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Dancing with the Destination of Graduating Students: Measuring Career Outcomes

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Chicago E

As a consequence of a prolonged economic downturn with high unemployment, the increasing cost of higher education and of student debt, the value of a degree is under scrutiny by the federal government, prospective students and their parents. In this session, we’ll consider our best “moves” regarding measuring and sharing career outcomes with our “shakeholders”.

Presenter: Gillian Steele, DePaul University

Engaging Students from Beginning to End

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Chicago F

Ensuring that your students have what they need to succeed after graduation is a dynamic challenge that can have much iteration depending on the situation at your institution. Despite the various versions of that challenge, a common component of a solution is to first understand where the students are coming from and then identify windows of opportunity for leveraging your partners, whether faculty or alumni, to help overcome that challenge. In this session, we will take a deeper look into how a liberal arts environment is engaging first-year students in a four-year career development process, and how an institution with required experiential learning is maximizing their internship program to engage with seniors.

Presenters: Zach Pavol and Kathleen Powell, Denison University; Dale McLennan, Endicott College

Get an App for That!

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Salon 9

This session will chronicle the steps one small office took to collaborate with academics in order to implement the university’s first customized mobile application for the office of Career Services for $99! It will also show how social media and web maintenance can work in tandem with the introduction of newer technologies. Following this short presentation the facilitator will lead a best practices brainstorming session to identify creative ways to implement high tech features on a low tech budget.

Presenters: Shelly Robinson and Debbie Blades, Purdue University Calumet

Is Your Career Center LGBTQ Inclusive?

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Chicago G

Since 2009, OUT for Work has been gathering data on an annual assessment from career centers across the country on the quality of the outreach and support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning students. The LGBTQ Career Center Certification Program provides insight into the work career centers are doing for the LGBTQ students on campus. This presentation will provide information to attendees on getting their career centers involved with the CCCP, the process and information on completing the annual assessment, and the different ways to be involved with OUT for Work. The workshop will also provide insight into how to outreach to and promote involvement from LGBTQ students, and the materials and resources that are available to faculty, staff, and students on LGBTQ specific career transition from academia into the workplace. To go with the conference theme "Shake It Up", we are shaking it up by providing materials that focus on a population on campus that is difficult to quantify and is hard to locate and track, but giving you access to all of the support and training to help you work with the diverse LGBTQ student population on your campus.

Presenter: Riley Folds, OUT for Work

Adapting Choice Theory to Career Counseling

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Grand 5

We normally think of career choice relative to what one wants to do. But career satisfaction is better viewed as the ratio between what one wants in a career compared to what once is getting. Viewed through the lens of Choice Theory this means looking at the basic needs or drivers of Belonging, Power, Freedom, Fun & Enjoyment, and Survival. This workshop examines William Glasser's basic needs or drivers as they relate to career. The presenter will also share some familiar career concepts blending Choice Theory. He will demonstrate how to help the client construct their Career Quality World and then match these pictures with potential careers. The ultimate goal is to help the client to identify a "need fulfilling career."

Presenter: Thomas Payton, Southern State Community College

First Destination Survey Town Hall: Regional Trends and Updates from the NACE First Destination Task Force

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Chicago G

Colleges and universities are increasingly called upon to quantify outcomes experienced by graduates of academic programs from academic units, parents, and employers, as well as state and federal agencies (including compliance with the Higher Education Act). This trend has been amplified by the recent release of President Obama's College Scorecard. The session facilitator, Jason Eckert, is a member of the NACE First Destination Survey Task Force and has led the very successful destination survey process at the University of Dayton.

Town Hall attendees will discuss developments and best practices in first destination surveys. Attendees will also be updated as to the recommendations coming from the NACE First Destination Survey Task Force. Specifically, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the following questions: Who should collect first destination information? What is the appropriate data collection timeline? What is an appropriate “response rate” and how do we define “response” and “reliable source”? What is the difference between "response rate" and "knowledge rate"? How should we define the “standard measures” included in first destination surveys? At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to examine their campus' first destination survey data collection process and make recommendations for improvement and process change.

