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How Two Deaf Booz Allen Employees Deal with Challenges on the Job and During COVID-19

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Before he graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a master’s degree in public health, Chris Khanoyan volunteered to work for the Livestrong Foundation by driving his own vehicle to provide transportation for patients affected by cancer. That was when the obstacles of being deaf truly hit him. As the driver with patients, he was unable to read lips or speak with them. He struggled to communicate and fully connect with the patients he transported to and from the hospital.

When Tragedy Struck in Beirut, Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak Put His Skills to Work

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“On the fourth of August, when the ground started shaking and the sky turned gray for a second, I immediately realized something terrible had happened.”

Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak was in Beirut when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, massively damaging the city’s port and nearby neighborhoods.  

Walking through the wreckage that had once been offices, stores, restaurants, and family homes, he reflected “I was at a loss of words and thoughts,” he said. 

Diversifying Science and Technology: Meet Booz Allen's Women of Color STEM Awardees for 2020

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According to the National Science Foundation, members of historically underrepresented groups—women and Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians or Alaska Natives—have increased their representation in the science and engineering labor force in recent decades.

Booz Allen Celebrates Two Decades as a Working Mother Best Company

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Based on more than 400 questions on everything from leave policies to fertility benefits, adoption, child- and dependent-care benefits, flexible scheduling, mentoring, sponsorship and opportunities for advancement, Working Mother names 100 companies each year whose family-friendly policies and culture are best for working moms. Once again, in 2020, Booz Allen is on the list—marking two decades of recognition in this category.

Building a More Diverse Talent Pipeline in Cybersecurity: Insights from Booz Allen San Diego Leader Jennie Brooks

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Today’s employers continue to need cybersecurity professionals. In San Diego alone, there are over 8,000 jobs directly related to cybersecurity, an increase of 11% since just 2016. 

Enabling a More Diverse Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Booz Allen's Hillarie Flood on Why We Need More Black Women in Venture Capital

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“When I say the word innovator, who comes to mind?” Hillarie Flood, a principal with Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, asked as she kicked off an expert panel discussion. 

Odds are it’s not Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made millionaire in the United States, BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, or even Oprah Winfrey, she said. 

Despite these and many other examples of entrepreneurship success:

  • More than 75% rounds raised go to all-white founding teams

The Cisco Intern Experience Goes Virtual

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This post was authored by Carl Hubbard an HR Undergraduate Program intern.

It’s hard to believe that just eight months ago, from my little apartment in Florence, Italy, I was clicking through the electronic paperwork for the offer I had just received from Cisco. I was going to be an incoming intern for the HR Undergraduate Program (HRUP) during the Summer 2020 season – and I could not have been more excited.

“Be Yourself,” and Other Career Lessons From Booz Allen VP Patricia Porter

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On a recent cloudy Saturday morning, the pathway to Georgetown’s iconic Healy Hall was brightly peppered with colorful balloons and welcoming shouts of “We’re so glad you’re here!” This was Georgetown University’s 7th annual OWN IT Summit, a student-run event aimed at connecting millennial students with female leaders through compelling conversation, workshopping and panel discussions.

The University of Maryland Data Challenge: How Booz Allen Is Mentoring the Future

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How many materials targeted for recycling are actually being recycled? What kind of resources do we need to clean up our oceans, and how should these resources be allocated?

Answers to questions like these are important steps to a more sustainable planet, and over 180 undergraduate and graduate students were on the case in the 2020 UMD Data Challenge.

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