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High School Student Application:

Student Application_VSU HS Conference Fall 2011

Dear Applicant,

The Vietnamese Student Union at UCLA is proud to announce that the Fall 2011 VSU High School Conference will be held at UCLA during Week 8 of Fall Quarter (Nov. 19 2011; 7am-7pm). This year’s goal is to gather 150 high school students from all across California to promote higher education, inform on the effects of the current budget crisis, expose students to all options and routes to higher education, and have fun while doing it.

YOU can make a difference. By being a part of the conference, you have the opportunity to not only empower and educate students but also develop personal relationships with a diverse group of students that go beyond the youth conference. You will have time to share your college experiences as well as learn about current high school experiences too.

It will be an educational and fun-filled day of events including workshops connecting the state of the Vietnamese community and education, the college admissions process, culturally relevant education as well as a talent show, student/alumni panelists, and keynote speakers.

The ultimate goal is to build a critical mindset in today’s youth and future generations. What can you do to accomplish this goal? VSU is looking for experienced as well as newly interested leaders! Please review the available positions and responsibilities and fill out the application below.

Also, all coordinators are required to help with the planning process as well as the day of the event. Coordinators are allowed to decide the duration and time of their committee meetings. As a result, the time commitment of the general volunteer is dependent upon the meeting time that the coordinator sets. Generally speaking, coordinators should expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours a week on planning and development. Planning will start Week 2 of Fall Quarter.

General volunteers must be able to make the day of the event. If you are not able to but would like to still be part of the process, you are still encouraged to apply. There are many ways to help out! General volunteers should expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours a week on planning.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Justin or Anh Nguyen, VSU High School Conference Chairpersons at or call/text at (805) 815-9325 (Justin) or (408) 726-0092.

Justin and Anh Nguyen

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***Apply for a General Volunteer position!!!***

2011-2012 Email Updates

VSU Fall Week 4 Updates and Announcements

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VSU Week 4 General Meeting! 🙂

It was super fun at last week’s social! Thanks to those who came out.

We are going to have a superb general meeting this week on Wednesday. Come and find out how you can get involved in VSU through our first big event this year: High School Conference. We’ll be learning about the current financial and education crisis, and find relevance in this to our community.

There will also be a chance for everyone to get involved and ask any questions about other upcoming events too, such as VCN and internship!

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Time: 6-8pm Wed. Oct 19

Location: Ackerman Union Meeting Room Viewpoint Conference Room 1& 2 (201A&B)



VSU INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2011-2012 (Extended to 5 PM Wed Oct. 19)

“Everyday Superheroes”


Heroes that band together form a family!  The VSU Internship program is a yearlong commitment for the 2011-2012 academic school year, intended to provide an opportunity for students to progress in the ways in which they think about themselves and their community. The program will highlight the historical context of the Vietnamese community in Vietnam and America, as well as current issues that affect us culturally, educationally, politically, and socially. You will develop an understanding of your identity and heritage, as well as have many opportunities to put words into action and foster leadership skills through coordinating programs and working together. The program will also explore VSU as a whole, giving interns the opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn about not only the UCLA community but also the greater Vietnamese community at large. The theme for internship this year is “Everyday Superheroes,” which is intended to demonstrate how ordinary individuals can be super heroes.


A family of heroes spending time together discovers their powers!  A 4-5 hour per week commitment will be expected of interns to attend internship meetings, and fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of the program.


Heroes have a special signal to contact each other!  A selection process will occur during Week 4. A staff member will contact you for an interview time during Week 4. An intern position is not guaranteed to all those who are interviewed. Internship meetings will begin Week 5 and continue weekly throughout the remainder of the year. Meeting times will be determined once the selection process is completed.




Please submit applications to , hand in to any VSU staff member, or place inside the folder attached to the front door of the VSU Office at Kerckhoff 413. For questions/concerns, please contact Dennis Nguyen, VSU Internal Vice President, at or call (510) 301- 0257.



HELLO all you LOVELY ladies and gentleman!
Do you have a passion for acting or are you just dramatic?

Would you like to pretend to be someone else for one amazing night and have the spotlight shined on you?

Do you want to perform on the famous Royce Hall stage in front of TWO THOUSAND people?Do you want to surround yourself with new and astounding UCLA people?

Then VCN 2012 is for YOU!!!!Come join the DRAMA component for this years 32nd Annual VIETNAMESE CULTURE NIGHTbrought to you by the Vietnamese Student Union. Be apart of the first cast of any Culture Night to step foot onto Royce hall.

NO acting experience required! It’s a great learning space for those who wish to explore the realm of acting with no scary consequences!

GREAT NEWS! If you still want to audition for the drama component, you are in luck! We have extended auditions to week 4.

Auditions will be held in KERCKHOFF HALL room 413 (VSU office)

-TUESDAY 10/18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on 

-THURSDAY10/20 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. as wellRSVP

For more information/questions, please contact:
Danielle Nguyen (909) 282-9418
Sean Nguyen (310) 347-6402

Hey VSU Members!

We still need more applications for High School Conference general volunteers!!! Please outreach to your friends and organizations! We also encourage YOU to apply if you are not already involved in the planning process 🙂




SEA CLEAR Mentorship
Meet ‘N Greet + Training
Thursday, October 20th | 6-8pm | Meet @ Wilson Plaza


Interested in law? business? pre-med? or any other industry? but don’t really know much else about it?
Not sure what career to pursue?  … and would really love some first hand guidance?
Want to find a support network and family on campus?but haven’t really found the right space yet?


Come join us and learn what this year’s SEA CLEAR Mentorship program is all about!
You’ll get to mingle with other SEA community members, current UCLA students and alumni, and other amazing people.  Who knows, maybe you’ll even meet your future mentor or mentee!


This event is HIGHLY recommended for anyone interested in participating in SEA CLEAR’s Mentorship component.  It is so highly recommended that snacks will be provided, so check out the application, and come to this event!


Questions?  Contact SEA CLEAR’s Mentorship Coordinator, Sandra Nguyen, at


If you’re interested in joining our WELLNESS Wellgroup, please contact Sokline Hing, Wellness Coordinator, at


We are also looking for FAMILY HEADS for our Mentorship Families!
Check out the attached application for details.