2014 Conference Agenda
Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
University Park, PA 16803
|Friday, March 28, 2014|
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in, Nittany Lion Inn Atrium
|9:45 a.m.- 10:15 a.m.||
Welcome, Ballroom CDE
Morning Keynote, Ken Bouyer, EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting
|10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||
Breakout Session 1
"Unconscious Bias" Deborah Wilkins, Shell,
Penn State Room
Could you be discriminating against others without knowing it?
Unconscious Bias refers to how we make choices and decisions that negatively impact one group to the benefit of other groups, all the while believing our choices and decisions are totally unbiased. Unchecked, unconscious bias can reduce productivity, learning, and engagement. You will have the opportunity to learn more about this phenomenon, reflect on how it impacts you and those around you, and obtain practical tips for reducing the impact of hidden bias.
"College to Career; Generational Differences in the Workplace"
Mt. Nittany Room
Come find out how to make the transition from backpack to briefcase a little easier and how you can jumpstart your career by understanding today's workplace dynamics.
|11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m||
Breakout Session 2
“Internships: How to Make the Most of Them. How to Turn them in to a Full-Time Job” Amber Sike, Drew Fogel, Kelly Liszewski, and Jillian Roberts, Target
Penn State Room
Our team will be discussing the importance of interns, the different avenues students can go about to ensure they get an internship, and specific actions they can take to ensure that they are asked to come back as full-time employees, upon graduatin
"Gender Differences in the Workplace: An Interactive Workshop" Kelly Naudain, Altria
Mt. Nittany Room
This workshop will explore gender differences in the news as it relates to business, how men and women differ in the workplace and what biological and societal influences impact these differences. Finally, we will explore how men and women can embrace their differences and work together most productively.
“TEDxJNJ Presents The Healthcare Challenge: Addressing Diversity in the Marketplace Through Leadership” Alissa Lynch, Vice President of Sales Strategy, Johnson & Johnson,
Healthcare in America is changing at a rapid pace. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected to bring approximately 30 million lives into the healthcare system, a step in the right direction as this country confronts an aging population and rise in chronic diseases. But the nearly 50 million Americans who are part of the low income population face healthcare choices of a very different kind. Rather than choosing between whether or not they want a health care plan to be in- or out-of-network, low income consumers are choosing between taking the time to see a doctor or going to work so they don’t lose their jobs. They’re making trade-offs between paying for surgery and feeding their families.
In this workshop, you’ll hear about what Johnson & Johnson is doing to address this challenge through our Credo. And how you can leverage the same tactics to build your own personal leadership model. Learn how you can make your mark on the world – starting at Penn State and beyond.
|12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.||
Lunch and Closing Remarks, Ballroom CDE
Keynote Speaker: US Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Dr. Michael S. Piwowar
S.T.A.R.T. Diversity Award Student Presentations
Third Place: Lisa Chiobi, First-year, Business Administration
Second Place: Davon Clark, First-year, Education
First Place: Lydia Scheel, First-year, Energy, Business & Finance
Urban Fusion: Urban Fusion is a local band specializing in jazz and R&B. Members include Gary Abdullah and Dr. Andrew Jackson, both affiliated with Penn State and the College of Education. Joining the group is Eric Ian Farmer, a Ph.D. student at Penn State.
Filipino Association: Founded in 1989, the Penn State Filipino Association (PSFA) aims to represent the Filipino community of Penn State and promote interaction of the members among themselves and the community at large.
|2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.||
Networking Session, presented by Target
Open opportunity for corporate representatives and students to interact. Companies include: Altria, Boeing, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl's, Target & US Steel.