ABPA Insights: Internship Search Challenges

The internship search is nearly like a second job. Time spent browsing through job boards, trying to make good impressions with employers at career fairs, writing cover letters late at night after a long work shift or study session – it can become repetitive and discouraging. Although applying for internships is an additional burden to…

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ABPA Hosts Social Networking Dinner

Now, Arab-Americans in the United States have an education-centered organization of which they can be very proud of.   On the night of January 18th, ABPA celebrated the progress of the Arab-American Business & Professional Association with a vibrant social networking event. Guests enjoyed an Arabic-style dinner as they discussed engagement with the Arab-American community…

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Intern Voices: Alaa on Her Fall Internship Experience

    Small tasks may seem irrelevant to what you are interning for but those tasks can help to build your skills for the rest of your career.   Alaa Hammoudeh attends American University with an expected graduation date of May 2021. She is majoring in Justice and Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice at the…

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Keeping Cultures Connected: An Interview With Lobna Ismail

  Lobna Ismail is the founder and President of Connecting Cultures and a member of the ABPA’s Advisory Board.   How did you come up with the idea of Connecting Cultures? What inspired you? After giving birth to my first child, Sharif, I couldn’t bear to leave him at six-weeks-old. My desire to integrate ‘mom-hood’…

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Internship Placements Fall 2018

Congratulations to all of ABPA’s accepted students in the Internship Placement Program! Throughout the semester, a great amount of those selected students were placed into phenomenal internships with federal agencies, private sector companies, and even NGOs and think tanks! Read below about the achievements of each of our placed students.   SAMAH MOHAMED – NATIONAL US-ARAB…

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ABPA Hosts the Tunisian Ambassador

By Yasmine Raouf   Tunisian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Faycal Gouia   In early October of this year, ABPA was honored to jointly organize with the University of Maryland’s Organization of Arab Students talk with His Excellency Faycal Gouia, Tunisia’s Ambassador to the United States. Hosted on the beautiful University of Maryland,…

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Arab-American Success Stories

Issue 1    Since the late 1800s, Arab-Americans have been part of the social fabric in the United States and a great contributor to America’s success. Today, millions of Arab-Americans shaping the nation include the most diverse backgrounds from all walks of life: from elected leaders Chris Sununu and Donna Shalala to news anchors Diane Rehm, Hoda…

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10 Takeaways from Resume Building Workshop with Kevin Cowl

By Samah Mohamed      Kevin Cowl’s lecture helped bridge the perception gap between employers and students by delving into ‘unspoken tips’—which is seen as commonsense by employers but not always in the minds of applicants.   Together with George Mason University’s Egyptian Student Association, ABPA hosted Kevin Cowl, the Vice President for Development at…

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