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Event Program Coordinator

By: Black Enterprise

The Event Program Coordinator is an integral member of the Events Department and assists with all aspects of program development and speaker management. This role is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, and executing all of the company’s events program agendas. This position will report directly to the VP, Event Operations...

Administrative Coordinator – Events Department

By: Black Enterprise

GENERAL Responsible to the Vice President/Director of Operations – BLACK ENTERPRISE Events. Provide administrative and clerical support to the Event Managers and Coordinators, as directed. Maintain thorough and ongoing knowledge of all stages of individual programs, products and projects. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform administrative functions including, but not limited to, typing...

The New Resume: 7 Must-Haves for Every Media Kit

By: Cameka Smith

(Image: Shutterstock)   Media kits are a great way to highlight your successes in a professional and informative manner. While they are commonly used to aid in media pitches, secure sponsorship for events, or even highlight year-end wins, media kits can also be a great tool to help secure employment,...

It’s Not Them, It’s You: 5 Effective Ways to Say No

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: iStock.com/Tharakorn)   Raise your hand if you can’t say no without feeling guilty. Well here’s the thing, if you want to be successful, you have to realize this: nearly every time you say yes to someone’s request, you’re saying no to yourself. From not reaching your goals to wasting precious...

5 Tips From Public Relations Pros That Will Elevate Your Career

By: Lisa Fraser

(Image: iStock.com/PeopleImages)   Public relations is about putting the best foot and the best face of a brand forward, but it’s also about quickly doing damage control when things don’t go as planned. The fast-paced track at which PR professionals are required to act matched with the impact and influence...

Career Protection 101: Lessons From the Trump Trainwreck

By: Dr. Avis

By now, it’s become abundantly clear this train wreck of a presidency is tumbling down. No doubt, we’ve only seen the surface of the disturbing behavior that led to this unmitigated disaster occurring in the White House in the first place. And as the Trump Train goes corralling off the...

5 Career Advice Myths You Need to Dismiss

By: Nicole K. Webb

(Image: iStock/davidf)   When professionals face challenges along their career journey, they tend to solicit advice from those who have walked similar paths. Sometimes they even seek advice from family members whose guidance they respect and trust, although those family members have no experience in their career field. While seeking...

Tech Entrepreneurs Bring the Silicon Valley Experience to Detroit

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: JOURNi)     JOURNi co-founders, Richard Grundy, Quiessence Phillips, and Brian McKinney are on a mission to position the city of Detroit as an emerging market for tech startup education. With the founders bringing work experience from Silicon Valley, the regional home to the world’s most innovative tech companies,...

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 4 Ways to Slay Your Day

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: iStock/PeopleImages)   Whether you’re a 9-to-5er or an entrepreneur, your success at anything comes down to discipline, focus, and effort. Here are a four ways to work smarter and manage your time more effectively. Be real with yourself   Self-awareness is key to slaying your goals. What are your top...

Your Résumé Sucks: 4 Ways to Get Your Résumé Noticed

By: Cameka Smith

(Image: iStock/AndreyPopov)   Writing a résumé is one the most daunting, yet imperative tasks you will complete at some point in your life. It’s challenging trying to capture our greatness to a potential employer into a 2-3 page document. And it may not convey the whole story of the qualifications,...

5 Lessons to Learn About Black Public Relations Pioneers

By: Lisa Fraser

Inez Kaiser, Ofield Dukes, Moss Kendrix—these aren’t names found in any textbook or spoken of in classrooms. However, these are the names of change agents, who are credited with breaking down barriers for people of color in the public relations industry. The Museum of Public Relations highlighted these and other...

4 Strategies to Negotiate a Pay Raise with Confidence

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: iStock/gradyreese)   Ready to approach your employer about a pay raise? “Keep in mind that it’s not just about what you think you’re worth, but also about what your employer thinks your contributions are worth paying for, says Rachel Kim, SoFi career strategist and coach. So if you’re ready to...

Tiny but Mighty–in Grandma’s Hands

By: Rita P. Mitchell, CRC®

  Over the last two months, I experienced three major events, all of which made me realize the significant influence my grandmother had in shaping my character, value system, and determination to live an authentic life. These were powerful and impactful events that each made me pause and reflect: reflect...

Winning in Real Estate: How One Woman Has Found Multimillion-Dollar Success

By: Janell Hazelwood

Jane Bond reached a recent landmark in her career: She represented the owners of a Naples, Florida, residential property that traded in eight days for a record-breaking $14.75 million. Bond, who began her career in New York’s and Los Angeles’ entertainment and interior design industries and transitioned into real estate,...