Presenter: Jason Eckert, University of Dayton

1000 Miles from Home: Delivering Career Services to Distance Alumni

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Chicago E

Alumni may be far from your campus, but they still expect a personal touch from their alma maters. This presentation will spotlight various avenues for delivering personalized career services to alumni across the country. The promoted ideas are ones that will help users provide services in a more efficient and customer-focused manner.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the parameters of their office's alumni career services and identify key collaborators

  2. Build an efficient online portal for alumni registration and data collection 

  3. Identify several online outlets for delivery of career content

  4. Create vehicles for measuring alumni traffic to assist with reporting

Presenter: Kevin Monahan, University of Notre Dame

Career Information Literacy for Students' Interview Success

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Grand 7

Anecdotal evidence from employers indicated that students were unprepared to demonstrate company knowledge during the interview. Primarily students were utilizing unreliable sources through the Internet to conduct company research or were lacking in preparation. Established in 2006, the career literacy program promotes and increases usage of career-related research databases, websites and books. This program, offered as an online session and in person workshop, addressed the needs of employers and students. Students directly benefit from this cross-campus collaboration by gaining the ability to efficiently search databases for industry and employer information in order to ask appropriate, well-researched interview questions.

Presenters: Amanda Cox, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Lateka Grays, University of  Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)

Fusing your Feedback! Closing the Loop on Internship Assessments!

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Grand 6

As career professionals, we are constantly promoting internships, trying to connect our students with employers, and making sure that internships command considerable attention on our campuses in today’s market. But what are we doing with the feedback we receive from students and employers as evaluations are submitted and a new term approaches? This program focuses on what one large state institution and what one small liberal arts institution are doing to shake it up and make the most of the feedback they receive! By making the most of our systems in place, we hope that our idea sharing and group discussion will facilitate an environment whereby participants can explore new ways of leveraging performance evaluations, return interviews, poster sessions and more! Join us as we discuss the power of feedback and what it means to our students, employers, and institutions as we charge forward with the hope of improving the internship experience for everyone involved!

Presenters: Brian Collingwood, Denison University; Alex Toomey, The Ohio State University

Navigating the Black Hole: Strategies for Optimizing Resumes for Applicant Tracking Systems

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Chicago G

Knowledge is power. Students are increasingly frustrated by submitting their resumes to corporate applicant tracking systems (ATS) and having no idea why they are not getting interviews. There are very specific algorithms used by these systems, and if students understand how to optimize their resumes, they increase their chances of making it to the next level. While networking is always best, there are invariably situations where students are applying without connections, and knowing the lay of the land arms them to get past these electronic gatekeepers. This presentation will "shake it up" by giving career advisors specific knowledge that can tilt the balance of power in the job search back a bit towards job seekers.

Presenter: Jennifer Kass, University of Illinois at Chicago

Similar Landscapes, Different Approaches: The International Student Job Search

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Grand 6

The world is shrinking rapidly as the population of international students studying in the United States increases. Approximately 85-90% of international students indicate that their first choice after graduation is a full-time job or graduate school in the U.S., while just 30-45% report acceptance of such an offer. Join us as we share how two different career services offices with similar international student landscapes approached this issue. The OSU Fisher College of Business Office of Career Management will share how they “shook-it-up,” challenging their assumptions regarding post-graduation expectations and letting assessment guide their work in developing effective services. By implementing qualitative and quantitative assessments to measure student goals, Fisher was able to identify the actual versus assumed knowledge and thoughts of international students and create services designed to manage international students’ expectations. One state away, the IU Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services Office began with a foundation of collaboration, communication, culture, and coaching, developing pilot-tests and leveraging resources to bring international and domestic students together. Along the way, they “shook-up” their office by significantly modifying or canceling an initiative if evaluation did not show success, creating a model of continuous improvement. Through this knowledge-sharing session, we will share tools, lessons learned, and successes from two different perspectives to help you identify your needs and how to best customize your resources and services for your unique campus.

