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Real talk about diversity and careers: The things you want to talk about at work but can't...and probably shouldn't.


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Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine, customized marketing programs, and an online job board that helps leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields.

The company’s core business is producing the nation’s only high caliber career expos, thus enabling America's top employers to meet one-on-one with a coveted pool of talented women in all disciplines. These events pair recruiters from a mix of Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies with women in a wide range of disciplines.

Since our inception, Women For Hire has been recognized as a groundbreaking expert at connecting employers with the brightest group of diverse career women, as well as providing those women with exceptional advice on advancement. The company specializes in developing customized programs to meet the diversity recruitment goals of employers in every industry.


Spring 2009 Career ExpoSchedule:

Washington, DC: February 19

New York: February 24

Dallas: March 5

Boston: March 19

Atlanta: March 31

Chicago: April 2

Los Angeles: April 14

Credit Suisse BA Explorer Program





















Have you ever considered a career on Wall Street? Are you curious about what a career on Wall Street entails or where it can lead you?

The Credit Suisse BA Explorer Program helps provide answers to these questions and guidance in making these decisions. The program is designed to offer traditionally underrepresented students of African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American descent the opportunity to see what a career on Wall St. can offer.

1. Three days in New York — all expenses paid (June 2–4)

2. For 1st and 2nd year traditionally underrepresented undergraduate students of African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American descent

3. Get an inside view of the financial services industry including Investment Banking, Sales and Trading, Research, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Shared Services, Operations and Information Technology

4. Gain a new perspective on career opportunities

5. Competitive admission process

6. Application deadline — Friday, February 13, 2009

Come explore Credit Suisse and you may discover that a job on Wall Street is exactly what you were looking for.

To apply please click on the link below:

http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB228PGXU3L34

Students from the following institutions can apply:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Wellesley College
  • Yale University

Do you think you have the key skills necessary to successfully attain a career in the industry of your choice? Nominate yourself for a complimentary personal counseling session provided by MLT at your college campus. This session is a preview of the services you will receive if you become a Career Prep fellow.
(Eligibility requirements: African American, Native American and/or Hispanic students in the class of 2011.)

Personal Counseling Session includes the following:
· Career readiness checklist- Overview of small but significant steps you can take now to prepare for the career of your dreams
· Elevator pitch- Assistance articulating your personal “brand” to a potential employer
· Resume review- Feedback on resume structure and content

About Career PrepThe MLT Career Preparation Program's mission is to prepare high-achieving minority college juniors and seniors for success in leading entry-level business-related jobs. These positions often lead to admission to top MBA programs and positions of influence in business and the community. This exploratory program exposes students to wide array of career opportunities in various industries and helps students develop key skills that are necessary to succeed in any career they pursue.

Our fellowship offers:
Professional 1-on-1 coaching every month throughout the introspective, internship search, and job conversion processes
4 leadership development weekends co-developed with corporate partners focused on skill-development and immersions
Access to job opportunities through corporate partner- led workshops and exclusive interviewing

Our Results
97% Summer internship placement rate
90+% Full-time offer rate

Nominations accepted here: http://www.ml4t.org/careerreadiness/columbia

Applications are currently being accepted!
First Deadline- February 28th
Second Deadline- April 15th





Gilt Groupe Evening Presentation at Columbia
January 28, 2009 from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm

The Broadway Room – Lerner Hall

2920 Broadway – New York, NY – 10027
Please join Gilt Groupe for an overview of online retail ecommerce, our innovative technology, and the remarkable success that the company is experiencing. The presentation will provide you with information about our employment opportunities and a chance to speak with representatives from Gilt. The presentation will take place on Wednesday January 28, 2009 at 7pm in the Broadway Room of Lerner Hall.
Gilt Groupe provides invitation-only access to high-end fashion and luxury brands at highly discounted prices. The company currently works with a roster of nearly 200 up-and-coming and established brands in the women's, men's, children's, and home fashion categories.

As an employee of Gilt Groupe, the luxury fashion online retailer in New York City, you'll join an elite development team and take digital merchandising to the next level. Your work here involves not just our website, but all the key back-end business functions that run our business, including purchasing, receiving, inventory management, shipping and customer intelligence. In our rapid software development environment, you'll see the meaningful results of your work quickly, sometimes within days. And we offer an honest and open environment, highly receptive to your ideas, highlighted by weekly offsite hackfests. Our company is growing rapidly and we’re looking for a few very talented, highly qualified engineers to help us stay ahead of the growth.

Refreshments will be served.We invite all Computer Science (freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate, PhD) students to attend. Please visit www.gilt.com/company/careers for additional information.

Sophomores:






Program Components:


Career Prep
is a FREE comprehensive 12-month experience during your junior year.



What We Look For:

»Current Sophomores in the Class of 2011

»Under-represented minorities of any of the following groups: Black/African, Latin, and/or Native American

»Achievement in and outside of the classroom

»Candidates from all academic disciplines




For more information visit:

www.ml4t.org/careerprep





The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) offers scholarships to students, in the US or Puerto Rico, who are pursuing studies in Accounting, Finance, or Business related fields. The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage those students who have demonstrated academic excellence to continue pursuing their professional careers.

