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The Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Minority Medical Student Scholarships
If you or someone that you know is interested in attending medical school
you may want to look into this scholarship. Deadline to apply is April
2004. Please see the link below.

The Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Minority Medical Student Scholarships were
established by the AAMC to continue advancing Dr. Nickens' lifelong concerns
about the educational, societal, and health-care needs of minorities. These
awards consist of five scholarships given to outstanding entering third-year
minority medical students who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating
inequities in medical education and health care. Each recipient receives a
$5,000 scholarship and an award certificate.

The Baltimore City Health Department is dedicated to providing more effective Health services to the Latino/Hispanic community. We encourage all individuals who are able to communicate in both English and Spanish fluently, as well as culturally sensitive to the needs of Baltimore's Latino/Hispanic communities, to apply to the positions listed below. You can find more information regarding these opportunities and/or downlowd an application by going to the Baltimore City Department of Human Resorces web page at
The Baltimore City Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any further questions, please contact Luis Hernandez at the Office of Hispanic Affairs 410-396-1562 or the Human Resources Director, Kimberly Allen, at 410-396-1420.

Animal Enforcement Officer Supervisor
Community Health Educator II
Community Health Nurse I
Community Health Nurse II
Community Health Nurse Supervisor I
Community Health Nurse Supervisor II
Emergency Medical Aide
Environmental Sanitarian I
Environmental Sanitarian II
Environmental Sanitarian III
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner Supervisor
Nutrition Technician
Nutrition Technician Supervisor
Public Health Representative thanks Joan B. Bryan, CEO of Writing for Results for submmitting this list

(Metro Washington/Baltimore Area) thanks Joan B. Bryan, CEO of Writing for Success for submmitting the list.

Check with both the sponsor and the hosting facility for the Career Fair or Open House before leaving home. Also, see Special Notes at the end of the week's listing for additional sponsors of Job Fairs across the nation.

Friday, July 25th USO JETS Job Fair Fort Myer
10 AM - 2 PM Contact Dale or Dawn @ 703.696.2552 Ft. Myer, Va Military & Spouses For information & directions

Thursday, August 21st Defense Systems & Intelligence Careers Northern Virginia
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Specifics of location at
later date. Technical/Clearance Required

Tuesday, September 9th Career Fair 2003 Baltimore Convention Center
10 AM - 3 PM The Employment Guide 1 West Pratt Street
General 410.247.6290 Baltimore, Md.

Friday, September 12th Navy Fleet & Family Support Center JD's Conference Center
10 AM - 2 PM Janet L. Giles for information & directions Navy Surface Warfare Center
Military & Spouses 540.653/6869
Dahlgren, Va

Thursday, September 18th Defense Systems & Intelligence Careers Embassy Suites
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
1300 Concourse Drive Technical/Clearance Required
Linthicum, Md

Thursday, September 25th Job Fair - Washington County, Md.
14 N Potomac Street, Suite 100 -- 10 AM - 2 PM 301.393.8200
Hagerstown, Md

Friday, September 26th Corporate Gray Ernst Community Cultural Center
10 AM - 2 PM
NVCC, Annandale Campus

Military/Federal/Private Sector
8333 Little River Turnpike Free Seminars @ 8 & 9 AM
Annandale, Va 22003-3796

Tuesday, October 7th Baltimore Sun's Bi-Annual Career Fair Ravens Stadium, Club Level
10 AM - 4 PM 410.332.6056
NW Tower Entrance to right of Gate A General (Doors close at 3:30 PM)
Baltimore, Md

Wednesday, October 8th The Employment Guide Job Fair 2003 FedEx Field
To Be Announced Maryland

Thursday, October 23rd Job Fair - Washington County, Md
14 N. Potomac Street, Suite 100-- 10 AM - 2 PM 301.393.8200
Hagerstown, Md.