Presenters: Margie Bogenschutz, and Sarah Steenrod, The Ohio State University; Margaret Bransford and Thao Nelson, Indiana University

The Path Marked Graduate School

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Grand 7

Collaboration. Innovation. Need. These are the hallmarks of what has become a very successful partnership between academic and student affairs at Ball State University. Representatives from the Graduate School and the Career Center will share their 4 year journey in redefining the way students perceive graduate school. Tracking a progression from a presentation on the benefits of graduate school to a pre-recorded webinar to a state-wide promotion of graduate school fairs, the presenters will share their journey, insights, and lessons learned in the process to engage students in the decision and timing of pursuing graduate education. By sharing best practices and resources, we hope many of our strategies and events can be modified to fit your campus’ needs or spark new and innovative ways to work in concert with other campus partners.

Presenters: James Mitchell and Stephanie D. Huffman Wilson, Ball State University  

Connecting Internationally: An Innovation Session on Better Connecting and Relating to International Students

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Chicago G

The number of international students studying in the United States continues to grow, however majority of the population go outside of university career centers for career and professional development assistance. Reasons for this are many of these students either do not know the offices and services exist or are frustrated from their experiences within the offices. This session will include a discussion on the barriers keeping international students out of career centers and an innovation brainstorm centered around best practices for reducing those barriers.

Presenter: Julianne Wallace, Ohio University (Diversity Advancement Scholarship Winner)

 

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Employer Specific Sessions

Best Practices of Campus Recruitment: 10 Things that Make All the Difference!

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Chicago F

What makes the difference between a good campus recruitment campaign and a great one? What are the best practices you can learn to grow your program and improve your outcomes on campus? As the labor market continues to tighten, employers will need to fine-tune their programs by learning from the best. This presentation will focus on 10 best practices such as developing a talent pool, building a solid business case, defining a clear employer value proposition, and developing key alliances on campus. Whether you are a highly experienced recruiter or a newcomer to the field, this presentation will provide you with new ideas and information to enhance your campus programs.

Presenter: Graham Donald, Simply Hired Canada Inc.

Allocating Candidate Offers Among Your Core Schools

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Grand 5

The ability to quickly extend offers can often increase your acceptance rates. In order to speed up our intern recruiting process, PepsiCo decided to make offers after campus round interviews, rather than bringing students into the office for final round interviews. In order to do this, we had to allocate our offers across campuses prior to interviews, while also allowing room for referrals and one-off candidates. This presentation will focus on the system we created to allocate offers based on historical recruiting success at the school.

Presenter: Jill Godbout, PepsiCo

Why Mentoring Matters – From Missed Opportunity to Strategic Competitive Advantage

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Chicago F

Your success lies in the caliber of the people on your team and in your workforce. An undeveloped workforce is not only stagnant, it’s riddled with mediocrity. Don’t ignore the power of mentoring to develop and prepare people to thrive while contributing to organizational objectives. In this session, we’ll use the proven 7-step process for architecting a strategic mentoring framework, ready to implement tomorrow. We’ll look at best (and worst) practices and easy ways to get started. Get ready to design your own smart mentoring program to contribute to the success of the bottom line and your top talent simultaneously.

Presenter: Cindy Dumbell, LifeMoxie Mentoring

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College/Employer Specific Sessions

Create Connections: Build a Dream Team at Any School, Any Size, with Any Budget!

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Grand 7

Two schools, a liberal arts college and a research university, will show you how they each created innovative and unique programs to benefit both institutions and employers. The competition for talent continues to intensify for employers, and universities are seeking new ways to connect with external partners. Through joint programs with employers you can break down ineffective silos, improve relationships, identify revenue enhancement opportunities, and boost employers’ pipeline of talent. By aligning the resources of your institution and employers, the needs and goals of the respective organizations will be achieved, creating a win-win relationship. Regardless of size or type of institution, you can bring program ideas back to your organization to enhance your institution-employer relationships.

