AsanaUP Welcome Workshop: Preparing for a UXR Apprenticeship

May 25, 2022, 5:00 – 6:15 PM

Hosted by AsanaTraining

About this event

About AsanaUP Apprenticeships

AsanaUP Apprenticeships are 6-month programs that provide a pathway to entry-level roles at Asana for individuals with non-traditional backgrounds.

This apprenticeship equips individuals with industry experience in UXR with an emphasis on mentorship and feedback.

We’ve designed this workshop to give a boost to students who identify with historically underrepresented groups in tech as they launch their UXR career. We'll prepare participants a peak into the day in the life of a researcher at Asana & create an opportunity for participants to ask questions directly to our UXR team members & AsanaUP Alumni.

Our UXR team & leaders will cover:

  • An overview of the UXR team at Asana
  • Expectations for an UXR apprentice
  • A detailed overview of the AsanaUP apprenticeship program
  • What we look for in the interview process for a UXR Apprentice 
  • Q&A - we'll break off into breakout rooms for an intimate Q&A session with our UXR team!

After this event you will walk away with:

  • An understanding of the UXR team & key roles and responsibilities of a researcher at Asana
  • Insight on the interview process
  • A better understanding of the perks and benefits of the AsanaUP Apprenticeship program
  • Access to our interview guides and preparation resources

You Should Attend if You:

  • Identify with a historically underrepresented group in technology
  • Have attended a UX related bootcamp or are self-taught in UXR 
  • Are excited to learn, whether from your peers and mentors, or from independent research
  • Appreciate productivity and care deeply about helping teams collaborate more effectively and efficiently, including your own
  • Desire to be a part of an inclusive culture where everyone brings their whole selves to work
  • Are located near San Francisco, CA or New York, NY or are willing to relocate 


Please only register if you know you will be able to attend as we will have a limited amount of space

To ensure close collaboration, we will be asking all workshop participants to engage with cameras on. 


  • Sophia Yamauchi


    Talent Acquisition Manager, Emerging Talent Programs


  • Leah Rader


    Experience Research Manager

  • Krista (KP) Plano


    xperience Research Manager

  • Gigi Wong


    Experience Researcher

  • Elan Stouffer


    Experience Researcher

  • Johanna Pajak


    Experience Researcher



Wednesday, May 25, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM UTC


Welcome & Introductions
Overview of UXR at Asana
Overview of AsanaUP Apprenticeships
Panel Session
Breakout Room Q&A
Closing & Next Steps


  • Yasamin Frantela


    Customer Enablement Manager, Nonprofits