Entrepreneurial and energetic young leaders are vital to the socio-economic development of Africa. After years of diligent work to earn their degree, graduates are eager to join the workforce. To be successful, they need access to resources that will help them find a job or grow their business.
In both locating work and growing a business, mentorship and networking are vital resources.For the job seeker, professionals in the graduate’s field can discuss the best places to search for work and what to include on a resume to really stand out. Established entrepreneurs can aid young entrepreneurs in developing their presentation to partners and customers and link them with potential investors.
How do graduates and young entrepreneurs go about connecting with subject-matter experts,who can provide mentoring and networking opportunities? The African Diaspora Network is delighted to collaborate with UC Berkeley Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP)to engage Scholars in an in-depth conversation with entrepreneurs and investors. The goal of this virtual event is to provide Scholars an opportunity to learn how to access resources to help them get a job and/or grow their social ventures and businesses as they make a difference in their communities.
Managing Partner, Laurendeau & Associates