Thursday, October 23rd Defense Systems & Intelligence Careers Northern Virginia
11:30 - 5:30 PM
Technical/Clearance Required

Friday, October 31st USO JETS Job Fair Fort Belvoir
10 AM - 2 PM Contact Dale or Dawn @703.696.2552 SOSA Recreation Center
Military & Spouses Call for info & directions
Ft. Belvoir, Va

Thursday, November 20th Defense Systems & Intelligence Careers Embassy Suites
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
1300 Concourse Drive Technical/Clearance Required
Linthicum, Md

Friday, December 5th Corporate Gray Ernst Community Cultural Center
10 AM - 2 PM NVCC, Annandale Campus

Military/Government/Private Sector
8333 Little River Turnpike Free Seminars @ 8 & 9 AM Annandale, Va 22003-3796

Friday, December 5th Navy Fleet & Family Support Center JD's Conference Center
10 AM - 2 PM Janet L. Giles for information & directions Navy Surface Warfare Center
Military & Spouses 540.653.1839/6869
Dahlgren, Va

Thursday, December 18th Defense Systems & Intelligence
Careers Northern Virginia
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Specifics at later date. Technical/Clearance Required

See special notes below:

For those Job Seekers looking for pertinent, relevant terms for their resumes you might visit the Occupational Information Network's database of job descriptions at There are descriptive terms for most of the standard career fields.

For those companies that require clearances it is strongly recommended that the following format be incorporated into your resume. In your "Heading" (your name, street address, city and telephone) be sure to show your e-mail address and your security clearance immediately below. These are the first two items the recruiter and the company want to know at a job fair, when pulling your resume off the web or when sending your resume electronically, by fax or snail-mail.

Check for IT opportunities outside of the areas requiring security clearances. More and more opportunities are being identified in Competitive Marketing, Information Management and Knowledge Management. Check web site for changes, additional schedule, & positions listings. See also that is also known as

The latest edition to the family of websites and Job Fairs is Bill Golden's site for opportunities that do not require a security clearance. The listings above now show some of those Career Fairs. The web address here is

Another excellent resource for the Job Seeker is for the quality information on web sites, and also for niche sites and the Nonprofit arena. When looking at Nonprofits and you require financial information go to

A site for Technology Professionals that lists technical groups and their meetings, by geographic or subject area is

You may also wish to check out the web site for quality information and periodic Job Fairs for the Nonprofit arena usually scheduled with area colleges and universities. You can also post your resume with this site.

For those Job seekers outside the Washington/Baltimore area that are looking at this listing, you may want to check out the following web sites to identify Job Fairs in your area: Listings of Military Career Fairs plus Resume hosting and much more for the job seeker.

Transition Assistance On Line Listings of Military Career Fairs and job postings. American Recruitment Conferences Producer of sales, retail and management job fairs. Site established specifically for "Boomers" - age 49 to 64.

CFG Career Fairs Career fairs for IT, MIS, Engineering, Sales, Management and Business Professionals. Career Fairs in Maryland Current listings of national career fairs and job listings. The Career Fair professionals. Nat'l Assn of Colleges & Employers. Fairs sponsored by member colleges. Search by Month, Location and/or Keyword. Entries include Hi Tech and marketing career fairs. None listed currently for DC area. Producer of Job Fairs calling for experienced individuals with Security Clearances. Producer of Job Fairs for experienced and advanced degreed individuals. Producer of Job Fairs for individuals with Security Clearances and those with unique skills where because of skill sets possessed the company will sponsor the
individual while obtaining clearance for individual. Producer of Job Fairs calling for experience individuals with Active Security Clearances. For the Academic and Non-Profit world. Good for information on consulting as well as Career fairs and volunteer opportunities. Select location, positions or a combination. Also good for few experienced professionals from outside the academic world of students and some instructors ever show at these fairs. lists upcoming Job/Career Fairs and free job postings for all vets, free postings for employers plus links to other military and employer sites by state


