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Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) Program

Photo of Rachael Xiong (Class of 2021) and her mentor at the Fall AIM Mentor-Mentee Dinner

Founded in 1993, the Asian American Interactive Mentoring (AIM) program matches Asian American sophomore students with Asian American faculty, staff and alumni for one-on-one mentoring experiences. AIM seeks to provide these students with mentors who are sensitive to cultural differences that may affect a student’s experience and success at Stanford. AIM also seeks to provide faculty, staff and alumni with a means of interacting with undergraduates in a meaningful way.

How AIM Could Benefit You: A Letter from the AIM Coordinator

Dear Sophomore,

Congratulations on completing your first year at Stanford! I hope your freshmen year was filled with wonderful experiences and unforgettable memories. Look forward to the new and exciting sophomore chapter of your Stanford career!

My name is Chuyi Yang, a rising sophomore from Minnesota planning to major in the biological sciences. This is my first year working as a staff member at the Asian American Activities Center, and I am excited to serve as your Asian American Interactive Mentoring Program (AIM) Coordinator this year.

As sophomores, we will be going through similar struggles like finding the perfect career path, avoiding the “Sophomore Slump,” and taking time to really discover who we are. A mentor may be the missing piece in helping you progress your Stanford career! Participating in AIM is a great way to develop a strong and lasting relationship with a member of the Stanford and Asian American communities, as well as open doors to new opportunities. I look forward to working with you to build these meaningful relationships through the program.

The mentors we are assigning you are as excited for this upcoming year as I am. These mentors come from all types of educational and career fields. I want you to keep in mind that these mentors can not only be great guides for helping you develop your career, but also great life coaches and friends.

Throughout the year, we host mentor and mentee dinners once per quarter. We will also plan small events for mentorship pairs to get together more frequently. Mentee events are also on our agenda, as we hope to connect you with your peers.

I hope you take time to consider applying to be a part of AIM. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to having you be part of the AIM family! If you have any questions or just want to say hello, please feel free to email me.

See you soon!

Gillyn Maung

AIM Program Coordinator 2019-2020

Questions About the Program

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AIM Coordinator, Gillyn Maung.