College students: Apply to be AAJA-New England’s next student board rep

The New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is seeing applicants for its next student board representative(s).

The student board rep is a vital part of our all-volunteer chapter board. They work to raise AAJA’s profile on college campuses and connect their peers to working journalists for mentorship. In year’s past, that’s involved promoting chapter events, recruiting new members, helping organize student-focused events and participating in our regular board meetings.

Given this is an unusual year, we’re looking for someone who can help us think creatively about how our chapter can better serve our sizable and vibrant student member community, even if many (most?) aren’t actually in town to attend classes.

If interested, we’re looking for a brief statement (max 300 words) on why you want to join and how you might be able to contribute. Any ideas you might have for programs or initiatives are also welcome.

Applications are due October 1 to me ( and Chapter President Young-Jin Kim (

Also, if accepted, you should be current on your AAJA membership. (You can sign up for the discounted student rate, which comes with loads of other benefits HERE).