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Leadership Forum To Focus on Networking and Business Skills Development, March 25

Brooklyn Campus and Howard University Team to Host Free Event


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Business majors from colleges across the metropolitan area can tap into the expertise of top business professionals during a leadership seminar Friday, March 25, at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.

The 6th Annual Leadership Skills Development Program for Business Students “We’re About Success!” will be held at the Brooklyn Campus in the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gymnasium in Metcalfe Hall (located at the corner of Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues in downtown Brooklyn) from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The free event is open to business students in and around New York City.

Learning the rules of the game, organizational culture, building support and alliances, ethics and creating a vision will be among the topics discussed during presentations conducted by professionals from various business fields.

Sponsored by the Hughes Foundation, the seminar is made possible by the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus; the Center for Accounting Education at Howard University School of Business in Washington, D.C.; and the Maryland-based consulting firm Cook Ross, Inc. Brooklyn Campus alumnus Frank Ross, director of the Center for Accounting Education and a founding member of the National Association of Black Accountants, will moderate the event, along with Leslie Traub, president and CEO of Cook Ross, Inc.

“This program is designed to help young professionals identify the challenges, choices and opportunities that may impact their careers,” Mr. Ross explained. “It will guide business students towards success and leadership right from the start.”

Breakfast and lunch are provided; business casual dress is desired. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Joan Pierre of the Brooklyn Campus’ School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at (718) 488-1121 or

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 03/09/2011

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