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Tuesday April 10, 2012

Join Us at the 4th Annual NAAMBA Leadership Conference & Exposition, September 13-15, 2012, Santa Clara, CA!

Robina Singh, Events & Program Manager, NAAMBA

The National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) is thrilled to announce the 4th Annual NAAMBA Leadership Conference & Exposition which will be taking place in Santa Clara, CA, September 13-15, 2012. This event, the largest of its kind, will be a gathering of Pan-Asian professionals, corporate executives, community, and business leaders from across industries.
Tuesday April 10, 2012

More Women Seeking MBAs, but Pay Gap Persists

Eve Tahmincioglu,

The number of women looking to attend business school hit a record high last year, but that doesn’t mean they’ll find an equitable workplace when they get out.
Tuesday April 10, 2012

U.S. Employment Growth Seen Rebounding From Slump

Timothy R. Homan and Carlos Torres, Bloomberg

The March setback in hiring will prove temporary as the U.S. economy, in its third year of expansion, now is better equipped to overcome a slowdown in Europe and rising fuel costs, economists said.
Tuesday April 10, 2012

Should You Move for a Job?

Matt Ferguson, Harvard Business School Publishing

Despite recent signs of recovery in the labor market, there are still more than 12 million unemployed job seekers. So how do we explain the fact that some positions stay open for months? And why are some companies struggling to find the right people for open positions in their area?
Tuesday April 10, 2012

A Rare Peek Inside North Korea

Ed Flanagan, NBC News

North Korea has invited international journalists into the reclusive country to witness the launch of what they say is a weather observation satellite using a three-stage rocket in mid-April. The satellite launch is timed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. The United States and South Korea say the satellite launch is more likely a thinly disguised test of long-range missile technology.
Tuesday March 20, 2012

ADI & Northeast Consortium Wrap Up a Highly Successful 11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Exposition in NYC!

ADI Team

Attendees, during this day-long event had a unique opportunity to connect and engage with recruiters across industries and explore career opportunities which suit their interest and skill-set. The Exposition also featured Resume Critiquing sessions throughout the day where the job seekers met one-on-one with resume coaches to receive critical resume tips. Employer Showcases provided attendees insights into presenting companies’ background, hiring needs and information on applying for job vacancies...
Tuesday March 20, 2012

MBA Loans From an Unusual Source: Alumni

Alison Damast,

A lending program that relies on business school alumni to fund loans for international students has been gaining traction at European MBA programs, and is expected to enter the U.S. business school market later this year, the company’s founders said.
Tuesday March 20, 2012

Career Coaches: Worth the Investment?

Rachel Zupek,

In the current state of our economy, more than 15 million people are unemployed. That's 15 million people who are all looking for a little help, whether it's in the job search, writing a résumé, interview advice, networking or even finding a new career path.
Tuesday March 20, 2012

'Honour Code' Supported by Young Asians, Poll Says


Two-thirds of young British Asians agree that families should live according to the concept of "honour", a poll for BBC Panorama suggests.
Tuesday March 20, 2012

Demystifying Asian Cuisine with Korean American Chef Debbie Lee

Connie K. Ho, Mochi Magazine

Growing up, Debbie Lee could always be found in the kitchen with her grandmother. An Arizona native, she didn’t get to meet her grandmother under her early teens, when her family moved to California. Even though Lee only spoke English and her grandmother only understood Korean, the one thing the two had in common was cooking, and every weekend Lee’s grandmother taught her family recipes through gestures.
Tuesday February 28, 2012

Preparation for the Upcoming 11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo - March 9th, 2012

Alan Wong, Sr. Recruitment Consultant

For those who have registered for the 11th Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo, the event is just around the corner. So, have you begun preparation? If so, what is your strategy for succeeding in this event?
Tuesday February 28, 2012

2012 PMI Westchester - Professional Development Day: Delivering Results Across Uncertain Seas

Westchester PMI

On March 31st, over 100 project managers from across the Tri-State area will learn effective strategies for successful delivering projects in the face of ever increasing risk, at PMI Westchester’s 3d annual Professional Development Day in Elmsford, NY. The full day conference will feature nine industry experts who will each explore aspects of the central theme “Delivering Results Across Uncertain Seas”.
Tuesday February 28, 2012

Harvard Asian-American Discrimination Probe Ends

Daniel de Vise, The Washington Post

Federal civil rights investigators have closed an investigation into whether Harvard and Princeton universities discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions, because the complaint has been withdrawn, a Harvard spokesman says.
Tuesday February 28, 2012

6 Steps to a More Marketable LinkedIn Profile

Jeff Haden,

Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that...
Tuesday February 28, 2012

“Um, What Company is this Again?” Candidates’ Most Cringe-Worthy Interview Mistakes

Amy Chulik,

In a labor market where a single open position may receive resumes from hundreds of applicants, however, there are certain mistakes employers won’t — or shouldn’t — brush off. But which mistakes are blips — and which are total blunders? You be the judge...
Tuesday February 7, 2012

Asian Community Speaks Out Against the Racially Insensitive Super Bowl Ad

John Lee, National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA)

...What we don’t expect from our elected or future politicians however, is to forgo any sense of responsibility and decency, just to score mere political points. But don’t tell that to the U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra who ran a 30-second campaign ad...featuring an Asian woman speaking broken English.
Tuesday February 7, 2012

Social Media Gives Recruiters a Head Start

Deanna Hartley, Talent Management

Now you can unearth a great deal about potential candidates, determine if they’d be a good cultural fit and conduct impartial reference checks before ever establishing contact with them.
Tuesday February 7, 2012

The Nation: Jobs Numbers Are a Pleasant Surprise

George Zornick, The Nation

Last week's job numbers were a welcome surprise: 243,000 people were added to payrolls in the past month, which is far more than the 140,000 analysts were predicting...
Tuesday February 7, 2012

Year of the Dragon Boosts Chinese Tourism to U.S.

Summer Chiang and Peter Schurmann, New America Media

People in China traditionally head home for the lunar New Year holiday, marking one of the largest annual human migrations on the planet. This year, however, a growing number are opting to travel abroad, bringing in new streams of tourism revenue to destinations in the Bay Area and across the country.
Tuesday February 7, 2012

India Economy: Growth 'to Fall Below 7%' for 2011-12


India's economic growth is likely to dip below 7% for the 2011-12 financial year, new government statistics show.
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