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Schedule at a Glance


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 Thursday, October 5
 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Registration Hall CD Foyer (Top Atrium of Escalators) - Le - COBO
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Alumnae Welcome Reception Detroit Marriott
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Women Empowered to Engage TBD - Detroit Marriott
 
 Friday, October 6
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Registration Hall CD Foyer (Top Atrium of Escalators) - Le - COBO
 
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM    JobMatch Breakfast and Presentation Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Seminar 1214 - Behavior and Business: Best Practices in Business Etiquette Rm 251 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Seminar 1113 - Women Leaders: Unleashing the Power from Within

Women Leaders: Unleashing the Power from Within Learning Objective: Explore methods that help participants to focus on and improve leadership habits In order to achieve innovative results, we need leaders who aren’t afraid to think and lead differently. Successful leaders know that lesson all too well and discern that their high-demand positions mean nothing without the ability to influence others to believe in their mission. So what’s their secret to successfully reaching the top? They must start with putting themselves at the top in their minds. Women have to begin with “I’m going to be the CEO.” The next step is to understand that you need to go out there and become that person. This seminar aims to inspire and empower women across the world to take on leadership roles, to lead change with more conviction and confidence, and to improve our workplaces and communities for all. By offering more complex understandings of issues related to professional women and work, we will help you increase self-knowledge about your own values and vision as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Outline career success for the individual. b. Identify leadership goals and aspirations. c. Outline what organizations can do to provide women with opportunities for leadership. d. Identify ways to inspire and empower women to engage and lead with conviction and confidence.

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Seminar 1311.1 - What’s My Value? Negotiating Fairly to Benefit the Bottom Line (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.)

What’s My Value? Negotiating Fairly to Benefit the Bottom Line (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.) Learning Objective: Examine techniques that help evaluate employee value The job is going great, and you really enjoy the work you are doing. The next step is the performance review and salary increase. You don’t want to ask for something unreasonable, yet you want to be awarded what is practical and fair for the job. Negotiating is a routine part of daily life and leadership, and approaching it with confidence and skill continually signals that you know your worth. This session will help you to understand your value to your company and to develop a plan to justify the value that you bring to your company. Join us to discuss strategies and techniques that can help you determine your worth and justify your assessment of your value to your company. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Quantify their bottom-line contribution to their organization. b. Develop techniques that will ensure optimal performance that justifies a salary review. c. Identify methods for facilitating a discussion on fair compensation for both the employee and company. d. Outline a plan to negotiate a salary increase.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Seminar 1404 - The Science of Creative Thinking

The Science of Creative Thinking Learning Objective: Discover how to tap into your creativity in order to think better, argue better, and make better choices What do Picasso, Einstein, and Stephen King have in common? They have used their creativity to change the world. Creativity is a learnable trait that can be refined into an everyday, usable skill to help you find solutions for everyday problems. Once you understand how to tap into your creativity, it can be used to help find solutions in innovative and interesting ways. Regardless of your profession or hobby, tapping into your creativity can help solve problems, from writing a musical score to writing a business plan to creating a website. This session will help you to understand the techniques of the genius and how you can adapt those tools to do the same. We will explore practices such as working backwards, use combinatory play, create something every day, and break the rules as methods for arousing your creativity. This will lead you on the path to thinking better and making better decisions. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify ways to develop creativity using the scientific method in everyday life. b. Consider various methods for accessing creativity for improving thinking. c. Outline practices for expanding creativity to others. d. Share tips for helping others access their creativity. Academic Enhancement Track The Academic Enhancement Track will provide you with the training and skillset you need to succeed in both your collegiate learning and personal life. These seminars will increase professional, personal, and leadership skills that build careers and develop corporate readiness. Attendees will explore the interview process, time management, study skills, and the process of constructing winning resumes. All courses in this track are presented with practical, real world examples and role modeling to enhance the learning experience.

