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2010 Career Expo Program

  1. 1. 2010 Pre-Conference Career Expo Presented by September 9, 2010 Embassy Suites Washington Convention Center 900 10th St NW Washington, D.C. 20001
  2. 2. Title Partners Collaborative Partners Plenary Session Room Partner Participating Companies
  3. 3. President’s Message September 9, 2010 Welcome to the Pre-Conference Career Expo! On behalf of the Executive Board and members of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., Washington, D.C. Chapter, I welcome you to our Pre-Conference Expo. This event serves as a precursor to our national association’s Career Fair that will take place later this month from September 23-24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. While many nonprofit associations and other membership-based groups struggle to develop a strategy on how to keep their members engaged in activities that will lead to new career opportunities, our chapter has taken the lead in being proactive to assist our members who are transitioning during these hard economic times. We have turned to corporations, such as the ones featured here today who seek a pool of talented individuals, such as yourself, who possesses the intellectual capital that will meet their needs. Therefore, I encourage you to meet as many of the corporate representatives that you can, attend the plenary sessions, ask plenty of questions, and take advantage of the services offered here today to enhance your marketability. Thanks to all of our participating organizations: Arabella Advisors, Capitol One, the Central Intelligence Agency, Choice Hotels International, Cox Communications, Deloitte, , Freddie Mac, Prudential, Sodexo, Inc., State Farm, SunTrust, and the U.S. Department of State who truly believe in the talent our membership possesses. A special thanks to our co-sponsors, the Central Intelligence Agency and Sodexo, Inc for whose support ensured that this event was made possible. Additionally, I would like to thank the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., Metro D.C. Chapter and the National Society of Hispanic MBAs for collaborating with us on this event. And, since this association is run strictly by volunteers, we must all thank John James II, who leads our Career Development/Network efforts for the chapter. For without John’s diligence in managing such a large event for the chapter, we would not be here today. Enjoy the Expo! Oscar W. Mardis President
  4. 4. Career Network Welcome September 9, 2010 On behalf of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., Washington, D.C. Chapter, I would like to welcome you to the 2010 Pre-Conference Career Expo! We are excited about today's event and we hope to make your Career Expo experience an enjoyable and rewarding one. The objective of the NBMBAA-DC Career Network is to connect the area’s most talented business professionals with the region’s most progressive companies and organizations. Today, we connect you with local employers in advance of the National Conference and Exposition in Los Angeles later this month. We have also put together a series of workshops to provide you with additional resources and strategies to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace and bring you closer to your next career opportunity. I would like to thank all of our collaborative partners, participating employers and speakers for making the Career Expo possible, and a special thanks to the Career Network Planning Committee for their efforts over the past several months. As we look forward to planning for the remainder of this year and next year, if you have any ideas for future career development programs or events, please feel free to contact me at careernet@dcbmbaa.org. Enjoy the event! John L. James II Career Network Chair
  5. 5. National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington D.C. Chapter OFFICERS President………………………………………………….………………………Oscar W. Mardis Vice President of Development………………………………………………………Keisha Kelly Vice President of Membership…………………………………………...Angela Thornton-Young Treasurer …………………………………………..………………………………Arnold King III Deputy Treasurer…………………………………………………………………...Harry Richards Recording Secretary……………..………………………………………………..Candice Charles Corresponding Secretary………………………………………………………..Shunita Seacrease COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND LEADS Business & Economic Development Chair…….………………………………….Natalie Johnson Corporate Development/Grants Co-Chairs..………………………John James II & Lamart White Government Affairs Chair…………………………………………………………..Marvin Turner Leaders of Tomorrow Chair…………………………...………………..….………Cedric Mobley Membership Chair………………………………..………………………………..Lauren Stewart Newsletter Lead………………………………………………….……………………Nathan Hall Career Network Lead………………………………………………………….……..John James II Public Relations Chair…..……………………………………………………………Nina Murphy Student Outreach Chair.……………………………………...........................Shomari McCrimons CAREER EXPO PLANNING COMMITTEE Angela Thornton-Young, John James II, Joann Charles, Robert Jolley, Goitom Telahun, Kimberly Wise
