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October 2, 2018

Session 1 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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1104 Explore Interfor!
(repeats throughout the day)
Sarah O’Bryan, HR Recruiter, US South Operations, Interfor
We are training the next generation of Interfor’s leaders through our co-op program. Come join us! Interfor has doubled in size since 2013 and we’re growing in exciting directions! We’re currently undertaking major modernizations and rebuilds at our SE Region sawmills to modernize technology, increase efficiency, and boost production. Come learn about our co-op opportunities where your hands-on work and contributions will build real value for the company while developing your own skills and knowledge. We can’t wait to meet you!
 1107 A Day at the Beach: Logistics Majors Visit the Busiest Container Ports in North America IANA EXPO Students
Learn about fellow logistics majors who visited North America’s busiest container ports (LA/Long Beach) with IANA EXPO. Hear about their experiences, impressions, and the futures of these critical ports from the students’ perspectives.
1111 Transitioning from College to the Workforce Samantha Grovenstein Deal, Firm Mgmt Portfolio Manager, Wolters Kluwer; Jason Hoynes, Sr., IIS Administrator, Assurant; and Trey Scrudder, Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The transition into the workforce can be filled with questions about experiences we weren’t taught how to handle in the classroom. This panel will shed light of how a group of Georgia Southern College of Business alumni endured challenges common for recent grads and found success as young professionals.
1113 You Are Your Greatest Asset
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Jim Campbell, CFP & Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Jim Campbell will discuss keys to wealth creation and asset development for young business professionals, including both financial investments and the importance of investing in yourself as your greatest asset.
1116 Landing Your Dream Job with LinkedIn Chis Hopper, Client Engagement Partner, Imperastaff, LLC
How do you market yourself on LinkedIn to land your dream job? LinkedIn provides the opportunity to show off your skills, qualifications, and experience in front of thousands of potential employers. Join College of Business Information Systems Alum Chris Hopper to learn how to make the most of your profile.
1117 Gain a Competitive Edge in Emerging Cloud Technology Careers
(repeats at 1:00 and 2:15 p.m.)
Julie Anderson, U.S. Sales Operations Analytics & Systems Leader, Equifax; Layla Enayati, Anaplan Intern; Michael Lauer, Center of Excellence Leader, Equifax;  Noelle Murphy, Head of University Connect Program, Anaplan; Kelly Phillips, Head of Advisory Services, Twelve Consulting Group; Kayne Schwarz, Community Content Manager, Anaplan; Simon Tucker, Chief Planning Officer, Anaplan; and Liz Ward, Managing Consultant, Twelve Consulting Group
The cloud is everywhere, and it’s changing the way business is done. Join Equifax, Anaplan, and Twelve Consulting Group for an interdisciplinary discussion on the role of emerging cloud-based technology in business and learn how to prepare yourself to earn a role in this competitive industry.
1119 Hands-on SAP: Simulation Game
(continues through Session 2)
Manouchehr Tabatabaei
The ERP-Sim game provides participants with the experience of running a company using a well implemented ERP system. Teams will compete against each other in running a water distribution company in Germany. Who will have the most sales? The highest net income? Play the ERP-Sim game and find out!
1120 Getting Started with Bloomberg/Eikon Josh Crews, Haley Harris, and William VanSant
Need to gain skills on the Bloomberg Terminals but feel intimidated? Learn how to get started and become more comfortable with this financial market icon.
1124 Interactive Q&A with Greg Parker and Dean Amason Dean Allen Amason and Greg Parker, Founder, President, and CEO, Parker’s
Greg Parker is a successful chain of state-of-the-art convenience stores located throughout Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Under Mr. Parker’s leadership, the enterprise grew from one store in Midway to the 54 locations currently in operation. Mr. Parker remains an active member of the community and industry, serving on the boards of the Savannah Economic Development Authority and Memorial University Health Center. His previous experience also includes serving as a member of the Pepsi and Coca-Cola Retail Advisory committees and as chair of the BPAmoco Marketers Association. Hear from one of the nation’s top CEOs and most respected executives about finding success through technology, innovation, and giving back.
2206 BNSF Logistics BNSF Logistics
2207 What has changed, what has remained the same to be successful
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Barbara Justice, Director, Custom Claims, Anthem Inc.
Technology has changed over the years, but the tools for success have remained the same. Being AWARE of these tools and using them to your advantage will provide the foundation for a successful career.
