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2009 NBMBAA DC Career Expo Program

  1. 1. 2009 Pre-Conference Career Expo September 2, 2009 Embassy Suites Washington Convention Center 900 10th St NW Washington, D.C. 20001
  2. 2. Collaborative Partners Participating Companies Plenary Sessions Making Successful Career Transitions Speaker: Carol Rogers, Right Management High-Impact Resumes and Targeted Search Strategies for Today's Tough Job Market Speaker: Sue Sarkesian, The Resume Group Personal Branding: Defining an Image for Success Speaker: Annette Harris, Harris ImageWorks
  3. 3. President’s Message September 2, 2009 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 today 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 24-25, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. While many nonprofit associations and other membership-based groups struggle to develop a strategy of 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 today who seek within their respective organizations 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 session, and take advantage of the services offered to enhance your marketability. I would like to thank our corporate partners Booz Allen Hamilton, Cox Communications, Freddie Mac, Prudential, Sodexo, State Farm, and Volkswagen for being a part of this event. Additionally, I would like to thank the Washington, D.C. Chapters of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. for collaborating with us on this event. Since our chapter is run strictly by volunteers, we all must thank John James II, who leads our Career Development/Network efforts. For without John managing this event, we would not be here today. Enjoy the Expo! Oscar W. Mardis President
  4. 4. Career Network Welcome September 2, 2009 On behalf of the National Black MBA Association, Inc., Washington, D.C. Chapter, I would like to welcome you to the 2009 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. We hope to connect local employers and candidates in advance of the National Conference and Exposition in New Orleans later this month. In addition, given the current state of the job market, we have put together a series of workshops designed 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. Thanks to all of our collaborative partners, participating employers and presenters for making the Career Expo possible, and a special thanks to the Career Network Committee (Angela Thornton- Young, Joann Charles, Rolanda Rascoe, Maurice Smith, Kimberly Wise) 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 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. NBMBAA-DC Career Network The National Black MBA Association, Inc., Washington, D.C. (NBMBAA-DC) Career Network (www.dcbmbaacareernetwork.org) connects the area’s most talented business professionals with the region’s most progressive companies and organizations. Our membership has a varied array of professional experience with degrees from the nation’s most prestigious historically black colleges and universities, Ivy League schools and a myriad of other institutions. Members and associates are employed as high-level managers at hundreds of area companies and government organizations in the areas of finance, consulting, accounting, marketing, human resources, management, information technology, public relations, real estate, law, public policy and many other professions. In addition to the NBMBAA Career Network, we seek to establish relationships with several organizations to provide membership with greater access to employment opportunities and resources in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We encourage you to take advantage of all of the available resources during your career search. Career Network Home Page www.dcbmbaa.org/career.htm Career Network Job Board www.dcbmbaacareernetwork.org Careerbuilder Co-branded page www.careerbuilder.com/?lr=cbpar_dcbmbaa Indeed.com http://www.indeed.com/q-MBA-l-Washington,-D.C.-jobs.html Simply Hired.com http://dcbmbaa.jobamatic.com/
  6. 6. National Black MBA Association, Inc. Washington D.C. Chapter OFFICERS President…………………………………………………………………………Oscar W. Mardis Vice President of Administration…………………………………………………Audrey Johnson 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 Co-Chairs……………………..….………Cedric Mobley & Cheron Burns Membership Chair………………………………..………………………………..Lauren Stewart Newsletter Lead………………………………………………….……………………Nathan Hall Career Network Lead………………………………………………………….……..John James II Professional Development Chair………………………………………………..Dakisha Spratling Public Relations Chair…..………………………………………………………………….Vacant Student Outreach Chair.……………………………………..........................Shomari McCrimons Webmaster……….………………………………..…………………………….Katherine Inyang CAREER EXPO PLANNING COMMITTEE Angela Thornton-Young, John James II, Joann Charles, Rolanda Rascoe, Kimberly Wise, Maurice Smith
  7. 7. Schedule of Events 2:30PM - 7:00PM Registration 3:00PM – 3:15PM Opening Remarks Capital Room B 3:00PM - 7:00PM Career Fair Capital Rooms C&D Booz Allen Hamilton Cox Communications DHS - ICE Freddie Mac Prudential Financial Sodexo State Farm Volkswagen 3:30PM – 4:15PM Session 1 Capital Room B Making Successful Career Transitions 4:30PM – 5:30PM Session 2 Capital Room B High-Impact Resumes and Targeted Search Strategies for Today's Tough Job Market 5:45PM – 6:45PM Session 3 Capital Room B Personal Branding: Defining an Image for Success 6:45PM - 7:00PM Closing Remarks Capital Room B
  8. 8. Collaborative Partners Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) www.alpfawashingtondc.org The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions. Membership is open to anyone who shares our values, mission, and principles The success of ALPFA-Washington, D.C. depends largely on the dedication and enthusiasm of its diverse group of members. If you haven’t already done so, consider joining ALPFA today and be part of the fastest growing Latino professional association in the country. National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) www.dcnaaahr.org The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) is an organization committed to providing a forum where you—the current or aspiring African-American Human Resources professional, can network, share, learn, and provide leadership on issues affecting your career, and the quality of work/life for the workforces we support. As a professional HR organization, we aim to advance knowledge in the theory and practice of HR management for practitioners at all levels. To that end, the Washington DC NAAAHR Chapter represents HR professionals, consultants and vendors from Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Additionally, our goal is to provide a wide range of professional development programs that will support our effectiveness as HR professionals. We will pay particular attention to those challenges that face us as People of Color in non-profits, corporations and public organizations. Though we provide support for ALL sectors, particular attention will also be given to the needs of the large group of HR professionals in the public sector—after all, this is DC! And lastly, we will develop and maintain reciprocal relationships with the other HR professional organizations in the area, such as the SHRM, ASTD, CBODN and others. 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.
