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Amidst A Tough Economy, An Ascend Success Story

Friday, August 12, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Bimal Thapa’s story reflects the best of Ascend and the opportunities available at the Ascend National Convention. Mr. Thapa completed his Masters at Baruch College and became involved with the school’s Ascend Chapter. He was part of and helped the Events planning Committee put together many events at Baruch. He is very active with Ascend and jumped at the chance to volunteer at the 3rd Ascend National Convention last year.

Besides committing to his scheduled volunteer shifts at the Convention, he also helped out during the setup day. The volunteering opportunity allowed him to listen in on panel discussions and also provided him a platform to meet some great professionals.

After graduating from Baruch, he continued to be an active member of Ascend. It was a tough economy to graduate into and Ascend played an even bigger role in giving him opportunities to network with professionals from different industries. He decided to follow up with a professional whom he had met at one of the mentoring sessions at the Convention. She responded that there might be an opportunity for him within her team at RBS and suggested that he meet them. His meeting with the team went very well and he was offered a position a few days later. He has been working at RBS since May.

Arthur Chin, Ascend Executive Director, stated, "We are very fortunate to have volunteers as dependable and talented as Bimal. His outstanding contribution and rapport with others was recognized by Ascend executives and ultimately led to a wonderful career opportunity.” Arthur also added "Bimal is an example of how participating in the Ascend network can create exposure to executives and have tremendous positive career impact!"

In a recent conversation with Mr. Thapa, he mentioned that you get what you put in and added that "don’t just become a member, be involved.” He is looking forward to attending this year’s Convention as a professional member and also as a volunteer.

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