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Spring 2019 Agendas

Business Majors—April 5, 2019

8:00–8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30–9:15 am

Forté & Host Welcome

9:15–10:45 am

Set Yourself Apart with Personal Branding

You are your Brand. Learn how to build, manage, and shape your personal brand and elevate your impact through the power of your presence.

Presenter: Sandra Corelli, Vice President, Corporate Class Inc.

11:00 am–12:00 pm

Hot Topics: Advice on Scoring the Perfect Internship

Have you already overheard students on campus discussing their summer plans—specifically, the incredible internships they’ve secured at impressive companies? This session is an opportunity for you to learn about the intern recruiting process. The table hosts will provide tips, based on their expertise, for finding the internship that’s right for you, preparing your resume, interviewing successfully, and knowing what to expect once you land that coveted internship. In addition, you’ll be able to ask questions and get a better understanding of exactly how these professionals acquired their internships and how your internship can affect your future career choice and path. Learn what you need to be doing NOW to score your dream job down the road!

12:00–1:00 pm

Networking Lunch with Teams and Coaches

1:00–4:00 pm

Data Analytics & Corporate Data Analytics Simulations

Being data savvy is a must for Business majors today. Hone your business skills through real work scenarios in our data analytics simulations and participate in workshops designed to support your leadership development and help you get more comfortable with data.

4:00–4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

4:45–5:30 pm

Company & Graduate School Expo

Are you interested in a summer internship or a full-time opportunity upon graduation? What do you need to be thinking about or doing right now if you plan to pursue your MBA in the future? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the great companies and MBA schools that have sponsored this conference. Remember to showcase your leadership skills and enjoy this opportunity to network and meet business leaders from various industries.

Liberal Arts + STEM Majors—April 12, 2019

8:00–8:30 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:30–9:15 am

Forté & Host Welcome

9:15–10:45 am

Your Personal Brand—Making Your Mark and Making a Difference

We all have a brand. It is our operative reputation today; we must manage it with rigor, strategy, and discipline or it will manage us. Strong brands, for products and people, have key components in common (quality, trust, integrity, differentiated and relevant value, continuous innovation). The same lessons used in developing a strong brand for a product or service can be applied to develop your own value proposition, thereby presenting you in a way that differentiates you from others and creates a strong and vibrant impression. You will walk away from this session with a pragmatic action plan to build and manage your personal brand!

Presenter: Alesia Latson, Latson Leadership Group

11:00–11:45 am

Diverse Backgrounds in Business Panel

Hear from a panel of successful women who will share their stories about the meaningful work they are doing after putting their Liberal Arts and STEM background to use in the business world. Learn firsthand how your skill set already makes you uniquely positioned to rock the business world.

11:45 am–12:30 pm

Networking Lunch with Teams and Coaches

12:30–4:15 pm

Marketplace Business Simulation

The Marketplace® Business simulation places teams in an international business setting as the managers of a start-up company with the support of a professional “coach.” You’ll have the opportunity to build your company, experiment with business strategies, and experience all aspects of business management in a virtual business world. Each teammate will take responsibility of a functional area, but you will have to work cohesively executing your business strategy, because just like in the real world of business, each decision in one area will affect the company in all other areas. You will experience the challenges and the rewards of business in this very exciting and interactive environment!

Facilitator: Michelle Wieser, MBA, Ph.D, Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs & MBA Director and Associate Professor, St. Catherine University

 

4:15–4:45 pm

Simulation Presentations, Awards, and Closing Remarks

4:45–5:45 pm

Company & Graduate School Expo

Are you interested in a summer internship or a full-time opportunity upon graduation? What do you need to be thinking about or doing right now if you plan to pursue your MBA in the future? Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the great companies and MBA schools that have sponsored this conference. Remember to showcase your leadership skills and enjoy this opportunity to network and meet business leaders from various industries.

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top undergrad women attending—expand your network!