Telling the truth can be difficult; telling your truth can be even harder. How do you honor truth while creating meaningful storytelling? What even is storytelling. and what the heck does it have to do with interviewing and resume writing? Alex Berry is going to show us. As a career coach and community facilitator, Alex is pleased to chat with YNPN Portlanders about the Art of Storytelling, and specifically how to apply storytelling practices to your resume, interviewing prep, and careers.
W. R. Alex Berry | #CMD Community Facilitator | Intel Technical Program Manager
W. R. Alex Berry (call him Alex) is a Portland-based Technical Program Manager
within Intel’s Global Supply Chain. He combines his corporate experience from four
industries (chemical, forestry, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing), his nonprofit
leadership, and his global travels to build bridges between the public and private sector.
Graduating from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a
dual business/mandarin minor, Alex has dedicated the last five years to creating
sustainable programming at the intersection of technology, business, and societal
With this in mind, Alex created a career consultancy (Chocolate Milk Diplomacy -
#CMD) that empowers underserved & marginalized communities with the career
development support they need. His black-owned business works with students, early
career professionals, and career changers on resumes & cover letters, skill mapping,
interview preparation, career navigation, and more!
For any YNPN members who attend this talk, #CMD will offer free 1v1 career convos over the next two months (July / August) as well as access to #CMDs Self-Led career navigation packets. How awesome!
After work, you can find Alex leading within the community - collaborating with
nonprofits that support minorities, first-gen students, and those facing homelessness. A
true introvert, Alex recharges by playing soccer, watching anime, and drinking chocolate
milk! Alex and #CMD would love to connect with you!
Location: via Zoom
Password: 4 1 9 9 8 1 (no spaces)
Meeting ID: 845 3989 7467
A private link to be shared out to registrants with the log in details Monday, June 29th.
Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
Time: at 10:00 am
Frequently Ask Questions
1. Why is capacity limited for this event?
A: Capacity is dependent upon speaker goals and preference. Thirty-five has been the typical average number of attendees following our previous in-person events, so it seemed like a realistic number to continue with. Our speaker wanted to be able to have conversations with the attendees and opted to keep with 35 attendees.
2. Will a recording of this be available to YNPN Portlanders?
A: It is our intention to record this event and offer it online to our members. However, as YNPN Portland respects the individual intellectual rights of our speakers, the final say and availability of a recording will be up to the speaker themselves.
3. Is YNPN Portland planning other events like this in the future?
A: Yes, we are. We have a few ideas that were based on results from our 2020 Membership Survey. and always looking for more ideas. If you or someone you know would be interested in co-hosting or hosting an online event, please email [email protected].