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Pepperdine Graziadio and Internet Marketing Association Develop Career Opportunity Exchange Program

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In response to the current crisis, Pepperdine Graziadio and the Internet Marketing Association (IMA) have partnered to provide students, graduates and alumni with a unique opportunity to connect to a wide range of enterprises via the Graziadio Career Opportunity Exchange.

“In addition to those seeking employment in this uncertain era, many people desire to move up the ladder, earn better pay and benefits or transition to a new career. That’s why Graziadio and IMA launched this singular initiative to connect leading enterprises with the incredibly agile and talented Graziadio community,” said Sinan Kanatsiz, chairman and founder of IMA and Graziadio Business School board member.

The program aims to serve as a resource for current Graziadio students, graduates and alumni actively applying and looking for a job. Participants can participate in the program for the next 60 days by creating and uploading a 59-second video showcasing their skills, background, and strengths; submitting a written personal statement (2 - 4 paragraphs); and uploading a resume onto the Graziadio Career Opportunity Exchange platform. Approved submissions will be displayed and promoted on the IMA webpage and visible to organizations.

“As an institution that prides itself on developing values-based leaders and is fully committed to student and alumni employment success, we were compelled to think creatively and provide our Graziadio community with a resource that helps them through the crisis. Now is the time for leaders and influential organizations to step up and lean into ambiguous times with forward-thinking solutions,” said Deryck J. van Rensburg, dean of the Graziadio Business School.

The Internet Marketing Association (IMA) is a professional organization that has accrued one of the largest databases of professional members in various fields including sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, and creative development. As one of the fastest growing Internet marketing groups in the world, IMA partners include local SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. IMA was founded with four key values to its professional members in today’s highly competitive business environment: integrity, communication, professionalism, and education.