Rm 250 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Seminar 1720 - Diversity in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (Presented by JP Morgan Chase)

An interactive presentation and discussion on Machine Learning initiatives at JPMorgan Chase and resource development to create great solutions for our customers and stakeholders.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM    Seminar 1721 - Call to Action: Are you having Courageous Conversations in your Workplace? (Presented by Lockheed Martin Corporation)

The workplace may be the only place where we routinely encounter and come to rely on people who are different from ourselves. Communicating across differences is more important than ever before. Yet having conversations about gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace can feel uncomfortable, accusatory, and potentially threatening. At a time when public and private discourse has become increasingly divisive, it takes significant courage to respectfully and honestly express our views and appreciate those of others. In this session, we will explore the role that direct and authentic conversations have in our ability to engage with others in ways that enrich work relationships and achieve personal and business results. Incorporating a clear process for having challenging conversations is paramount to long-term success. Participants will discuss specific barriers to clarity and understanding, and will practice engaging in conversations that draw out multiple perspectives across teams and create inclusive environments.

As a result of this panel, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact their perspectives have on their conversations, their relationships and the results they can achieve (intent vs. impact)
  2. Enrich relationships by remaining curious, interrogating reality and tackling tough conversations
  3. Deepen their understanding of, and appreciation for, differing, often competing views of reality
  4. Engage teams in decision making through tools that include all perspectives and create inclusive environments across teams
Rm 251 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM    Pre-College General Session/Welcome Port Side Ballroom 260 - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Financial Aid 101: How to Afford College and Achieve Your Dreams Rm 140 D - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Getting Accepted: Mastering the College Admission Process Rm 140 F - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Hot Careers in STEM (Sponsored by the MD MESA/Southwest Academy Magnet School) Rm 142 A - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Math Moves U (Sponsored by the Raytheon Company) Rm 140 A - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Rountable Mentoring Rm 142 A - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - SAT Prep: Winning Test Taking Strategies Rm 140 E - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Studying Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Democracy and Securing Employment Rm 140 G - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:45 PM    Pre-College Breakout - Youth Taking Flight (Sponsored by The Boeing Company) Rm 140 C - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Seminar 1800 - Job Ready Certification - Innovative and Critical Thinking: Training Your Brain to Solve Problems and Create Solutions Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Seminar 1310.1 - Social Media Branding for Tomorrow’s New Professional (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.)

Social Media Branding for Tomorrow’s New Professional (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.) Learning Objective: Examine methods for creating and boosting your career through social media Do you know what your online presence is saying about you? Oh, you don’t have a brand? Think again. Your online presence tells more about you than just your career goals. Your brand is your reputation. It’s everything that people know about you and should be everything you want your future employer to know about you, such as your work ethic and why they should hire you. In this seminar, we will help you to build your professional brand or make your current image more attractive to recruiters. To achieve this, we will examine your values, your strengths, and the type of work that brings out your passion. Next, we will help you construct a brand story that will authentically and powerfully describe who you are. Finally, we will give insight into which social media platforms are good for new professionals. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: a. Identify their values, their strengths, and the type of work that they are most passionate about. b. Use observational learning techniques to develop an understanding of what a persuasive brand story is. c. Discern what helps and hurts your social media brand. d. Develop an action plan to perfect their brand story.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Seminar 1405 - Calling All Women: The Cyber Security Field Needs You!

Calling All Women: The Cyber Security Field Needs You! Learning Objective: Learn and explore the benefits and opportunities in cyber security Technology has changed our lives for the better. Yet due to the labor shortage in the cyber security field, the small number of women in this field translates to big opportunities for growth and advancement. The possibilities are endless. From social networking to homeland security, energy, and banking, the impact of technological advancements is massive, creating the need for cyber security professionals in every industry. Join us in this seminar where a panel of cyber security professionals will discuss the opportunities and advantages for women in this growing area. At the end of this seminar, participants will learn: a. About the impact women can have on cyber security in diverse industries. b. What advantages women who work in cyber security enjoy. c. What opportunities are available for women transitioning to new careers. d. How to transition to a career in cyber security.

