Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Ready to share insights on a topic you're well versed in? You may fortify your company's reputation as well as your personal brand.

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If there is one thing that holds people back each day from achieving high levels of success, it is fear. Here are a few ways to get past this emotion.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

People working remotely can save an entrepreneur time. It's up to you to screen and manage them to suit your needs.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Don't let scary headlines keep you from pursuing opportunity overseas. Arm yourself with information and some basic precautions.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:03:00 -0500

Blake Mycoskie will keep a 50 percent stake in the social-good shoe startup he founded.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Big, splashy, entirely-original ideas are great but entrepreneurs do something important, and prosper, just making life easier for people.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:00 -0500

The law grants executors precisely the same access to digital information as they would possess for comparable physical documents.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Tracking your progress is important to self-improvement, but beware letting others be the referee.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:12:00 -0500

Users can now use videos shot outside of Vine to use on their account.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:12:00 -0500

The physical act of turning pages may help us recall plot events, a new study finds.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

If you're looking for new customers, look no further than the people already using your product.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Used improperly, the web can be a black hole -- one in which you dump tens of thousands of dollars without results.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:15:00 -0500

It's the bane of your work life. That crucial idea you have isn't being heard by a particular someone. Here are some tips on how to follow up.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

When a valued employee leaves, it upsets the team and feels like getting dumped. But turnover happens when you hire smart, talented people.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Banish awkward office buzzwords and use these instead.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:15:00 -0500

It's just like obscenity. You can recognize jerks but the definition is hard to put into words. It's even harder to keep them out of your business.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

While executives and marketers rely on a whole lot of applications, software services and platforms to seal the deal, they may be underutilizing this secret weapon.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:00 -0500

Up until now, your timeline was limited to tweets and retweets from people you follow. But that's all changing.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:00 -0500

Uber's recent hiring is a wakeup call to those idealistic enough to believe they don't need to fight City Hall.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

Recruiting top performers for your company can multiply its success.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:18:00 -0500

The ridesharing company has released a feature that allows third-party companies like Trip Advisor, Starbucks and United Airlines to embed the Uber service into their own mobile applications.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

When entrepreneurs just need to bring on temporary employees for short-term projects, what is the best approach -- 1099 or W2?

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

"People don't get rich by tip-toeing in with $100 investments all over the place."

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:42:00 -0500

Lemonis Fischer's $6.5 million bid for the cupcake chain went unchallenged by the public, meaning the final sale of the company is less than a week away.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Collect as much information as you can on your target market so you can create a rich statement and experience.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

With his startup SwiftKey, Jon Reynolds is breathing new life into the act of typing on a keyboard.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

With his startup Kiip, Brian Wong is connecting consumers with brands by rewarding engagement.

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With his startup Everlane, Michael Preysman is cutting out the middleman markups from high quality fashion.

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With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.

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How they did it, and how you can, too.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:47:30 -0500

AlleyNYC and Rapp are connecting startups with big businesses.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

If your company culture hasn't yet embraced the power of social media, it is at risk of getting steamrolled by competitors. Here are four tips on staying in the game and building a more social business.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

When things get tough, look to these three tips.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Chief financial officers increasingly are the executives charged with setting the stage for growth.

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It all comes back to communication.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0500

San Francisco-based Cruise Automation has created a new gadget that gives any car self-driving capabilities.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

What if you die? What if you want to take a year-long sabbatical to Africa? Training and succession planning can ensure your company’s long-term survival.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

No company can succeed in executing its bold strategies if the basics aren't being taken care of. Here's how to make sure you stay on track.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

The better your site structure, the better your chance of higher ranking in the search engines.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

In this issue, we celebrate our Young Millionaires. These are the faces and the inspiration of tomorrow.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

Business owners and employees can increase individual and organizational capacity and agility by focusing on these five key elements.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:30:00 -0500

Some of the words of wisdom that guide my personal life have proved to be just as useful in the office.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Companies need to think deeply about their products and services to shape their profiles to enlist customer support

