Tuesday, June 25th from 11 am – 8 pm EDT
Career Author Presentations
- Control your destiny
- Be all you can be
- Live life your way!
John Lennon has been quoted to say, “If you don’t know where you are going, you are already there!” Have you created a career plan? Do you know how to manage your career? Each author will share three tips on how you can control your destiny and make a difference!
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Brian Fetherstonhaugh 11:00 am EDT
Your Successful Career Starts with an Easy to Follow Career Plan!
Few people have taken the time to create a career plan. As a result, they stumble from one job to another without a clear understanding on how the next job is going to get them to their dream job. Brian leads an organization with over 22,000 employees and will share with you tips he’s learned that will help you manage your career through each transition.
Shaunna Levy 11:40 am EDT
A Quick Exercise to Identify What You Want to Do and What Industries You Should Work In
One thing your college has not helped you do is to gain a better perspective on what you want to do with your career and what industries you have the greatest chance of success. Shaunna will share with you simple exercise you can use to drill down to the important fundamental elements of what you consider a successful career and then use that information like a roadmap to guide your career.
Donald Roy 12:00 pm EDT
ME: How to Sell Who You Are And What You Do & Why You Matter to the World
Who you are in the business world is built on what others think you are! So to gain a better understanding of who you are you need to do an analysis and take an introspective look through the eyes of others. Don will share with you the 3M’s of personal branding – Meaning, Makeup, and Message. By following his formula you will create a cohesive personal branding message the will help shape your career.
Mark Demos 12:40 pm EDT
Articulate Your Talents and How They Will Impact the Firms You Want to Work With
You are among 2,000,000 college students graduating during May and June. All of you are stepping into an economy that is hiring 200,000 or fewer employees per month. It’s no wonder then that the average grad will take nearly 8 months to land a job. Mark will show you how to impress hiring managers by showing them how you will use your talents to help their firms reach their goals.
Julie Visser 1:00 pm EDT
Launching Careers: Success When Entering The Workforce (Opening Doors)
Before you enter the workforce it only makes sense to gain a better perspective of who you are, what you want to be, and where you will best fit in the workforce. Now more than ever you need to take the time to do a personal assessment, conduct a career base scoring, identify your personal characteristics, do a skills inventory and identify your value and strength triggers. Julie will share with you how to identify and build on this foundation.
Cheryl Magee 1:40 pm EDT
Choose a Company With a Culture That Compliments Your Talents and Interests
You are more than likely familiar with the term “Square peg in a round hole.” Research by Deloitte shows 88 percent of employees believe culture is important to business success. More importantly company culture has an enormous effect on personal success and happiness. Before you even start your career you need to identify which cultures will support your career advancement.
Brian Mayne 2:00 pm EDT
Goal Mapping: How to Turn Your Dreams into Realities
You can improve your chances of living a dream career by taking time right now to outline where you want to be. You’ve used your conscious mind to memorize, categorize, and complete assignments that qualified you for your degree. Now you have an opportunity to use your subconscious mind and imagery to help you achieve your business and personal goals. Learn how to get where you want to go – with the help of your whole existence!
Marilyn Kaufman 2:40 pm EDT
Conduct Self Assessments to Identify Your Transferable Skills
Remarkably few students take the time to do self-assessments that identify personality, interests, skills and use those to identify better industries and careers that support their strengths. Marilyn will share with you the importance of identifying those skills and more importantly how to interpret them to help you rapidly advance your career.
Dorothy Tannahill-Moran 3:00 pm EDT
Career Mapping: Planning Your Career on Purpose
John Lennon has been quoted to say, “If you don’t know where you are going – you are already there.” It’s critically important that you take the time at the beginning of your career to create a career plan to follow. Dorothy will give you an example of how you can visualize where you want to goal, put it down on paper and then take the necessary steps to get there!
Lisa Rice 3:40 pm EDT
Become Aware of Your Strengths to Expand Your Career Horizons
Chances are you are unsure of what industries and jobs your academic achievements not have prepared you for. It’s important also to know what your personal strengths and gifts are to better identifywhat the perfect starting job. Lisa will share with you a variety of online resources that will help you expand your awareness of the careers and jobs that will leverage your skills and interests.
Diane Huth 4:00 pm EDT
Brand You! Master Your Social Media: A Step-by-Step Guide to Create a Powerful Social Media Presence to Establish Your Personal Brand
Your online brand could very likely affect your career trajectory. Ignore it and it’s likely that you will be overlooked for your unique traits, accomplishments, and beliefs. Focus on it and it’s likely you will be recognized as a thought leader in your industry. You will learn how to share your branding on today’s most popular social media channels.
Jan Makela 4:40 pm EDT
Communicate Your Value With Hiring Authorities
You not only need to know what you are good at and enjoy doing, but you also need to know how to articulate your value to hiring authorities. Hiring authorities have heard from everyone they are hard workers, but what they really want to know is how you will leverage your experience and skills to help their organizations reach their goals.
Jennifer Way 5:00 pm EDT
You’re the Boss of Your Own Career! Lead Yourself to Job Happiness
If you don’t take control of your own career, plenty of others will do so for you. Jennifer will share with you a philosophy that will benefit you the rest of your life! Her high energy strategy will show you how to set a career course and continue to advance toward your goals and dream job.
Paul Sanbar 5:40 pm EDT
Understanding the “Paradox of Choice” You Face!
You are in a tough place. You are expected to step off the stage at your commencement ceremony and leverage your very expensive education into a meaningful career. But how do you choose which career and opportunities are going to be best for you. CareerPlanner.com list over 12,000 careers! Paul will share with you proven strategies to help you zero in on the ones that compliment your strengths.
John Soforic 6:00 pm EDT
The Wealthy Gardener; Life Lessons on Prosperity
Your academic career is complete. You now have 30-40 years ahead of you to leverage your expensive education and take your place in society and the wealth and opportunities available to you. As you turn from student to “master of your destiny” you need to gain a perspective of where you want to go and the seeds you need to plant today to get where you want to go tomorrow!
Kristen Nuesmeyer 6:40 pm EDT
Learn it, love it, live it.
If you don’t know who you are and what you are capable of doing, you won’t stand out to hiring authorities. Kristen reminds us that you need to have a clear understanding of what you can do for the company that you are interviewing with and how you will show them you act on and live your strengths.
Lukas Krause 7:00 pm EDT
The Business of YOU: A Guide to Finding, Managing, and Succeeding in Your Career
You’ve proven your academic prowess and have earned your degree. Now you will need to prove your business acumen and value to the firms that are going to hiring you in the next decade. Lukas has been there done that! He’s going to share with you proven strategies that help propel his career from an entry-level job to the C-Suite of an industry leading company in less than 10 years.
Barbara Greensburg 7:40 pm EDT
Communicate your Skills via Social Media, in Your Resume and Cover Letter
Once you have identified your primary skills, behaviors, and interests you will have an opportunity to communicate them via your social media channels, resumes, cover letters and interviews. Barbara will give you a better understanding of how you can leverage your gifts to land a dream first job.