Rm 250 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Seminar 1506 – A Fresh and Objective Assessment of Workforce Diversity: A Qualitative Approach to Diversity Assessment

Workforce diversity, historically, is associated with social and economic advancement movements for people of color that originated in America and has become a global initiative over the past 50 years. The critics of workforce diversity often cite Affirmative Action rhetoric and its associated workforce discrepancies against the majority culture.

However, more progressive and strategic thoughts about workforce diversity have evolved over the past 10 years to reflect on the organization value of diversity in the workplace and its ability to increase innovation, competitive advantage and speed to market for its early adopters.

This seminar will offer a qualitative assessment of workforce diversity and examine its business value to organizations that decide on a committed diversity initiative and execution plan.

What will seminar participants learn from this seminar?  Seminar participants will:

 

 

a. Explore qualitative relevant factors that provide insight into the value of workforce diversity to organizational business objectives

b. Learn how qualitative assessments provide insights into the interpretation of quantitative diversity metrics

c. Acquire understanding of the tactical and strategic value that quantitative and qualitative assessments provide organization that require business value indicators for the diversity programs and initiatives

 

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Seminar 1722 - From Technical Expert to Organization leader: Preparing for Future Career Opportunities (Presented by NASA)

Are you a STEM professional who aspires to be a leader but unsure about how to accomplish your goal? Technical competence alone in a STEM field does not guarantee nor prepare you to move beyond the role of technical expert. Transitioning from individual contributor to management and senior leadership presents a unique challenges that requires strategic career planning; deliberate attention to acquiring and developing a broader range of skills and competencies; and the ability to embrace and drive organization mission and business.

During this session, a panel comprised of NASA leaders will:

  1. Share their respective individual experiences and challenges faced in transitioning to leadership roles
  2. Identify and describe key competencies that every emerging leader must develop to be an effective leader at all levels
  3. Provide strategies for acquiring the competencies and experience essential for transitioning from practitioner or technical expert to an organization leader
  4. Discuss the importance of building professional networks
Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM    Seminar 1723 - Ready or Not, Here We Come! Mission Critical Skillsets for Women in Leadership (Presented by L3 Technologies)
The critical competencies and behaviors that can help women leverage and increase their impact in organizations
· How women currently approach their role as leaders in an organization, whether presidents, VP, directors, managers or informal leaders
· How to Build Your Professional Board of Directors and Allies
· Leading With Emotional Intelligence and Influence
· Positioning Yourself for the Next Opportunity
Rm 251 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Technology Luncheon (Ticket Required) Grand Ballroom - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1112 - A Talent War for Women – Women on Boards

A Talent War for Women – Women on Boards Learning Objective: Explore the personal and professional benefits of encouraging women to become a Board of Directors member Are you looking to augment your career path? Perhaps you are looking to take your profession to the next level or you are committed to making your community a better place. Whatever your focus, perhaps you should join a Board of Directors. Many organizations are looking for great leaders and fresh faces to help guide their business to success. Women and minorities are woefully underrepresented on the boards of both public and private tech companies. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that boards with diverse members function better and are correlated with better company performance. But being on a board offers so many advantages, such as resume experience, additional financial knowledge, and increased teamwork and leadership skills. Becoming a board member is a great way to gain experience and to see your return on investment from a personal as well as a professional view. At the end of this seminar, participants will: a. Identify methods to deliver direct services to their community. b. Have a better understanding of the need to increase board diversity. c. Develop new leadership and teamwork skills. d. Devise techniques for growing their network and increasing their resume. e. Be aware of various means by which the diversity problem can be addressed.