  6. 6. Title Partner The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA — plus, some you can’t even imagine. Mission We are the nation’s first line of defense. We accomplish what others cannot accomplish and go where others cannot go. We carry out our mission by:  Collecting information that reveals the plans, intentions and capabilities of our adversaries and provides the basis for decision and action.  Producing timely analysis that provides insight, warning and opportunity to the President and decision- makers charged with protecting and advancing America’s interests.  Conducting covert action at the direction of the President to preempt threats or achieve US policy objectives. Core Values  Service. We put Country first and Agency before self. Quiet patriotism is our hallmark. We are dedicated to the mission, and we pride ourselves on our extraordinary responsiveness to the needs of our customers.  Integrity. We uphold the highest standards of conduct. We seek and speak the truth—to our colleagues and to our customers. We honor those Agency officers who have come before us and we honor the colleagues with whom we work today.  Excellence. We hold ourselves—and each other—to the highest standards. We embrace personal accountability. We reflect on our performance and learn from that reflection. Make a difference in your career. Consider the global employment opportunities at the CIA. We're looking for a diversity of people for the important job of keeping America safe. This includes Clandestine Service Officers to be on the front line of human intelligence, and individuals skilled in science, engineering, technology, analysis, foreign languages and administration for positions in the United States and overseas.
  7. 7. Title Partner Sodexo, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, serving 10 million customers in 6,000 locations every day. Our dedication to excellent service, corporate citizenship, and fighting hunger all come from one goal - to make every day a better day. Sodexo, Inc. at a glance. As the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, we set out each morning to treat every person we encounter with the highest level of respect and service. And when you put that effort, expertise, and enthusiasm together, it adds up to “a better day” for our clients, their customers, and our people. The numbers behind a better day.  6,000 clients served in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico  10 million customers served every day  700 facilities management sites  9.3 million meals served every day  120,000 employees in North America  7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue (Fiscal Year 2008) Rankings and awards.  Named a "Best Company for Hourly Workers" by Working Mother Magazine  Named a "Best Company for Multicultural Women" by Working Mother Magazine  Named one of "The World's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE  Named One of World's Top 50 Green Outsourcing Suppliers  Ranked number three in the world among outsourcing services companies  Top 50 Companies for Diversity (#6) - DiversityInc  Named One of the 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Employers for LGBT Workers  Ranks Second on the 2009 DiversityInc Top Ten Companies for Latinos Named as One of "World's Most Ethical Companies"
  8. 8. Schedule of Events 5:30PM - 8:30PM Registration 6:00PM - 9:00PM Career Fair Capital Rooms C & D Arabella Advisors Capital One Central Intelligence Agency Choice Hotels Cox Communications Deloitte Freddie Mac Prudential Sodexo State Farm SunTrust U.S. Department of State 6:00PM – 7:00PM Career Information Session "How an MBA Fits Into a Career at CIA" Capital Room A Plenary Session "Interview-Winning Resumes and Targeted Search Strategies for Today's Job Market" Capital Room B 7:00PM – 8:00PM Plenary Session "Successfully Use Keywords in Federal Applications" Capital Room B 8:00PM – 9:00PM Career Information Session "Careers at Sodexo" Capital Room A Plenary Session "How to Use a Vision Board to Create Personal and Career Success" Capital Room B
  9. 9. Exhibit Room Partner Cox Communications Inc. is a multi-service broadband communications company located in Herndon, VA with approximately 6.6 million total customers. Cox Business is seeking an experienced Enterprise Outside Sales Representative and Small Business Sales Representatives. The Enterprise Outside Sales Representative will be responsible for selling complex Cox telephony and other telecommunications services to mid and large-sized business clients and will be accountable for meeting and exceeding sales goals. The Small Business Representative is responsible for selling to small to mid-sized businesses. Cox was recently voted “Best Place to Work in Cable” by CableWorld magazine. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including work/life balance, medical/dental/vision benefits on your first day of employment, employer matched 401K, pension plan, tuition reimbursement on-site fitness center and free cable. We are looking for an Enterprise Outside Sales Representative and Small Business Sales Representative who wants a rewarding career with a company that recognizes performance, appreciates innovation and focuses on its employees and its customers. For more information about other positions we may be actively recruiting for, please stop by our booth.
