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Here’s a handy college admissions checklist for parents and students

Applying to college is both an exciting and stressful time for both students and their parents. The experience for Asian Americans seems to be growing even more difficult with ever-rising standards and competitiveness.

Fortunately, we’re here to help you keep things a little more organized with a list of everything you need to be college application ready . Whether you are a student or parent, use this handy checklist to help make the college admission process a little easier.

10 things to consider when exploring your passion

For many students, getting accepted to their top-choice college is only part of the battle when they aren’t yet sure what they want to study or where their passion lies. And that’s okay! It’s completely normal for college-bound students to not know which major or career choices will bring them happiness and success. After all, it’s one of the most important choices one will ever make in their life, and for many, an informed decision takes some exploration of options and oneself.

For those who have no idea where to begin, here is a list of ten perspectives to consider when searching for where your passions and interests lie.

Arden Cho to keynote McDonald’s first education summit for APA students and parents in NYC & online

McDonald’s and NextShark are proud to announce the upcoming APA Next Summit 2022 in New York City, a free one-day event for parents and students (16+) to learn more about college admissions, entrepreneurship, and planning for the future!

The summit will feature keynote speaker and actress Arden Cho, ex-Wall Street trader-turned-influencer Your Rich BFF, and many more to discuss topics like finance, finding your passion, becoming your own boss, mental health, and additional topics.

4 trailblazers whose work shaped the APA community today

This Asian American Pacific Heritage Month (APAHM), through colorful illustrations by artist Michelle Lam (MewTripled), we honor four icons whose legacies continue to impact us today. 

Who to thank for APAHM

Jeanie Jew, a former Capitol Hill staffer and board member of the nonprofit Organization of Chinese Americans-Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA-APAA), was a determined force that championed groundbreaking policies and transformed representation of the APA community in the U.S.

Saweetie Sparks Wave of Asian Representation with #TheSaweetieMeal at McDonald’s

Platinum hip-hop artist Saweetie has been a trailblazer since her breakthrough song “ICY GRL” dropped three years ago. Today, the 28-year-old artist is an icon for Asian American representation in hip-hop and the most recent face of McDonald’s popular celebrity meals.

Saweetie, born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper, is Filipina Chinese and African American. She has honored her diverse heritage by supporting Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate, amplifying issues that are unique to and shared by both communities through her influence.

The Saweetie Meal is Dropping at McDonald’s!

Filipina Chinese and African American platinum artist Saweetie is bringing her favorite order to McDonald’s starting August 9!

The Saweetie Meal features a Big Mac, a 4-piece chicken McNuggets, a medium fries, Sprite, and BBQ and the classic sauce specially renamed the “Saweetie ‘N Sour” sauce. The meal will also come in Saweetie-inspired packaging that icy gang will love!