Schedule for the Professional Development Institute

January 15-16, 2017
5th Annual Professional Development Institute

If you are attending the PDI, you must let Student Affairs know you're moving 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 15, 2017

Move back in to dorms

5-8pm | Tiger Inn

5-8pm | Tiger Inn
Get in the Game - football & food

Monday, January 16, 2017

9am | Bagby 218
Breakfast available

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

9:45-10:30am | Bagby 217
Keynote Speaker

10:30-10:45am | Bagby 218
Break, travel to Settle

10:45am-12 noon | Chairman's Room, Settle
You're Hired! A panel of recruiters and alumni discussing various topics:

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

12-1pm | Board Room, Settle

Travel back to Bagby

1:15-2:45pm | Bagby
Your Pick! - pick from a variety of topics to learn about
Possible topics include:

    • LinkedIn Hacks: Getting Ahead
    • Interviewing
    • Resumes & Cover Letters
    • Networking
    • Marketing Your Liberal Arts Education
    • Dress for Success
    • Money Management & Personal Finances
    • Graduate School
    • Succeeding in Your First Job
    • Job & Internship Search Strategies

Break on your own; get ready for evening

3:45-5pm | Settle
Industry Roundtables, Networking Reception & LinkedIn photo booth
Meet & Greet with alumni and guests, and get your professional photo taken for use on LinkedIn and other media

5-6:30pm | Chairman's Room, Settle
Enjoy a formal dinner with alumni and guests

6:30 | Settle
Dessert Reception

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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