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1215 - Applying Emotional Intelligence for Emerging Leaders Rm 251 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1309 - Making Financial Success Happen: Make Your Dream a Reality

Making Financial Success Happen: Make Your Dream a Reality Learning Objective: Examine the methods that minorities can use for achieving financial success A growing minority population presents opportunities for financial success. Financial success is about changing your perspective on wealth, how you grow it, how you maintain it, and how you preserve it. It first starts with getting vested into helping change the trajectory of your future. Wealth transfer is happening. So what can be done to deliver financial education and financial planning to minorities? How do we position ourselves to be a part of it and benefit from it? This seminar will help you to understand the behavioral pitfalls we fall into as a community; the personal, social, and mental roadblocks to obtaining wealth; and how we are a part of that ride to investing. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Recognize financial fundamentals to building wealth. b. Identify the factors that lead to lower wealth accumulation among members of underrepresented groups. c. Identify personal habits and values that can impact a strong financial future. d. Create an action plan for achieving financial goals.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1403 - The Next Big Thing in Technology: What innovations will have the biggest impact on our society?

The Next Big Thing in Technology: What innovations will have the biggest impact on our society? Learning Objective: Discover the upcoming trends of information technology This seminar looks at technology trends that should be on your radar. As a technology professional, staying on top of trends is crucial. Join us as our expert panelists discuss the upcoming trends and game-changing technologies of the future. At the end of this seminar, participants will: a. Learn how to identify the areas where technology changes are likely. b. Identify resources to use to keep abreast of technology changes in their industry. c. Learn how to analyze trends for opportunities to grow their careers.

Rm 250 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1724 - We’re a Technology Company and a Bank (Presented by JP Morgan Chase)

Not sure how a bank can also be a technology company? Join us as our panel of 2017 Technology Rising Stars discuss the latest technology trends in financial services and share their backgrounds and real examples of how they innovate every day to contribute to our firm and society.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Seminar 1115 - Charting Your Path: Female Leadership Perspectives

In today’s highly competitive workplace, it is necessary to develop skills and strategies that will make you stand out, be recognized as a key talent, and advance to the top of your organization. Female executives who have navigated challenging corporate environments will share insights into ways to position yourself to be ready for the next career step, understand and manage challenges along the way, and the importance of networking, supporting and empowering women. These top executives will share practical lessons learned on their journeys to top leadership positions within their companies and industry. This highly energetic panel will discuss the need for bold leadership to attract and retain young girls and women for STEM/Energy careers in the 21st century.

 

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand strategies and actions required to position yourself for the next career step.
  2. Learn what it takes to lead in today’s demanding, fast-paced, multicultural workplace.
  3. Identify ways in which to network, support and empower women.
  4. Understand what it takes to advance in non-traditional, male dominated work environments.
  5. Learn strategies for balancing / blending work and personal life.
Rm 251 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM    Seminar 1806 - Interview Success! Practical Approaches to Persuading the Recruiter (Also applies under the Job Readiness Certification Track)

Interview Success! Practical Approaches to Persuading the Recruiter (Also applies under the Job Readiness Certification Track) Learning Objective: Examine and practice the skillset of delivering a great interview Job interviews are stressful enough without having to establish a positive and professional self-representation during the interview process. Recruiters are looking for the ideal candidate while you are trying to come across as friendly and trustworthy while explaining how you’re the perfect candidate, so practice makes perfect. The competition is tough, so it’s no wonder your confidence should be your focus. That’s why you need to be in this seminar. We will deliver practical, step-by-step, proven strategies and interview tips to help you build confidence, become persuasive, and walk into a room locked and loaded, ready to formulate impressive answers to common interview questions. Along with the answers and swagger to pull it off, we will give you the opportunity to perfect your skills before your interview. This session will begin with the knowledge of how to impress recruiters, while the second half will pull it all together in the practice mock interview sessions. Remember, practice makes perfect. You will have the opportunity to sit face to face with professional interviewers in order to prepare effectively for your real interviews. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to answer these questions: a. What are the common interview questions, and how do I prepare my answers? b. What information do I need to know for every interview? c. How do I answer difficult questions? d. What are good questions to ask my interviewer? e. How do I answer “So tell me about yourself”? f. What do I do after the interview? g. What are common interview mistakes? h. What does my body language say about me? i. What information do I need to know before I have my interview? j. How can I ace my interview from beginning to end? k. What can I do after the interview to gain an edge on the competition?

Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Professional Networking Reception Sponsored by DTE Energy Rm 140 EFG - COBO
 
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM    DIEL Orientation Room 260 (Portside Ballroom) - Level 2 - COBO
 
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Seminar 1312 - Woman to Woman: Up Close and Personal

Woman to Woman: Up Close and Personal Learning Objective: Create an open and candid discussion about career and relevant topics During this interactive roundtable session, the audience will experience an open and candid discussion with executives that will result in creating a better awareness and understanding of the workplace realities women of color encounter. Participants will learn practical tips and modes for overcoming unique challenges. This roundtable discussion will provide a unique forum to share and celebrate successes, network opportunities, and a woman-to-woman support system. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Understand the workplace realities women encounter. b. Provide practical tips and modes for overcoming workplace challenges. c. Share and celebrate career success. d. Build networking opportunities and a support system. e. Provide practical tips on improving their value to the organization. Technical/Entrepreneurship Track The Technical/Entrepreneurship Track will focus on opportunities in technology. Participants will discover new and forthcoming tools for advancing society and explore techniques for developing creativity in the workplace. Participants attending these sessions will gain valuable knowledge to improve their professional assessments and career paths.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
 Saturday, October 7
 
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Registration Hall E Foyer - Level 1 - COBO
 
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM    Breakfast with Leaders & Legends (Ticket Required) Grand Ballroom - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Seminar 1216 - On Time! On Budget! Learn Project Management Skills from the Pros Rm 251 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Seminar 1802 - Job Ready Certification - Behavior and Business: Best Practices in Business Etiquette (w/ Lunch) Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Career Fair Expo Exhibit Hall E2 - Level 1 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM    Seminar 1107 - Words Matter, So Speak UP! Leading by Example

Words Matter, So Speak UP! Leading by Example Learning Objective: Boost executive leadership skills “She’s too aggressive, too bossy. Girls aren’t supposed to lead.” Many young girls are taught this message growing up, which influences their decisions and ambitions as an adult. This workshop will examine the many ways women are discouraged from speaking up in the workforce and offer techniques to overcome the fear of being disliked by their peers. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Analyze the negative connotation of “bossy” in the workforce. b. Identify individual inner voices and how to make themselves heard. c. Tap into sources of natural power and persuasion. d. Learn the strategies that build effective executive leadership skills. Personal and Professional Development Track The Personal and Professional Development Track offers insights into strategies to ensure that you’re being your most effective. Learn practical steps to develop ideas into inspired realities. Discuss the importance of a professional license and the impact it has on your career. Build financial understanding and cultivate methods for achieving your economic dreams. Analyze your personal and professional qualities to develop and market your career brand.

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM    Seminar 1308 - Want a Security Clearance? This Is What You Need to Know

Want a Security Clearance? This Is What You Need to Know Learning Objective: Examine the process of achieving a U.S. security clearance As you create your master plan for success, consider the variety of tools needed to gain a competitive edge in your industry. By familiarizing yourself with the extensive U.S. security clearance process, you can begin to prepare to access opportunities that help you excel. This seminar will guide you through the process of getting and keeping a U.S. security clearance. We will also explore the future and emerging career opportunities that require various clearance levels. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify a series of career paths and associated tools to improve job marketability. b. List a series of certification and association options. c. Understand the security clearance process and associated misconceptions and mistakes.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM    Seminar 1620 - X-treme Resumes: Constructing a Stellar Resume

