Schedule for the Professional Development Institute

January 10-11, 2016
PDI Schedule

If you are attending the PDI, you must request to move in early with a simple online form.

Refunds on registration fee: refunds will only be given if the event is canceled for extraneous circumstances, i.e. weather. Refunds will not be given to students who register and pay, but do not attend the events.

*Attire is business casual, except for the Monday evening reception and dinner (business professional), and Sunday night in the Tiger Inn, (casual).

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Move back in to dorms

3:30-5pm | Bagby 213, the Career Library

5-8pm | Tiger Inn
Get in the Game - football, hors d'oeuvre, and networking

Monday, January 11, 2016

9am | Bagby 218
Breakfast available

9:30-9:45am | Bagby 217
Welcome & Introductions

9:45-10:15am | Bagby 217
Keynote Speaker: H-SC alumnus Charlie Walker '93, Partner & co-founder of C3 Presents (a company that creates, markets and produces concerts and other live events)

10:15-10:30am | Bagby 218
Snack break

10:30am-12 noon | Bagby 217
Purposeful Networking with Dr. Chris Howard

12-1pm | Board Room, Settle

1-2:30pm | Chairman's Room, Settle
You're Hired! A panel of recruiters and alumni discussing various topics:

    • Social media (in the workplace, and using to your advantage)
    • Interviewing and debunking the hiring process
    • Navigating generation gaps in the workplace
    • What they really want to see in new hires and interns
    • A chance for YOU to ask questions

2:30-2:45pm | Board Room Lounge, Settle
Snack break

2:45-4pm | Board Room, Settle
Round Tables (you pick) discussing different industries and professional development topics

Break on your own

5-5:45pm | Board Room Lounge & Settle Atrium
Networking Reception & LinkedIn photo booth
Meet & Greet with alumni and guests, and get your professional photo taken for use on LinkedIn and other media

5:45-7pm | Chairman's Room, Settle

7-7:30 | Settle
Dessert Reception

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Time on your own to get books and get ready for classes - don't forget to Matriculate online!