8th Annual DC African Celebration

African Heritage Month Celebration | 8th Annual DC Africa Celebration

Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Join the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs and the Commission on African Affairs for the 8th Annual DC Africa Celebration to commemorate African Heritage Month in the District.

As part of MOAA’s Multicultural Awareness program, the 8th Annual DC Africa Celebration is organized to bring together diverse African communities and the wider District community through traditional African music, dance and performances.

African Heritage Month has grown to become one of the most anticipated cultural events drawing thousands of diverse attendees. This event presents itself as a testament of the unprecedented growth of African communities in the District while showcasing the burgeoning contributions these communities make to the cultural, social and economic fabric of the nation’s capital.

For additional information, please contact the Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (202) 727-5634



IFC Young Professionals Program

ifc-ypp-photo1IFC’s Young Professionals Program is a unique opportunity to launch your career as a global investment professional helping to build the private sector in developing countries. You will join as an Associate in the Investment, Advisory or Treasury streams and will be based in Washington DC for at least one year. You will build your expertise through engagements in different countries, close to IFC’s clients. The program is open to final year students working toward an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD, other relevant Masters degrees or recent graduates. Continue reading

A top recruiter on what anyone can see after 30 seconds with your resume

I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online.

There has been for many decades, a mysterious Wizard of Oz-type viewpoint of the recruiting world that I think is somewhat misappropriated. People seem to be truly fascinated by what goes on behind the curtain, when in reality, recruiters aren’t running the covert operation many think. “Does this candidate seem like they stand a chance of being a good match for this role? If yes, proceed to next step. If no, reject.”

I’ll highlight how I personally absorb a resume. I should preface this by saying that currently I primarily recruit for senior-level software engineers. In my past life I recruited for PMs, MBAs, finance, sales, and pretty much all of it. Everything I’m about to say broadly applies to all of these fields. I also was a campus recruiter, and you read resumes of new grads a bit differently since experience is less meaty. So for non-new grads, here’s how it goes in my brain: Continue reading

How to Ask for the Job Title You Deserve

Black businesswoman in conference room with co-workers

Black businesswoman in conference room with co-workers

Your job title isn’t everything — but it does matter. When you’re offered a new role, or have been in the same position for some time, how should you think about what title you deserve? How do you decide whether it’s worth negotiating? If you don’t think you can get a raise, should you even ask for a change in your title? And what about the other side of the coin: How should you respond if your boss offers you a promotion in title — with no raise? Continue reading

COTE D’IVOIRE – Etudes aux Etats-Unis

img_1663EducationUSA Abidjan fournit des conseils précis, complets et à jour sur tous les établissements agréés d’enseignement supérieur aux États-Unis. Nous conseillons aux étudiants par le biais de séances de groupe, des visites scolaires et de sensibilisation des universités, des foires, des consultations individuelles, e-mail, téléphone et les médias sociaux. Nous pouvons répondre à vos questions au sujet de l’étude de premier cycle et deuxième cycle, l’application et le processus d’admission, le financement de votre formation, la qualification pour les visas d’étudiants et la préparation à l’étude aux États-Unis. Nous accueillons les futurs étudiants, les parents et les éducateurs pour en apprendre davantage sur les possibilités d’éducation aux États-Unis: nous pouvons vous aider à faire vos meilleures décisions.

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Call for nominations: 2018 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership

The mission of the Roy Award is to encourage governments, companies, and organizations to push the boundaries of creativity and take risks that result in significant changes that benefit the environment. By drawing attention to exceptional partnerships, we hope to inspire others to replicate or expand upon their success.

We need your help to identify the most innovative and impactful environmental public-private partnerships around the world. Partnerships can engage academic, business, civic, government, and non-profit organizations and actors. Projects can be domestic or international in scope. Self-nomination is permissible and encouraged.

A full description of the Roy Award, including eligibility and selection criteria, the on-line nomination form, and a list of past recipients is available on our website: belfercenter.org/royaward.

The nomination deadline is October 15, 2017.

Facebook’s COO on how to pursue a meaningful and successful career

jourWhen planning your career, have a long-run dream and a short-run plan. But be prepared to alter your plan.

Dream Long, Plan Short

Don’t try to map out your entire career from the get-go, advises Sandberg. If she had done so, she would have missed the opportunities at Google and Facebook altogether. After all, when she graduated from Harvard, the internet didn’t exist.

“If you try to plan out your career, it’s going to be boring. You’re going to miss all the good stuff, because all the good stuff hasn’t been invented yet,” says Sandberg. “You want to have a really long-run dream and you want to have a short-run plan. And that short-run plan, it’s not about what you accomplish, especially in the early days. It’s about what you help other people accomplish and about what you learn. You invest in yourself. You invest in the success of your teams.” Continue reading

The 25 Best Workplaces in New York

IMG_2378New York companies have a reputation for dog-eat-dog work environments, long hours, and sharp elbows—and in a lot of cases, that’s probably accurate. But there are some companies in the Empire State where employees not only like their colleagues, they enjoy coming into the office. To find the standouts, Fortune partner Great Place to Work surveyed more than 137,000 employees in New York state and the surrounding metropolitan area. The following 25 companies got the highest marks for trust, friendliness, and being all-around great places to work. Continue reading