Tonight I was humbled to attend the season two screening for the #UndergroundWGN at the #NMAAHC as a #NMAAHCAmbassador. The cast of the #UndergroundWGN #johnlegend #jurneesmollett #anthonyhemmingway #aishahinds #mishagreen #aldishodge #alanomiller #amirahvann moderated by #rexellis all served on the panel for a discussion on race relations. Each character is truly walking in their purpose to share our story of slavery, domestic violence, racism, racial injustices, and the psychological damage suffered by black men and women. #SimplyEbony
Month: February 2017
#Tips for Professional #Adults and #Students #Transitioning into #CyberSecurity or #IT
#Tips for Professional #Adults and #Students #Transitioning into #Cyber #CyberSecurity or #InformationTechnology #IT #Careers #SimplyEbony
Step 1: (ALL) Conduct a job search to research and determine eligible positions for Cyber, Cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), Information Assurance, Computer Science, and similar career fields. Carefully review the requirements and ensure that your skills, education, and professional experience meet the requirements. Recommended sites:
· Indeed (http://www.indeed.com/)
· USAJobs (https://www.usajobs.gov/)
· Career One Stop (http://www.careeronestop.org/site/american-job-center.aspx)
· Intelligence Careers (https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/)
Step 2: Develop Training/Education Plan:
· (STUDENTS) Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor at your university to discuss a degree plan that is aligned with your desired career.
· (TRANSITIONING ADULTS) Search for professional certification programs, academic programs at both major universities and community colleges, look for training opportunities within your organization and free online/in class training options.
· (ALL) Seek a two year or four year degree in Cyber Defense or Information Assurance from one of the Centers of Academic Excellence:
· (VETERANS) Seek FREE training certifications here: https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/veteran-and-family-resources/career-training/
· (ALL) Look for professional certification grants, college scholarships, and training opportunities. Career One Stop is a great resource: (http://www.careeronestop.org/FindTraining/find-training.aspx)
· (ALL) Visit the IASE Website for detailed information on training and certifications required for Cyber Analysts. Obtain as many cyber certifications as possible to place yourself in a great position to land the jobs equivalent to your experience and desired salary. Here are the industry standards for both Department of Defense (DOD) and Private Industry for certifications:
Baseline Certifications: http://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx
Step 3: (STUDENTS) Find money for college
· Submit your FAFSA Application: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
· Use the Scholly App to easily search for scholarships: http://home.myscholly.com/
· Research scholarships for Students Interested in Intelligence Careers (Variety of Professions Cyber/IT, HR, Criminal Justice, Linguists, STEM, Business Management/Acquisition, etc.): https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html
Step 4: (STUDENTS) Apply for Internship/Fellowship
· Students and Recent Graduates: https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads
· Presidential Management Fellows Program (For Advanced Degree Graduates e.g., master’s, Ph.D., J.D.): https://www.pmf.gov/
Step 5: (ALL) Network!
· Create a LinkedIn profile. Join industry groups and connect with professionals from your desired industry on LinkedIn.
· Contact your career advisor for help seeking internships/jobs.
· Connect with professors, members from your college alumni association, friends, family, mentors, colleagues, fellow members of professional organizations, fraternities, sororities, religious organizations, and volunteer organizations for references or leads for jobs.
· Attend Job Fairs and talk with recruiters to gain insight on desired skills and tips for landing the job! Do a search online for job fairs or contact your career advisor.
o Hiring Our Heroes: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/events/hiringfairs
o National Career Fairs: http://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
o Intelligence Careers: https://intelligencecareers.com/events/
· Join professional organizations to network and gain industry inside knowledge. Examples of organizations include:
o National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA): http://www.nfbpa.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3916
o Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA): http://www.bdpa.org/
o Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA): http://www.afcea.org/site/
o National Security Executives and Professionals: http://www.nsepa.com/
o Federally Employed Women: https://www.few.org/
o Blacks in Government: http://www.bignet.org/
Fit and Fierce
#Fitness #FitChick #Health #Wellness #GSC
This was me a year ago! Let’s see if I can get back on my healthy living and fitness journey. I rarely talk about my health goals but it’s important to share and hopefully inspire others. I lost 12 lbs naturally by drinking my green juice every morning, eating a healthy breakfast with eggs and turkey bacon, lots of salad for lunch, chicken, fish, and turkey, and I eliminated sugary juice from my diet. I still treated myself to chocolate occasionally. My goal is to lose 30 pounds this time around and tone this body through fitness and healthy eating. I rarely take full body shots or look in the mirror so I normally don’t see my progress. This time the purpose is to get back down to my comfortable weight and go shopping at my favorite stores for new cute outfits. The road to fitness is a lifelong journey! What fitness tips do you have to share with others?