  10. 10. Collaborative Partners National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) www.nabametrodc.org The Chapter strives to fulfill the mission of NABA through programs that, among other things, 1) promote and develop the technical skills of its members, 2) provide networking opportunities, 3) encourage and assist minority students pursuing careers in the fields of accounting and finance and 4) provide opportunities for members to utilize their accounting and finance knowledge in community service activities. Through the sponsorship of our Corporate Partners, the Chapter provides informational, relevant programs to its members covering the latest FASB pronouncements, personal financial planning issues, CPA exam review forums, changes in tax legislations impacting individuals and corporations and other topics valued by our members. National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) www.nshmba.org/washingtondc The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) was created in 1988 as a 501(C)(3) non- profit organization. Our mission is to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development. Our organization currently has over 6,000 members in 32 chapters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Throughout the year, the Washington DC Chapter hosts a number of events with the purpose of providing professional development and networking opportunities to NSHMBA chapter members from the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Please refer to our marketing collateral for a current schedule of our events and a listing of sponsorship types.
  11. 11. Participating Employers Arabella Advisors www.arabellaadvisors.com/pages/Careers.html Arabella Advisors is a leading philanthropy services firm. We support the efforts of individual, family, institutional and corporate donors worldwide. Our deep knowledge on issues and causes philanthropists care deeply about enables us to apply rigorous business principles when implementing grant-making strategies, effective portfolio management, and nonprofit evaluations. Our comprehensive approach to philanthropy delivers results that make a measurable difference. Arabella’s work helps to make the world a better place to live, and we are committed to also making it an outstanding place to work. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain exceptional people, and to create a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. As a fast-growing company, we look for employees with an entrepreneurial spirit to help drive us forward. We encourage participatory decision making and collaboration, while always keeping a sense of humor and good will. We encourage people to pursue their passions both inside and outside of work, respecting work-life balance. We offer exceptional and unique benefits. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and a diverse project portfolio. Arabella Advisors is a great place to do great work, and we encourage you to stop by our booth for more information. Capital One www.capitalone.com/careers Capital One Financial Corporation (http://www.capitalone.com/) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A., had $117.3 billion in deposits and $197.5 billion in total assets outstanding as of June 30, 2010. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. Capital One, N.A. has approximately 1,000 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index. Choice Hotels careers.choicehotels.com Choice Hotels International has become one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the world. Our company operates through a very successful franchise system, which means each of our hotels is independently owned and operated by a franchisee/owner. We're devoted not only to providing travelers with high—quality, affordable accommodations, but also providing outstanding return on investment for our hotel owners and our shareholders. Our franchisees currently operate more than 6,000 hotels in more than 30 countries and territories around the world. They represent brands you know well — Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Cambria Suites®, Suburban®, MainStay Suites®, Rodeway Inn®, and Econo Lodge® are among them, as is Ascend Collection®, a network of historic and boutique hotels. Choice Hotels’ team of associates serve our franchisees and guests in a variety of ways each day.
  12. 12. Participating Employers Deloitte www.deloitte.com/careers In the United States, Deloitte has 45,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank Deloitte among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins. Join the Deloitte Greater Washington Black Employee Network (BEN) and Hispanic/Latino (a) Employee Network (HNET) for the 2010 Pre-Conference Career Expo. Sponsored by the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) DC Chapter, the expo seeks to connect top talent with hundreds of technology opportunities throughout the United States. Attendees will have an opportunity to:  Learn about current career opportunities in Deloitte Consulting  Meet and network with Deloitte Business Resource Group leaders from the Deloitte DC office At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and get the support, coaching, and training necessary to advance your career. Deloitte’s commitment to individual choice lets you customize everything from your career path to your educational opportunities to your benefits. Freddie Mac www.freddiemacdiversity.jobs At Freddie Mac, you’ll have a rewarding career as you play a role in helping the nation recover from the housing and economic crisis, and implementing the President’s Making Home Affordable program. A vital component in the secondary mortgage market, Freddie Mac has made homeownership and rental housing more accessible and more affordable for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters. Prudential www.prudential.com/careers Prudential companies have over $600 billion in total assets under management. This includes the Prudential Insurance Company of America, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. We offer a variety of products and services including life insurance, mutual funds, annuities, pension and retirement related services and administration, asset management, securities brokerage, banking & trust services, real estate brokerage franchises and relocation services.