2208 Navigating Through the World of Entrepreneurship Miranda Marshall, Founder, Occipital Media
Graduating with a sense of what you want to accomplish with no action items can be unnerving. Learn how to navigate through the world of entrepreneurship through the lens of a Georgia Southern alumna who is the one-woman show of her blooming Social Media Agency, Occipital Media.
2232 The Accounting Profession: Why Major in Accounting Dan Murphy, Tax Partner, & Nicole Westphal, Campus Recruiter, Aprio
Accountants provide a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting activities. They also may work in a variety of industries. During this session, the speakers will talk about opportunities of joining the accounting profession. They will also discuss what recruiters look for in good candidates. Time may be made for interaction and Q&A.
2235 Evaluating the Job Offer
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Ryan Hollis, Allegion
Getting a job offer can be exhilarating! It’s exciting being “selected” for the job, but the next step requires looking past the job and comparing what is being offered by each potential employer (i.e., salary/bonus, benefits, perks, company culture, work environment, etc.). Join Allegion to learn, discover, and UNLOCK which factors are most important to YOU so you can be even more prepared in evaluating future job offers!
2239 Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Herc Rentals
2241 Adjusting to Life out of College (repeats at 10:45 a.m.) Beau Coley, Senior Freight Broker, and Bailey Yarbrough, Recruiting Specialist, Nolan Transportation Group
New graduates face several challenges as they enter the workforce. Learn how to navigate the processes of getting a job, hear tips for a successful interview, and set yourself apart as a business major!
2244 Getting to YES!
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Jason Biggs, Director of Sales, Jear Logistics
We will discuss prospecting, handling objections and closing!
3314 Strategies for Successful Interviewing
(repeats throughout the day)
Enterprise
Gain insight from the presenters’ real world experiences and practice some of the tips shared. This session is all about how to impress hiring managers from the beginning to the end of the interview process. By attending this presentation, you will be more confident with interview preparation, behavioral interviewing, closing the interview and more!
3315 The Sales-Based Interview
(repeats at 1:00 p.m.)
Sara Cho, Taylor Daly, Taylor Halby, and David Johnson, Mutual of Omaha
How can you land that first job in sales? From networking to the interview process, get tips on how to standout, ask the right questions and close!
3336A Mock Interviews Kaitlin Phillips and Nikki Williams, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3336B Mock Interviews Cindy Downs and Ronetta Gardner, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3338 The Power of Goal Setting
(repeats at 10:45 a.m.)
Clay Turner, Tom James
Are you ready to sell yourself? Get the dream job? Sell your product for the ultimate commission? For all situations, the power of goal setting is infinite. Come learn more about the power of goal setting from experienced salespeople (including a GS alumnus) from one of the world’s most reputable custom clothing companies.
3340 Landing a Career and Evaluating Offers
(repeats at 1:00 p.m.)
Annie Borders, Kevin Fischer, Jon Keese, and John Jacobs, C.H. Robinson
Landing your dream job can sometimes seem out of reach, but there are steps you can take to achieve your goals. And what if you end up with multiple offers? It may seem difficult to differentiate and evaluate them to select the best fit, but we will teach you how!
3342 Closing the Deal
(repeats throughout the day)
Wade Fenton, Cameron Ferguson, and Catie Robb, OTR Capital; and Sarah Reuter and Beau Stacey, Marquee Insurance Group
The art of closing the deal is a delicate task and an enviable skill. In this presentation, we will review how to turn a potential deal from a preliminary conversation into a closed and won account.
3346 The Communication Key: Maximize Sales and Marketing Success
(repeats at 1:00 p.m.)
Winston Knight, Regional Training Manager,  National Distributors
The science of DiSC identifies an individual’s innate communication style and provides insight into behaviors. Learn how sales professionals at National Distributing Company (one of the largest in the alcohol beverage industry) use awareness of their own style, the ability to recognize other styles and the concept of “mirroring and matching” a buyer’s style to achieve sales success.

 

Session 2 – 10:45-11:45 a.m.

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1104 Explore Interfor!
(repeats throughout the day)
Sarah O’Bryan, HR Recruiter, US South Operations, INTERFOR
We are training the next generation of Interfor’s leaders through our co-op program. Come join us! Interfor has doubled in size since 2013 and we’re growing in exciting directions! We’re currently undertaking major modernizations and rebuilds at our SE Region sawmills to modernize technology, increase efficiency, and boost production. Come learn about our co-op opportunities where your hands-on work and contributions will build real value for the company while developing your own skills and knowledge. We can’t wait to meet you!
