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iLive: Family Obligations

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Asian American Activities Center, Couchroom

Submit your RSVP by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 27, 2018

Do you think you have to choose between pursuing your interests and following a career path that will financially support your family?

Do you struggle with how to be there for your parents and siblings while you are physically away from them?

How do you navigate your Stanford experience in the face of familial relationships and expectations?

At Stanford, we encounter a lot of choices about what to major in, which career path we should pursue, and how we should spend our time. We may feel obligated to fulfill our families’ expectations because they raised us and are supporting us through college. We may also feel the need to pursue a career path that guarantees future financial and social security even if we lack the passion for it. But at the same time, we may also be grappling with the experience of leaving behind our families as we go to school, and struggle with how to balance being there to support our family members while navigating our journey at Stanford. Come join us with CAPS psychologist, Dr. Helen Hsu, for a discussion on making choices as college-aged adults in the face of familial obligations.

The A3C iLive series aims to dispel misconceptions, increase awareness, and encourage dialogue about health and well-being topics relevant to Asian Americans, as well as to introduce students to resources on campus.

For more information please contact iLive Coordinator, Steven Doan at

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