  13. 13. Participating Employers State Farm Insurance www.statefarm.com/careers State Farm has been in business since 1922 and offers a wide variety of products and services to help customers handle the risks of everyday life. State Farm is the world's largest automobile insurer and top 50 on the Fortune 500 list. We are looking for successful people to become State Farm agents and help us maintain our position as an industry leader. Our Agents are independent contractor agents, who are compensated and rewarded in relation to their production of quality, multi-line business. State Farm Agents are sales professionals marketing only State Farm products and services. Working face to face with people in your community, making connections with community groups, and helping people plan their lives - in short, being a good neighbor. That's the life of a State Farm agent. SunTrust www.suntrust.com/careers SunTrust Banks, Inc. headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the nation’s top 10 commercial banking organizations. SunTrust provides a wide range of services to meet the financial needs of its growing customer base in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, We serve more than 3.7 million customers through more than 1,647 locations and over 2,769 ATMs. Our primary businesses include traditional deposit and credit services, as well as trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries SunTrust provides mortgage banking, commercial and auto leasing, credit-related insurance, asset management, discount brokerage and capital market services. With an enviable track record and a reputation for integrity, SunTrust recognizes and rewards the vision, commitment and creative thinking of over 33,000 employees who are SunTrust. We are committed to hiring the very best people. At SunTrust we seek to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse workforce as part of our business strategy. We are committed to providing experience and development opportunities through internal job posting systems, training through SunTrust University, and tuition reimbursement programs. At SunTrust, we encourage growth by investing in our people. U.S. Department of Staten.Furuya@Prudential.co careers.state.gov Diplomacy: The U.S. Department of State@Work As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State helps to shape a freer, more secure, and more prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing the President's foreign policy. Foreign Service and Civil Service The Foreign Service and the Civil Service for the U.S. Department of State represent the American people, working together to achieve the goals and implement the initiatives of American foreign policy. The Foreign Service represents America and responds to the needs of American citizens in other countries. These 11,000 employees are also America's first-line of defense in a complex and often dangerous world. A Foreign Service career is a way of life that offers unique rewards, opportunities, and sometimes hardships. Members of the Foreign Service can be sent to any embassy, consulate, or other diplomatic mission anywhere in the world, to serve the diplomatic needs of the United States. There are approximately 7,000 Civil Service employees, headquartered primarily in Washington D.C. To learn more about careers with the U.S. Department of State, visit careers.state.gov.
  14. 14. Plenary Sessions Interview-Winning Resumes and Targeted Search Strategies for Today’s Job Market Speaker: Sue Sarkesian, The Resume Group www.theresumegroup.com As the job market begins to improve, competition is tougher than ever. How do you create a resume that differentiates you in the market? What does your cover letter need to say? Be prepared for this year's National Conference and the employers who will be in attendance. Join Sue Sarkesian, Co-founder and Partner of The Resume Group as she guides you through the essential steps to creating a powerful resume that gets results. Even if you are not planning to attend National Conference this fall, this session is vital for anyone who may be planning a job search this year! Sue will provide you with valuable information to develop a focused search strategy designed to get your resume to the right people at the right companies. You'll learn how to work most effectively with executive recruiters, how job boards can help (and hinder) your search, and what search strategies have the most impact. Whether you’re a new graduate, mid-level professional, or a senior-level executive, the right resume can significantly shorten your job search, saving you tens of thousands of dollars in lost income. Sue Sarkesian Bio Sue Sarkesian, co-founder of The Resume Group brings over fifteen years of experience guiding and coaching individuals through the search process. Sue provides expertise in career and transition consultation, and provides a holistic approach to the entire search process. She helps job seekers to leverage their unique strengths to differentiate themselves in the job market. Working with Sue, candidates learn ways to focus their job search, develop comprehensive search strategies, and execute a targeted plan for a successful job search. Sue holds a Master’s degree with an added concentration in Career and Transition counseling. Prior to forming The Resume Group, Sue served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for one of the largest resume writing and distribution firms in the country. Her educational background, comprehensive industry experience, and dead-on market instincts make Sue the go-to expert on the topics of career development, career transition, search strategy, personal branding and self-marketing. Successfully Use Keywords in Federal Applications Speaker: Adelle Dantzler Williams, Certified Federal Job Search Trainer www.fedjobseeker.com In this practical, interactive presentation, you will learn about the Federal application process and how to address Federal vacancy announcements and job requirements.  What are keywords and why is it important to identify them?  How do I find keywords in vacancy announcements?  How do I arrange a Federal resume using keywords?  How do I approach writing assessments and narratives using keywords?