Presenters: Sarah Zehr and Jenny Ehrnthaller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Mandy Nycz, William R. Falk, and Lynette Green, St. Norbert College

INdorsed for IMPACT: Innovative Programming to Increase Student Engagement and Promote Success

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Grand 6

This presentation chronicles two journeys that have increased student engagement on our campuses through cross-collaborative efforts in the areas of career and professional development. Through the support of Purdue University’s “Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT)” program, MGMT 301: Management Career Lectures underwent a transformative redesign. Curriculum and resource evaluation, learning objective refinement and development, lesson content and assignment redesign, and incorporation of the Krannert School of Management “Launching Business Leaders” into the classroom experience has provided for a richer learning environment. The course has gone from two sections of 150 students sitting in a “cozy” auditorium to four sections of 60-70 students strategically placed in groups of six working on mini-cases, researching companies and industries, and providing team and large group feedback on career development exercises and topics. In 2012, Career Development Professionals of Indiana (CDPI) launched the INdorsed Career Ready Graduate program as a statewide effort, providing a guiding framework for developing students’ professional identities, skills, and experiences. Thirty Indiana college and university career services offices have adapted the program to their schools’ distinct needs while collaboratively ensuring consistent interpretation of core requirements. These institutions have marketed the program to Indiana employers to gain feedback and recognition, and created a searchable database at cdpi.org for recruiters to view program graduates. This presentation will show the history of how this program came to exist, its framework, how Career Centers from different schools can implement the INdorsed program in unique ways, and share student success stories from the program.

Presenters: Maureen Huffer Landis and Catherine Fraser Riehle, Purdue University; Holly Peck, Ball State University; and Andy Bosk, Indiana University

Redefining Employment: Career Services and Recruiting for Traditional, Virtual and Self Employment

July 30 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: Grand 5

What do Management Analyst, Software Developer, Real Estate Agent, and Small Business Owner opportunities all have in common? They are all career paths that a college graduate might want to explore while in school and pursue upon graduation. How are they different? Management Analyst and Corporate Software Developer opportunities are frequently seen on campus recruiting schedules, while Real Estate Agent, Financial Services Representative, Small Business Owner and contract/virtual Software Developer opportunities typically struggle to find natural connection points on campus through college career service offices. The world of work is changing rapidly. More and more students are seeking to explore and ultimately pursue virtual/work-from-home, self-employment, and commission-driven career paths. Traditional employment and traditional employer-employee relationships are still prevalent but are not the only game in town. Join us for this important discussion of the evolving workplace and how college career services offices can adjust their services to help student explore and pursue all of their career options.

Presenters: Matthew Berndt, CSO Research, Inc. and Dr. Ralph Brigham, Southwestern Advantage

Leadership Challenge: How to Create a Student Program Combining Leadership Development with Employer Networking

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Salon 9

The University of Kansas Schools of Business and Engineering jointly host an employer-sponsored leadership event each year that shakes it up by providing students and employers a chance to network and learn leadership skills from a professional speaker. In this unique program, the career service centers individually partner with both employer and faculty representatives to select the student participants, the employers and students are basically peers throughout the educational component of the two day seminar, and employer attendees also benefit from the professional development contained in the seminar. Each year the KU Leadership Challenge is highly rated by both students and employers. Presenters from both the Schools of Business and Engineering along with an employer sponsor will present on how to coordinate a leadership program like this, as well as some of the ways they’ve shaken it up over the 12 years this program has been offered at KU.

Presenters: Jolene Phillips, University of Kansas; Cathy Schwabauer, University of Kansas; Stacy Walker, Black & Veatch

The “MVP” Effect: Leveraging Your Most Valuable Partnerships for Maximum Results

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Grand 7

For employers and colleges/universities, who you know on the other side matters a great deal in helping you achieve your goals. For employers, knowing the “gatekeepers” at the university can allow you to build in-roads that will help you build your brand long-term, or help you to overcome a significant challenge that you are facing in your current recruiting strategy. For colleges/universities, knowing the right employer contacts can mean more funding, more employer participation in your events, and ultimately more students getting hired. As simple as this fact may sound, building and keeping these partnerships alive can be a real challenge, especially when names/jobs change frequently in the recruiting world. Participants will leave the session with the following tools: - Strategies for leveraging your current network for reaching your goals - Methods for strengthening existing relationships - Ideas for expanding the network for your organization/business unit - Best practices for maintaining strong relationships with your most critical partners - Personal action plans for working with your MVPs - Relevant and practical ways to say “thank you” to your MVPs.

