- Professional Networking
BDPA meetings and special events provide invaluable opportunities for networking with a variety of industry and non-industry executives and professionals. Great opportunity to connect with executives, get career advice, make connections that could help you in the future, and find qualified candidates for employment.
- Professional Development
BDPA is a pro-active organization and as a member you are given opportunities to play an active role in planning, developing and implementing local and national projects designed to meet BDPA’s goals and objectives. BDPA members can run for national and local offices, chair committees/tasks forces and participate in committee/business area activities. The skills gained through taking on responsibilities in BDPA prove to be a valuable asset to one’s professional and personal life.
- Member Discounts
BDPA members receive discounts on local professional training programs, publications, national conference (including hotel and airline reservations), car rentals and local chapter seminars and activities. Your membership entitles you to significant discounts on subscription to Black Enterprise Magazine. Use code National code MBDP and your local chapter identifier to get this discount. Your membership also provides you with a complimentary subscription to Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology magazine.
- Student Internship Program
The primary responsibility of the Student Internship Program is to provide BDPA college student members, career development support by providing career opportunities. The program is open to college students from around the world. Students simply submit their resumes through the website (http://www.bdpa-intern.com) to be eligible.
- Monthly Program Meetings
At the heart of BDPA Philadelphia chapter’s annual agenda are program meetings on a variety of technical, career and social topics. Our monthly meetings are hosted at the Cigna Insurance Company., Two Liberty Place, 1601 Chestnut Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19101 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:00pm.