1107 Georgia Ports Authority Update
(repeats at 1:00 p.m.)
David Porter, Regional Sales Manager, Georgia Ports Authority
The Georgia Ports Authority is a major economic engine for the State of Georgia. The report will highlight the Authority’s record growth in 2018, and future plans for the fourth largest port in the country.
 1111 How Did I End Up HERE? Unconventional, yet Rewarding, Careers Lori Grice, Owner, Grice Photography; Scott Hendley, Owner, Coastal Canine Training
Today, career and professional options have changed, presenting young graduates with a plethora of unconventional jobs. Our panel of Georgia Southern College of Business graduates will tell you how they ended up in careers they never imagined but which have provided them with substantial benefits—job satisfaction and financial fulfillment.
1113 You Are Your Greatest Asset Jim Campbell, CFP & Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch
Jim Campbell will discuss keys to wealth creation and asset development for young business professionals; including both financial investments and the importance of investing in yourself as your greatest asset.
1116 Overcoming Gender Stereotypes in Information Systems Meghan Murray Campbell, Product Manager, Triton Digital; Samantha Grovenstein Deal, Firm Mgmt Portfolio Manager, Wolters Kluwer; Cindy Pollack, Principle Consultant, Manhattan Associates; and Cordia Simon, Management Consultant, Jabian Consulting
How can women overcome perceptions of their role in the male-dominated Technology and Information Systems workforce? Our panel of Georgia Southern Information Systems graduates share their expertise and advice on how to overcome gender stereotypes to land your first job, move into management positions, and succeed in changing the narrative of women in IS.
1117 Effective Leadership Is not Defined by Gender Sarah M. Dekutowski, Consulting Partner, Draffin-Tucker
All are welcome to join this session’s discussion of effective leadership and how to develop your own skills and approach to management. We will also explore and evaluate perceptions, differences, and expectations of women as leaders.
1119 Hands-on SAP: Simulation Game (continuation from Session 1) Manouchehr Tabatabaei
The ERP-Sim game provides participants with the experience of running a company using a well implemented ERP system. Teams will compete against each other in running a water distribution company in Germany. Who will have the most sales? The highest net income? Play the ERP-Sim game and find out!
1120 Paint Your Path to Success! Lindsay Cox, District City Mgr.; Bobby Jones, Asst. Store Mgr.; and Sam Wong, Asst Store Mgr. Sherwin Williams Paint Company
An introduction to the Sherwin Williams Paint Company: learn why we are named a Forbes Top 100 company to work for! We will dive into our internships and management training career opportunities!
1124 Competitive Beyond the Classroom
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Danielle Smith, Director of Experiential Learning & Student Engagement
How are you going above and beyond in order to build a competitive résumé before graduating? Entering the job market is about more than succeeding in the classroom. Hear about how Business Abroad, Internships, and other experiential learning opportunities increase your competitive advantage and make you a stand-out candidate!
2205 Transitioning into the Working World  Ashley Snider, Sr. Talent Strategy Manager; and Heather Sueirro, Talent Strategy Manager, TMX Finance
It can be quite a challenge transitioning from college student to working professional. In this session, we will share tips on how to make a smooth transition into the working world, such as learning the company culture, building impactful working relationships and handling conflict.
2206 BNSF Logistics BNSF Logistics
2207 What Has Changed, What Has Remained the Same to Be Successful Barbara Justice, Director, Custom Claims, Anthem Inc.
Technology has changed over the years, but the tools for success have remained the same. Being AWARE of the tools and using them to your advantage will provide the foundation for a successful career.
2208 The Ten “POWER” Attributes Every Employer Seeks David Webb, Owner, SelecSource Staffing Services
Experience is great but not required when you when you have these traits. Learn how to shine brighter than your peers every time.
2232 3PL: The Right Career Partner for You Scott Eidson, Kyle Thomas, and Emily Walker, C.L. Services
Learn about career opportunities at C.L. Services and what the company looks for in a candidate from a Georgia Southern alumna and former GSLA member while discussing how to find the career that fits you.
