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2016 Resume Writing Workshop

July 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

In collaboration with NAAAP DC and AmeriCorps Alums DC, CAPAL is offering a resume writing workshop in preparation for our AAPI Career Fair the following week. Join us as we hear from experts in both the private and public sectors give their advice toward crafting the perfect resume. A picture I.D. is required for entry.

Be sure to bring your updated resume to CAPAL’s annual career fair the following week, and speak to representatives from employers throughout the public sector. Check out the event page for an updated list of 2016 participants.

Workshop Presenters

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Ryan Namata

Ryan Namata is currently the Senior Specialist for Chief HR Executive Engagement at HR People + Strategy, an affiliate of the the Society for Human Resource Management. He has over 14 years of experience as an HR and Projects professional, working in varied industries, from a small startup to a Fortune 500 company and including the non-profit space. He has extensive corporate experience in the areas of staffing, workforce and strategic planning, training and professional development, HR information systems, change management and engagement. Ryan Namata regularly presents professional development workshops to the local community, on topics that are applications of his human resource expertise. He also volunteers to speak at local universities and community groups who cater to minorities and the disadvantaged. He has several leadership roles, including officer and board member, at affinity groups that promote diversity and inclusion. He is currently the President of the National Association for Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) DC Chapter, President of Voices of SHRM Toastmasters club and Intelligence Community Heritage Council Liaison. Ryan Namata is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and is also a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and certified SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


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Tom Formby

Tom Formby is a Sr. Human Resources Speacialist at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) with over 15 years’ experience in private and government sector recruiting and hiring. As a member of OPM’s Recruitment Policy and Outreach team he has served as a speaker and trainer for hundreds of recruitment and outreach events for Federal agencies and job seekers. His top recruiting passions involve advising Federal agencies on employment branding, customer service, process improvement strategies, and recruitment strategy. Tom’s past experience includes corporate recruiting and service in the U.S. Army. He holds a BSBA from Old Dominion University.


Q&A Panelist

bryant photo 2016 Resume Writing WorkshopBryant Brown

Bryant Brown is ASAS DC’s Program Manager and oversees the development of each program site. With student voice and choice as the foundation for his approach, Bryant has strategized the programmatic expansion of Washington, DC’s After-School All –Stars from 1 site to 4 sites in one school year. His entrepreneurial approach to program accountability and ownership has shaped form to the newly established chapter. In such, Bryant has assisted with the incubation of 2 non-profits, established organizational culture and developed operational resources for efficient implementation of the mission and vision of After-School All-Stars. In addition, Bryant has brokered the relationships of several established non-profits and cooperate organizations within Washington, DC to diversify the voices speaking to the All-Star Youth.  He has 9 years of youth development experience as the Education and Program Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and a former 7th grade math and special education teacher. Bryant has been extensively trained in advanced youth development, program evaluation strategies, student retention strategies, youth culture, family and community engagement and fiscal policies.  A proud graduate of Howard University, Brown has made the DC metro area his home, and has become uniquely attuned to the needs of DC youth. He brings passion to his staff, hope to the students he works with, and empowers both groups to strive to be their best.


2016 AAPI Career Fair Participating Employers

AARP • AmeriCorps VISTA • Central Intelligence Agency • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau • Environmental Protection Agency • Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) • PeaceCorps • USDA Agricultural Research Service • USDA Forest Service • USDA Rural Development • United States Department of the Interior • U.S. Department of State • U.S. Intelligence Community • United States Secret Service • Social Security Administration • United States Department of Defense

Register for our career fair here

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Space will be limited. Registration for this event will open on 6/3.


July 7, 2016 6:00 pm
July 7, 2016 8:00 pm


250 E Street SW Washington, 20525
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