Breakfast, Business & More is Des Moines’ premier morning networking event which allows busy professionals the chance to network and to exchange opportunities.
We host quarterly networking events without the membership fees. We’ll provide each of you with a registrant list including name, business name and email address which makes follow-up easy! Your time is extremely valuable; that’s why you can expect our events to keep to the following schedule:
- 8:00am – 8:15am: Register, grab breakfast and COFFEE!
- 8:15am – 8:45am: Each individual introduces themselves to the large group with their name and the name of their business.
- 8:45am – 9am: Open Networking
Parking: Free parking is available in the Plymouth Church parking lot.
Plymouth Church (Waveland 4)
4126 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50312
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (CDT)
One of my most profound life experiences took place while participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) from 1999 – 2000.
Fresh out of college, I spent one year in Germany participating in this exchange program for young professionals. I spoke German, but it is not a requirement for participation. I grew up; I learned a lot about myself; and I developed a love for the German language, culture and my own heritage.
Last week, my experience came full circle as I sat on a panel interviewing this year’s candidates. Wow, are they qualified. I found myself both excited and nervous for these kids about to embarque on this life-changing journey.
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
The program consists of three phases:
- Two months of intensive German language training
- Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
- Five-month internships in one’s career field
CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.