2235 Evaluating the Job Offer Ryan Hollis, Allegion
Getting a job offer can be exhilarating! It’s exciting to be “selected” for the job, but the next step requires looking past the job and comparing what is being offered by each potential employer (i.e., salary/bonus, benefits, perks, company culture, work environment, etc.). Join Allegion to learn, discover, and UNLOCK which factors are most important to YOU so you can be even more prepared in evaluating future job offers!
2239 Overcoming the Millennial Stereotype Herc Rentals
2241 Adjusting to Life out of College Beau Coley, Senior Freight Broker, and Bailey Yarbrough, Recruiting Specialist, Nolan Transportation Group
New graduates face several challenges as they enter the workforce. Learn how to navigate the processes of getting a job, hear tips for a successful interview, and set yourself apart as a business major!
2244 Getting to YES! Jason Biggs, Director of Sales, Jear Logistics
This session will discuss prospecting, handling objections and closing.
3314 Strategies for Successful Interviewing
(repeats throughout the day)
Enterprise
Gain insight from the presenters’ real world experiences, and practice some of the tips shared. This session is all about how to impress hiring managers from the beginning to the end of the interview process. By attending this presentation, you will be more confident with interview preparation, behavioral interviewing, closing the interview and more!
3315 Networking with Purpose
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Sara Cho, Taylor Daly, Taylor Halby, and David Johnson, Mutual of Omaha
Networking gets your name out there—but it isn’t just about you! Learn tips for how to network with reciprocity, and focusing on “we” versus “me” to create a positive first impression.
3336A Mock Interviews Kaitlin Phillips and Nikki Williams, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3336B Mock Interviews Cindy Downs and Ronetta Gardner, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3338 GEICO Darrius Baker, GEICO
3340 Successfully Prospecting Leads Annie Borders, Kevin Fischer, Jon Keese, and John Jacobs, C.H. Robinson
Gain a greater understanding of how to competitvely prospect and generate sales leads. This session will include demonstrations on using sales tools such as Hoover’s, Ansonia, and LinkedIn.
3342 Closing the Deal
(repeats throughout the day)
Wade Fenton, Cameron Ferguson, and Catie Robb, OTR Capital; and Sarah Reuter and Beau Stacey, Marque Insurance Group
The art of closing the deal is a delicate task and an enviable skill. In this presentation, we will review how to turn a potential deal from a preliminary conversation into a closed and won account.
3346 Sales, Marketing and Careers in the  Alcohol Beverage Industry
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Winston Knight, Regional Training Manager; Jordan Salvador, Wine & Spirits Sales Representative (May 2018 alum); and Karl Wagner, HR Director, National Distributors
The Alcohol Beverage Industry is unlike most other sales and marketing career opportunities. National Distributing Company is one of the largest distributors in the U.S. and continues to grow. Learn about the opportunity for a career and the role of sales reps with a company whose motto is, “If it’s fun, we’re doing it right!”

 

Session 3 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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1104 Explore Interfor!
(repeats throughout the day)
Sarah O’Bryan, HR Recruiter, US South Operations, Interfor
We are training the next generation of Interfor’s leaders through our co-op program. Come join us! Interfor has doubled in size since 2013 and we’re growing in exciting directions! We’re currently undertaking major modernizations and rebuilds at our SE Region sawmills to modernize technology, increase efficiency, and boost production. Come learn about our co-op opportunities where your hands-on work and contributions will build real value for the company while developing your own skills and knowledge. We can’t wait to meet you!
 1107 Georgia Ports Authority Update (repeat session from 10:45 a.m.) David Porter, Regional Sales Manager, Georgia Ports Authority
The Georgia Ports Authority is a major economic engine for the State of Georgia. The report will highlight the Authority’s record growth in 2018 and future plans for the fourth largest port in the country. 
1111 Climbing the Career Ladder: Learning and Growing in the Workplace Samantha Grovenstein Deal, Firm Mgmt Portfolio Manager, Wolters Kluwer; Jason Hoynes, Sr. IIS Administrator, Assurant; and Rusty Williams, Vice President, Delivery, Stone Resource Group
You’re putting in long hours, executing excellent work, and achieving results for your company. Is that what it takes to move up in the organization? Join our panel of successful Georgia Southern College of Business alumni to learn about the techniques they used to set themselves up for success early in their careers.
1113 It’s Not Just for Executives Anymore: Leadership at Every Stage of Your Career
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Sean McCormack, Director of New Market Initiatives, MiMedx
What essential behaviors & personal qualities will contribute to your success in the business world? The very same behaviors exhibited by extremely effective leaders are just as important to demonstrate and develop when entering a career as they are when you hold a senior-level position.
