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2015 Conference Agenda Overview

Thursday, April 16, 2015
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception: Kelly Watson, Managing Partner at KPMG New Jersey and Pharmaceuticals and Life Science Risk Consulting Lead

In it's second year, this is an opportunity for students, alumni and professionals to network prior to the start of the conference.

The Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner: Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics, The Pennsylvania State University

Dean's Hall, The Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel

Friday, April 17, 2015
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Dean's Hall, The Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introduction

Dean's Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Keynote: Donna Lagani, SVP and Publishing Director, COSMO Magazine

Dean's Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session I:

  • Health Happens:  Health has become an important aspect of many workplaces. Learn about how some companies are implementing mental and physical health into their employees daily lives
  • $tart $mart: W.A.G.E. Negotiations Part I:  For the first part of this two part session, learn more about the wage gap, the importance of salary negotiations and learn how to appropriately approach a negotiation regarding your salary
  • Survival, Success & Finding Your Calling:  Hear from recent graduates and professionals on how to be successful in a new position and how to stand out to your employer
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PWPW Talks

Dean's Hall

  • Grant Thornton: Bill Marx, Partner, Tax Services
  • Johnson & Johnson: Sue Hohenleitner, Vice President of Finance, Customer and Logistics Services/Health Care Systems, Johnson & Johnson
  • Deloitte: Pam Heist, Tax Director
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch with Keynote: Kim Dixon, Vice President and COO, FedEx Office

Dean's Hall

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

  • The Juggling Act of Life: Striking a balance between work and life can be difficult. Hear from self-proclaimed “power couples” on how they deal with the obstacles that have been thrown at them
  • $tart $mart: W.A.G.E. Negotiations Part II: Interact with fellow conference attendees on proper negotiating techniques and approaches regarding salaries
  • Bridging the Gender Gap: Men and women must work cohesively together in the workplace. Come and hear about previous experiences with bridging the gender gap in all aspects of a business
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Group Breakout Session

Dean's Hall 

  • Presence, Style and Personal Brand: Cindy Cornell, Executive and Leadership Coach, Principal, the Hoshin Group

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing & Donation Basket Drawings

Dean's Hall