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Just ask Target, General Motors and the Veterans Affairs Department

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Considering launching a business? Remember this: You can phase in pursuing your entrepreneurship bid while still keeping that day job.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Complex purchases aren’t so much about a product or service as they are about an outcome, a trajectory, a solution or a promise. To gain the right offer from a vendor, ask the right questions and look in the right places.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

To take your operation to the next level, consider these powerful questions.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

An entrepreneur devoted to innovation and protection of intellectual property lets loose about patent trolls and the patent system that enables them.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:05:00 -0500

Kids already use Gmail and they're obsessed with YouTube. Now Google wants to make it legit, as in legal.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:04:00 -0500

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Licensing is a potentially lucrative path for product development and marketing but also a complex, often fraught, partnership.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Thinking about quitting your job and going into business all by yourself? Read this first and reconsider.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

There is nothing like a few meetings with insincere, boastful investors to encourage your embrace of the lean startup strategy.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Ballmer said he plans to devote much of his attention to the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, which he recently bought for $2 billion.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Whether you see it or not, culture is a big deal for several reasons, including your employees' satisfaction.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:26:00 -0500

Google's YouTube appears set to take on Spotify and Pandora.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:05:00 -0500

The COO of Lyft is leaving the company, taking his entire operations staff with him.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Grow your first-time customers into loyal brand followers with these techniques.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

How you can cast aside your writer's block and write more prolifically.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:29:00 -0500

The Coolest -- a cooler that comes equipped with a rechargeable blender for mixed drinks, a smartphone charger and other goodies -- is currently the second most funded project in the crowdfunding site’s history.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:23:00 -0500

It's called Swing Copters, and it looks just as frustratingly difficult to play as Flappy Bird.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Gender bias holds back women in their careers but also keeps men at work instead of with their families. Each person must decide, how much more is there to life than making a living?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:48:00 -0500

As Google celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its IPO, here's a look at the challenges that lie ahead.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

If you want to find the best keywords for your business, avoid these all-too-common missteps.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0500

Do it right, and a trade show can lead to more funding, new customers and lots of buzz.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

While many people may jump on the stealth-mode bandwagon, often they are doing so for the wrong reason. Here are the two times when founders should consider stealth mode.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:35:00 -0500

Getting screwed is part of the game, but it doesn't have to happen as often as it does.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0500

If your employees don't feel recognized for their work, don't get proper feedback and are overworked, your office will soon turn toxic.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:15:00 -0500

True to his ways, the former Microsoft CEO knows how to get the crowd riled up.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Conferences can either be a complete waste of time or very productive. Make sure your time at these events is well spent with these three steps.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:30:00 -0500

No business can afford to ignore this trend. Consumers today are plugged into multiple channels and served with content at every turn.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0500

A leader's personality can have a huge impact on company culture. Make sure your leadership style isn't contributing to a negative work environment.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Some things to consider before you jump to the other side -- you know, the one where the grass is always greener.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Online marketing and SEO expert Neil Patel explains how this listing format can help you rank better in search results.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500

The list of people willing to receive your marketing messages is a fundamental business asset that you can grow with steady effort.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

How many times have you attended unproductive meetings or meetings you don’t even know why you are there for?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

There is nothing more powerful than goal clarity when it comes to the process of achievement.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:30:00 -0500

After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0500

The frustrating barriers to living legally in the U.S. are keeping out entrepreneurs eager to launch businesses and hire American workers.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:00:00 -0500

Successful entrepreneurs hire for the long run -- not just for today -- avoiding the temptation to settle for people who aren’t 'A' players.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Don't break the hearts of your clients by pretending to offer something better than what you really have.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Free trade agreements and millions of newly prosperous overseas consumers have opened large foreign markets to even the smallest companies.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0500

The foundation for a strong personal brand is seeing yourself as others do and sincerely living your values.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:00:00 -0500

The is no formula for posts that go viral but you can resonate with your audience consistently.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:30:00 -0500

