2015 Conference Agenda
Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
University Park, PA 16803
|Friday, March 27, 2015|
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in, Nittany Lion Inn Atrium
|9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.||
Morning Keynote Speaker:
"Leadership that Defines your Destiny"
|10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||
Breakout Session 1
By: Trey Patterson, Director Advisory, IA & SOAS Strategic Sourcing
-Is it possible to have a successful career, being your true self? How can you tell if a company truly values individuality during the interview process? Do I need to go back in the closet when I start my job? When is it appropriate to “come out” to your employer? Join us for this candid discussion and interactive session.
- Wouldn’t it be great if we could all say the right things at all the right times creating all the business and development results we want?
By: Tiffany Baehman, VPGM Liberty States, AT&T
-Do you avoid sales because of the fear of rejection or the thought of relying on commission? Does the technology field seem daunting, too much to learn, and out of the reach of a Business major? Sales is one of the most financially lucrative careers, and teaches transferable skills that can be utilized in ANY business career, yet the idea of “selling as a career” strikes fear into many undergraduates. Hear from one of AT&T’s most successful female leaders describe her career, what makes a professional sales executive, and how sales can jumpstart ANYONE’s career!
|11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m||
Breakout Session 2
-This interactive panel based workshop will suggest some life-like ways to approach your career plan with to goal of bringing your whole self to the table when seeking internships and full time positions. Panelists will include recent EY interns and staff to share their world class examples of how you can best present yourself on a resume, online and in person.
By: Ian Davidson, Sr Buyer
- Technology has made leaps and bound in the past decades, but how about the art of negotiation in business? Have business practices advanced to match our new found technology? Come learn how tolerance, diversity, and the internet play a role in negotiating for a high dollar contract, or for that new job! Also, try out your negotiating skills against your peers in a simulated business game!
- Currently there are four different generations in our
|12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||
Lunch and Closing Remarks
S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award Student Presentations
Third Place: Amy Lin
Second Place: Rhoda Moise
First Place: Jalon Alexander