8K in Indy for nation's largest African-American job expo, conference
300 companies set up in convention center
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INDIANAPOLIS - The nation's largest African-American business and professional conference is under way in downtown Indy.
At the National Black MBA Association's Conference and Expo, business administration professionals and students attend workshops, listen to speakers, even enjoy concerts and parties.
Three-hundred companies are set up in the convention center seeking to hire MBA graduates, seasoned professionals and interns for positions across the country.
Job seeker Michael Hendrix described the process.
"First thing is, you start to talk to them -- one, understand the company, also they want to understand you," he said. "A lot of the companies are trying to understand do you have the leadership experience, the expertise in working with diverse individuals, diverse teams, things of that nature."
More than 8,000 executives, entrepreneurs and students are in the city for the expo. Job seekers nationally and internationally have come to Indy to take advantage of this opportunity.
"We get a lot of employers at one place, so this gives us a platform because otherwise applying online is very difficult and getting face time with interviewers is very important," said job seeker Breeti Shrivastav.
The conference wraps up Saturday with a community service project: the Center for Leadership Development's Youth Empowerment Walk -- a fundraiser for educational programs CLD offers central Indiana's minority youth. The walk takes place at Military Park at noon.
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