X-treme Resumes: Constructing a Stellar Resume Learning Objective: Examine the elements to constructing superior resumes Having an efficient and strong resume will greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job and starting your career on the right foot. Creating the perfect resume takes practice and skill. You want to make sure that your resume stands out above the rest without overdoing it. How does one make sure that his or her resume is top notch and bullet proof? This seminar will give you the scoop on creating the standout resume that will get you your next interview. We will discuss tips such as determining what your resume’s purpose is, supporting your strengths, using appropriate keywords, the benefits of proofreading and bullet points, and proper font usage. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify the purpose of a solidly effective resume. b. Discern between good and bad resumes. c. Analyze the resume factors that recruiters identify to disregard some resumes. d. Identify the attributes of resumes that get on the interview schedule.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Seminar 1726 - STEMulating Women in the Workplace – a culture of Coaching, Confidence, and Collaboration (Presented by The Boeing Company)

Inspiring women professionals to leverage professional experiences to cultivate, mentor and develop talent; influencing the pipeline to attract, retain and develop future STEM contributors. Honoring the STEM Sister Code by helping women create a culture of coaching, confidence, and collaboration in the workplace.Inspiring women professionals to leverage professional experiences to cultivate, mentor and develop talent; influencing the pipeline to attract, retain and develop future STEM contributors. Honoring the STEM Sister Code by helping women create a culture of coaching, confidence, and collaboration in the workplace.

Rm 251 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Seminar 1730 - 2 Hour Lunch & Learn Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Seminar 1727 - 2 Hour Lunch & Learn Presented by JP Morgan Chase (Invited Only) Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM    Seminar 1617 - Making More Minutes: Time Management for Pre-Professionals

Making More Minutes: Time Management for Pre-Professionals Learning Objective: Develop time management skills for better organization and productivity Students who’ve learned how to effectively manage time during high school are better prepared for the rigors of college study. Regardless of preparation, it takes time to adjust to college. Improve time management skills by setting and not deviating from goals. Even students who managed time well during high school often struggle when they begin college. Students are overwhelmed with large course loads, extracurricular activities, and other social activities. Although being in college can be overwhelming, it’s possible to complete everything that must be done in a timely and efficient manner. Developing time management and organizational skills is the key to working efficiently. The best way to better manage time is to develop daily schedules. Most organized people plan daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. This seminar will show you how to be self-motivated, leading to better organizational skills, productivity, and efficiency. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Outline long-term goals and a plan to obtain them. b. Obtain detailed plans for each day and how to deal with delays. c. Break large projects down into several simpler projects. d. Cultivate a flexible schedule.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Campus Coordinators Appreciation Luncheon Room 331 A-B- Level 3 - COBO
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    JobMatch - Live Business Practicum at Career Fair Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    Seminar 1311.2 - What’s My Value? Negotiating Fairly to Benefit the Bottom Line (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.)

What’s My Value? Negotiating Fairly to Benefit the Bottom Line (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.) Learning Objective: Examine techniques that help evaluate employee value The job is going great, and you really enjoy the work you are doing. The next step is the performance review and salary increase. You don’t want to ask for something unreasonable, yet you want to be awarded what is practical and fair for the job. Negotiating is a routine part of daily life and leadership, and approaching it with confidence and skill continually signals that you know your worth. This session will help you to understand your value to your company and to develop a plan to justify the value that you bring to your company. Join us to discuss strategies and techniques that can help you determine your worth and justify your assessment of your value to your company. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Quantify their bottom-line contribution to their organization. b. Develop techniques that will ensure optimal performance that justifies a salary review. c. Identify methods for facilitating a discussion on fair compensation for both the employee and company. d. Outline a plan to negotiate a salary increase.

Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    Seminar 1728 - Corporate Seminar Rm 251 B - Level 2 - COBO
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    Seminar 1507 - The Game Changer: How Team Sports Teach the Value of Diversity

The Game Changer: How Team Sports Teach the Value of Diversity Learning Objective: Examine the role of sports in teaching lessons on diversity Sports can be the ultimate teacher of life’s lessons. Sports bring people together from various backgrounds, regions, and financial levels, and this is nowhere more prevalent than at high school and college athletics and even top sporting events like the Super Bowl, the World Series, the World Cup, or the Olympics. During these times, a culturally diverse community is created where people are free to share their culture with other people. In this microcosm of society, participation in sports can teach us volumes about diversity and the way we respond to it. Sports are learning laboratories where we can discover a setting to learn about each other’s values and bridge social divisions. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Understand the role that participation in sports teaches about the human spirit, cultural differences, and teamwork. b. Address the stereotypes of cultural differences and successful teamwork. c. Use sport analogies to build camaraderie and structure teams. d. Help teams focus on what they have in common and put aside individual differences. e. Apply lessons learned from sport teams’ working dynamics to everyday situations.

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM    Seminar 1619 - Study Smart, Study Less: Improving Your Study Skills

Study Smart, Study Less: Improving Your Study Skills Learning Objective: Assess methods for improving study skills Learning to study effectively is a skill that benefits everyone, even the smartest in the class. When polled, most college students would agree that when they started college, they did not know how to properly study. In this seminar, we will address preparatory study principles, such as setting goals, knowing your learning style, being an active reader, participating in study groups, organizing your notes and study materials, and writing drafts of papers, that can help all students improve their study skills and perform better. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify the traits of successful studying candidates. b. Generate methods for achieving successful studying habits. c. Outline methods for implementing successful studying techniques.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Seminar 1803 - Job Ready Certification - Interpersonal Skills: Creating and Building Productive Connections (Applies under Professional Practicum Track) Rm 252 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    Seminar 1310.2 - Social Media Branding for Tomorrow’s New Professional (This session will be presented on Friday and Saturday.) Rm 250 C - Level 2 - COBO
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    Seminar 1114 - Re-engaging Employees: Getting Your Team Back on Track

Re-engaging Employees: Getting Your Team Back on Track Learning Objective: Discuss methods for increasing team productivity Research has shown that there are a lot of reasons why employees leave a company, including burnout, boredom, less recognition, conflicts in the workplace, etc. Employee retention can save a company thousands of dollars and improve company morale. Working with your team on tasks such as brainstorming can show creativity, ranking their attributes can help you complement their strengths, and discussing employee career goals can add a lot of value to the project as it allows the team to flourish and meet company goals. This leads to employee satisfaction and feeling rewarded in their work and, most of all, appreciated. Making work fun and identifying accomplishments leads to curing disengagement in the workplace. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Identify factors that lead to employee disengagement. b. Devise methods to engage employees and increase creativity and productivity. c. Classify employee strengths to complement task assignments and discuss career goals. d. Share methods for keeping employees engaged and feeling appreciated.

Rm 250 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM    Seminar 1618 - Mastering the Test: Winning Test-Taking Strategies

Mastering the Test: Winning Test-Taking Strategies Learning Objective: Investigate test-taking skills to achieve higher assessment scores Being prepared for tests is not an easy process. Even if you are prepared, tests can still make you feel anxious. Why is being a good test taker so important in college? In colleges and universities, much of a student’s grades are based on quiz and test performance. Doing well on these tests is typically a major indicator on your subject matter knowledge and a good indicator of how you would perform in the workplace. Having good test scores will jumpstart your career. In this seminar, we will address test-taking and test preparation tips and strategies for college-level tests. Applying helpful test-taking and test preparation skills addressed in this seminar, such as writing down everything you remember, reading the directions, browsing the test questions, putting together a plan, and making an educated guess, will teach you how to prepare for and perform well on any test so that you feel confident that you’re bringing your testing A-game. At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to: a. Review the factors that limit achieving higher college assessment scores. b. Identify practices for dealing with test anxiety. c. Measure current test-taking methods’ validity. d. Generate more efficient techniques for improving assessment scores.

Rm 251 A - Level 2 - COBO
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    WOC Awards Gala & Dinner (Ticket Required) Grand Ballroom - COBO
 
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM    Women of Color Closing Reception Grand Ballrom Foyer - Level 2 - COBO




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