The last thing you want to do is cause your visitors to quickly leave your website, especially if it is due to something avoidable.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0500

Writing a book is maddeningly difficult but selling it is an even harder job.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:30:00 -0500

If you want to move beyond others’ preconceived notions about you, ask yourself these questions.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

New companies are cropping up to meet the demand for software developers and programmers.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Managing your boss is easy when you hear screaming as a cry for help and recognize egomania as insecurity.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:59:00 -0500

Oh, no! Favorites now appear in your Timeline like retweets. Here's why it doesn't matter.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and secrets from Entrepreneur.com contributors.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:30:00 -0500

Learning the language of computers is an incredibly useful skill for entrepreneurs to have.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0500

"Mobile device management'' technology for securing corporate data on personal devices severely comprises employee privacy.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:30:00 -0500

When a company decides to go beyond its home country's borders, the founder needs to determine which countries are best for business expansion.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Corporate social-responsibility programs have become more commonplace in today's corporate world. Here's why some executives are pursuing them.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0500

Marketers will now have access to more nuanced references, not just explicit mentions.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Ways others have found their own success, and how you can, too.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The fan favorite will be available at the end of August for some dedicated customers.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:00:00 -0500

As a business owner, a large part of your strategy is to outshine competitors but savvy entrepreneurs know that it is also smart to create and maintain relationships with them.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:41:00 -0500

Cash strapped Antigua welcomes Chinese real estate developers massive billion dollar project: a mixed use resort, residential and commercial site the tiny island's new government hopes brings in the tourists.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:38:00 -0500

Despite of its lack of innovative features, the PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the Xbox One and Wii U.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0500

Last week a record-breaking 13 inches of rain deluged Long Island in just a few hours, toppling trees and stranding drivers on flooded highways. It will take weeks for residents to clean up, because New York doesn’t have the infrastructure to divert and contain such a massive flow of water. In [...]

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:00 -0500

Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn't mean the National Football League [...]

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:59:00 -0500

The bigger a company gets, the harder it is to innovate and move quickly. But don't tell that to Marc Benioff and the team at Salesforce.com, which continues its reign as Forbes' Most Innovative Company for the fourth straight year. By size, Salesforce barely resembles the company that went public a [...]

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:45:00 -0500

DNA sequencing is revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of everything from cancer to Down syndrome at breakneck speed, changing health care forever. Incredibly, only one company--Illumina--is making it all possible. It's just getting started.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:44:00 -0500

By Jeff Dyer, professor of strategy at BYU, and Nathan Furr, professor of entrepreneurship at BYU. What does good management look like? We teach what we think are good management principles in literally thousands of business schools around the world. Yet Scott Cook, founder and leader of Intuit told us, “When [...]

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:25:00 -0500

GreaterGood brings visibility, funding, and more to over 141 charity and nonprofit partners worldwide

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:00:00 -0500

VideoThe Internet is alight with the Ice Bucket Challenge, a silly joke that's being shared on social media by billionaires. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dumped a bucket of ice on his head. He was followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who, in a playful video, built a contraption to do [...]

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:28:00 -0500

Want to nail a six million-dollar deal, detonate your rivals with great innovation, or lead your team to the stratosphere with killer recruitment? Then quit going through the motions. You need to dig deeper than your competitors to destroy them like Seattle crushed Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII. If you [...]

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Catholic School Board Offers Chaldean Language Classes
By Britney Hermiz :: 4483 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Parents of Catholic elementary students are invited to enrich their child’s education through the language instruction, cultural awareness and a celebration of traditions taught though the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s International Language Instruction program.

Designed for students in junior kindergarten through Grade 8, classes offered through the program include: Arabic, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Croatian, Hungarian, Igbo, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Maltese, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrigna, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

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8 Free Business Growth Solutions
By CE&CC :: 17792 Views :: Article Rating :: Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

When sales slump due to a slow economy, a Chaldean business owner’s first inclination is often to cut the marketing budget. After all, one has fixed costs and cash flow can be irregular. But marketing should be the last activity Chaldeans eliminate or you risk an even faster downward spiral.