1116 Big Company of Being a Consultant: Deciding What’s Right for You Darrell Coleman, Cofounder, Distributed Intelligence; Olin Downs, Owner & SEM Expert, Social Shark Media; Mark Pierce, Executive Director for Enterprise Business Development, New Signature; and
Christian Tucker, Systems Engineer, General Motors
Does working at a large company make sense for you? Or is the possibility of being a consultant a better fit? Our panel of successful Georgia Southern Information Systems graduates will lead a session on the pros and cons of each career option to help you decide which is right for you.
1117 Gain a Competitive Edge in Emerging Cloud Technology Careers (repeats at 2:15 p.m.) Julie Anderson, U.S. Sales Operations and Analytics Systems Leader, and Michael Lauer, Center of Excellence Leader, Equifax; Layla Enayati, Intern, Noelle Murphy, Head of University Connect Program, Kayne Schwarz, Community Content Manager, and Simon Tucker, Chief Planning Officer, Anaplan; and Kelly Phillips, Head of Advisory Services, and Liz Ward, Managing Consultant, Twelve Consulting Group
Cloud is everywhere, and it’s changing the way business is done. Join Equifax, Anaplan, and Twelve Consulting Group for an interdisciplinary discussion on the role of emerging cloud-based technology in business, and learn how to prepare yourself to earn a role in this competitive industry.
1119 Job Hunting Exposed: A Recruiter’s Guide to Landing Your Ideal Career Opportunity Shirley Shurling, CSSR, ACIR, CPR, Veeam University Relations; and
Will Thompson, J.D., Corporate Recruiter, Veeam Software, North America
An exposé on the unknown interview and selection secrets of corporate recruiters—including candidate selection methodologies and recruiter selection processes among top tech companies—for all industries and role types.
1120 Jump Starting Your Career in Banking & Financial Services Alana Avret, Synovus; Judd Skinner, Rensant Bank; and Brannen Smith, Farmers & Merchants Bank
Think a career path in banking or financial services is for you? Not sure how to get started? Come listen to seasoned professionals discuss career opportunities and the skills required to be successful inthese fields.
2205 Television & Premium Video Advertising in a New Era
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Comcast
An overview of who we are, our products, company benefits and overview of our entry level opportunities. This session provides an in-depth discussion of our Associate Account Executive program which is dedicated to the development of aspiring advertising sales professionals.
2206 Life as an Auditor Kate Randall, Draffin & Tucker
Recruiters always ask accounting students, “tax or audit”? But how can you answer this without an understanding of the field? Join an auditor with eight years of experience to hear insights about this career path and gain increased knowledge about life as an auditor.
2207 The Successful Startup: Entrepreneurship in Practice
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
JT Marburger, Entrepreneur
Hear from an entrepreneurial alumnus about what it takes to get a new business off the ground and which steps you can follow to cultivate success.
2232 Sales Success at a 3PL Josh Edenfield, Client Solutions, Exec.; and Brian Smith, National Account Manager, Echo Global Solutions
What does it take to achieve success in a sales role at a 3PL? Two current sales executives explore how they prospect, sell, and handle the day-to-day operations of their current clients.
2235 Eagles on Wall Street Axel Grossmann; Allissa Lee; and Jack Jennings, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
Earn university credit through an immersive program focused on learning about Wall Street and the U.S. and Global Financial Systems. Attend this session for more information about Eagles on Wall Street—the Department of Finance’s flagship experiential learning course based in New York City.
2239 What Does Your Personal Brand Say to Your Potential Employer
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Cintas
2241 How to Brand Yourself and Win the Interview
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Aerotek
Interviewing can seem scary and intimidating, but what if we told you it didn’t have to be? Aerotek will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to brand and represent yourself before, during and after the interview process!
2244 Email Etiquette & Social Media
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
JC Berry and Jason Warshaw, Briggs Equipment
You’ll need to use email everyday in the workplace, but are you using it properly? And what are your social media accounts portraying? Learn how to ensure your email etiquette and online presence are saying the right thing about you!
3314 Strategies for Successful Interviewing
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Enterprise
Gain insight from the presenters’ real world experiences, and practice some of the tips shared. This session is all about how to impress hiring managers from the beginning to the end of the interview process. By attending this presentation, you will be more confident with interview preparation, behavioral interviewing, closing the interview and more!
