Are you a college student interested in networking with some of the best working professionals in the DC area? Have you been trying to find that perfect internship but don't know exactly where to look or who to talk to for more advice? Or are you a working professional who is considering a career switch into the realm of humanitarian, corporate social responsibility, or civic activism related work?
Then you need to come to the Community Career Fair hosted by IIIT and TFI at our headquarters in Herndon, VA.
Students who came this year on April 25, 2015 had the chance to speak in-person with representatives from UNHCR (The United Nations Refugee Agency), MPAC (The Muslim Public Affairs Council), IIPC (International Interfaith Peace Corps), IKRAM (The Foundation for Empowerment of Muslim Women), Rahma - Reaching All HIV+ Muslims In America, Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Azzad Asset Management, FAITH Social Services (The Foundation for Appropriate and Immediate Temporary Help), and Islamic Relief USA! They also had the opportunity to pick up informational material on ways to get involved with UNRWA USA (the non-profit arm of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency) as a volunteer or participant in their 5K race in DC. The benefits of this race go towards UNRWA's Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) to support thousands of refugee children in Gaza affected by PTSD and other psychological trauma.
They were also able to find out more about The Fairfax Institute, a school of the International Institute of Islamic Thought. We are an educational institution dedicated to providing continuing education, community outreach, and inter-faith dialogue through certificate courses, training workshops, seminars, and career development programs. We are here to help you grow to give back to your communities as scholars, leaders, and friends.
TFI was a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual National Shura & In-Service Training for Chaplains and Imams and Other Service Providers to the Muslim Community which took place on March 7, 2015 at Yale University. The conference was presented by the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC) and the Islamic Seminary Foundation (ISF). This year's sessions featured discussions on domestic violence prevention and intervention, combatting racial prejudice, making mosques more women-friendly, fostering tranquil marriages, facing the challenges of interpresting Prophet Muhammad's legacy. Presenters included Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Dr. Jonathan Brown, Dr. Feryal Salem, and Chaplain Asma Hanif. The following are pictures below from last year's conference.