Career and Internship Opportunities - Rosemead, Calif.; San Bruno, Calif., and Miami, Fla.

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
December 1, 2017
Hello Everyone:
Here are a few career and internship opportunities.  Please share these openings with your networks.  Thank you very, very much!
Warm regards,

Panda Restaurant Group
Director of Communications
Rosemead, Calif. (suburban area east of downtown L.A.)
From Mr. Dave Wallinga, VP – Guest Marketing, Panda Restaurant Group.
Summary of Job Scope and Expectations:
The Director of Communications position is responsible for the creation and execution of communications and stakeholder management strategies that support the company’s vision, culture, business plans, national promotions and brand identity. This position translates these strategies into clear, consistent, and effective messaging for all internal and external company stakeholders. The Director provides communications support for other internal functions and departments as needed.
Essential functions:
The essential functions in this job description are not all-inclusive of this job’s duties and responsibilities. Reliable and dependable attendance is required.
                    Creates a long-term communications strategy and plan that proactively supports PRG’s vision, culture, brand and national promotions. Ensures all messaging, positioning, visuals/graphics, and digital and media platforms align with overall corporate strategies.  
                    Creates a long-term stakeholder management strategy and plan that directs activities that promote company visibility, maintain and build a strong company reputation, and increase public awareness that results in keeping PRG top of mind and in good standing with our stakeholders.
                    Creates a long-term associate communications strategy that ensures associate understanding and support of the company’s core values, culture, policies and key business strategies and equips associates to serve as ambassadors for the Panda brand.
                    Leads, coaches and develops the Communications team, setting the group’s vision and executing its staffing and development initiatives.
                    Builds and manages relationships between the company, the media and key stakeholders (e.g. elected officials, National Restaurant Association). Monitors company activities, industry issues and social media to recommend appropriate communication plans and responses. 
                    Directs external public relations and communication agencies as well as community and government relations consultants.
                    Provides guidance and counsel to the Founders and senior leadership on critical communication issues; works closely with senior leadership to anticipate and respond to urgent communication issues; develops and implements a proactive and reactive crisis communications plan that manages a wide range of issues and potential risks.
                    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field; MBA preferred
                    Minimum ten years of experience in communications, marketing, or public relations representing an organization in the community, preferably in a retail/hospitality environment with increasing management experience
                    Successful completion of annual store training
                    Ability to develop, model and teach Panda’s Mission, Values, and Culture
                    Expert knowledge of corporate communications, stakeholder management and government relations
                    Expert knowledge of social, political and community environment
                    Strong, flexible strategic thinker with vision
                    Strong leadership, people, team building, communication, presentation, listening, facilitation, training, and assessment skills
                    Strong financial management and analysis skills
                    Strong relationship building skills applied internally and externally
                    Strong project management skills
                    Strong computer/technology skills and highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
                    Ability to embrace change and continuous learning
                    Ability to present to large groups inside and outside the company
                    Ability to work with and advise senior leadership
In addition to Support Center Associate, Professional, and Manager competencies, the following are Panda Leadership Competencies for Director (Core People Development Competencies are in Bold):
                    Sizing up others
                    Problem solving
                    Priority setting
                    Organizational agility
                    Dealing with ambiguity
                    Presentation skills
                    Contribute to building and sustaining the Panda mission and culture
                    Successful creation of brand, promotional and strategic communications based on appropriate metrics, including guest interaction and satisfaction
                    Consistent, positive messaging about the company and its products and promotions in the media
                    Successful company involvement in key community and business organizations and events
                    Successful management of communications in crisis situations
                    Ability to measure and articulate the impact of communications programs on Operations and business financials
                    Ability to enroll others in company initiatives and facilitate process
                    Positive feedback from guests, operators, and associates 
The following job titles or job categories are examples of potential career opportunities and are not intended as a guarantee of promotion. These career paths can change at any time.
                    Executive Director, Communications
                    Vice President, Guest Marketing
                    Other Marketing positions
                    Operations management
                    Office-based at Panda’s Support Center in Rosemead, Calif.
                    Limited travel and attendance at public events
For more information and to apply, visit:

Walmart Stores, Inc.
Head of Brand and Thought Leadership
San Bruno, Calif. (in the San Francisco Bay Area)
Job Requisition Number:
What you'll do at 
Store No 8 was founded on the belief that the future of commerce is being shaped today. Powered by the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, we identify and invest in trends and technologies reshaping the shopping experience. 
We are hiring an experienced professional to join our collaborative team. In this highly visible role, the ideal candidate will work across teams to develop and execute strategies that establish Store No 8 as the thought leader in the retail innovation space. 