3315 The Sales-Based Interview Sara Cho, Taylor Daly, Taylor Halby, and David Johnson, Mutual of Omaha
How can you land that first job in sales? From networking to the interview process, get tips on how to standout, ask the right questions and close!
3336A Mock Interviews Kaitlin Phillips and Nikki Williams, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3336B Mock Interviews Cindy Downs and Ronetta Gardner, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3338 Social Media Etiquette Granite
3340 Landing a Career and Evaluating Offers Annie Borders, Kevin Fischer, Jon Keese, and John Jacobs, C.H. Robinson
Landing your dream job can sometimes seem out of reach, but there are steps you can take to achieve your goals. And what if you end up with multiple offers? It may seem difficult to differentiate and evaluate them to select the best fit, but we will teach you how!
3342 Closing the Deal
(repeats at 2:15 p.m.)
Wade Fenton, Cameron Ferguson, and Catie Robb OTR Capital; and Sarah Reuter and Beau Stacey, Marque Insurance Group
The art of closing the deal is a delicate task and enviable skill. In this presentation we will review how to turn a potential deal from a preliminary conversation into a closed and won account.
3346 The Communication Key: Maximize Sales and Marketing Success Winston Knight, Regional Training Manager, National Distributors
The science of DiSC identifies an individual’s innate communication style and provides insight into our behaviors. Learn how sales professionals at National Distributing Company (one of the largest in the alcohol beverage industry) use awareness of their own style, the ability to recognize other styles and the concept of “mirroring and matching” a buyer’s style to achieve sales success.

 

Session 4 2:15-3:15 p.m.

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1104 Explore Interfor! Sarah O’Bryan, HR Recruiter, US South Operations, Intefor
We are training the next generation of Interfor’s leaders through our co-op program. Come join us! Interfor has doubled in size since 2013 and we’re growing in exciting directions! We’re currently undertaking major modernizations and rebuilds at our SE Region sawmills to modernize technology, increase efficiency, and boost production. Come learn about our co-op opportunities where your hands-on work and contributions will build real value for the company while developing your own skills and knowledge. We can’t wait to meet you!
1111 Entrepreneurship: Is Being Your Own Boss Right for You? Franklin Dismuke, Owner, Eagle Creek Brewing/Versa Health; Jennifer Mock, Attorney/Owner, The Mock Law Firm; Paul Newman, Statesboro Real Estate/PMG Rentals; and Lucas Renfroe, First Page Marketing
Certainly, many benefits come with being your own boss, but some drawbacks can exist, too. Join our panel of College of Business alums who have taken the plunge to start their own companies or become independent consultants and learn their lessons on how to overcome the challenges that come from being your own boss.
1113 It’s Not Just for Executives Anymore: Leadership at Every Stage of Your Career Sean McCormack, Director of New Market Initiatives, MiMedx
What essential behaviors & personal qualities will contribute to your success in the business world? The very same behaviors exhibited by extremely effective leaders are just as important to demonstrate and develop when entering a career as they are when you hold a senior-level position.
1116 Straight from the Horse’s Mouth—Ask a Tech Recruiter Anything Chris Hopper, Client Engagement, Imperastaff, LLC
At every career fair, thousands of job seekers have quick interactions with hundreds of recruiters. How do you stand out among all those applicants in a limited amount of time? Join College of Business Information Systems Alum Chris Hopper for a discussion on networking, what recruiters look for, and an open Q&A related to finding your first job.
1117 Gain a Competitive Edge in Emerging Cloud Technology Careers (repeat of 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions) Julie Anderson, US Sales Operations Analytics & Systems Leader, Equifax; Layla Enayati, Anaplan Intern; Michael Lauer, Center of Excellence Leader, Equifax;  Noelle Murphy, Head of University Connect Program, Anaplan; Kelly Phillips, Head of Advisory Services, Twelve Consulting Group; Kayne Schwarz, Community Content Manager, Anaplan; Simon Tucker, Chief Planning Officer, Anaplan; and Liz Ward, Managing Consultant, Twelve Consulting Group
The cloud is everywhere, and it’s changing the way business is done. Join Equifax, Anaplan, and Twelve Consulting Group for an interdisciplinary discussion on the role of emerging cloud-based technology in business and learn how to prepare yourself to earn a role in this competitive industry.