Advertising your business and attracting new customers must be an ongoing process, and there are many things Chaldean entrepreneurs can do that cost absolutely nothing.

Here are just a few suggestions.

Present

Professional event and meeting planners are always looking for presenters and workshop leaders for conferences. Chaldean entrepreneurs can research contact names in the Directory of Event Planners or partner with a local church, community center, or event planner to organize a community workshop related to your expertise.  When you do get the opportunity to make a presentation or speak to group of people, be sure to collect business cards for a drawing to win a book or other prize related to your business.

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Chaldeans Want to Know Where the Scholarships Are?
By CE&CC :: 21042 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

As the cost of a college education rises, Chaldean students are finding ways to foot the bill. Chaldean Students have won scholarships to pay their way through school. What's their secret?

They know where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. There's no guarantee you'll win a scholarship, but there are ways to skew the odds in your favor.

Where's the Money: Anywhere and Everywhere

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Chaldean Education and Career Center Invites Chaldean and non-Chaldean Teachers to Cultural Workshop for SEU Credits
By CE&CC :: 17326 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC) shares with the Chaldean community middle and high school teachers a wonderful opportunity.  Wayne State University is once again, hosting a Teachers Cultural Awareness Summer Workshop which focuses on Middle Eastern Culture, Arabic Language, and the Intelligence Community. 

This 6-week workshop begins on June 30, 2009 and ends on August 6, 2009.  The class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

Chaldean teachers wishing to participate will be able to do so free of charge and will earn 2.7 SB-CEU Credits.    Non-Chaldean teachers are also invited and will have all associated fees waived upon acceptance of application.

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Family Workshop on Raising Boys
By CE&CC :: 26199 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – The Chaldean Education and Career Center urges Chaldean parents with sons to take advantage of an upcoming family workshop featuring national best selling author and internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. William S. Pollack, PhD.

The event will be held on November 3, 2008 from 7 pm - 9 pm at the Oakland Schools Building, located on 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan, 48328. 

Dr. Pollack's presentation will address the crisis of boyhood in America, specialized techniques for reconnecting with boys, new approaches to "Mothering" and "Fathering", and new models of understanding "What makes boys tick"

The event is free to those who RSVP by e-mailing info@chaldean.org

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Catholic Answers Invites Chaldeans for Job Opportunity
By Neda Ayar :: 30334 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Catholic Answers Live invites Chaldeans to a number of possible job opportunities with Catholic Answers, the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America.  Catholic Answers has reached out to www.CHALDEAN.org asking for assistance in promoting a number of fantastic positions within their organization. 

One position invites Chaldeans to consider being a radio host.  Based out of El Cajon, California Catholic Answers is seeking a radio host for their Catholic Answers Live daily radio program. 

Catholic Answers is also offering Chaldeans around the world five other job opportunities in IT and customer service. 

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Research Reveals Parents of Private Schools over 80% Happy and Public School Rank Low 40%
By CE&CC :: 19341 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Parents of children who attend private schools are more satisfied with their schools than parents of children in public education settings, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, while parents whose children attend the public school of their choice are more satisfied than those whose children attend an assigned public school.

"Parent and Family Involvement in Education, 2006-2007 School Year," said that 82 percent of parents whose children attended a private, nonreligious school and 81 percent whose children attended a private religious school described themselves as "very satisfied" with their schools, compared to 55 percent of parents whose children attend an assigned public school and 63 percent of those whose children attend a public school of their choice.

Released in August, the report is based on telephone interviews with parents conducted in the first half of 2007 on a wide range of topics: school satisfaction, parental involvement in schools, school-parent communication, satisfaction with teachers, discipline and homework levels. While the specific numbers varied, more private school parents than public school parents were very satisfied with teachers, academic standards, discipline, and school/parent interaction.