This dynamic role was created with a multi-hyphenate talent in mind, and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of both supporting high-profile external relationships and event efforts in an energetic, fast-paced atmosphere. This candidate will serve as an ambassador for Store No 8 and constantly deliver high-caliber work, often under intense time constraints.
                     Develop strategy for partnerships, including fostering leadership-level relationships with VCs, incubation groups, and academic institutions
                     Be an enthusiastic ambassador for Store No 8 at industry events and in meetings with external partners
                     Manage & develop an ever-evolving calendar of content, events, and launch announcements for Store No 8 and key executives
                     Work extremely closely and collaboratively with external public relations firm to lead strategy and content development for brand-owned editorial and social outlets
                     Develop and train internal spokespeople, and manage speaking engagements for executives
                     Serve as point-of-contact liaison between Store No 8 and Walmart team 
                     Prepare presentations and collateral for events, panels, fireside chats, and speaking opportunities 
                     Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including facilities, external vendors, networking, technical support and PR agency to manage event production
                     Build relationships with thought leaders
                     Create and execute both annual and special events, source speaking opportunities, and prepare spokespeople
Minimum Qualifications
                    BA/BS degree or equivalent professional experience
                    A combination of 5+ years of experience in marketing and communications, preferably in the tech and retail space
                    Experience managing enterprise-wide communications initiatives for leadership
                    Direct experience in live events in a strategic, planning or operations role
                    Ability to manage stakeholder expectations for both internal team and key external partners
                    Willingness to travel and be available on evenings and weekends, as needed
                    Experience in technology writing and executive communication strategy is a major plus
About Walmart
At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
For more about Walmart and this position, visit:

Future Leaders Interns – Food
From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
Unit Description
Admirals Club refers to both the membership program and network of lounges operated by American Airlines. The program was started in 1936 to recognize friends of the airline and loyal passengers. Members were called "Admirals", since American Airlines' planes were known as the "Flagship Fleet".
Initially, Admirals Club memberships were distributed to frequent flyers or VIPs at the discretion of the airline's sales team. By 1967, American Airlines began allowing individuals to purchase membership, and rates began at $25 for an annual membership and $250 for lifetime membership. This open membership policy still stands, and today, you can become a member of Admirals Club by paying with either cash or miles accrued.
Fun Fact:
The first Admirals Club airport lounge, originally named "Flagship Club" due to legal issues, was opened in 1939 at the New York's newly opened LaGuardia Airport. The space was initially occupied by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who decided to rent it out to American Airlines after he was criticized for having such a large, well-equipped office.
Admirals Club lounges provide complimentary beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), light snacks, and Wi-Fi access. Most locations provide work areas, in addition to copiers and fax machines. At select locations, you can even utilize the conference rooms for discounted prices.
The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled college students to turn their leadership potential into valuable professional experience and get a head start on their careers.
Through practical work experience on site, the intern will acquire the management skills necessary to succeed as a Food Service Manager with Sodexo. The intern will be assigned a MENTOR and participate in professional development webinars. They will also gain practical experience in food production, administration, finance, retail, service, marketing, safety and catering management.
Finally, they will conduct peer training and assist the management team as needed. Interns are supervised by, and report to, a General Manager.
With opportunities located throughout the United States, we offer you the flexibility to select an internship in the areas where you live or are able to obtain free or affordable housing that works for you. Sodexo does not offer housing to interns at this time.
This part time (20 hour/week)  internship will take place at the Admirals Club Ft. Lauerdale Airport.
Position Summary
Position is part of a formal internship program in professional development in the contract management services industry. Supports business units and assists in projects. Builds skills and knowledge in large corporate and team environment
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement - Current college student with studies in hospitality/food management, facilities management, engineering, communications, human resources, accounting, marketing or another industry related college program.
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
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Handling a Sexual Harassment Investigation

To help prevent and control sexual harassment in the workplace, managers and supervisors need to understand the problem and the policies a company can implement to fight it. They also need to know the procedures they should follow to investigate and resolve reports of sexual harassment in an ethical and fair way. This training video reminds managers and supervisors that when they understand how to conduct an ethical and effective investigation into alleged sexual harassment, they can play a major role in eliminating the problem from their workplace.

