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Black MBA group to host local job fair

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Press release:

Black MBA to Host Fifth Career Fair and Whiteboard Challenge

Local Recruiters to Attend; Prizes Worth More than $1,000 Offered

What: On June 14, 2012, the Westchester Greater Connecticut Chapter (WGC) of the National Black MBA Association will host its Fifth Annual Career Fair and Whiteboard Challenge.  Local job seekers and budding entrepreneurs are welcome at this free event.   In order to attend, participants must register and upload their resumes on the WGC site at www.nbmbaa-wgc.org.

The first 50 registrants will be entered in a drawing for a prize valued at $150.

When: June 14, 2012 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Where: University of Connecticut, Stamford, 1 University Pl., Stamford, CT 06901

At the fair, those looking for employment will have an opportunity to meet with recruiters from local companies that are hiring, including Pitney Bowes, State Farm, Neopost, Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Connecticut, School of Business. During the Whiteboard Challenge, with only a whiteboard and markers, participants will have 7 minutes to present their business idea or product concept to a panel of judges.  The lucky competitor with the best presentation will win $1,000 and a business consultation.

The Career Fair and Whiteboard Challenge will include professional development workshops and a social hour for networking.  Refreshments will be served.

Why: The Career Fair and Whiteboard Challenge targets aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals seeking employment during these tough economic times.  The event is perfect for information gathering, exchange and networking.  Attendees can receive practical professional advice and jump-start their career or business.

Who: The National Black MBA Association was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization and was developed to lead in the creation of economic and intellectual wealth for the African-American community.  Its membership is comprised of MBA graduates with other advanced degrees from 40 local chapters nationwide.  As a local chapter of the National Black MBA Association, the WGC’s mission is to help increase membership and diversity, provide local collegiate scholarships, develop relationships with local corporate partners and provide value-added and innovative programs to stimulate intellectual and economic growth.

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