• PoP Career Clinic @ QS MBA Event in DC – Sign Up for Free!

    The world’s largest MBA Tour is coming to Washington DC on September 26th and as a member of Professions on Purpose you can attend this event for free. This event will answer all of your MBA-related questions through presentations, networking opportunities, and valuable interactions with recruiters from 45+ top business schools. Participating schools include: Georgetown, LBS, UMD, Cornell, USC Marshall, IE and many more! At this event, you’ll receive: - A professional LinkedIn headshot - A resume review - Admissions consultations - Seminars and presentations by admissions directors - Admissions panels, discussions and Q&A - Eligibility to apply for millions of dollars in scholarships - And much more! As a member of PoP, you can take advantage of FREE registration! SPACE IS LIMITED - Register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2Z6K3Pd

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  • FREE PoP Career Clinic, profile photos, & meetings w/ world’s top MBA programs

    The World’s Largest MBA Fair and Expo will be back in Washington DC on Thursday, June 27th--and we'll be running our resume review & career clinic there, all free with registration below. Explore your MBA options by speaking directly with representatives from dozens of international and local business schools. Participating schools from last year include Georgetown, GWU, American U, Emory, Rice, IE and many more! At this event, you’ll receive: • A professional LinkedIn headshot • A resume review • Admissions consultations • Seminars and presentations by admissions directors • Admissions panels, discussions and Q&A • Eligibility to apply for millions of dollars in scholarships • And much more! As a member of this meetup, you can take advantage of FREE registration! SPACE IS LIMITED - Register now to reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/305enqZ

  • Free Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic: Meet 1-on-1 with Attorney

    1800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

    The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center are working together to offer this free legal clinic. This clinic is for aspiring or existing small business owners. Attendees will meet one-on-one with attorneys for brief advice on any legal issues their businesses may be facing. You can get information on business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues. Or, if you do not have specific questions, come and tell the attorneys about your business—they can help you spot legal issues or give you general advice. Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic; however, pre-registration is welcome at https://ic.dcsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=570390019 If you have any questions, please contact Christine Kulumani at [masked] or [masked].

  • Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic

    I. King Jordan Student Academic Center

    The Gallaudet Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute and the DC Bar Pro Bono Center are working together to offer this free legal clinic. This clinic is for aspiring or existing small business owners. Attendees will meet one-on-one with attorneys for brief advice on any legal issues their businesses may be facing. You can get information on business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues. Or, if you do not have specific questions, come and tell the attorneys about your business—they can help you spot legal issues or give you general advice. All are welcome and we will have American Sign Language interpreters on site to assist. Please bring any documents relevant to the issues you wish to discuss. This is a walk-in clinic; however, pre-registration is encouraged at https://sbcgallaudet.eventbrite.com If you have any questions, please contact Christine Kulumani at [masked] or [masked].

  • Business basics and best practices seminar

    Join Zoho's free, educational seminars to help organizations, big and small, focus on their goals and streamline their processes with one platform for every aspect of business. Learn basics and best practices for your business, and see how you can run your entire business online with one platform for everything from sales and marketing, to support and collaboration, to finances and beyond. Register now: zco.to/MeetDC Why? No matter the size of your business, we know you're busy running everything, not to mention the software behind it all. Zoho will help you amp up your productivity so that you can spend more time growing your business. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for free, along with plenty of coffee and snacks. Please feel free to reach out to [masked] with any questions or concerns. And please register with Zoho: zco.to/MeetDC Clicking attend here on Meetup won't reserve your spot.

  • Working w/o Paychecks?! You Could be an Entrepreneur! Free for Furloughed/Unpaid

    WeWork Coworking & Office Space

    $10.00

    Feeling the pinch and financial insecurity of living without a regular paycheck due to the government shutdown? Now might be the time to explore entrepreneurship. You: + already have a feel for the financial challenges + could be thinking about a career change + may have some extra time now to invest in your idea This small group (limited to 8 participants) workshop will show you: + Low-risk ways to explore if entrepreneurship is for you or not + Meaningful steps you can take to advance your idea + All about the good, bad, and ugly of entrepreneurial careers + What to do and where to go next (resources) Agenda: 1-1:20pm: Introductions: presenter, participants and their ideas 1:20-2:00pm Interactive Presentation & Workshop 2-2:45 pm: Q&A, Casual Conversations, & Networking Bring: ID, your ideas, questions, an open mind and something to take notes with. Some optional prework: prepare an elevator pitch or brief summary of your business or other idea to share and get feedback. This is FREE for federal employees who have been furloughed or otherwise unpaid. Others are welcome and their ten dollars helps make these events possible. There will be no sales pitch for further services. Please change your RSVP if you're unable to attend. Presenter/Facilitator: Stefan Bielski’s broad and deep startup experience includes covering entrepreneurship as a business journalist, serving and fighting for entrepreneurs within the big business-dominated Chamber of Commerce as its Small Business committee co-chair, as a business coach focused on SMEs, and with Entrepreneur in Residencies at Georgetown University and on a coworking catamaran sailing the Mediterranean. Beside those outsider perspectives, Stefan’s long been in the trenches. At age 18 he joined a startup as its first full-time employee through its acquisition while balancing night school. He since founded companies himself on three continents—and he knows how to build them to last: one he sold 20 years ago is still going strong in the heavily-disrupted print magazine publishing industry. Through his more recent ventures, CareerDesign, Professions on Purpose, and FARM.fyi, Stefan builds tools, processes and community for more fulfilling lives through work.