Topics covered also include:

  • What is sexual harassment?
  • Company policy and preventing harassment
  • Conducting an ethical investigation
  • Beginning an investigation
  • Gathering the facts
  • Resolving the situation
Kit Includes:
   Leader’s guide, (30) employee handbooks, (5) posters, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, quiz, training certificate, log.
Check out our new series on #Workplace #Harassment
To order a free 3-week preview call (919767-1603 ask for Matt

Happy Thanksgiving! Career and Internship Opportunities: Atlanta, Bentonville, Ark., Burbank, Calif., Rosemead, Calif., Detroit, Kansas City, Mo., Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, San Bruno, Calif., New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco

Hello Everyone,
Just a quick note to express our appreciation to each of you for your support, encouragement and guidance throughout 2017!  We are all thankful that we have your support.  So, as we commemorate Thanksgiving Day, we wish to thank you!
Here are a few career and internship listings for you to share with your networks.  If you know of anyone searching for gainful employment or a student seeking an amazing internship experience, please pass this along.
All the best,

Southern California Edison
2018 Corporate Communications Summer Internship
Rosemead, Calif. (east of downtown Los Angeles)
Job Code:
Energy for What’s Ahead.
Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.
Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.
Program Overview:
This position is part of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) University and Campus Relations Internship Program. The Summer Internship program is a 10-12 week paid opportunity to gain hands-on experience with challenging work, while developing your skills, and building your network. The Summer Internship has an estimated start date of May/June 2018 and an estimated end date of August/September 2018. SCE offers these programs with the belief that learning and development are important parts of building future leaders. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in intern mixers, executive speaker series, site tours, community volunteer events, intern project expo, and cross-company networking.
We're big believers that diversity leads to innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
About Corporate Communications:       
Corporate Communications is comprised of many groups, including Brand & Advertising, Creative Services, Corporate Giving, Key Initiatives, Emerging Issues and Digital & Social Media. Our primary responsibility is to keep our various stakeholders informed about all manner of vital company news/information, ranging from the hyper-urgent (such as storms/widespread power outages) to the not-so-urgent-but-still-essential (such as how to be more energy efficient).
Position Overview:
First Position:
SCE Corporate Communications is seeking a summer intern with a communications interest and background to help activate the new Edison brand through both internal and external channels.  The successful candidate may work on projects including: the employee brand campaign (creative strategy, photo and video shoots, message development); enterprise digital communications; portal redesign;  employee engagement campaigns; customer ad campaigns; style guide; digital asset management; social media campaigns; content marketing; and brand governance.
Second Position:
SCE Corporate Communications is seeking a summer intern with a communications interest and background to help customers and employees understand the exciting changes in the way we deliver clean energy to our customers and our commitment to the communities we serve. The successful candidate may work on projects including: updates to external and internal web pages on electric vehicles, battery storage and grid modernization and develop/ track a communications plan to build awareness of our Energy Assistance Fund, which helps income-qualified customers who are having trouble paying their electric bills. 
Required Qualifications:
  • Must currently be pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design, Video Production or closely related field at an accredited institution.
  • Graduation date of December 2018 or later.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00 or higher as determined by your institution.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate social media and/or direct-to-customer communications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of social media publishing platforms (like Sprout Social)
  • Demonstrated advanced experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Adobe Experience Manage (AEM), Illustrator and Exact Target.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to build interpersonal relationships with clients, peers and management.
  • Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.
  • Official transcripts will be verified during the interview process.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. As a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency, we are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. With headquarters in Rosemead, SCE.
For more information, please visit this link:

American Express
Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
New York City
From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
Job ID:
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team where you can share your creative ideas toward achieving a diverse and inclusive organization? American Express is a recognized leader in this space, and this position offers you a rare chance to build upon our current strategy to evolve our diverse talent initiatives, while growing cultural competence and promoting an inclusive and global culture.
You will have the opportunity to:
  • Increase our success in attracting, developing, advancing and retaining diverse talent worldwide, ensuring a strong leadership pipeline and sustained brand recognition as Employer of Choice
  • Develop creative and sustainable programs and practices that meet the needs of our current and next generation workforce
  • Consult and collaborate with business leaders, HR Business Partners and the Centers of Expertise to ignite our strategy
  • Offer thought leadership and creativity to inform our practices and introduce new insights
  • Elevate the profile and increase the impact of our external strategic partnerships
You will focus on Crafting and executing a comprehensive inclusion strategy, including:
  • Creating plans for scalable delivery of low cost tools, resources and programs to promote inclusive leadership skill building
  • Embedding inclusive leadership strategies throughout the employee lifecycle
  • Identifying development opportunities for high performing talent and owning the nomination and selection process
  • Partnering with select Lines of Business (LOB) and Markets to craft relevant and measurable D&I agendas, including:
  • Guiding data and root-cause analyses to better understand the opportunities in being able to attract, develop, advance and retain diverse talent
  • Evolving the D&I Playbook (provides HR with the tools and resources to support the development of robust, actionable and tailored function/market strategies)
You must have:
  • At least 3 years of leadership and/or strategy development experience in a global D&I role
  • 7-10 years of experience in progressively responsible positions, including experience working with global teams
  • Multi-year strategy planning experience and project management skills
  • Experience driving organizational and cultural change management; consulting experience a plus
  • Ability to translate passion and vision into results
  • Solution-focused mindset, with experience using creativity and innovation to solve complex problems
  • Deep understanding of current and future workplace trends, and implications for a global, multi-generation workforce
  • Inspirational leadership approach, able to collaborate and gain consensus through influence, and work across teams to address business needs
  • Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions
For more information and to apply, visit:

