Friday, October 22, 2010

Career Management Seminar

On October 2nd, the New York Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) presented its annual Career Management Conference, formerly called the Pre-Conference. The Pre-Conference or Career Management Conference is a prelude event to NSHMBAs National Conference & Career Expo, which is being held now in Chicago until October 23, 2010.

This year’s Career Management Conference was held at Fordham University, for the second year in a row. Fordham University and the Black and Hispanic MBA Association of Fordham University co-presented this year’s event. This conference aims to provide professionals and students with the necessary tools to tackle the job market with seminars ranging from developing your personal brand and creating your elevator pitch, to how to create the perfect resume. In addition, the event provided the 130 participants with personal coaches to help them with their interviewing skills during the mock interview workshop. New York Chapter Corporate Partners were also invited to participate in the mini career expo, which took place at the Atrium of Fordham University in the Lincoln Center Square.

In addition to the workshops, all of which were taught and presented by volunteer Professionals, there were panel discussions on how to create your personal career path and also on how to navigate the National expo, which consists of about 300 companies eager to hire top Latino talent and about 8,000 talented individuals looking to work for companies who appreciate diversity. Overall, the event was a huge success and New York NSHMBA has an open invitation to return to Fordham University for next year’s conference.

Towards the end of the day, Tatiana Hansell, Senior Brand Marketing-Multicultural, Unilever North America, presented the keynote speech. Ms. Hansell spoke about the issues facing the ever changing multicultural market, as well as the qualifications needed to work for a company like Unilever and even better, what she looks for in the potential employees. This gave the 130 participants and inside view on the mind of a leader, as well as what her organization looks for when hiring new talent.

This day was topped off by the raffling of 3 scholarships of $250 each to attend the National Conference in Chicago. The 3 lucky winners are able to use this money towards their expenses, including hotel, airfare and/or conference registration. We will highlight our winners in a future blog.

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