UniPro and NYU IFA Host the 2015 Opportunity Fair


New York, NY – Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) in collaboration with New York University’s International Filipino Association (NYU IFA) will be hosting the 2015 Opportunity Fair on Sunday, March 8th at the NYU Palladium Hall from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. This free event will showcase companies and organizations looking to hire passionate students and young professionals. UniPro and NYU IFA hope that this event can empower young Pilipino Americans in finding success in their careers while also attaining visibility for the community throughout various industries. The 2015 Opportunity Fair is a unique event, featuring an array of opportunities that include jobs, internships, fellowships, as well as immersion programs. The fair is also a great way to connect and network with individuals hailing from different industries and career sectors. There will also be professionals conducting on-site resume reviews for individuals looking to improve their resumes.

To further engage the attendees, there will be a workshop as well as two panels geared towards career building and professional development. UniPro’s Maria Cruz Lee and Edsel Batucan, along with Cris Mercado of GrantAnswers, will be facilitating a workshop titled, “Where I’m At: Personal Branding & Navigating the Market,” which aims to offer practical career advice and strategies for students and recent graduates. Following the workshop is the first panel “Who Run the World: Leadership & the Power of Networks,” featuring professionals who completed prestigious fellowships and leadership programs such as the Civic Corps, FYLPro, and Fulbright programs. The second panel, “Lemme Upgrade: The Journey to a Higher Degree,” will feature panelists and their journeys toward their degrees in law, medicine, and public administration.

Confirmed organizations and companies that will be present at the 2015 Opportunity Fair include: Ameriasian, Anakbayan NY/NJ, BuzzFeed, GrantWriters, J3PERSONICA, Kinding Sindaw, Legacy NY, Jeepney/Maharlika, NextDayBetter, Pagasa Social Foundation Inc., Philippine-American Friendship Committee (PAFCOM), United Federation of Fil-Am Educators (UNIFFIED), the Social Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Small Business Administration, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Representatives will also be in attendance for fellowship programs such as Civic Corps, the NYU Leadership Initiative, Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, as well as the Kaya Collaborative Immersion Program.

Event details:

2015 Opportunity Fair

NYU Palladium Hall (140 E. 14th St.)

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12:00 - 5:00pm

For more information and to register for the upcoming 2015 Opportunity Fair, head over to the 2015 Opportunity Fair Eventbrite page.