POST-GRADUATION LIFE TRACK
Thursday, June 25th
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You might have thought the transition from high school to college was difficult. Your transition from college to your first professional job will be unlike ANY you will ever make! You can avoid the mistakes millions of grads have made before you by participating in the lectures and acting on the sage advice of authors, coaches, and fellow graduates who have come before you!
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Joe Templin 11:00 am EDT
Financial Mistakes of New College Grads
Focus – Financial Guidance
You can take comfort in the fact that millions upon millions of college grads have walked before you. Unfortunately many make the same mistakes when they start off their career because their colleges have not prepared them for the “practical” aspects of life after college. Joe Templin has seen the financial mistakes graduates make and will offer three tips to help you start your career on solid financial footing.
Melanie Schneider 11:40 am EDT
Don’t Be Shy About Sharing Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Focus – Communicating Strengths
Successful managers know they need to hire a variety of people with unique strengths to successfully serve customers/clients, develop and launch new products, and in general to help the department and company reach its goals. You should make sure your manager and colleagues know both your strengths and weakness so they can see where your gifts fit into the overall team’scapabilities.
Morten Hansen 12:00 pm EDT
How to be a Top Performer by Working Less Yet Achieving More
Focus – Working Smarter
Best selling author and lecturer at Berkely Morten Hansen has conducted extensive research to gain a better understanding of why some people can work less but accomplish more! If you are looking to learn the secret to be a MAJOR producer in your future jobs without living at work, join Morten.
Gregg Frederick 12:40 pm EDT
Practice being a Leader Without the Title
Focus – Practice Leadership
If you want to advance quickly and be recognized as a potential leady you will have to act like one, even though you don’t have the responsibility. That doesn’t mean you boss everyone around, but that you show management you are self-sufficient and capable of handling the responsibilities you’ve been given with minimal oversight. Gregg will share ideas on how you can not only accomplish that but also use your strengths to succeed in your position.
Dana Look-Arimoto 1:00 pm EDT
Stop Settling, Settle Smart!”
Focus – Control Your Career
You are moving from placing all-nighters to study for finals and completing projects and group assignments. Now you are stepping into a high-pressure work environment where the tests and assignments never end. You will have to learn how to deliver on your job description while at the same time learn how to balance your career.
Svetlana Saitsky 1:40 pm EDT
Go For It!
Focus – Explore!
Your career is really a marathon where there will be times you will be moving into new responsibilities and roles faster than others. You have control on when you want to sprint and when you want to coast. Svetlana will remind you to first get really clear on what you want to accomplish and how to keep moving toward that goal in the face of opposition, setbacks or just bad breaks!
Amanda Fracanzani 2:00 pm EDT
One of the MOST important strategies you could implement in your career
Focus – Career Coaching
One of the MOST important strategies you could implement in your career – RIGHT NOW – is to find mentors and start working with a professional career coach. You know athletes have them, executives have them so why not you. A career coach will do more to help you keep moving your career in the direction that is right for you and to get the positions and salary you deserve.
Damian Zikakis 2:40 pm EDT
Pursue Jobs and Responsibilities That are Aligned With Your Strengths
Focus – Strengths Management
You can save yourself a huge amount of grief and misfortune by taking time right now to learn your strengths and identify the types of jobs and responsibilities you will not only succeed at but that will bring you the most joy. Damian will remind you to search for work that you not only enjoy, but can do skillfully and will quench your intellectual curiosity.
Elana Varon 3:00 pm EDT
The Ultimate Side Hustle Book: 450 Moneymaking Ideas for the Gig Economy
Focus – Side Hustles
Research is suggesting that fifty percent of the workforce will be freelancing by 2027. Freelancers are self-employed and work on a contractual basis for one or multiple companies. Freelancing could offer you an opportunity to use tools like www.upwork.com to accept assignments outside your normal 8-5 job. This will not only give you greater earning power but it could set the foundation for you working completely on your own and set your own hours. Elana will open your eyes to the opportunities and how to get started with your own side hustle.