Presenter: Jessika Fabiano, Rachel Ligman, Allan Outlaw, Kate Thompson and David White; Eaton

The 14 Dimensions of Diversity through the Lens of Emotional Intelligence

July 30 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Grand 6

It's 2013, we have reelected the first ethnic minority president in the history of our nation, and therefore in the minds of many we have achieved that mythical milestone of equality. The dismal reality is that minorities continue to lag far behind their majority counterparts at every level within our educational organizations; from the board room to the class room. This presentation will examine the 14 dimensions of Diversity, taking a unique perspective from the lens of an Emotional Intelligence practitioner. Emotional Intelligence is the unique repertoire of emotional skills that we all use to navigate the everyday challenges of life. Most of us do not alienate or discriminate intentionally or maliciously, it is usually an insidious unintentional effect based on low Emotional Intelligence.

Presenter: David G. Lewis, Lewis Consulting Group, Inc.

Beyond the Ordinary: Developing Communication and Leadership Skills through Toastmasters'

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Salon 9

As oral communication remains one of the most desirable skills for new graduates and recent hires, colleges and employers are finding new ways to foster these interpersonal skills. Dozens of institutions of higher learning and thousands of US companies have their own Toastmasters' International Club on site. In order to assist its graduates in meeting the demands of the ever increasingly competitive job market, Westminster College chartered a Toastmasters' Club in 2008. Since that time dozens of students and several graduates have given credit to Toastmasters for building their confidence, leadership abilities, and communication skills. Learn how your students or employees can benefit from this widely respected non-profit organization and what first steps are necessary to charter a new club.

Presenter: Meg Langland, Westminster College

Creating and Maintaining a Campus Partnership Program

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Chicago F

ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel company, has developed a Campus Partnership (CPP) with 11 leading universities in the United States. ArcelorMittal’s CPP is designed to encourage collaboration and a bridge between the steel industry and universities where our future leaders are developed. Each year ArcelorMittal invites the 11 participating universities to submit grant proposals. The proposals can include initiatives that increase the pool of women and minorities students in technical and business fields, equip students with the technical knowledge, leadership skills, and work experience to succeed in the global marketplace. These programs are tied to measurable outcomes that relate to the campus’ strategic goals and ArcelorMittal's CPP objectives and recruiting goals. The partnerships foster collaborative initiatives that connect students with ArcelorMittal and its people by increasing the company’s brand awareness and visibility on campus. One of original four charter universities that initiated the CPP was Purdue University, who will co-host the workshop with ArcelorMittal. Through this workshop, we will discuss design, implementation and continuous evolution of the Campus Partnership Program at ArcelorMittal.

Presenters: Jessica Paski, ArcelorMittal; Tim Luzader, Purdue University

High Tech Toys or Career Management Tools? – Using Technology to Get a Good Job

July 30 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Chicago E

Today’s students are surrounded by technology 24/7. With smart phones, laptops, and tablets in book bags, internet accessible TV’s at home, and WIFI connections in every corner shop, they’re texting, tweeting, and always connecting. So it’s time to take advantage of all that technology and teach them how to use it to get what they really want… a good job. We’ll take a look at cloud storage, smart phones, tablets, and the latest apps from a systems perspective. See how to use social media, the internet, and software as a career management tool. Let’s teach students how to use all the technology to market themselves, document their skills and abilities, capture and create work samples classified to the skill competencies employers want to see, and connect professionally to current and potential employers with the goal of getting hired, increasing salary & setting themselves up for promotion.

