Our Goal is to Get You U.S. Business Experience


American Educated Asian Women (AEAW) is a nonprofit organization that assists Asian graduate students improve their business networks, develop skills in finding internships/jobs and identify opportunities to work in the U.S. that complement their U.S.-based education. 

The program includes mentorships with experienced business executives and confidential peer advisory group sessions with other Asian women, led by group leaders and C-level presenters who share their businesses and professional career paths.


We Offer the Following Services to Help You Succeed:

Mentoring Program

Get assistance with your job search and career development with practical advice, guidance, and leadership from our mentors.

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Peer Advising Sessions

Experienced business professionals volunteer to serve as group leaders to students and recent graduates.

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AEAW Will Help You Succeed


AEAW helps you succeed in many ways. First, we assess how well you present yourself to prospective employers. This includes developing a first-class resume that demonstrates your strong qualifications and motivation for working for a U.S. business.

We also help you develop a better understanding of your values and the assets you bring to the workplace. This includes coaching you on how to “sell” yourself to prospective employers. When necessary, we perform mock interviews to highlight the questions you will be asked during a job interview. We also evaluate your career path to help you search and identify the types of companies where you would like to work. Where possible, warm introductions will be made to facilitate interviews and references for your qualifications.



Resume Preparation

Here are the most important rules to understand when composing your resume and how you can “stand out” from other candidates.

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Mock Interviews

Be prepared for your actual interview by learning how to weave your experience and skills into the conversation with a recruiter.

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Our Success is Based on Your Success



"American Educated Asian Women ( AEAW) is a remarkable organization that provides invaluable support, insights and career guidance to talented young Asian women seeking career opportunities and advancement in the US. I have had the pleasure of working with Jerry Schneider for the last 2 years as he envisioned the creation of AEAW and made it a reality. Jerry is an extraordinary individual and professional with business savvy, an incredibly successful career, deep generosity and a clear commitment to giving back to the community.

I had the privilege of being a speaker at AEAW's monthly meeting where we talked about the importance of building a network and finding mentors. Jerry, together with Priscilla Wood, his co-facilitator have created a unique environment for supporting, mentoring and inspiring these talented young women to help them reach the next level of professional and personal success."

– Guest Speaker Karen Henken, Founder of Henken & Associates

Constant inspiration & motivation

"Jerry Schneider was my mentor while I pursued my MBA studies at Rady UCSD, graduating in 2014. He is also my trusted mentor and friend forever.  I have known Jerry since 2012, when we first met at a UCSD Mentorship event. During the past three years, under his immense skills as a mentor, I have completed my MBA, passed the CPA exam (with great scores) and found an internship while in school and a job after graduation. I owe all my success to Jerry, as an always helpful and supportive mentor and friend, who constantly inspired me, motivated me to use my talents to the best of my ability.”

– Qing Wang, Consulting Staff Accountant

“When I was at the beginning of my second year of my MBA, I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation. It was somewhat by accident that I met Jerry Schneider at a University event; he is the best mentor ever, who literally changed the path of my life. It's not easy for an international student to find a job in the United States. People kept telling me that you are not going to nail it; however, it's just not true with the help of my mentor and his peer group advice. Jerry helped me to develop a strategy to search for internships, expand my connections, and advised me on how to deal with various situations during networking and interviews. Jerry and AEAW gave me the skills, the connections, and on top of everything else, the confidence to achieve success in my career. I now have a full-time job following a wonderful internship while I was in school.  My employer was introduced to me from Jerry’s network and although I have been working for only two months, the job is a perfect match for my education and business skills providing me with the commercial banking business experience that I always dreamed about.”

– Wendy (Xiao) Gao, Credit Analyst, First Choice Bank







Surpassing Boundaries

"Few people have the opportunity to have a mentor who not just guides you, but pushes you beyond your limits to help you accomplish your goal.  Jerry did this for me as my mentor.

I’m so glad to have Jerry while I was trying to land my first job here in the U.S. as an MBA graduate. His tremendous experience with coaching international students was very helpful. Instead of just saying what I should do, he brought all the resources to me before I even I asked---arranging an interview with a prospective hiring company in his network, finding a tutor to assist me in speaking more professionally, and so on.

If I had not been lucky enough to meet him, I would not have landed my first job within three months following graduation."

- Jennifer Ko, Financial Analyst, Motorcar Parts of America

Connecting Dreams

"Jerry Schneider’s mentorship has helped me in ways ranging from resume improvements, elevator pitches, mock interviews, etc. As soon as I expressed an interest in public accounting, Jerry arranged an interview for a tax position with a local accounting firm. No doubt, with his great interview preparation, I successfully got the internship and started the career in my dream field.

Although I had a Master’s degree in Accounting from China, I had no previous work experience in accounting. I'm an Asian woman with issues of language deficiency and culture adaptation, but with Jerry's help, I've been able to demonstrate my ability to perform as well as any of my domestic colleagues. 

Simply put, without Jerry's help, I would not be where I am today.  I can speak highly about the value that AEAW provides, and strongly recommend students become a part of it. Jerry once described himself a connector and he really is. AEAW's professional guidance, business connections and network opportunities will greatly benefit you and help lead you towards your career goal."
- Emily (Na) Wei, Tax Accountant, Squar Milner


"AEAW 对我而言是打开在美国生活的一扇窗,它帮助我更好的定位自己在美国的工作和生活。尤其是在职业发展道路上给了我很大的启发和动力。我很喜欢AEAW互助互惠的交流空间和开放自由的沟通氛围。"

Stephanie (YiTong) Duan

Astounding Growth

"如下是我的经历。 我通过一个朋友认识了Jerry, 我的朋友像我介绍了AEAW这个组织。当我第一次见到Jerry的时候,我们聊了很多。他引导我去想一些从未想过的问题,一直以来我都在学校里念书,对于实际的职场并没有很多很成熟的想法。见到他之后,我知道他是真的想帮助我在美国的职场中成长。他鼓励我去寻找合适自己的工作实现自己的梦想。我很感谢AEAW这个组织,在这里我实现了自己个人的成长,以及职业生涯的发展"
- Jingting Shao

American Educated International Students


AEAW is focused on Asian women students attending graduate programs at U.S. universities, but we believe the benefits of our program apply to all international students, because the issues surrounding success in finding internships and jobs are very similar.

The initial AEAW group will focus on Asian women, but ultimately we aim to serve a much larger audience of international students, seeking to build their networks, improve their interviewing skills, and find jobs.

We welcome inquiries from anyone who feels our mission is consistent with their career goals.