The path of self-discovery is a rocky one with many ups and downs, but it is nonetheless a remarkable journey that begins for every individual with education. Education has always been a part of McDonald’s DNA as it believes that the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow who will shape the bright future of the society and hence it has been supporting many students in their pursuit of education over the years.
Since 2007 McDonald’s has strived to provide Asian and Pacific American (APA) community students with access to higher education and resources, regardless of their ethnicity, nationality or financial background, for their academic, personal and professional success. do farming. Providing scholarships, in return fulfilling thousands of dreams.
McDonald’s launches today apa next, a platform that will help support Asian American students in a more holistic way. The platform was launched with a new website and a new logo that symbolizes the way the APIA community moves into the future.
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The generation gap has always been there, but recent studies show that the needs of the youth have changed over the years and their thought process has also changed. Today’s children are exposed to a lot of information since birth, being surrounded by digital technology. according to a Deloitte’s reportSocial strife and technological change have created a “disrupted generation”, and Millennials and Gen Zs struggle to find their safe haven, their beacon of faith.
Unlike her parents, when choosing a career for herself, according to a report in Deloitte Gen Z more likely to be driven by passion and not money and are interested in careers that will help integrate their hobbies into their profession.
Adolescence is a time when adolescents are trying to make an identity of themselves along with the physical, mental, emotional and social changes taking place within them. Most teens are able to navigate these years with little conflict, but second-generation Asian Americans often feel trapped between two different, often conflicting cultures, resulting in conflicting feelings that lead to their own identity. becomes difficult to install.
Despite most of the APIA students being motivated to excel in academics, lately, many of them are being overlooked by the admissions authorities in various colleges and universities, because they have qualities other than their academics and in extra-curriculars. are limited. So that they don’t miss out on the opportunities that come their way, it is essential for these students to find the right guidance that will help them carve a niche for themselves and McDonald’s APA Next Education Program may be just the answer!
APA Next has four pillars to help APIA students discover their true potential:
- Material Series: Zeroing in on your ‘Major’ is half the battle for many confused youngsters who keep changing their goals. From July-October, as part of this series, Changemakers, who have successfully maneuvered through this phase in their lives, will share with Gen Z their experiences on how to find their areas of interest and a task. Plan should be prepared so that new students can do it. They easily overcome the obstacles in their path.
- Workshops: This year McDonald’s will reach more students through virtual workshops, where education experts and alumni will share tips that will enable parents and their children to navigate through the application process that is easily different from those in their home countries. Is.
- Scholarships: APA NEXT will provide 1 year or 4 year scholarships to the deserving candidates to assist them either through the respective colleges or universities. The scholarship will be open for applications from September 2021 to January 2022 and will be announced in September 2022 before the start of the new term.
- mentoring program: Through this program, APA Next will connect students with professionals in their fields of interest, from arts to business and advertising to HR. The professionals will not only provide guidance to their mentors but also give practical and valuable tips and roadmaps to excel in their chosen career.
To be successful in life, it is necessary for the students to make their own unique identity. The strength of the Asia Pacific community lies in their cultural roots and strong family support. It is important for parents to understand that no matter how much ‘wireless’ technology has made this extremely ‘wired’ new generation, they are at a sensitive crossroads of life where they need support.
McDonald’s hopes that with a little help from APA Next and a nudge in the right direction from parents, students can metamorphose themselves to not only find what they’re good at, but also make it big in this world Huh.
For more information about the program and the world of opportunities open to you, visit: http://apanext.com