Wendy Flint 3:40 pm EDT
There are 12,000+ Job Roles – Don’t Limit Your Exploration
Focus – Career Exploration
Your academic career gave you specific knowledge about your major that your professors felt were critical in order for you to graduate. What your degree did not help you with is to determine which of those 12,000 roles will excite you! Wendy will give you tips and strategies on how you can identify what industry, what role, and what responsibilities will likely match your strengths and interests.
Sara Boehm Archer 4:00 pm EDT
Just Graduated Guided Journal: Preparing for Life After College
Focus – Career Management
College graduation means that you are likely headed to many new beginnings: a new city, a new job or school, new faces, new routines. Take the time right now to appreciate your past years in college and to think through where you want to head in the near and long term. Whether your next step is more school, a new job, travel, or exploration, Sara will encourage you to write about your experiences, feelings, and to start planning for a great new life. Whether its in a blog, journal or word document, journaling will help you remember where you’ve been and where you want to go!
Analia Mendez 4:40 pm EDT
Know Where You Want to Be in 5, 10, and 15 years
Focus – Career Planning
There are two things you need to lock down before you even start your career. You need to know what your strengths and weaknesses are and you need to know what your end goals are You need to know what responsibilities and positions you’d like to have so you can begin to prepare yourself for them. Analia will share tips and strategies that will help you leverage this knowledge to get where you want to be faster with minimal mistakes.
Mark Blayney 5:00 pm EDT
The Business of You! It’s not just about getting a job… it’s about making that job work for you.
Focus – First Job
Mark reminds us that we are in control of our personal and business life and have unlimited opportunities available to us. You have to manage your career like a business owner if you want the fast track to advancement and promotions.
Jason Madden 5:40 pm EDT
Keep an Open Mind, Be Realistic, and Don’t Settle
Focus – Don’t Settle
Don’t forget that this is your career and you CAN control its direction and destiny. Jason will remind you about your primary goals of focusing on income, lifestyle, accumulating wealth and equity goals. Retirement comes faster than you might imagine. Join Jason to learn proven strategies to launch an lead a successful career.
Val Breit 6:00 pm EDT
Three Strategies to Manage Your Student Loan Portfolio and Pay It Off FAST!
Focus – Student Loans
If you are like most grads you will be paying $300 or more every month for the next decade. There are a number of ways you can get ahead of that schedule and pay down your loans faster and along the way save thousands of dollars. Join Val for tips that will let you keep your hard earned dollars!
Dr. Robert Shindell 6:40 pm EDT
Total Internship Management
Focus – Career Planning
Hiring managers consider internships an important qualification for a job. If you have had an internship you need to know how to leverage that experience and show hiring managers what you learned and how you can apply that knowledge and skill in the job they are looking to fill. If you did not have an internship you need to show hiring managers what you’ve learned from your part-time jobs.
C. Michael Smith 7:00 pm EDT
Which is Worse? A Company Requiring a Drug Test, or Doing a Credit Check!
Focus – Financial Strategies
The cost to do credit checks has dropped so it’s becoming common for employers to conduct credit checks on evenentry-level jobs. That includes you! Now that you are out of college you need to learn how to check and manage your credit reports to ensure it doesn’t become a stumbling block to future advancements.
Kevin Hong 12:00 am EDT
Career Persistence! Never Give UP! Keep Your Eyes on What You Want to Be
It’s your career now. Only you can drive it. You will soon face challenges, as well as opportunities that you have little experience on how to handle them. Kevin will share tips on how you can stay focused on your goals despite the obstacles, negative thought, or issues that are thrown at you.
Mark Beal 1:00 pm EDT
Define Yourself As A Brand That Delivers Value
Employers are hiring YOU! You have to overcome their fear, uncertainty, and doubt about your qualifications and ability to manage the responsibilities of the job you seek. So one of the most important things you need to do is define who you are, what you are capable of, and then identify the industry and companies you want to work at. You will advance your career much more rapidly with a plan.
Daniel Hofstein 2:00 pm EDT
13th Grad: Real World 101
You may be academically qualified to graduate from college but it’s likely that you are not prepared for the massive transition from working in a collegial academic environment to now reporting to a boss, colleagues and working under a new kind of pressure. Daniel will share some tips and strategies on how you can maneuver through the changes your college to career transition will bring to you. Everything changes; dating, money, work, and responsibility. Learn a few tricks to avoid making many mistakes!