Aden in Dallas

Aden is a junior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business and markets and culture in Dedman College. For summer 2011, she was named a Maguire & Irby Family Foundation Public Service Summer Intern by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. Aden is interning at DFW International Community Alliance.

Bringing leaders together

My fifth week at DFW International has been fascinating, as always. This week, I was in charge of organizing the African Leadership Luncheon that we are holding July 16 at Aggies Restaurant. I invited five speakers who are going to speak about ways to raise money for African organizations. Each speaker is going to provide guidance about how to write a powerful grant, how to engage corporate sponsors at an event, and how to fund-raise through 5K runs, cultural activities, sports / soccer events, silent auctions, program ads, etc. I also invited more than 100 African leaders and organizations to be a part of this great event and benefit.  From making so many calls, I have been improving my professional [...]

2011-07-13T19:21:41+00:00 July 13th, 2011|Aden in Dallas|

Support for refugee women

My fourth week at DFW International was very productive, and I learned how to write effective and powerful grant proposals. As usual, we started the day with what we call "culture": our group discussion about current ethical issues in the world. The one that stood out to me is Saudi Arabian women fighting for the freedom to drive. Just recently, women in Saudi Arabia have been openly driving cars in defiance of an official ban on female drivers. The ban is not enforced by law, but is a religious fatwa imposed by conservative Muslim clerics. Some women were arrested for driving, but they are still pushing until something is done about it. It made me appreciate the freedom we have [...]

2011-07-13T19:14:24+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Aden in Dallas|

Working on an international scale

Aden is a junior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business and markets and culture in Dedman College. For summer 2011, she was named a Maguire & Irby Family Foundation Public Service Summer Intern by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU. Aden is interning at DFW International Community Alliance.

2011-06-28T21:55:55+00:00 May 23rd, 2011|Aden in Dallas|