Summer Internships for College Students
#College #Students #Internships Summer Internships for college students. To search for hundreds of 2017 summer internships, visit: http://www.FindInternships.com
To view 2017 minority summer internships, visit: http://www.findinternships.com/search/label/Minorities
#1 – The NBA Internship Program offers college students an exciting opportunity to use their skills and classroom learning within a national sports environment. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/10/nba-internship-program.html
#2 – The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time, paid summer work opportunity for deserving students with an interest in the NASCAR industry. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/03/nascar-diversity-internship-program.html
#3 – Black Enterprise Internships are designed to provide real-life work experiences for college students interested in a career in the media industry. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/10/black-enterprise-internships.html
#4 – The NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship offers an opportunity for a minority, female college student to be chosen for a unique two-year internship program. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/10/ncaa-ethnic-minority-and-womens.html
#5 – The Minority Access Internship Program offers spring, summer and fall internships for college sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduates and professionals. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/05/minority-access-internship-program.html
#6 – Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internships are available for college students pursuing undergraduate associates or bachelors degrees. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/09/congressional-black-caucus-foundation.html
#7 – Explore Microsoft Internship Program is for current college undergraduate minority students pursuing a degree in computer science or software engineering. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/04/Explore-Microsoft-Internship-Program.html
#8 – BET Networks Internships provides paid internships for both undergraduate and graduate college students at five different locations.
Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/09/bet-networks-internships.html
#9 – The UNCF/NAACP Gateway to Leadership Internship Program is a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/04/uncf-naacp-gateway-to-leadership-internship-program.html
#10 – Google Internships is rated No. 1 by Forbes as the best internship opportunity for college students interested in a career in software engineering. Google offers an open culture and rich learning experience as well as good pay. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/02/google-internships_15.html
#11 – The TV One Internship Program is open to full-time or part-time students attending an accredited college or university with an interest in a career in the media industry. TV One, one of the largest African American cable networks. Internships are offered to undergraduate college students in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/09/tv-one-internship-program_12.html
#12 – Oracle offers a 8-week, paid internship for students who attend one of the 39-member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The internships help students to gain knowledge and experience in the field of technology. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2014/01/oracle-diversity-internships_95.html
#13 – The National Urban League Summer Internship Program offers internships to students who are interested in a career in the non-profit industry. The program provides an 8-week paid internship for college students in either New York City or Washington, D.C. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/04/national-urban-league-summer-internship_8.html
#14 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) offers internships to minority students interested in pursuing a future career in journalism. Applicants selected for a 10-week internship will be offered positions in print, broadcast or online disciplines at selected news organizations across the country. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2016/11/nabj-internships.html
#15 – The Essence Communications Internship is a 9-week, paid internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in a career in the media industry. Candidates must have a strong interest in issues among African American women.
Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/10/essence-communications-internship_73.html
#16 – The Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) offers a full-time summer work experience for college students pursuing a career in advertising. Eligible students must be Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multi-ethnic. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/05/multicultural-advertising-intern-program_5.html
#17 – Merck offers 9-11 week internships are available to college students in the areas of research & development, sales & marketing, information technology, human resources, communications, finance and legal, as well as internships in biology and chemistry. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/03/merck-internships_1.html
#18 – General Motors offers internships in the areas of communications, finance, information technology, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, health and safety. The internships offer a paid opportunity for students to receive a challenging work experience in the automotive industry. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/04/general-motors-internships_33.html
#19 – DELL Computers offers 10-12 week internships during the summer for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of marketing and sales, finance and accounting, IT and more. Internships provide real-world experience for college students while they are still in school. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2014/01/dell-internships_9.html
#20 – PricewaterhouseCoopers offers more than 700 internships each year across 29 countries for college students majoring in accounting and finance. Students will work with highly skilled professionals and receive a realistic insight into the accounting and finance profession. Learn more at http://www.findinternships.com/2013/03/pricewaterhousecoopers-internships_67.html
The Patriots Make Miraculous Comeback to Win Super Bowl LI
Congratulations to the Super Bowl LI champions the New England Patriots on their 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Tom Brady and his team made an amazing comeback. There is absolutely no way that the Falcons should have lost that game with a 21-3 lead in the second quarter. The Patriots played well under pressure and never gave up. It’s easy to throw in the towel when your team is losing. Never once did they stop playing. The Patriots proved one thing: Always give 100% until the end.
Chris Brown Brags About Stalking
This is extremely disturbing. Chris Brown aka. Breezy posted a video on Instagram and told women everywhere, “Ladies, y’all be complaining about n***** being, like, stalkers and in love with y’all, kinda crazy and s*** and you get tired of it. Well, guess what? I’m one of them n*****! If I love you, b****, ain’t nobody gonna have you. I’m gonna make you miserable. I’m going to chase that n**** out and I’m gonna chase yo ass around, and it’s done.” To watch the original video that Chris Brown posted click here: https://mobile.twitter.com/twerkinonbreezy/status/826568874548133890?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Listen as a woman that has had a man go crazy and stalk me this video is disturbing. There’s nothing cool about being afraid to go to work or home. He’s a proud abuser and stalker. Ladies/Fellas have you ever had a man/woman stalk you? What did you do? How did it make you feel? Have you ever admittedly stalked someone?
Beyoncé Pregnant with Twins
Queen Beyoncé just came through and shut the internet down! Bey said I already presented you with Blue now I’m coming with twins! What will the names be: Pink Rose and Purple Lilac? I’m sitting here about to eat this Caramel Cookie ice cream reevaluating my love life. I need to go on and scope out my Jigga aka. Jay-Z and set the world on fire.
What is it about Beyoncé that keeps us all talking? Good or bad every social media platform is blowing up with memes and updated statuses. Thank goodness she lightened the mood on our timelines a bit. Sure it’s heavy dealing with all this political turmoil. The reality is it’s okay to step back and focus on positive things in our lives. Remember to love freely, laugh often, and live. Self care is important.
Congratulations to The Carters!