Monthly Business Mixers, usually held on the second Thursday of the month. Typically, these meeting include a speaker presenting various industry and economic updates. There are networking opportunities before and after the presentation.
Cultural events include celebrating the Persian New Year (Norooz), Annual Picnic (Sizdah-Bedar),Yalda (the longest night of the year), and Fall Harvest Festival (Mehregan)1.
Educational Classes. Usually, one Saturday of the month is dedicated to a technical subject. Recent examples have included QuickBooks, Microsoft Project, etc.
Supporting Arts, by showing classical movies on the third Saturday of the month. Also, at times, NIPOC has promoted movies which have included Iranian actors, actresses, directors, and producers.
Internships can be very pivotal to students. There have been several internship cases at the office.
Career Counseling has been quite a success for many individuals. Most effective for newcomers to California, it includes resume and career path reviews. Although the applicants do most of the job search, occasionally NIPOC forwards their resumes to prospective employers.
Business Directory on NIPOC’s website has been expanding and is available to the public.