Other findings:

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2nd Annual Michigan Bowers Farm Maze Open Weekends Beginning Sept. 27
By Crystal Dallo :: 26384 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Three levels of difficulty will challenge Chaldean visitors to the second annual Bowers Farm Corn Maze nestled in the fields of Bloomfield Township’s historic farm at 1219 E. Square Lake Road.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 27 and continuing Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1, the corn maze will offer beginning, intermediate and advanced routes covering ten acres.  All mazes have check points where visitors can consult a map.  Walking time varies from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on pace. Guides will be present inside the maze to assist visitors.  

Chaldean families can also enjoy free wagon rides or horse drawn hayrides for $3, concessions including apple cider, doughnuts and hot dogs roasted over a bonfire, complimentary on-site parking, and pumpkin picking beginning Oct. 17.  Guests should wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, and may bring flashlights for after dark.

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Villanova University Rescues Iraqi Chaldean Family with Education Opportunity
By CE&CC :: 20027 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Maryland, USA  - Habib Habib.  Sounds like a musical, but the story of the Neumann College freshman with the duplicative name reads more like a documentary.

Habib came to the United States in 2005 as part of a youth exchange and scholarship program, living in San Diego with his aunt while attending school.  Typically, students return home after one academic year, but in Habib's case, home meant Iraq, where his Catholic family had been living in fear of extremists since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

That fear intensified when word began to spread in Baghdad that Habib was not, as his family claimed, studying in neighboring Jordan but rather in the U.S.  "When word got out, I was forced to stay in the U.S.," said Habib, who was granted asylum in 2006. "It was too dangerous to go home. I would be dead."

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Chaldean Education Career Centers of Support in Oakland County Michigan
By CE&CC :: 25607 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michgian, USA - Tough economic times in Michigan have made it difficult on many Chaldean families.  Without a doubt, a large majority of Chaldeans have their own business or employ other Chaldeans.  The combination of cultural flexibility and understanding, language, and the hard-work ethic desired has brought Chaldean employees and employers together. 

Recognizing the need, the Chaldean Education & Career Center (CE&CC) has partnered with Oakland County Workforce Development Corps to provide Chaldeans a convenient, one-stop access to job training programs and services for employers and job seekers.

We have convenient centers located in highly populated Chaldean residential areas to serve your needs. 

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3,500 Educators Attest to Fadi Shaya's Remarkable Achievement Through Hard-Work
By CE&CC :: 23690 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - Chaldean delivery driver, Salim Audesh beams with pride as nearly 3,500 California educators give his son, Fadi Shaya a standing ovation. 

The Shaya Christian home outside of Baghdad was blown up when he was 6.  When most children would be learning their multiplication tables in school, Fadi was learning to fire a rifle to deter Muslims who had beaten him unconscious several times.  When not helping his father defend the family, Fadi would be making deliveries by mule in Iraq.  Consistent and repeated threats against Christians in Iraq, the Shaya family decided to leave everything behind and flee Iraq.  

Smuggled into Greece, Fadi Shaya spent the next few years later selling tissues and lottery tickets on the streets of Greece.  Eventually the family makes it to the shores of America and Shaya’s family focus coupled with American opportunity turns to extraordinary achievement. 

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Community College For Many Chaldeans Remain an Excellent Option
By CE&CC :: 18785 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

California, USA - California community college system expects to receive 1.7 percent increase proposed by Gov. Schwarzenegger, said Chris Yatooma. Yatooma director of fiscal planning for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in Sacramento. 

Community colleges get about two-thirds of their money from the state budget, and the rest from property taxes and student fees. State lawmakers have yet to pass a new budget this summer, but the The 1.7 percent increase - about $95 million - would pay for roughly 19,000 new students statewide. However, the state's 110 community colleges are expecting about 32,000 new students during the 2008-09 school year.

"I'm praying to God that the radiology technician job is available," said Lawrence Petu.  Petu started an accelerated program at West Hills College last August to become a technician - someone who helps with medical technology after being licensed by the state.

