What: 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo

When: Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from NOON to 5:00 PM CST

Where: Hilton Memphis

Address: 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120

For more information, visit the 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo website at www.CareerExpoMemphis.com.


(MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1, 2015) – On Sunday, April 12th, career and internship seekers will have the opportunity to connect to local employers at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo. The event will take place from NOON to 5:00 PM at Hilton Memphis.

The Multicultural Career Expo has over 40 participating companies who will be present. Industries included are healthcare, financial services, travel, logistics, higher education, and non-profit.

The career expo will provide a comprehensive platform for all cultures to achieve their career goals and contribute to a greater Memphis.

The event is hosted by founding organization ContigoCreative and in partnership with  Think Inspired, and Copeland Coaching. Presenting Sponsors are FedEx, First Tennessee, and Hilton Memphis. Community Supporters include The City of Memphis, Mass Mutual Financial, Graduate Memphis, and Leadership Memphis. Community Friends include Regional One Health, Southland Park, and Ford Corporation. University Partners are Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and LeMoyne-Owen College.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.CareerExpoMemphis.com, where they will also find tips on how to prepare for the career expo.

“The Multicultural Career Expo is an all-inclusive, multicultural and diversified event. This event is to attract talent from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and immigrants from all over the world. We want to invite all minority communities including Latino, Asian, Middle-Eastern, European, African, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, African-American, Chinese, Japanese, and all other communities. We want to showcase the Multicultural talent that Memphis has to offer,” said Alex Matlock of ContigoCreative.


“Think Big, Dream L.I.G.H.T. Seminar with Dr. Ben Carson,” Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theater, Presented by: Inner L.I.G.H.T. & MULYP

This event is free to the public so please tell your friends and family to join us in uplifting our great city.

In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins (the Binder twins) who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. Dr. Ben Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Driving Directions: http://saweb.memphis.edu/uc/directions.htm



“Be Your Own Boss: YP’s Guide to Entrepreneurship,” Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Leadership Memphis, 365 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103             

April’s meeting features a panel discussion on “Be Your Own Boss: YPs Guide to Entrepreneurship.”

Hear from other Young Professionals and find out how they followed their passion and built their own businesses!                                                                   


Featured Panelists:

•Edward Bogard – Founder at SoGiv

•Aerial Ellis – Partner at duGard Ellis Public Relations

•Niki Smith-Brown – CEO at NuAge Marketing Firm, Inc.

•Jacque BoNéy – CEO at Barking Pals Consulting

•Phillip Ashley Rix – Founder & CEO at Phillip Ashley Chocolates


If you’re unable to attend the April Meeting, feel free to join us for an extended “Happy Hour” & appetizers at South of Beale from 8:00pm-10:00pm, 361 South Main St. Bring plenty of business cards with you!



MULYP Cookout Postponed Until June

We will now participate in Comcast Cares Day, April 20th & 21st…VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Join the Memphis Urban League and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals as we partner for the annual Comcast Cares Day. This year’s Comcast Cares Day will take place at Shelby Farms as we assist with the “Back to Earth Festival” on Saturday April 20th and “Earth Day 5K” Sunday April 21stSaturday Volunteers will assist with Traffic & Parking, High Adventure Area, Recycling and the Sportsplex. Time slots available for each area; 9a-12pm; 11:30a-2:30pm; and 2pm-5pm. The event will kick-off at 8:15am by Gate#10 where the horse riding center is located. We would like to have a huge presence for the kick-off for photos. There will be refreshments and a brief introduction and then volunteers will head to their stations. Sunday Volunteers will assist as Course Monitors and with Race Day Registration. The 5K is set to start at 2pm so volunteers will need to arrive by 12:30pm. Contact Kela Jones to Sign Up & Volunteer at kjones@memphisul.org.