Sunday, September 30, 2007

If you enjoyed the movie "Catch Me if You Can"

A unique event will take place on October 16, 2007 - lunch, presentation and networking with Frank W. Abagnale, the author of "Catch Me if You Can" book, one of the worlds' most famous confidence men portrayed in the movie "Catch Me if You Can" (based on his book) by Leonardo Di Caprio.

Mr Abagnale will give a presentation for business owners on how to reduce the exposure to fraud, forgery, and embezzlement called "Catch the 'Business Initiative" if you can". Mr. Abagnale is quite a personality and I believe his presentation will be of great interest to everyone. In addition there will be a lot of opportunities for networking and this wonderful event is FREE of charge!

When: 11.30 am - 1.30 pm, October, 16
Where: Drury Lane Oak Brook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

To reserve your spot, please, RSVP by phone: 630-773-0350, ext. 450.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

For moms/women anywhere in USA

Here is a great on-line networking community which is called CafeMom:

You can join it for free and enjoy the interaction wherever you are in USA. The membership is FREE and there are 2 useful sides to this network: it provides social interaction opportunities (mostly for moms, obviously) and information on employment opportunities. In terms of the latter not only moms but any women can benefit from the information provided if she wants to work part-time or work from home.

When you sign-up you can join multiple groups on this site: if you are interested only in employment you can join a group called "Staying at home and making money", for instance. And this is just an example because there are loads of other groups within this network discussing job opportunities. Alternatively, you can join any of the social groups in such categories as: home and garden, schools and education, cultures and ethnicity, and many other. You can also find groups by geographic location.

I am sure every mom and most of women will find at least 1 group of interest on this site. If you are new to this country this is a good start to build new friendships!

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Highlife Adventure Club

Highlife Adventure is a club for singles which operates in two locations in USA: Chicago and Indianapolis. If you are new to one of these cities this organization is worth checking out.

It provides activities for singles where they can have fun and meet people in the process.
Their website claims that there are over 2500 members in the Chicagoland area. Each month the club organizes about 50 events in various categories: sports, social activities (dinners, parties, etc.), classes (ex. pottery classes), excursions, etc. When you become a member you will receive a monthly calendar of events and you will choose the ones you would like to attend. There are special events, i.e. "ice breakers", for new members too.

Here are the websites for the two locations:

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Useful statistical information on U.S. states

If you are a newcomer to the United Sates you will definitely find the following website very useful:

It is a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. Do you want to know which state is the most taxed, most educated, most murderous, the healthiest, the richest, etc. before you decide where to settle? Or alternatively, instead of checking the rankings, you can go directly to a state page you are interested in and get all the data you need from housing to lifestyle to unemployment, etc.

This website will give you loads of valuable statistical information, maps and state profiles.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Guide receives 2 awards!

We are very pleased to announce that Legal Alien's Guide has just received two prestigious awards from iUniverse Publishing: Editor's Choice and Publisher's Choice.

The two awards together reward editorial integrity and design quality. It means that our book meet exceptional standards of content and design set up by the publishing company.

I can't wait to introduce the Guide to the readers which is now likely to happen late September - October 2007. I will up-date the blog with the information where and when the book will be available for purchase.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Diversity Career Fair

I already wrote in this blog about Diversity Career Fairs (the last one was in Chicago ) The next fair will be held on Tuesday, October 23, in Washington D.C.. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel Old Town.
The Executive Diversity Career Fair provides a unique setting for job seekers from diverse backgrounds (and all legal alliens are representatives of this group) to meet with top companies seeking senior-level talent.

Eligibility: Companies recruiting at the fair are strongly committed to seeking executive, managerial and professional women, disabled and minority candidates, including recent graduates from M.B.A. programs. However, all candidates are welcome.

Cost: The event is free to candidates, and all eligible attendees can register on-site at the event. Attendees should bring multiple copies of their resumes.

Environment: All interviews will be conducted in private suites with company representatives.

Career Assistance: Free seminars throughout the day will cover such topics as job-search success tips and career-advancement strategies. A free resume critique will also be available at the event.

For more information:

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Friday, September 7, 2007

My other 2 blogs

If you are an international person living in Chicago you might be interested in 2 other blogs I have with "international flavor":

1. International Experiences In this blog I post a lot of useful information (links, stories, advice, etc.) related to:
-international business
-marketing (mostly international aspects of it)
-country profiles
-culture and society

2. International Art This is my new blog which I run for a client of mine (I have my own international marketing consulting business which addresses various issues related to art field mostly local insights from artists from around the world, their stories, unique works of art - everything you cannot find in regular media.

I hope you will enjoy these blogs too!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dialogue on Diversity

Dialogue on Diversity is a nonprofit educational organization, an official NGO recognized by the United Nations. It is based in Washington D.C. and it organizes nationwide conferences, seminars, internships, and annual leadership award recognition as part of its larger program of entrepreneurship training and international exchange. It's mission is: "The social and political advancement of women and men from diverse cultural, ethnic, and national traditions, fostering increased economic empowerment through promotion and development of entrepreneurial excellence, technology training, networking, and education."

I already posted information about an event put together by Dialogue: But now I wanted to draw your attention to organization itself. The programs it offers are great for both entrepreneurs and those working for someone else. The issues they address directly concern legal aliens here in the U.S. because all of them constitute the diverse strata of American population.

Also it is important to point out that a lot of their events are free of charge (like the aforesaid 1 day Diversity Symposium that took place in Chicago in July). They also provide you with free newsletters. It is worthwhile monitoring their website for up-coming programs and events in your area and may be even become a member.

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