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College to Careers: Zoomdojo sponsors Global China Connection(GCC) US Summit at Harvard University
At the 2013 GCC US Summit at Harvard University on October 12-13, Zoomdojo is conducting three professional career development workshops. Zoomdojo is an online careers resource, network and community for college students and young professionals.
Zoomdojo Co-Founder, Ritu Banga, and Zoomdojo Young Professional, Victor Chen, will conduct a "Consulting 101" workshop at the Summit on October 13, 2013. The workshop will cover wide-ranging topics from: What is consulting; some real life engagements / cases; the myths and recruiting process; beyond MBB; what can you do to prepare; is there a formula; is consulting the path for you? Ritu Banga has deep experience in consulting and was Founder and Managing Director of Point of View, a strategic consulting firm that has advised global companies entering India on product strategy and markets. Victor Chen was a consultant at Protiviti, Inc before moving to BlackRock.
A second workshop, "Career Planning and Strategy", will be conducted by Carol Rattray, also a Zoomdojo Co-founder. She will be assisted by Maria Regina Napolitano. This workshop will lead participants through the basic Do's and Don'ts of mapping their career path; short term vs long term planning; and tips on how to manage the oftentimes confusing process that is supposed to define a career path. Carol Rattray believes that there are no silly questions in the career planning process! Her own career has evolved in unexpected ways across industries, geographies and roles. She has worked or served on boards in banking, executive search, philanthropy and education; and has been an early and successful investor in China.
Zoomdojo Young Professional, Ashley Brenner, will lead a third workshop on "Cultural Transitions - from Home to College to Career". With her own personal experiences of living and studying in the U.S., Singapore and Hong Kong, and traveling extensively for work and training, Brenner is well placed to explore questions such as: ever experience Culture Shock moving from the familiar to the unfamiliar? In this workshop, participants will learn from Ashley Brenner, assisted by McKellen Kimura Rattray and Gabriel Soares about how they managed to make new environments work for them. Participants will share their own journeys too.
Zoomdojo (http://www.zoomdojo.com) was founded earlier this year by Ritu Banga and Carol Rattray, translating into reality their vision of a careers network, resource and community. Zoomdojo is an online open resource for career advice and job search for college students and young professionals, who do not have to pay anything to use its website. Zoomdojo's database is growing and global, and currently has over 13,000 companies covering over 40 industry and non-profit sectors. The website has great original advisory content wirtten by young job seekers and also draws upon Rattray's and Banga's experience of living and working around the world - in over seven countries and multiple industries between them. Zoomdojo also does offline work - with companies, educational institutions ans student groups - to create exciting and unusual career resources. Zoomdojo's Banga and Rattray believe in community and have fostered the Zoomdojo Young Professionals group to mentor students and younger professionals;
Global China Connection (http://gccglobal.org) is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering deep and trusting personal relationships among Chinese and non-Chinese university students. Founded in 2008, GCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that connects future leaders from all nations and assists them in developing the skills and friendships necessary to succeed both in China and internationally.