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Monster Diversity Leadership Programs Help Match Diverse College Students With Leading EmployersFree Program Provides Practical Career Skills and Networking Opportunities (May 12, 2010)
MAYNARD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/12/10 -- Monster Diversity Leadership Programs (DLP), a conference series created to empower and advance diverse college students as they transition from school to the workforce, today announced the extension of its summer workshop series. Through interactive two-day programs, DLP will work with thousands of diverse college students from across the country to help them cultivate essential skills for making a smooth transition into the labor market. Monster is the leading job matching engine and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW).
DLP will kick off 2010 at Chapman University in Los Angeles, California, the first of nine weekend programs open to college undergraduates and graduates throughout the U.S. Of the more than 20,000 expected applicants, 2,700 students will be invited to participate in the educational series, which will include seminars about valuing, engaging and leveraging diversity, goal setting, resume writing and inclusive leadership. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with executives from Fortune 500 companies, including Platinum and Gold Sponsors such as Target, Verizon, Macy's, and Lockheed Martin.
"While signs of recovery of the job market are still underway, the Monster Diversity Leadership Programs will give students a competitive edge with applicable career skills and connections to leading professional mentors while given a chance to network with some of the country's top employers," said Chenney Chen, marketing manager, Monster Diversity Leadership Programs.
The 2010 DLP tour will be hosted at these prestigious colleges and universities in the following cities nationwide:
- June 18-20 Chapman University (Los Angeles)
- June 25-27 Northeastern University (Boston)
- July 9-11 Saint Xavier University (Chicago)
- July 9-11 University of Texas-Arlington (Dallas)
- July 16-18 Agnes Scott College (Atlanta)
- July 30 - August 1 University of California-Berkley (San Francisco)
- July 30 - August 1 Villanova University (Philadelphia)
- August 6-8 St. John's University (New York)
- August 6-8 Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore)
In addition to presentations made by leading industry professionals, DLP will be offering students who attend the program an opportunity to win exclusive scholarships. Since the DLP started in 2002, the program has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships and prizes.
"This is a great program which encompasses and integrates all aspects of leadership," said Brandi Morgan, a 2009 Los Angeles participant. "I am now a product of the Monster Diversity Leadership Programs and very grateful for the unique opportunities it has afforded me."
Students accepted to DLP are evaluated based on their academic performance, leadership skills, and participation in extracurricular or volunteer activities. In line with the program's commitment to diversity, applicants also have the option to define what makes them uniquely diverse. The application deadline is May 31, 2010. Students can apply at: http://www.monsterdlp.com/login/default.asp
With more than 15 corporate sponsors, DLP is free for accepted students. Sponsors from various industries include leading organizations such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Freddie Mac, Tyco Electronics, Fidelity Investments, and McGraw-Hill Company.
For more information about the 2010 Monster Diversity Leadership Programs, please visit: http://www.monsterdlp.com.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster®, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, inspires people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com.
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