July 20, 2010

The BDPA Insider - July 20, 2010

BDPA Webinar: Job Seekers: Tips for success in your IT career search

Friday July 23, 2010 12:00 PM Eastern

This 30-minute webinar is designed to help BDPA members and jobseekers maximize their exposure and chances of success with BDPA sponsors currently hiring IT professionals nationwide. The BDPA Talent Management System currently has 65 career opportunities ... the most recent was posted yesterday by Prudential Finance.

Presented by: Portia Westbrooks
National BDPA Career Center Director

Mastering LinkedIn: Advanced Techniques and Insider Secrets (Keith Warrick)

There will be over 50 workshops at the 32nd annual BDPA Technology Conference in Philadelphia later this month. Keith Warrick will be a presenter at two of them ... including one entitled, 'Mastering LinkedIn: Advanced Techniques and Insider Secrets'.

This workshop is designed to enhance the LinkedIn user experience of current users by taking it to the next level through the introduction of advanced features and techniques designed to get the maximum value out of using LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional social networking site that has grown in popularity since starting up in 2003.

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BDPA IT Showcase: Production Planning Tools (Jessye Bemley, North Carolina A&T State University)

IBM and Eli Lilly and Company are sponsoring the 2010 BDPA IT Showcase. It provides them with an opportunity to see some of the most powerful African American high school and college students. The young people in the IT Showcase have potential to become Ph.D candidates in the hard sciences.

Jessye Bemley was a senior attending North Carolina A&T State University when she competed in the 2008 BDPA IT Showcase. She was finishing course work for her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. On-campus she is active in the North Carolina A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

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Call to Action - US Military Readers Poll - Tell Us Your Story

You've served your country in the US Military and now you're serving your country in BDPA. Got a story to tell about the US military and BDPA? We're asking all military veterans to answer the question:

  • What did you learn leadership and technology by serving your country in the US Military and how have you applied what you've learned to do great things in BDPA?
Send your responses to the BDPA Social Networking Team via email socialnetworking@bdpa.org.

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