Hey, Miki, you're so fine!
NHTI is rolling out the red carpet for this year's Convocation speaker, serial social entrepreneur Miki Agrawal! She was a recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission”. She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD (www.eatdrinkwild.com) in NYC. She has since partnered with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh to open the concept in Downtown Las Vegas.
Her next undertaking was THINX (www.shethinx.com), a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women during their "time of the month". She and her partners teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund 7 reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. Miki is also a partner in Super Sprowtz, a children’s media company to get kids to eat more vegetables (www.supersprowtz.com).
Most recently, Harper Collins published her book entitled DO COOL SH*T (www.docoolshit.org) on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book launched on August 6th, 2013 and in 3 days it hit #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers list in entrepreneurship.
Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and a graduate of Cornell University. Miki embodies the essence of social entrepreneurship. Watch a video about one her social enterprises at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlA73fXRIzY.
There will be an open discussion of Miki's book on Monday September 8, 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Bistro, sponsored by The Eye, NHTI's student-run literary magazine.
Miki will be the guest speaker at CONVOCATION, Tuesday September 9, 11:15 am - 12 noon in the Wellness Center Gym. Convocation is an all-campus event held each fall at NHTI to welcome new students and staff, and celebrate the beginning of the academic year. Convocation will be followed by a free barbeque and student involvement fair for campus clubs and public service organizations.
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Over the summer, NHTI launched a new online job search service open to current students, alumni and the general public. Although the school has long had a “job bank” where local employers could post positions, this all-new service – powered by College Central Network (CCN) – offers far more than just a list of local jobs.
Local employers are encouraged to post jobs to the system and 100 employers have signed on since the site launched in July. But job seekers using the system also have access to CCN’s nationwide listings of jobs and internships. These listings include not only jobs posted to CCN by employers, but also jobs found by CCN’s aggregator programs, which roam the web searching for job listings. Job seekers can search the listings manually, but they can also set up “agents” to watch for jobs that meet certain criteria and send out an alert when such jobs appear.
But CCN offers more than just lists of job openings; it has a suite of tools to help job seekers get better at … well, at job seeking. There is the Résumé Builder, which guides users in creating a résumé which can then be uploaded to CCN so that potential employers can view it. (If you already have a stellar résumé you can simply upload that to CCN.) There is also Portfolio Central, which helps users assemble an online portfolio of their best work for employers to peruse – especially useful for people in artistic fields.
In addition, CCN offers an extensive and growing collection of podcasts, videos and text articles with advice on every imaginable facet of career building: from exploring your career interests and choosing a college major, to tips for writing résumés and cover letters, to job hunting advice, interviewing strategies, and much more.
Stephanie Hallet (NHTI 2010) writes, “As soon as I learned NHTI was offering College Central Network for job searches, I joined right away. As an IT graduate, I appreciate the sheer volume of employment services this site offers, like resume building, assembling online portfolios and podcasts about best practices for job searching. Best of all is that it’s completely free!”
Even if you’re not currently in the job market – or a potential employer – it’s worth checking out! Visit CollegeCentral.com/NHTI/.
Aug 29, 2014
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