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2016 Conference Agenda Overview

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Take the opportunity to network with students, alumni and professionals prior to the start of the conference.

The Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel

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

Networking Dinner & Keynote

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

Friday, April 15, 2016
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: Megan Alexander, national news correspondent, host, emcee and actress

Dean's Hall

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

Breakout Session I:

  • Why You Didn't Get the Promotion: The Power of Storytelling in Business: In today’s world hashtags, links, and retweets clutter our news feeds and our minds. Learn how to differentiate yourself and your business by telling a compelling story that will stand out among the chaos.
  • Write It Down: Goal Setting to Positively Impact Your Story: In this session, identify your values and discover both organizational and inspirational tips about how to get what and where you want by predicting and planning your story.
  • Error 404: Page Not FoundAs technologies increase exponentially, do the risks outweigh the rewards? Learn about privacy issues, corporate policies and ways to ensure you’re telling your best story online.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PWPW Talks

Dean's Hall

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch with Keynote

Dean's Hall

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

Breakout Session II

  • From the Inside Out: Activate Your Entrepreneurial Spirit: Learn from a pane of experts about how to develop your entrepreneurial spirit and incorporate innovation and into

    your current professional role.

  • Figure It Out: Financial Literacy: From 401k plans and benefit packages to beginning a stock portfolio, finances can be confusing. Get your story straight using advice from a panel of experts in the industry.

  • What Goes Up, Doesn't Come Down: When creating and updating social media pages, every post is permanent. Learn from a panel of professionals about how to clean up your social media act and prevent future flaws.

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing & Raffle Basket Drawings

Dean's Hall

Dress Code

Recommended dress for Thursday's dinner is business casual and for Friday's conference is business professional.