Hala Ayala: Bringing Diversity to the Virginia House of Delegates

Two years ago, Hala Ayala made history by becoming one of the first Hispanic women to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Ayala successfully flipped the seat from Republican to Democrat back in 2017 and has been representing Virginia’s 51st District ever since, which covers majority of the Prince William County. In her capacity…

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5 Things You Should Know About Working in the Sports Industry

Amal Ibrahim, Ticket Sales and Service Coordinator at D.C. United Five-year-old me would never have guessed that I would be working in professional sports as a career. For a bit of background, I have always enjoyed sports since I was a kid. I played my whole life up until around the end of high school,…

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ABPA Student Ambassador of the Month – Congratulations to Norhan Abdalla!

Congratulations to ABPA’s Student Ambassador of the Month, Norhan Abdalla! Norhan represents Towson University since fall 2019. Within these past month, she has excelled in assignments, always going above and beyond. In recognition of her personal achievements and her dedication to ABPA, we are so excited and proud to have her apart of our team…

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12 Things You Should Know Before Starting an Internship

1. Take time to research the industry where you’ll be working. Where does the company or organization you’ll be working for fit into the industry’s big picture? Are they an industry leader, an innovative start-up, or a small player with a lot of room to grow? For example, a large commercial law firm is a…

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A Call to Action

Ambassador Massoud Maalouf  Chairman of the Advisory Board Arab-Americans in the United States are well represented and have distinguished themselves in all aspects of life including politics, academia, sports and entertainment.  However, one field that lacks participation by the Arab-American community is representation in the United States government (USG). Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is…

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Intern Voices: Mohammed and Shadhan on their Summer with the Bureau of Land Management

ABPA partnered with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an intensive placement process into variety of BLM internships across the nation. The internships covered a wide span of majors for all students. After careful consideration, BLM selected six competitive ABPA students to participate in their summer 2019 internships. Two of…

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Fall 2019 Internship Placements

ABPA is proud to announce many placements through the Internship Placement Program for the Fall 2019 academic semester. Our competitive and outstanding students have been placed with our partners from federal agencies to NGOs. Read our students’ achievements below! SAPHIA ABOUELENEIN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S OFFICE OF CORPORATE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT Saphia is currently a senior…

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ABPA Celebrates the Victory of Ismail Ajjawi and his Lawyer, Albert Mokhiber

PRESS RELEASE ABPA Board member, Albert Mokhiber, worked tirelessly to support Ismail Ajjawi, Palestinian student who was accepted by Harvard University but later denied entry to the United States last month at the Logan International Airport in Boston. Ajjawi’s case was much discussed in global media, sparking a fury across the nation who feared the…

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ABPA Launches Internship Placement Program

Arab-American Students’ Bridge to the Government  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is proud to announce the launch of its Internship Placement Program after a series of meetings with the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. The program aims to place select students into federal government agencies, facilitating…

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