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Eli Lilly In Partnership with BDPA Seeks 50 College Students In Indiana Who Want to Jump-Start IT Careers

by Anie Akpe

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Eli Lilly Seeks 50 College Students in Indiana Who Want to Jump-Start IT Careers

Eli Lilly and Company has been a major BDPA corporate sponsor for over a decade. The company upgraded its annual sponsorship to the Platinum level in 2014, primarily because the 36th annual BDPA Technology Conference is coming to Indianapolis, IN on August 5-9, 2014.

To celebrate this major investment, Eli Lilly wants to reach out to at least 50 college students who live or go to school in the state of Indiana. The company has purchased 50 BDPA memberships which are being given to deserving college students who supply them with six simple data points:

  1. Name
  2. College
  3. Email Address
  4. Mailing Address
  5. Phone Number
  6. Resume *or* URL for your LinkedIn Network profile

Not only will the first 50 college students that respond to his offer receive a complimentary annual membership into BDPA … these students will also receive an exclusive dinner invitation to attend an IT College Student Dinner, sponsored by Eli Lilly, that takes place on Thursday, August 7, 2014 during the annual technology conference. This dinner will provide the invited college students with a unique networking opportunity with IT executives and managers from Lilly’s world headquarters offices. Finally, the students will be inspired as part of the private audience of keynoter Pierre Campbell.

The process is simple enough. Send the six data points shown above by email to either Angel Henrey, (Eli Lilly) or Wayne Hicks,  (National BDPA).

Do it now! Don’t procrastinate! This is a rare opportunity for a college student to get connected with some of the movers and shakers in the IT industry. Find a way to ‘make it so’ for your life and career! Click here for more information.

About BDPA:
BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) is a non-profit organization of professionals working in or having an interest in the Computer Science and Information Technology fields. BDPA has a diverse representation of information technology professionals. Included amongst the organization’s members are programmers, analysts, engineers, managers, instructors, and entrepreneurs, to name a few.

Earl Pace and the late David Wimberly founded BDPA in May of 1975. BDPA was formed out of a concern shared by both men that minorities were not adequately represented in the information technology industry. The first BDPA chapter was organized in Philadelphia, PA. The second chapter was organized in 1978 in Washington, DC. Shortly thereafter, the third chapter was organized in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1979, BDPA was restructured as a national organization. Currently, there are more than forty active chapters across the United States.

About Eli Lilly
Eli Lilly is committed to bringing life-changing medicines to those who need them, advancing the understanding and management of disease, and providing meaningful support to patients living with illness and to the people who care for them. Since it’s founding by Colonel Eli Lilly in 1876, they have pioneered medical breakthroughs like human insulin, the polio vaccine, and many other breakthrough therapies. They’ve also set a high standard for giving back to local communities.

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