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CASA helps College Students Seize A Special 4-Year Degree Pathway Partnership Opportunity
By CASA :: 28437 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - With the help a leading Chaldean educator at Wayne State University, efforts have been made to help qualified Chaldean students receive admission, garner scholarships, and transfer to Wayne State University from Oakland Community College.  Preferring to remain anonymous the Chaldean professor and lead administrator has been aggressively pursuing new options and pathways to help high school and community college students overcome barriers. 

Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) is pleased to inform Chaldean college bound students that Wayne State University and Oakland Community College (OCC) have signed an agreement making it easier for students in business, computer science and engineering at OCC to complete a bachelor's degree at Wayne State.   Chaldean students wishing to transfer to WSU will find it convenient to attend their upper-division courses on the main campus of WSU or at Wayne State's Oakland Center in Farmington Hills.

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University of Phoenix Partners with Chaldeans to Fill Need
By Sam Yousif :: 19479 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Developing on their growing relationship the Chaldean Education and CareerCenter and the University of Phoenix, Chaldeans are offered two local career fair opportunities in Southfield, Michigan. 

Corporate developer and diversity expert Stephanie English from University of Phoenix has been working with the Chaldean Education and Career Center to develop college education and career solutions for the Chaldean community.  The University is offering Chaldeans easy registration processes, one-on-one counseling, and now hosts two career fairs exposing job opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology industry for interested Chaldeans.     

“The Chaldean community has unique needs that the University of Phoenix perfectly fits.  We offer accredited college education and corporate training directly to hard-working Chaldeans.  Our university understands that many Chaldeans have a family to care for and may be unable or unwilling to travel to distant campuses or sit in a class for three to four hour stretches in the middle of the day.  Many Chaldeans are required to work long hours to provide for their family.  Our online courses are broadcasted directly to the homes or businesses of Chaldeans with ease and simplicity,” says English.

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26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.
By Rita Abro :: 41300 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean Federation of America

Michgian, USA - The Chaldean Federation of America (CFA) with supporting coordination from the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Chaldean Commencement and Gala Party.  The Chaldean Commencement celebrates the 2007-2008 Chaldean high school and college graduates.  The event showcases the community’s top student scholars and helps raise tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money for Chaldean students. 

The event will be held Thursday, June 12th starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Southfield Millennium Center, located on 15600 J. L. Hudson Drive in Southfield, MI. 48075.

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Entrepreneurial Chaldean Teacher Shows Anyone Can Make A Difference
By Sam Yousif :: 18151 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Theresa Sitto, English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan

Michigan, USA - Ask most southeast Michigan residents about Chaldeans and you’re likely to hear that Chaldeans are well known for their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence, hard-work ethics, competitive drive, and success.   The influential group of Iraqi immigrants seems to have a special knack of turning lemons into lemonade. 

“We learned from our parents and grandparents to rely on ourselves and to reject being dependant.  Our community struggle taught us not to rely on the government.  Doing so will enslave you and make you weak.  We were taught to work together as a family, help one another, and that each and every Chaldean, no matter where they work or how old they are, must make a difference,” says Renee Hindo of the Chaldean Education and Career Center in Southfield, Michigan.   

Can such a spirit survive in corporations where thinking outside-the-box is reserved only for executives?  Can the Chaldean entrepreneurship gene survive in professional and corporate environment?

Theresa Sitto, an English Language Learners and Reading Recovery teacher at Pleasant Lake Elementary in Walled Lake, Michigan seems to think so.  The 20 year teaching veteran shows that no matter what type of work or profession you do, you can make a difference.

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Free Chaldean Computer Classes Begin March 29
By CE&CC :: 16908 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA – Chaldean Education and Career Center (CECC) and the Southfield Public Library hosts a Chaldean community workshop series on computers.  The five week session invites Chaldean adults every Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., beginning March 29 to learn computer fundamentals. 

The five week course is free of charge to all registered guests, thanks to the donation of a Chaldean philanthropist and the Southfield public Library.  The course will cover computer basics, introduction to office applications, internet surfing, internet applications, and internet safety. 

