Schedule for the Professional Development Institute

2015 PDI Schedule

*Attire is business casual, except for the Monday evening reception and dinner, which is business professional

Sunday, January 11

12-5pm
Move back in to dorms

3:30-5pm
Check In to PDI (Bagby 213, the Career Library)

5-7pm
Dinner on your own

7-8pm
Your Pick!

  • Resumes 101 - craft or update your resume with the help of Career Education staff (Bagby 218)
  • Headshots & Handshakes - using LinkedIn to get ahead (Bagby 312)

8-9pm
Optional
Informal networking reception with alumni and students (Chairman's room)

Monday, January 12

8:30am
Breakfast available (Bagby 218)

9-9:30am
Welcome & Introductions (Bagby 217)

9:30-10am
Keynote Speaker: Frank Roach '73, Vice President of Residential Business Group, Ferguson Enterprises (Bagby 217)

10-10:50am
Talk Your Way to the Top (networking & branding yourself) with President Howard (Bagby 217)

10:50-11am
Break

11-11:50am
Your Pick!

  • Dressing for Success - style tips from the pros (Bagby 217)
  • Job & Internship Search (Bagby 218)
  • Mock Interviews (Bagby 312)

12-1:30pm - Roundtable Lunch (Chairman's & Board room)
Your Pick!

  • The Art of Negotiation (salary)
  • To Go or Not To Go (deciding on graduate school)
  • Backpack to Briefcase (surviving your first day on the job/internship)
  • Marketing Your Liberal Arts Education
  • Dining Etiquette with Tommy Shomo '69

1:30-2pm
Break/ Travel back to Bagby

2-3:20pm
Alumni Advice Panel (Bagby 217)
Succeeding at Hampden-Sydney and beyond - advice from those who've been there

3:20-3:30pm
Break

3:30-4:30pm
Money Matters (Bagby 217)
Planning for a successful future starts now - learn success strategies now to be financially stable in the future

4:30-5:30pm
Break

5:30-6pmNetworking Reception & LinkedIn Photo Booth (Settle)
Meet & Greet with alumni, and get a professional head shot with our Photo Booth

6-7pm
Dinner (Settle)

7-7:30
Dessert Reception & LinkedIn Photo Booth (Settle)

Tuesday, January 13

Time on your own to get books and get ready for classes