Schedule for the Professional Development Institute

2014 Schedule

Friday, January 10

Move back into dorms, dinner on your own

Saturday, January 11

9am-9:30am
check-in, Career Education Library Bagby 213
Enjoy a light breakfast, pick up in Bagby 218

9-9:30am
Opening/ Welcome (Bagby 217)

9:30am-10:30am
Keynote Speaker: Ed McMullen '86, McMullen Public Affairs, LLC

10:45am-11:30am
Breakout Session 1: Resume/Cover Letter Writing 101 (Bagby 312) OR Understanding graduate school admissions with Kaplan Rep (Bagby 217)

11:45am-12:30pm
Breakout Session 2: Etiquette with Tommy Shomo (Board Room Lounge) OR Marketing Your Liberal Arts Education (Bagby 312)

12:30pm-2pm
Lunch (grab lunch in Bagby 218) & Learn (Bagby 217): Branding Yourself presentation with Kathie Amato from Duke University, Managing Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2pm - 3:30pm
Alumni Advice panel (Bagby 217)

3:30pm-4:30pm
Networking with Alumni

5:30pm-7pm
Reception and Dinner with Alumni (business attire; coat and tie minimum) - Board Room Lounge and Chairman's room, respectively

Sunday, January 12

11am-12pm
brunch in Chairman's room

12pm-1:30pm
Keynote Speaker: Russ Ingersoll, Harbor Counseling Services LLC, 'Turning Passions into Professions' (Bagby 217)

1:45pm-2:45pm
Breakout Session 3: Mock Interviews (Bagby 312) OR Developing Your Personal Road Map (Bagby 217)

3pm-4pm
Personal Finance and Understanding Benefits Packages with Ben Fry '03, Met Life (Bagby 217)

4pm-5pm
Closing & Reflections (Bagby 217)