AccessJobs Career Fairs

American Job Fairs

Bradley-Morris Hiring Conferences

Career City Virtual Job Fair

Career Fairs & Job Fairs

Careers In Newspapers Events

Carousel Expos

CHP Recruiting Events

CPC Job Fairs

Employment Guide

FBI Employment Career Fairs

Hire Quest Job Fairs

International Career Events

Job Web

Lucas Group Hiring Conferences

MIT Job Fairs

National Career Fairs

National Job Fairs

National Technical Services Association Job Fairs

Overseas Job Fairs

PSI Job Fairs

Southern Region Job Fairs

Southwest Career Fairs

Montgomery County, MD, adjacent to Washington, DC, with a population of 900,000, seeks an innovative, strategic and collaborative physician to provide direction, leadership, and legal health authority on all County public health policies; identify and address health care needs of a widely diverse community, including emergency preparedness and bioterrorism; and provide consultation and information to the County Executive, County Council, outside agencies, the community and the press.
Requires a medical degree from an accredited medical school and board certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, or board certification in a medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, along with at least five years experience in the field of public health and a valid license to practice medicine issued by the Maryland State Board of Medical Examiners or ability to quickly acquire such licensure. A Masters in Public Health or equivalent training is also desirable. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of public health administration including the organization and operation of preventive medical programs applicable to children, adults, mental health, communicable disease control, environmental health, public health nursing, and health education. The starting salary range is anticipated to be in the low to mid $100,000 range. For more information on Montgomery County and to apply on line see our website at [].

Resumes may also be e-mailed to: or mailed to the Montgomery County Office of Human Resources, Att: Health Officer, 101 Monroe St.,7th Fl., Rockville, MD 20850. Position is open until filled. TTY: 240.777.5126

NOTE: Candidates who previously applied need not reapply as they will be considered.

Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.


13825 Park/General Maintenance Worker II, Grade L03, Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning

Salary Range: $25,098 - $32,596 [Top of the Grade $40,091]

Class Definition

Under general supervision, performs general and some skilled park maintenance work involving moderate responsibility, complexity, and variety. Performs general grounds maintenance and routine building maintenance at parks, golf courses, recreation centers, and other sites. Operates a variety of equipment (for example, trucks, tractors with attachments, riding mowers). This is park/general maintenance work at the experienced level, involving operation of most equipment and specialized assignments requiring training and experience. Incumbents of this class regularly perform assignments as part of a group, but may occasionally work alone. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification

1. Pass Commission medical examination.

2. Two (2) years experience in grounds keeping, building maintenance, or park maintenance;

3. Ability to read and write; and

4. A valid driver’s license

Note: The individual in this position will work with crews on general maintenance of parks and buildings doing grass mowing, trash removal, athletic field maintenance, custodial duties, recreation support and operating tractors with attachments.

To Apply:

Mail complete application to: 6611 Kenilworth Ave, Suite #103, Riverdale, Maryland 20737, or Apply online at

Or e-mail resume to:

Or fax application to (301)454-1404


USmax, a federal contractor and BHCC member, has current openings for some excellent jobs in the IT sector. The location of the jobs is Crystal City, VA. If you or someone you know is interested, please let me know or contact USmax directly by logging on to their Web site. The job descriptions follow:
Postion ID and Title

14 -Network Engineer

16- Network Managment Engineer

13- Senior Security Engineer

12- Senior Systems Engineer

Job descriptions can be found here:

Greater Washington Ibero American Chamber of Commerce

Student Adjustment Act
By Jason Song
Baltimore Sun Staff
Originally published May 13, 2003

Yasse Trujillo doesn't want to become a waitress like her mother.

But the high school freshman knows she could very well follow in her mom's footsteps if she doesn't go to college.

"How am I supposed to do what I want without going to college?" asked Trujillo, 17, a Guatemalan who attends Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. "It's impossible."

Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant students nationwide, many brought to the United States by parents hoping for a better life, are asking the same question.

In 47 states, including Maryland, students who do not have proper immigration documents are not allowed to pay in-state tuition at state colleges. That means they could face spending thousands of extra dollars a year for tuition, putting college out of reach.

But two bills in Congress would grant immigrant students who have graduated from high school, lived in the United States for at least five years and have not committed major crimes the chance to apply for citizenship. Students throughout the nation have been lobbying their elected officials to support the proposed law, saying it could help them gain a crucial tool for advancement.

"We should be opening our arms to immigrants," U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Maryland told a group of students who recently urged him to support the House bill, known as the Student Adjustment Act.

But the bills have been fiercely opposed by critics, who say they would legitimize undocumented workers and lead to an explosion of illegal immigration.

"This is rewarding people who came to the country illegally," said Mark Krikorian, executive director for the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, a nonprofit group that advocates more stringent immigration enforcement. "This is waving a green card in the face of every prospective illegal alien in the world."

Even Cardin, a Democrat from the 3rd District who has promised to support the bill, said it will not be an easy sell. "When the economy is not going well, people look for excuses," he said. "Government leadership is not friendly to this legislation."

