CAMP Chicago May Power Hour with Upwardly Global

Date: May 24, 2011 00:00:00 to 23:59
Location: Public Allies Office, 200 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Ticket Cost: $5.00 at the door

Event Details

Join CAMP and Upwardly Global on May 24th for CAMP Chicago's Power Hour networking session overview with Muslim and immigrant professionals. Learn more about the importance of professional networking, how it can help you to land a job, and how to be a successful networker.

  • 6:30 - 6:45 PM      Welcome and Overview of Upwardly Global

After checking-in, participants will receive a brief welcome and introduction to CAMP and Upwardly Global.

  • 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM  Networking Training

Upwardly Global Job Services Advisors will provide  training on professional networking, including perfecting your "Marketing Pitch" and the "Top 10 Networking Tips."

  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Speed Networking

Structured networking opportunity great for those new to networking. Speed networkers rotate through a series of mini networking opportunities (5 minutes each)

  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM  General Networking

An open, unstructured networking session where participants can mingle and practice newly acquired networking skills.

Date : Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Time: 6:30- 9:00pm

Location:Public Allies Office, 200 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 605, Chicago 60601. (Use the entrance next to Payless Shoes to check in.)  

Cost: $5.00 to be paid at the door

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Why Upwardly Global Exists

Upwardly Global, founded in 2000, is a national, award-winning nonprofit organization with offices in San Francisco, New York and Chicago.  Upwardly Global helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. by providing professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs.  To date, the organization has coached 2,400 skilled immigrants and has assisted over 800 professionals back into their career field.  

Today, 2.6 million recent immigrants hold a BA/BS from their home countries and have the legal right to work, and are currently unemployed or working in unskilled jobs. In their home countries these new Americans were business people, educators, scientists, and nonprofit professionals. In the United States, they are nannies, cab drivers, and security guards. 

Our Solution

·         We work intensively with immigrant professional jobseekers for six months to revise their resumes, give them skills in networking and interviewing,  pair them with mentors in their field, and connect them to professional opportunities.

·         We partner with forward-thinking employers who understand that to compete in the global economy they must develop a pipeline of the best talent, inclusive of immigrant professionals.

·         We position employers for success by training their employees in cross-cultural recruitment and retention strategies.

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