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by Aman Singh Das | August 25, 2010


Connect. Engage. Inspire. A highly anticipatedleadership conference begins tomorrow in New York City, aimed at the AsianAmerican community of MBA students, business school alumni and professionals. Thesecond annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference and Career Fair will be held overthe next three days, featuring numerous panelists, keynotes and a full daycareer fair, a testament to the success of last year's inaugural event.

There are several reasons why this conferenceshould be on your career management radar. Whether you're looking for a newjob, thinking of transitioning into a new career field or heading to businessschool next year, the forum promises to provide perspectives, advice and facetime with some of the most respected names in corporate America and academia.

Spread over two-and-a-half days, Day 1 will cover akeynote speech by Anju Bhargava, a member of President Obama's Advisory Councilon Faith Based Initiatives & Neighborhood Partnerships. Day 2 will host severalpanels and professional workshops aimed at tackling relevant issues in today's diverseworkplace. Some of these include:

--Advantages of Diversity and Managing a GlobalTeam

--Asian Stereotypes in Corporate America (Featuring Vault'sManaging Director of Legal Recruitment Marketing Raj Selvadurai)

--Social Responsibility: 21st Century CorporateSocial Responsibility Landscape (Featuring yours truly, along with Campbell Soup's VP for CSR Dave Stangis, BSR'sManager for Advisory Services Chhavi Ghuliani, and Grace Chiang, the cofounderand managing director of Shanghai-based philanthropic advisory firm SocialVenture Group.)

--Entering the Corporate American boardroom as anAsian

--Leveraging Cultural Values in Business

Finally, the event culminates with a full daycareer fair, complete with resume critiquing services, and workshops attackingquestions like how to penetrate US corporate markets as an internationalstudent, essential networking skills, and how to use technology to bridge theperformance gap.

The latter half of the day will featureindustry-specific networking sessions for candidates interested in IT, thefinancial and insurance industry, or the healthcare and consumer goods sectors.

If you're planning to attend the conference, makesure you structure your day ahead of time to avoid missing simultaneous panelsand workshops. Get as much face time during the lunch and coffee breaks. Andnetwork, network, network.

For out-of-towners or New Yorkers who cannot makeit, stay tuned to Vault because we will be on site to bring you live coverageon our CSR blog: In Good Company aswell as Vault's Careers blog. We will also betweeting so stay connected.

For complete conference details and registrationinformation, visit AsianMBA.


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