A Maryland bill that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition was passed this year by the General Assembly and awaits Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s signature to become law. The governor is still "weighing the pros and cons" and has not decided whether he will approve the bill, said Henry Falwell, an Ehrlich spokesman.

Last week, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner vetoed a bill that would have barred undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition.

Nobody is sure how many immigrants the federal law could affect, although immigration-rights groups have estimated there are as many as 60,000 undocumented students nationwide.

Many of the students are like Trujillo, who split her time between her native home of Guatemala City, Guatemala, and the United States until she was 12 and has lived in Maryland since.

Trujillo declined to discuss her immigration status but said she would benefit from the proposed laws. She pointed out that immigrants could be in the country legally through asylum or amnesty programs and not have all of their immigration documents.

Trujillo talks animatedly about maybe becoming an airline stewardess because it would give her the chance to travel. But she wilts when the topic of college comes up. She isn't eligible for in-state tuition and says she can't afford to pay full tuition. "I'm studying my head off late at night, and sometimes I stop to think about it. I think: 'O.K., where am I going with this? Even if I do really well, I can't afford to pay for college.' It's discouraging."

Educators warn that the burden of trying to pay for college causes some immigrant students to lose hope. Sandra Gutierrez, a teacher at Montgomery Blair High, said she knows of four students who have "disappeared" from classes at Montgomery Blair, partially because they realized it would be difficult for them to attend college.

"College has an impact on how hard they work," she said.

Such reactions are common, say teachers who work with immigrants.

"Some kids get frustrated. They do well in high school and find they can't move on," said Kelly Flores, a Spanish teacher at Patterson High School in Baltimore. Several of her students have dropped out of school after they realized they could not go to college, she said.

"A lot of people think: 'What's the point? Why should I go to school when I can go to work and earn money?'" said Yudi Rodriguez, a senior at Montgomery Blair High.

Some students solve the problem by returning to their native countries for degrees. But many have been away so long they have forgotten their native language and customs and have a hard time adjusting.

Reyes Xavier, director of communications and education for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, said his two older brothers briefly attended college in Mexico instead of paying high tuition in the United States. But the brothers couldn't adjust to their new surrounding and returned to the United States.

"They were treated as foreign students [in Mexico] as well. They were caught in limbo," Xavier said.

His brothers' experiences persuaded Xavier to stay in the United States. He graduated from high school in 1981 and spent several years working at a drugstore to save for tuition.

"I was just wasting my time. Luckily, I had a strong-willed family who pushed me to go to college," said Xavier, who graduated from San Diego State University.

Immigrant advocates say the federal legislation would play an important role no matter what happens to the proposed Maryland law. Kimberley A. Propeack, a lawyer with the Maryland Latino Coalition for Justice, based in Takoma Park, noted that critics of the bill assert that states do not have the right to give undocumented students tuition breaks. The two proposed federal laws, she said, will "remove any confusion."

The U.S. measure should also be passed because if undocumented students are granted citizenship, they also will be eligible for better employment, Propeack said. Many companies require their employees to have Social Security numbers, which are granted only to people who have legal status.

Krikorian, of the Center for Immigration Studies, said he sympathized with young students, many of whom were brought to America by their parents. But he insists that immigration laws should be enforced: "Sometimes kids pay for their parents' mistakes."

Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Republican from Colorado, opposes the bills, said his spokeswoman, Lara Kennedy. "We've got to start and be consistent with our immigration laws," she said. "This would only provide incentive for people to come here to get the social services that are meant for students."

Other lawmakers scoff at the notion. "Wouldn't we rather have well-educated children rather than people whose educations are cut off short?" said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, an 8th District Democrat and one of the bill's co-sponsors. "That wouldn't be good for the country."

Copyright © 2003, The Baltimore Sun

Harvard's MBA Admissions would like to request your help in identifying high potential African American, Hispanic American and Native American students for their Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP). This program seeks to expose talented minority college juniors to general management in the business world.

During one week in June, at no expense to the student, Harvard Business School hosts these talented college students and provides teaching instruction from leading faculty, on campus housing and different seminars/events that introduce the students to business education. These students are immersed in a rigorous and stimulating classroom environment that mirrors the learning environment of Harvard's MBA Program.