The course will be taught in English, Aramaic/Syriac (Sourath), and Arabic.  Guests are required to register by calling (248) 356-0565.  The event is available to the first 30 respondents.  

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Chaldean College Goal Sunday: Free Help With FAFSA Filing
By CE&CC :: 5 Views :: Article Rating :: Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans preparing to attend college are invited to a FREE FAFSA filing session.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 2 – 4 p.m. at several locations in the metro Detroit area. 

The "College Goal Sunday" will offer college bound students to meet with finical aid experts and receive immediate assistance with submitting a federal student aid application.  Chaldeans not sure about college are encouraged to apply for the money now and decide later. If you wait, chances are you’ll get less.

Students needing assistance regarding scholarship or financial aid from the Chaldean Education and Career Center are required to first attend College Goal Sunday event.   Those who attend "College Goal Sunday" have a chance at more than $5,000 in scholarships and gift cards. 

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Seminar Offered to Chaldean Parents and Professionals of Children with Special Needs
By CE&CC :: 42790 Views :: Article Rating :: Health & Fitness, Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association, Chaldean American Professionals

Michigan, USA - The Chaldean Education and Career Center, Chaldean American Student Association of Michigan, and Chaldean American Professionals share with the community four very important instructional family based seminars on children with special needs.  The events are free and will be held throughout Oakland and Wayne County.

Chaldean parents and health professionals which include teachers, counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologist, ministers, and community family aid providers as well as Chaldean college students studying in these fields are strongly encouraged to register and attend.  The events offers state accredited certificates and an opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. 

The seminars will be held in English by industry experts.  The dates for the events are February 16, March 5, and March 18. The seminar will cover state aid and educational services for families with children of special needs. 

Afterwards CE&CC, CASA-MI, and CAP will be organizing special culturally focused sessions for families with children of special needs.  A brief summary including the seminar syllabus, location, and registration requirements follows.

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Chaldean Self-Defense Training Now Being Offered
By CE&CC :: 36473 Views :: Article Rating :: Living & Lifestyle, Career & Education, Law & Order, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Many Chaldeans are often forced to work in dangerous neighborhoods and high crime areas.  Some feel the local city police apathetic concern for Chaldean businesses bolsters the criminal to act.    Although Chaldeans have taken wise precautions to reduce the threat of attack and robbery, Chaldeans remain victims.  With bullet proof glass, immediate armed robbery alarm systems, video surveillance systems, and armed security guards or employees Chaldeans remain at risk. 

Working to address these challenges the Chaldean Education and Career Center is working with other Chaldean organizations to help address these growing concerns.  Groups like the Chaldean Justice League, Chaldean American Bar Association, Chaldean Caucus, and the Chaldean Federation of America are consistently looking for ways to help reduce attacks against Chaldeans and their property. 

In that spirit, the Chaldean Education and Career Center is organizing a series of Advanced Small Arms Self-Defense Training near Camp Chaldean.  The CE&CC along with the Livingston Gun Club and Live Safe Academy will be holding a three Self-Defense training session. 

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: 23660 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 
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Chaldean College Bound Student Application Assistance
By CE&CC :: 23963 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Community & Culture, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Chaldeans who are looking for the inside advantage on their college applications should look no further.  The Chaldean Education and Career Services and the Chaldean American Student Association (CASA) of Michigan shares the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan public library special admission preparation sessions for college bound students called "Apps of Steel".  Afterward, a Chaldean application workshop will be held specifically for U of M, WSU, U of D Mercy, Michigan State, and Oakland University. 

The "Apps of Steel" event is a special seminar held by the Bloomfield Township Public Library.  The event will help Chaldean college bound students gain the upper hand when submitting college admissions.  The wokhop afterward hosted by the Chaldean Educaiton and Career Center and Chaldean American Students Assocation will cover admission requirements for Michigan universities. 

The "Apps of Steel" college application seminar will be held Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m., and a second identical session, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI. 

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