Over the past 3 years, ALPFA has awarded students over $457,000 in scholarship money.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15th, 2009

Total Scholarship Funds: $150,000
Average ALPFA Scholarship Award: $1250-1500
* Limited scholarship awards for top candidates up to $10,000

Please note that the top 50 students selected will be invited to attend ALPFA’s National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts (August 8-12, 2009) with all expenses paid for - convention registration, airfare, and lodging .


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
• Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent
• Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico
• Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2009-2010 academic year
• Must be currently enrolled full-time at a¬ four-year university/college
or at a community college with intent to transfer to a four-year university/college for the 2009-2010 academic year
• Must be pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree in business, finance or accounting
• Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than
3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Student must demonstrate financial need
For more information on how to apply, please visit the Hispanic College Fund’s website. CLICK HERE*

*Click on Scholarships -- Apply Now -- Follow the link to the ALPFA online application.

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Contact the Hispanic College Fund by calling
1-800-644-4223 or sending an email to
HCF-Info@hispanicfund.org

Contact ALPFA by calling Geraldine Contreras 213-243-0004 or visiting
www.alpfa.org

Would you like an opportunity to have an internship position in marketing at Procter & Gamble? Will you be entering your 1st year of business school and graduating in 2011?


We, at Procter and Gamble, would like to encourage you to participate in our 2009 Procter & Gamble Marketing Graduate Summer Camp Program to be held July 26th - 31st, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This program is specially designed to attract top-tiered MBA minority students and other students entering their first year of business school (and graduating in 2011), who desire a career in Marketing.

What Is P&G's MBA Marketing Summer Camp?
It's a six-day, action-packed look at marketing opportunities at Procter & Gamble designed for students entering MBA programs in the fall. You'll have the opportunity to preview the key roles you could play in Marketing at P&G after completing your MBA.

What Will I Learn?
Through interacting with key Procter & Gamble executives at various levels, as well as with recent MBA graduates who work for the company, you'll:
  • Get a total perspective of the career opportunities at P&G.
  • Learn how to get the most out of your MBA experience.
  • Have the chance to speak candidly with managers on the "ins and outs" of Business School and "Corporate America."
All of this is designed to help you get your MBA career off on the right foot.

Why Procter & Gamble's Summer Camp?
The interaction you'll have with key P&G executives will give you unique preparation for Business School. Camp is also your chance to experience the real-life projects and situations you could be handling upon completion of your MBA. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to learn from Marketing Managers who were once in your shoes.

If you are selected for the Marketing MBA 2009 Summer Camp, you'll:
  • Participate in case studies demonstrating how the skills and methods developed in Business School can be leveraged into high performance-and high potential careers.
  • Discuss expectations and perspectives with managers who have several years of experience with Procter & Gamble.
  • Interview for summer 2010 Internship positions in Marketing at P&G.
What Will It Cost?
Absolutely nothing. Students chosen to participate in Summer Camp will be our guests in Cincinnati and P&G will cover all travel and lodging expenses.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5th, 2009
Note: The majority of the intern positions will be located in Cincinnati, OH, with limited intern opportunities outside of Cincinnati, OH.
To learn more about this career path, click here.

MLT Career Prep Coach's Corner
How's Your Industry Knowledge?
By: Rosalie Schraut, MLT Career Prep Coach

In today’s market, there is an expectation that candidates will be more knowledgeable than any company has seen in the past. However, are you reading the right news, reviews, and blogs that make you competitive? With so much information available on the web, is your source reliable? Or are you reading for fun and not bolstering your understanding of the industry? It doesn’t take much to build your acumen in any area, just a little time.

For those who have little time…a major newspaper with a comprehensive business section is best.

- The New York Times has very good coverage of everything from banking to advertising to science and technology. www.nytimes.com

- The Wall Street Journal may turn many people off, but it is a great source of all things business www.wsj.com

- The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com

If you have a bit more time, you should delve into industry trades, such as Ad Age, Brand Week for marketers, or Automotive News for those in the auto industry. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can ask your mentor what they read.

Finally, there are blogs and op-eds on just about anything. Since these are opinion based, you should keep a critical eye on them.




The Wall Street Internship Program provides collegiate sophomores and juniors summer internships at the most prestigious investment banking firms in the world. This paid internship program is targeted to students who have displayed leadership, teamwork, initiative and the ability to perform under pressure. The internship is open to both student-athletes and non-athletes.

The early application deadline is December 19 and the regular decision application deadline is January 23.


Preliminary Admission Criteria:
Acceptance into the program is highly competitive. Those who are awarded internship opportunities are outstanding students who have demonstrated:

- Academic Excellence (min. 3.0 cumulative GPA)

- Leadership and teamwork

- Strong Interpersonal Skills

- Maturity

- Commitment to Community Service




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