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Dimension Data Associate Talent Acquisition Associate
In Aliyah's current position as an Associate Talent Acquisition Consultant she focuses on further developing the BigStart Internship Program, starting a new Graduate Program/Co-op Program for new college graduates. She is very passionate about finding diverse target schools that have a variety of students interested in the technology field.
Within the BigStart Internship program she has piloted the Learning With Leaders Initiative and BigIdeas Case Competition. Through the Learning With Leaders Initiative she brings in leaders to speak about their career journey and speak about professional topics. Lastly, the BigIdeas Case Competition challenges the students in our program to work in teams to solve a business problem in our company.
Previous Early Career Projects
On June 14, 2017 Aliyah Benton Founded and became the Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Women's Empowerment. The purpose of this organization is to match early career professionals in the workforce with undergraduate students interested in their career field to help them grow professionally and as leaders through our program. The mission, vision, and values of the organization are below.
At Thrive Women's Empowerment we have many initiatives and programs to interact with our participants. Our mentors are located around the country and host monthly mentoring sessions with their assigned mentee. Our Division Leadership on campus host professional development, community service, and bonding programs based off of the interest of the full body members. We have many opportunities for our members to grow, rise, and thrive in everything that they do.
Thrive Women's Empowerment Values
Founder & Chief Executive Officer Responsibilities
- Design and update constitution and by-laws
- Lead Recruitment Function and drive the recruitment strategy and recruitment evaluation
- Actively engage with board members, event committees, and partnering organizations
- Lead, coach, develop, and retain organizations leadership
- Develop mentoring topics and full body meeting tools
- Lead and approve all programming, events, and division master calendar with the President and Vice President
- Lead and collect all attendance, feedback, and engagement with the Parliamentarian
- Leads the programming, recruiting, and accountability function
- Find and build new Divisions of nonprofit organization
Goals & Professional Development Topics
Click below to learn more about our Initiatives, Engagement Programs, & Community Events
Aliyah graduated May 2017 from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. Below are examples of her journalism work, writing pieces, flyer/newsletter designs, and newspaper articles.
Throughout her time in her program she had the opportunity to write for A&T Register and worked for the African American Atelier as a marketing chairperson. She also created a photo story about the Day In The Life of an Aggie photography and editing done by Aliyah on iphone7 and Adobe Premiere. In her Senior year her article and designs were used in the 2017 JOMC Connection.
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