Walmart Stores, Inc.
Senior Manager, Media Partnerships
San Bruno, Calif.
Job Number:
What You’ll Do At Walmart:
  • Owns ad revenue targets for respective category 
  • Develops and manages key supplier partnerships on new and existing marketing initiatives
  • Develops annual plan(s)
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Manages marketing budgets
  • Manages the Walmart brand
  • Manages the development and execution of large-scale marketing initiatives (for example, on-site merchandising,
    advertising, store integration)
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications or related field and 
  • Minimum 5-8 years experience in marketing or related field (business development, digital media, strategic partnerships, etc.)
  • Positive "Can-Do, Team-Oriented" Attitude matched with a level of resiliency and determination to break new ground
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years experience in online marketing.
  • 3 years experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • 3 years experience managing vendor contracts and relationships.
  • 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • 5 years experience in direct or indirect retail marketing, including product marketing and brand management.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration or related field.
About Walmart:
At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
For more information and to apply, visit:

The Walt Disney Company
Contract Administration – Studio, Spring Internship
Burbank, Calif.
Full Time Unpaid Internship.

At The Walt Disney Studios, you'll help bring compelling stories to life through film, music and live entertainment.

Be a part of something big
Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is the in-home content distribution arm for The Walt Disney Company within North America. The division is responsible for sales and marketing of top-tier motion pictures and television programming to a wide spectrum of traditional and new media platforms including Blu-ray/DVD, electronic home video, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and other digital technologies.


Make an impact
  • Entering material deal points for media licenses, maintaining and updating deal points for monthly client usage including billing by airdate
  • Proactively updating and seeking product information from business units. Accountable for the consistency and integrity of product data in database systems.
  • Preparing and analyzing reports including product and play tracking
  • Assisting in pre/post sale activities, internal and external interaction both verbal and written with Client, Sales, Finance, Marketing, Distribution, Legal etc.
  • Preparing and disseminating product information to Contract Administration.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications
What we're looking for:
  • Self-starter with ability to prioritize. Excellent time management skills, organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multi-task doing analytical, detail-oriented, high volume work, in support of multiple teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for interaction with sales staff and clients.
  • Excellent computer skills – MS Office (Excel and Outlook) Adobe Acrobat, database systems.
Preferred Qualifications
Even better
  • Prior experience with relational databases
  • An interest in finance and/or law
Required Education
  • Working toward or recently graduated with a undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Legal Studies, or related
Additional Information: 
Program Eligibility
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Unrestricted work authorization
  • Available part time (16-24 hours per week in 4 hour blocks) from January through May
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation. Position is located in Burbank, CA.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application
The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

The Walt Disney Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, visit:

Association of National Advertisers – Advertising Educational Foundation
Marketing and Advertising Education “MADE” Internship
Bentonville, Ark.
Hartford, Conn.
Kansas City, Mo.
Los Angeles
New York
Washington, D.C.
San Francisco
MADE Program Overview
The MADE (Marketing and Advertising Education) internship is a leadership development program for students interested in becoming the future leaders of the marketing and advertising industry. Founded as a partnership between the ANA’s Educational Foundation and the Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing, the MADE internship places students in a summer intern program at one of more than 40 marketing, advertising, or media companies, with participants including MasterCard, IBM, Hyatt, Sephora, BBDO, McCann, Ogilvy & Mather, Viacom, and NBC. Positioned as the “common app” for summer intern programs, this paid program is designed to provide students with the skills, the mentors, and the training that will help them thrive in the industry.
Please feel free to apply here:

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
Follow me on Twitter @bimada

Preventing Harassment: Creating A Positive Workplace (Office) Concise

Good communication and respect for others creates a beneficial work environment where employees feel safe and productive. When the workplace is disrupted by someone disrespecting one or more co-workers, anger and resentment can destroy morale. Workplace harassment can damage relationships and destroy lines of communication among employees. This program discusses various types of workplace harassment and how this unwelcome behavior affects the work environment.

To order a free 3-week preview call 919-767-1603 ask for Matt