1120 Getting Started with Bloomberg (repeat of 9:30 a.m. session) Emil Laurensen, Jaymin Patel, and Franklin Winborne
Need to gain skills on the Bloomberg Terminals but feel intimidated? Learn how to get started and become more comfortable with this financial market icon.
1124 Competitive Beyond the Classroom (repeat of 10:45 a.m. session) Danielle Smith, Director, Experiential Learning & Student Engagement
How are you going above and beyond in order to build a competitive résumé before graduating? Entering the job market is about more than succeeding in the classroom. Hear about how Business Abroad, Internships, and other experiential learning opportunities increase your competitive advantage and make you a stand-out candidate!
2205 Television & Premium Video Advertising in a New Era Comcast
An overview of who we are, our products, company benefits and overview of our entry level opportunities. This session provides an in-depth discussion of our Associate Account Executive program which is dedicated to the development of aspiring advertising sales professionals.
2207 The Successful Startup: Entrepreneurship in Practice JT Marburger, Entrepreneur
Hear from an entrepreneurial alumnus about what it takes to get a new business off the ground and which steps you can follow to cultivate success.
2208 Public Accounting: Pathway to Partner Andrew Pope and Marla Womack, Grant Thornton, LLP
What is the potential for career progression in public accounting? Hear about an overview of the different levels in public accounting, and the related responsibilities and expectations. The session will also include an overview of the types of companies and industries served in public accounting firms, and provide suggestions for soft skills required during the job search. All attendees are encouraged to think of questions in advance as there will be ample time for Q&A.
2232 The Courage to Be Yourself Maya Francis, MBA, Regional Recruitment Manager, City Year, Inc.
An explanation of what courage looks like in the global workplace
2235 Networking Your Way to an Interview Shirley Ann Morgan, ScanSource
2239 What Does Your Personal Brand Say to Your Potential Employer (repeated from 1:00 p.m. session) Cintas
2241 How to Brand Yourself and Win the Interview Aerotek
Interviewing can seem scary and intimidating, but what if we told you it didn’t have to be? Aerotek will give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to brand and represent yourself before, during and after the interview process!
2244 Email Etiquette & Social Media JC Berry and Jason Warshaw, Briggs Equipment
You will find yourself using email everyday in the workplace, do you know how to do it properly? Your social media can say a lot about who you are as a person, so make sure it is saying the right thing!
3314 Strategies for Successful Interviewing (repeat of 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions) Enterprise
Gain insight from the presenters’ real world experiences, and practice some of the tips shared. This session is all about how to impress hiring managers from the beginning to the end of the interview process. By attending this presentation, you will be more confident with interview preparation, behavioral interviewing, closing the interview and more!
3315 Networking with Purpose Sara Cho, Taylor Daly, Taylor Halby, and David Johnson, Mutual of Omaha
Networking gets your name out there—but it isn’t just about you! Learn tips for how to network with reciprocity, and focusing on “we” versus “me” to create a positive first impression.
3336A Mock Interviews Kaitlin Phillips and Nikki Williams, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3336B Mock Interviews Cindy Downs and Ronetta Gardner, Gulfstream
Practice your interview skills in a realistic setting (pre-screened, invited candidates only.)
3338 Reviewing Job Offers and Evaluating Them Lacey Cheek and Nicole Detar, Granite
3340 Do I HAVE to Dress Up? Professional Image and Dressing for Success Clay Turner, Tom James
From top to toe, this session will teach you how to evaluate a professional situation or event for appropriate dress, and build a professional image that will impress all.
3342 Closing the Deal Cameron Ferguson, Wade Fenton, and Catie Robb, OTR Capital; and Sarah Reuter and Beau Stacey, Marque Insurance Group
The art of closing the deal is a delicate task and enviable skill. In this presentation we will review how to turn a potential deal from a preliminary conversation into a closed and won account.
3346 Sales, Marketing and Careers in the Alcohol Beverage Industry Winston Knight, Regional Training Manager; Jordan Salvador, Wine & Spirits Sales Representative (May 2018 alum); and Karl Wagner, HR Director, National Distributors
The Alcohol Beverage Industry is unlike most other sales and marketing career opportunities. National Distributing Company is one of the largest distributors in the U.S. and continues to grow. Learn about the opportunity for a career and the role of sales reps with a company whose motto is, “If it’s fun, we’re doing it right!”

 

Last updated: 10/2/2018