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Professional Development Conference

The annual conference is a vehicle for highlighting best practices as stated by key leaders from corporate America. The event will include: a continental breakfast, opening session, panel presenters on various business and employment-related topics, buffet lunch, and a keynote speaker.

Conference Registration Form (pdf)

Conference Flyer (pdf)

Topics for the 2014 Student Professional Development Conference

The 7th Annual Student Professional Development Conference will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 as part of Professional Opportunities Week. The conference includes some very prestigious speakers from corporate America who will share their stories and strategies for career success. The theme of this year’s conference is: Employment Seeking in a Digital Age . The keynote speaker is Kelli Lampkin, Mid-market Account Executive, NetSuite. Students may choose to register and attend any of the following workshops and activities:

Opening Session: 8:30-9:00

Continental Breakfast (MacFeat)

Track I: Freshman/Sophomores

Thurmond Building (Room 210)

9:00-9:50       Strategic Career-Pathing to Build a Better Brand

10:00-10:50   Packaging Credentials for an E-Profile

11:00-11:50   Develop a Professional Brand the Works for You - Begin with the End in Mind

Track II: Juniors/Seniors/Graduates

Vivian M. Carroll Hall (Whitton Auditorium)

9:00-9:50   Building and Maintaing a Professional E-Profile

10:00-10:50  Creating a Professional Brand that Sells in the Market Place

11:00-11:50 Social Media as a Networking and Marketing Tool 

Luncheon   12:00-1:30pm

DiGiorgio Campus Center (Banquet Hall)

“Employment-Seeking in a Digital Age"

Keynote Speaker- Kelli Lampkin: Mid-Market Account Executive for NetSuite.

Advance REGISTRATION required.  There is a $5.00 fee for the luncheon which can be paid on line during registration or in person to Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson (Thurmond 427) or in Room 200 to Chris Holloman.  We look forward to your support and participation. Business attire is required. For questions feel free to contact: Dr. Burgess-Wilkerson at (803)323-2690 or