Please direct any interested students to the Summer Ventures in Management Program (SVMP) page on the following web site:

A completed application is required by April 30, 2003.

Thank you for helping to invest in the future of these talented students.


Juan F. Jimenez
Assistant Director of Admissions
Harvard Business School


The Maryland State Board of Education is seeking candidates to serve on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. To qualify as a voting member of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, candidates must be residents of Baltimore City and be at least 18 years old. In addition to these requirements, eligible candidates must possess one or more of the following qualifications:

1. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning the successful administration of a large business, non-profit, or governmental entity and have served in a high level management position within such an entity.

2. Possess a high level of knowledge and expertise concerning education.

3. Have a child enrolled in the Baltimore City Public Schools as of the date of appointment.

4. Possess knowledge or experience in the education of children with disabilities. This knowledge or experience may bederived from being a parent of a child with a disability.

To apply, interested individuals must submit the following information to the Maryland State Board of Education by 5:00p.m., March 28, 2003:

1. A letter expressing the applicant's desire and willingness to serve on the Baltimore City Board of SchoolCommissioners and indicating which one or more of the four
qualifications applies to the applicant;

2. A brief record of the applicant's personal history and experience which highlights the applicant1s qualifications to be aSchool Commissioner;

3. Proof of Baltimore City residency (e.g. a copy of the applicant's driver's license, voter registration card, or 2001 taxreturn); and,

4. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

This information can be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered to:

Maryland State Board of Education
Attn: Anthony L. South
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Fax (410) 333-2226

Affirming Equal Opportunity in Principle and Practice

INS INS Press Release

For Immediate Release
INS Offers Recruitment Bonuses For New Immigration Inspectors
Baltimore Among the Locations Targeted for Hiring Incentives

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is offering signing bonuses to new Immigration Inspectors hired for selected locations across the country, including Baltimore. The signing bonuses range from a one-time payment of $5,000 for Inspectors in the Washington, D.C. area to $3,000 for Inspectors recruited for 29 other locations nationwide. The INS is seeking to hire more than 1,200 additional Immigration Inspectors this fiscal year.

In the D.C. area, the bonuses will be offered to the first 40 newly hired Inspectors who come on board beginning August 1st. Outside D.C., INS will offer recruiting bonuses to the first 385 newly hired Inspectors who accept positions at the designated locations. Those locations include air and land border ports from Alaska to Atlanta together with a host of sites along the northern and southern border.

"This is a terrific opportunity for someone who wants to be on the front lines of our nation's homeland security effort," says Louis D. Crocetti, Jr., Baltimore INS District Director.

To be eligible for the bonus, candidates must sign a written agreement to complete 12 months of service with the Department of Justice. Hiring begins at the GS-5 or GS-7 level, with probable advancement to the GS-9 level.

Immigration Inspectors are responsible for conducting more than 500 million inspections annually for those who seek admission to the United States. As the nation's gatekeepers, Inspectors must enforce our nation's immigration laws and determine which individuals are eligible to enter the United States and which persons will be detained or refused entry.

Serving as an Immigration Inspector requires a wide range of specialized knowledge and training. Many of those skills are learned during an 11-16 week basic training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia. Immigration Inspectors must have a comprehensive understanding of the laws and the procedures governing the entry of persons to the United States.

Information and applications are available on the web at

H&R Block Recruiting to Meet Hispanic Market Needs

KANSAS CITY, MO -- H&R Block, a leading tax services company, announced plans to hire more than 5,000 Spanish-speaking tax professionals for the 2003 tax season to meet the needs of its more than 1 million Hispanic clients. Many of these clients prefer to receive their tax advice from Spanish-speaking professionals.

H&R Block's Hispanic client base has grown significantly over the past several years as a result of the increasing population of Hispanics in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000, this ethnic group increased 57.9 percent from 1990 to 2000.

"Our goal for this tax season is to increase the number of Spanish-speaking professionals serving Hispanic clients by 40 percent," said Carlos Ayala, manager of Hispanic programs at H&R Block.

Job opportunities offer flexibility and can range from part-time employment to full-time positions, explained Ayala.

H&R Block tax professionals undergo continuing education, from completing the most basic tax return to handling more complex personal and business matters. H&R Block tax professionals are updated on the recent tax law changes and their implications.

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