About Us

Who We Are

Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. Established in 2005, Ascend has grown to serve professionals and corporations across various professions and across multiple industries. Ascend reaches 60,000 people with 40+ student chapters and 18 professional chapters located in both the United States and Canada around major business hubs and educational institutions. We offer robust professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.

Our Organization

The Ascend UC Davis Chapter is a premier business and leadership organization. We are one of the student chapters of Ascend National. The Ascend student chapter in Davis started in Winter 2016. Our founders wanted to create a tight-knit community of people who were interested in the business field and to promote an environment where people are able to develop their skills and establish their personal brand.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our club members opportunities to succeed in the business and finance field. We provide our members with weekly guest speaker events, workshops, social events , and many networking opportunities with our regional Ascend Northern California (NorCal) Chapter. We work closely with our professional chapter to provide students with many networking opportunities, where our members can network with hundreds of professionals, at the Ascend volunteer events and networking mixers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Ascend National Chapter

Ascend is one of the largest non-profit (501(c)6) organizations for business professionals in North America. The National Chapter was established in 2005, to serve professionals and corporations across various profession and across multiple industries. Overtime, it became the largest Pan-Asian business professional membership organization in North America. Its mission was to drive workplace and societal impact by developing and elevating all Asian and Pacific Islander (API) business leaders and empowering them to become catalysts for change.


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