  9. 9. Participating Employers Exhibit Room Partner Volkswagen www.vw.com Behind each of its esteemed emblems, Volkswagen Group of America is part of a worldwide family of brands that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling to produce motor vehicles that excite the eyes and stir the souls of drivers all over the world. Plenary Room Partner Cox Communications ww2.cox.com/aboutus/home.cox From the valued customers we connect through our innovative communications services, to the employees we connect through exciting career opportunities, Cox is all about bringing people together and enhancing their lives. Are you Ready to Connect Our goal is to enrich the lives of our customers with our services, focus on quality and responsiveness, and community involvement. At the same time, we believe in investing in the lives of our employees Exhibiting Partners Booz Allen Hamilton www.boozallen.com Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading strategy and technology consulting firm, works with clients to deliver results that endure. Every day, government agencies, corporations, institutions, and infrastructure organizations rely on Booz Allen’s expertise and objectivity, and on the combined capabilities and dedication of our exceptional people to find solutions and seize opportunities. We combine a consultant’s unique problem-solving orientation with deep technical knowledge and strong execution to help clients achieve success in their most critical missions.
  10. 10. Participating Employers Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) www.ice.gov United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our mission is to protect national security by enforcing our nation's customs and immigration laws. ICE was established in 2003 after the Homeland Security Act of 2002. ICE works with components of Department of Homeland Security and federal, state, and local organizations to secure the country and preserve our freedoms. Freddie Mac www.freddiemac.com Freddie Mac, one of America's biggest buyers of home mortgages, is a stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing. Learn more about how we make home possible. Prudential Financialn.Furuya@Prudential.com www.prudential.com With over 130 years of leadership behind us, Prudential is a vibrant organization that’s focused on continuously improving delivery of our outstanding products and services -- and creating new potential solutions. As one of America’s most respected companies, and one of its more admired employers, this is where you can realize your goals and reap exceptional rewards for your hard work and contributions. Sodexo http://www.sodexousa.com 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. State Farm Insurance www.statefarm.com State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer.
  11. 11. National Black MBA Association – Washington, D.C. Chapter can earn a donation every time you search the Internet and shop online!!! Search the web with Yahoo-powered GoodSearch.com and they’ll donate about a penny to your cause each time you search! Shop at more than 600 GoodShop.com merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to your cause!
  12. 12. Plenary Sessions I. Making Successful Career Transitions Speaker: Carol Rogers, Right Management 3:30 – 4:15 PM - Capital Room B Right Management (www.right.com) is the talent and career management expert within Manpower, the global leader in employment services. Right Management helps clients win in the changing world of work by designing and executing workforce solutions that align talent strategy with business strategy. Our expertise spans Talent Assessment, Leader Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Engagement, and Workforce Transition and Outplacement. With offices in over 50 countries, Right Management partners with companies of all sizes. More than 80% of Fortune 500 companies are currently working with us to help them grow talent, reduce costs and accelerate performance. II. High-Impact Resumes and Targeted Search Strategies for Today’s Tough Job Market Speaker: Sue Sarkesian, The Resume Group 4:30 – 5:30 PM - Capital Room B How do you stand out in the most competitive job market in decades? 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. Sue will also provide you with tips to develop a focused search strategy designed to get your resume to the right people at the right companies. Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced, senior-level executive, the right resume can significantly shorten your job search. The Resume Group is a premier resume development and search strategy firm that offers more than 25 years of combined industry experience. Sue and her business partner, Elaine Basham, have helped thousands of job-seekers at all levels of their careers to stand out from the competition and achieve success in their job search. Be sure to bring your resume and make an appointment with Sue for a complimentary resume review and market analysis. 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.