  15. 15. Adelle Dantzler Williams Bio Adelle Dantzler Williams, President of Dantzler Solutions LLC, has received positive results writing successful customized private industry resumes, federal resumes, and KSAs/assessments for her many customers seeking jobs and can do the same for you. Her expertise is in personal consultation with customers to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to address their career goals. How to Use a Vision Board to Create Personal and Career Success Speaker: Dr. Nicole Cutts, CEO of Cutts Consulting and Vision Quest Retreats www.cuttsconsulting.com www.visionquestretreats.com Join success coach, Dr. Nicole Cutts in this fun experiential exercise as she explains the principles behind Vision Boards and leads you through the steps of creating your own Vision Board. A Vision Board is an actual physical picture of your desired reality. It forms a clear sharp image which then acts as a blueprint, attracting and focusing energy into your goals and Vision of Success. This tool has been used by business leaders, organizations and individuals to clarify and achieve their Vision, Mission and Ultimate Success. Participants will leave this session with greater clarity about how to take their careers to the next level. Please come with a written paragraph or two about your ideal job or career and consider signing up for a complimentary success coaching session with Dr. Nicole Cutts. Dr. Nicole Cutts Bio For over 10 years, Nicole Cutts, Ph.D., licensed Clinical Psychologist, Success Coach, and Organizational Consultant has been inspiring and empowering people to achieve a more balanced and successful lifestyle. Dr. Cutts has consulted with and coached executives, managers, and teams at Fortune 500 Companies, Federal Government Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations. As a master facilitator and Success Coach, she helps people create an exceptional life by honoring their mind, body, and spirit so they can experience joy, passion, meaning, and ultimate success in their work. Dr. Cutts is a featured writer on the Walter Kaitz Foundation website and has been a contributing writer for Identity Television, The Next Level, and The Diversity Channel, where she was also the Senior Features Editor. She sits on the D.C. Bar Association Lawyer’s Counseling Committee and the Board of the Student Support Center. She has appeared on BET’s The Center, the BBC, and various radio programs. She has co-authored and published several articles in scientific and literary journals. Her writings on Corporate Wellness, Success Coaching, and Diversity have appeared on several business-focused websites. She is a former faculty member of The University of MD- Baltimore County. An avid yoga student, her dedication to well-being and belief that well-being should extend to the work-place motivated her to start Cutts Consulting, LLC in 2002. Since then, utilizing a combination of lessons drawn from her years of study and experience as a psychologist and working professional, she has been helping organizations and individuals clarify and achieve their Vision of Success. Dr. Cutts received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology- LA, where her emphasis of study was Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology. She also holds a B.S. in Psychology from Howard University.
  16. 16. Upcoming Chapter Events September 14 - General Body Meeting September 21-25 - 32nd Annual Conference and Exposition; Los Angeles, California *October 19 - General Body Meeting - "The CEO Series" Presented by Capital One November 16 - General Body Meeting *Chapter Elections for the 2011-2012 Term will be conducted at this meeting For detailed information about upcoming Chapter events, please visit www.dcbmbaa.org. For more details about the 32nd Annual Conference & Exposition, visit the conference homepage at www.nbmbaa.org/2010_conference_site/pages/index.html.