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The BDPA Insider - August 14, 2011

Posted By Milt Haynes, Sunday, August 14, 2011

The BDPA Insider - August 14, 2011

What better way to start the day than with your weekly message from BDPA!

In this issue:

Message from Columbus Chapter President

Chronicles of an IT Job Seeker

Back by popular demand! Job Seekers Forum-August 15, 2011

BDPA New Jersey HSCC Team (2011)

BDPA New York Honored as 'Chapter of the Year'

BDPA Foundation Announces 2011 Eli Lilly Scholarship Winners

Fundraising Tip: How To Secure Corporate Support

Click here for the latest issue of "The BDPA Insider":

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-insider-august-14-2011.html

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Message from Columbus Chapter President

Everyone,

I am writing you all to thank you for your support of our High School students that went to Chicago to compete in the National Computer Competition. They placed 3rd in the nationals. This is a record for the BDPA Columbus Chapter. All things are good through God.

We want to keep this momentum going as our chapter is currently in the spotlight and shining. What a wonderful accomplishment to be third in the nation for the national competition. Our students conducted themselves professionally, did well on the written and oral competition and their technical skills impressed the judges. I remember when the students first started out in the program, they were like full of giggles, some were shy with their heads in the clouds.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/message-from-columbus-chapter-president.html


Chronicles of an IT Job Seeker

Somebody said I should write a book about Careers in IT and how to succeed in this challenging job market. Maybe I will one day, but until then you'll just have to keep reading my blog posts to stay abreast of the latest happenings. Yeah, that's right, not only has the technology changed dramatically over the last few years, the format for resumes, interviewing styles and job search strategies have changed dramatically too.

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.blogspot.com/2011/08/chronicles-of-it-job-seeker.html


Back by popular demand! Job Seekers Forum-August 15, 2011

Agenda:

Introductions

--Come prepared with your elevator pitch!

Discussion Topics:

--Job Seekers Success Mindset Training

--Q&A

Bring your tough job search questions to the meeting.

Roundtable:

--Good News

--Upcoming events

--Volunteer Opportunities

Date: Monday, August 15, 2011

Start Time: 07:30 PM Central Daylight Time, 8:30 PM Eastern

End Time: 08:25 PM Central Daylight Time, 9:25 PM Eastern

Dial-in Number: 1-213-289-0500 (Los Angeles)

Participant Access Code: 671366

Click here for more:

http://blacksgonegeek.org/JobSeekerFocusGroup.aspx


BDPA New Jersey HSCC Team (2011)

by Wayne Hicks

I've looked over a number of resumes in my career. However, I must admit that I enjoyed the three resumes that I received from members of the BDPA New Jersey High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team members Matthew Clark, Andrew Hall and Dakari Jones. The three young men were sharing their qualifications with many of the corporations at the BDPA career fair last week in Chicago. I see a bright future for these young men.

BDPA New Jersey chapter's HSCC team members performed well at the BDPA Northeast Regional HSCC Championship held earlier this summer at Bowie State University. The competition consisted of an oral exam, written exam and a problem which required the students to create a web-based programming solution.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-new-jersey-hscc-team-2011.html


BDPA New York Honored as 'Chapter of the Year'

BDPA New York was awarded the 2011 Chapter of the Year Award at the National BDPA Conference Awards Gala, at the Hilton Chicago, on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The award was presented by BDPA co-founder Earl Pace. Accepting on behalf of the chapter was current BDPA New York chapter president Renetta English, who was both "ignited and inspired" by the win, referring to the 2011 Conference theme: Ignite, Inspire & Empower.

This award goes to the chapter with the best overall Chapter achievements for the previous year in areas such as membership, community service, professional development, and chapter management.

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-new-york-honored-as-chapter-of.html


BDPA Foundation Announces 2011 Eli Lilly Scholarship Winners

The BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF), in coordination with Eli Lilly and Company, is pleased to announce the winner of the fifth annual Eli Lilly and Company Scholarship for BDPA Students. The two winners this year are Jala Cruz, a graduating senior at North Central High School (Indianapolis, IN) and Adwait Walimbe, a rising senior at John Marshall High School (Rochester, MN).

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/bdpa-foundation-announces-2011-eli.html


Fundraising Tip: How To Secure Corporate Support

BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) spends a good deal of our energy trying to ensure that we don't have conflicts with the corporate sales efforts of National BDPA or any of the 45 local BDPA chapters. However, it has become more and more apparent over the past few years that our ability to generate revenues improves exponentially if we find ways to work together.

I think that the following fundraising tip provides some excellent food-for-thought on non-traditional ways that any nonprofit can find support from Corporate America as we continue through these tough economic times.

Pursue In-Kind Donations, Contributed Media and Technical Expertise

Click here for more:

http://betf.blogspot.com/2011/08/fundraising-tip-how-to-secure-corporate.html


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