  13. 13. 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. About The Resume Group The Resume Group has helped hundreds of job-seekers achieve their career objectives. The Resume Group creates resumes that differentiate candidates in the job market. We build excitement around each individual's unique, personal brand and make them the "must-interview" candidate. We conduct an in-depth phone interview with you to discuss your strengths, competencies, experience, achievements, and the value you can bring to an organization. Your resume is carefully and expertly crafted to showcase your distinctive skills, experience and accomplishments in the most powerful and compelling way possible. And it doesn't stop there. Once we've completed your resume, we continue to work with you, providing you with focused search strategies, targeted resources, a tactical action plan for conducting your search, and an in-depth understanding of today's job market. We give you the leading-edge strategies and tools you need to get the job you want, at the salary you deserve. Once your documents are completed, and we've provided you with resources to jumpstart your job search, we're still in your corner. If you have a question or two as you conduct your search, we're there to help. After working with The Resume Group, you'll know you face the job search armed with the right tools, documents and strategies. Our goal is to help you succeed in finding the right job, with the right company, and to get back into the work force as quickly as possible III. Personal Branding: Defining an Image for Success Speaker: Annette Harris, Harris ImageWorks 5:45 – 6:45 PM - Capital Room B Personal Branding: Defining an Image or Success In this session, you will learn about the power of first impressions, components of a great corporate brand, and how to develop your personal brand to differentiate yourself in today's job market. Key topics of discussion will include:  Why Define Your Personal Brand?  Four Key Elements of Your Personal Brand  Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch
  14. 14. About Harris ImageWorks, LLC Based in the Washington, D.C metropolitan area, Harris ImageWorks, LLC is an image consulting company founded by Annette Harris, for the express purpose of empowering men, women, and organizations to sharpen their image in order to support the successful achievement of their goals and objectives. Harris ImageWorks the power of first impressions in this fast paced society where more often than not you only have seconds to communicate the perception you desire. As one-dimensional as it may seem, the fact remains that you are almost instantly judged based on the 3Ps: Polished, Poised, and Professional. Although skills, knowledge and expertise are at play – they become less relevant when you don’t properly display the 3Ps initially. While some image consulting companies have an experience and knowledge base in the areas of style, fashion, and appearance; and others focus on business communications and presence, Harris ImageWorks has the experience and knowledge base to cater to both. This is key because it’s all about a “total package.” Our target clients include corporations, business executives/professionals, attorneys, politicians and their spouses, media personalities, and recent college graduates. If you come into contact with the public, our services can support you in ensuring that you make a great first and lasting impression! Annette Harris - Bio Annette Harris is the President and founder of Harris ImageWorks, LLC, a Virginia-based professional Image Consulting company. With more than 15 years of leadership and professional experience, a flare for fashion, and a passion for professional presence, it seemed only natural for her to launch Harris ImageWorks. Annette has worked for companies such as Bell Atlantic Inc., ManTech International, MCI WorldCom, and one of the big-four professional services firm. In addition, she worked for Nordstrom, which has afforded her with first-hand customer service experience and added knowledge of style and fashion. Annette has received formal training in the area of Image Consulting and holds a First Level Certification from the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). She received her Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Fashion Merchandising from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She also earned her Master of Business Administration in Marketing from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
  15. 15. Upcoming Chapter Events September  Thursday, September 3, Business Networking Mixer and Workshop, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., State Farm Insurance Baltimore West Field Office, 400 Red Brook Boulevard, Suite 210, Owings Mills, MD 21117. R.S.V.P to holly.m.wantz.h3cb@statefarm.com  Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - Chapter General Body Meeting @ Howard University School of Business Auditorium (2600 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, D.C.)  Tuesday, September 22-26 - 31st Annual Conference and Exposition; New Orleans, Louisiana October  Saturday, October 17 - Wealth Building Series  Tuesday, October 20 - Chapter General Body Meeting November  Tuesday, November 17, Chapter General Body Meeting December  Holiday Affair For the latest event information on Chapter events, please visit http://www.dcbmbaa.org. For more details about the 31st Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, September 22-26, 2009, visit the national website at http://www.nbmbaa.org.

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