  • Fintech Failure Stories (partner event)

    iStrategyLabs

    Our friends at F*ckUp Nights offer a special fintech-focused version of their popular series. Serial entrepreneur Tiffany Norwood will share a story of business failure Short panel discussion with audience Q&As Omidyar Network will present a report on FinTech Entrepreneurship Revenue Models More info and register here: https://fintechfailurestories.splashthat.com/

  • Free Headshot and a Chance to Meet Top MBA Programs 1-on-1

    Washington Marriott Georgetown

    If you’ve already been working in a managerial position for 5+ years and are looking for a career boost, the Connect MBA event may be a better fit for you. To get a more personalized experience, join QS’s Connect MBA event in Washington DC on Thursday, November 15th where you can set up 30 minute in-person meetings with admissions directors from top business schools. This is a great opportunity if you’re wanting to learn more about specific MBA programs! SPACE IS LIMITED - Register now to reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/2BLiWPc Email your resume to [masked] and the QS Selections Team will review your profile and craft your schedule of meetings in close collaboration with you. Additionally, at this event, we will provide you with a brief consultation on interview and presentation skills, and a chance to take a new professional headshot – all for free. Participating Business Schools Include: Temple University, Fordham, IE, American University and many more

  • MBAs for Entrepreneurs: When and for Whom It Makes Sense (@DC Startup Week)

    Does business school make sense for those pursuing entrepreneurial routes? Business schools have steadily been developing entrepreneurial programs yet some Venture Capitalists and other Silicon Valley denizens claim they won't invest in startups led by MBAs. Who's right? Does an MBA make sense for you? Come see and hear our panel of entrepreneurs with MBA tell how the degree helped--or maybe hurt--them. Panelists: 1. Maurice Bakley, active Angel Partners inviestor, CRO of Education Week and a Harvard Business School MBA, argues the MBA can help entrepreneurs deal with far-from-perfect information. 2. Adam Segal, Co-Founder and CEO of Cove, Kellogg MBA, and Kennedy MPA created the business plan for his coworking company in grad school. 3. Francie Wasser is the CEO and Founder of FranciePants, the women's undergarment startup and holds an MBA from St. Louis' Washington University. Moderator: Stefan Bielski, PoP founder, former longtime MBA admissions adviser (2bschool), serial entrepreneur, with an MBA from Mexico's Duxx. Agenda: 5:00-5:10pm: Greet & meet 5:10-5:40pm: Moderated panel discussion 5:40-6:00pm: Audience questions 6:00pm: Informal discussion/further networking on-site or at local bar/restaurant Please see additional info and register here: https://techstarsstartupweekdc2018.sched.com/event/FqiK/does-business-school-make-sense-for-you [Also, we did a version of this event last year at the National Press Club (https://www.meetup.com/Professions-on-Purpose/events/228753661/): Video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUQuu2D5LjY ]

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  • Largest Grad School Events of the Year (+ Free Resume Review & Headshots)

    Thinking about an MBA or other grad school? Want to apply for $7 million worth of scholarships? The QS MBA and Master’s events will be taking place, side-by-side in Washington DC on September 13th. If you are considering an MBA or Masters or PhD in the near future then this is a must-attend event. Top-ranked grad schools from around the world will be presenting their graduate programs; the full A-Z of subjects are on offer, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to find out what’s the program that best suits you! Meet school representatives in person, get your questions answered, and gather what you need to submit the right application. Members of this group have FREE entry to the event (a saving of $15). Plus, we offer a free resume review clinic (provided by Professions on Purpose), and a professional photographer will take free head shots you can used for LinkedIn and other social media. Register Now for MBA event: http://bit.ly/2BKt9LN Register Now for Grad event: http://bit.ly/2NgkMZN Participating Grad Schools include: *Wharton, * INSEAD, *Harvard, Georgetown, GWU, American U, Emory, LBS, U of Maryland, Wash U - Olin, American, Rice, IE and many more. * Represented by Alumni