Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB), said that, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Joe Lahoud, recently honored for the impact he made as one of the historic players in baseball history, lays claim to the title of the MLB’s first player…

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Louie Al-Hashimi, Graduate Research Assistant, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University When it comes to a career in politics or government, people tend to idealize the grandeur of holding office at the national level or attaining coveted positions in the federal civil service. Because of this tendency, local governance often goes…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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