Presenter: Anna Graf Williams, Learnovation, LLC

Live your STORY, Link to your COMMUNITY, Launch your PRESENTATION: A Framework for Job Search Success, and Earlier Career Engagement

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Salon 9

Three years ago The University of Michigan Career Center recognized that a disproportionate amount of our client traffic were first-time users in the fall of their Senior year. Understanding that earlier career exposure was imperative as employers increasingly used internships to build their talent pipeline, and that students needed more clarity around their career interests, The Career Center embarked on a strategic shift in their programming, appointment, and service structure. The result was the “iPlan” (http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/starting-your-job-search), a succinct visual tool designed to help students, especially first and second year, understand the important intersection of: their developing professional story, their expanding career community, and their presentation of skills and interests. This session will introduce the “iPlan” framework, describe our move away from a serviced-based model (resumes reviews, mock interviews), and intentional attempts to engage students earlier in their college career. Examples of a successful experiential series connecting students with employers outside of traditional recruiting will also be shared.

Presenter: Lynne Sebille-White and Geni Harclerode, University of Michigan 

Preparing our Students to be Successful New Hires: A Dialogue with Employers

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Chicago E

Learn what specifically we can do to prepare our students to be the best employees Midwest area employers from different sectors of the local economy can hire. We will encourage a dialogue among employers and college career services members. A panel of local employers will be ready to answer these and other questions that the group might ask:

  • What excellent skills are new graduates exhibiting? In what ways has that been helpful to you and your organization?

  • What skills gaps are you finding that make it difficult for new graduates to begin contributing to your organization immediately? How have you addressed that? Are you utilizing training programs, mentoring, technology, etc. to accomplish new employee development and on-boarding?

  • Do you differentiate your on-boarding practices between new graduates and experienced employees? If so, how? If not, do you see any value in doing that?

  • How can we, as career professionals, help you address any gaps? Do you have on-going conversations with higher education providers to discuss these gaps and how to address them?

Coordinators: Jerry Donahue, Northwestern University; Graciela Kenig, DePaul University;
Moderator: Russ Malone, Lee Hecht Harrison, LLC;

Employer Panel: Lindsay Maanavi, Saggezza; Jill Godbout, PepsiCo; Jonathan Pettinato, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital; Martha Gonzalez, ArcelorMittal

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Surviving Generational Differences in the Workplace

July 31 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: Grand 5

The workplace environment is constantly changing and becoming multi-generational. As more Baby Boomers retire, Gen Xers move up, and Millennials enter the workplace, the more knowledge is needed about each group. In this workshop, we will examine the personalities, work habits, and communication styles of each group. Using a combination of theory, technology, and pop culture, we will identify in which generation you belong and learn about the unique characteristics of each generational group. Overall, this workshop hopes to SHAKE assumptions, RATTLE the workplace, and ROLL in new knowledge about the members in our workplace.

Presenter: Mark Martell, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker - Alexandra Levit

July 29 | 4:25 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Grand 1-4


Motivating Students to Get on the Ball - Attendees will leave with a better general sense of what motivates this audience and some practical and low or no cost ideas career services professionals can implement to do their jobs more effectively. Levit will also touch on the topic of motivation as it pertains to employers.

Bio: Alexandra Levit’s goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College, How'd You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire, MillennialTweet, New Job, New You, and Blind Spots.

 

 

 

Closing Keynote Speaker- Jon Vroman (Winner of the 2013 Campus Speaker of the Year Award)

July 31 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Grand 5

Living Life In The Front Row - Jon’s 5 C’s of Front Row Leadership (Connect, Create, Change, Commit and Contribute) is an action packed and highly interactive session filled with valuable lessons about authentic, practical and visionary leadership strategies which are shared through entertaining stories and activities. If you want to be inspired by a message that is famous for creating sparks that catch fire, then this session is perfect for you.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will learn the value of connecting with key players to form powerful relationships.
Participants will gain awareness and skills to seek out and put to work the individual talents and strengths in others.
Participants will understand their ability to change the culture of their organizations through consistent action based on integrity.
Participants will be inspired to make difficult decisions that are often unpopular but necessary.

Bio: Jon Vroman is an international speaker voted "Campus Speaker of The Year" and best-selling author. He travels the world talking with students about what it takes to Live College Life In The Front Row™. His mission is to encourage individuals to find and develop their unique talents so that they will make the biggest impact within their campus and community.

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