"Pump Up the Power" Networking Reception: Melissa Gonzalez, CEO and Founder, Lionesque Group, Women in Business Founding President
New this year, this is an opportunity for students, alumni and professionals to network.
Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Networking Dinner, Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC Dinner sponsored by PwC
Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom
Friday, April 25, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast Sponsored by EY **The conference will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Morning Keynote Fireside Chat: Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session I:
Internships at a Glance (Student Focus): An overview of internships for students who are looking to kick-start their career, to include what to expect, different industries and how to succeed
Subtle Sexism in Business (Professional Focus): Theory and research illustrating the content, causes and consequence of subtle sexism as well as possible interventions.
Become Tech-Savvy: Applications & Techniques that can be Maximized for Professional Usage (Mixed Focus): What are important apps and techniques to know in today's business world and how you can put them to use
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Session II
Develop Your Brand: Stand Out Among Others (Student Focus): Steps to standing out, techniques for branding yourself and how to market yourself in a large group
Women in the Workplace: Entrepreneurship (Professional Focus): Various ways to utilize entrepreneurial skills and be an entrepreneur within your career
Emotional Intelligence in Technology & Business (Mixed Focus): When and how to effectively network and who to network with in a competitive business world, including appropriate topics of discussion and how to address the dreaded "awkward silence"
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch with Keynote: Karen Carter, Executive Vice President of North America Gas & Power Trading, BP Lunch sponsored by BP
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Group Breakout Session
The PITA Principle: How to Cope With (and Avoid Becoming) a Pain: Bob Orndorff, Author & Associate Director, Employer Relations and Counseling, Penn State Career Services
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session III
Women Building Businesses (Student Focus): The importance of women running their own businesses including how to run a business, how to do so while balancing one's personal life and how to be a leader in addition to an owner
Applying the Lessons of Business to Solving Tomorrow's Challenges: Skills-Based Volunteering int he Non-Profit Sector (Professional Focus): How to translate the skills you have gained in the business world to volunteerism
Lean In Circles(Mixed Focus): An overview of Lean In, Lean In Circles and lessons learned