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53rd National Convention C O V E R A G E Corporate Partners Engage Members During First Employment Engagement Session A Delta Sigma Theta member samples products at the Johnson and Johnson booth at the Exhibit Trade Show. Johnson and Johnson was the presenting sponsor/partner for 53rd National Convention. The corporation also participated in the Employment Engagement Opportunity Fair. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER JOURNAL Winter 2017 s41 BY TAMEKA SIMMONS AND E. MISSY DANIELS During the 53rd National Convention, several of our corporate partners interacted with our members for our first Employment Engagement Opportunity event. Johnson & Johnson, AFLAC, Walton Family Foundation, and Toyota posted links to the Sorority’s corporate sponsor page on the national Web site, highlighting career opportunities, internships and even held interviews onsite for entry level positions through upper management positions. “This opportunity elevates our partnerships with nationally known corporations to provide specific career opportunities and internships to our members,” said Debra Bunkley, chair of Strategic Partnership Task Force. “Our presenting sponsor and partner, Johnson & Johnson, not only aligned their company’s initiatives with our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, but they also received well over 1,000 applications and actually engaged over 500 potential employees on-site.” Below are just a few comments from our corporate partners regarding their experience during the National Convention: Zachary Johnson Consultant
 National Sales Recruiting Strategy
 Aflac Worldwide Headquarters 
 “The Employment Engagement session provided a great opportunity for Aflac and members of Delta Sigma Theta to better connect and for Aflac to offer career opportunities to highly qualified members of this outstanding sorority. We look forward to fostering this relationship and continuing to provide members the Aflac opportunity.” Valerie R. Love Head of Global Human Resources Supply Chain Enterprise Functions Johnson & Johnson “Living in a day and age where technology is one of the main forms of how we interact with each other, Johnson & Johnson was proud to have an op-


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