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Panel Topics and Descriptions

BACKPACK TO BRIEFCASE

Making the transition from classroom to a professional workplace can be intimidating. Learn how to:

  • Adapt to the workplace as an intern or new hire
  • Match your personality with workplace expectations
  • Position yourself for professional growth and career advancement

Speakers

  • TEKsystems
  • M & T Bank

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW

Interviews can be stressful and nerve-racking.  Learn how to keep cool during an interview and sell yourself.  The presentation is designed to:

  • Explore the interview from both points of view: the employer’s and the prospective employee’s
  • Develop question answering strategies
  • Identify skills that will help you leave a great impression on the interview team

Speakers

  • Piedmont Airlines
  • TEKsystems

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Your personal brand is the image or impression you give others about yourself.  What is your personal brand and does it reflect who you are?  Do a self-assessment and learn:

  • The importance of creating your signature style for career advancement
  • Understand the “do’s” and “don’ts” of social media
  • What are the long term ramifications of inappropriate social media content and how it can affect your personal brand

Speakers

  • YWCA
  • FDIC

STAY WOKE: SELF AWARENESS IS THE TRUTH

Are you aware that what you think about yourself impacts how you interact with others?  Let’s dig deeper and help you to:

  • Recognize your own emotions and how they drive your thoughts, behaviors and reactions from others
  • Understand how others perceive you
  • Become self-aware and identify the emotions of others and how you respond to them
  • Create a cultural awareness and competency for people, beliefs and values

Speakers

  • JB Hunt Transport

DEVELOPING YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

Do you have a LINKEDIn profile that will get you noticed by recruiters for internships and job opportunities? If not, this workshop will help you:

  • Create a professional profile with descriptive summary and experience
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of using LINKEDIn
  • Take a professional headshot

Speakers

  • Diamond State Financial
  • Antoinette Blake

CREATING & USING TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS

Developing skills that can be used in any industry is critical for success in your career.  In this workshop you will learn:

  • The importance of having transferrable skills in your personal portfolio
  • How to identify and develop transferrable skills
  • How to create career opportunities if your first choice doesn’t happen

Speakers

  • ExpressJet Airlines
  • United Airlines

THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A MINORITY IN THE WORKPLACE

In the 21st century there continue to be challenges for minorities in the workplace. Learn from seasoned professionals how to successfully navigate your career when encountering some inevitable challenges. This workshop will be conducted by a panel of professionals from various industries with varying years of experience.

Speakers

  • Panel

JUST START CREATING – ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS FOR YOU

This is a call to action to all innovators and changemakers to start creating. Are you an aspiring entrepreneur?

  • Learn about pathways to entrepreneurship
  • Get your creative “juices” flowing
  • Learn about Venture for America – a two-year entrepreneurship fellowship

Speakers

  • Venture for America

THE HOW TO’S OF WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM

Overall working with a professional sports team is comparable to working with any organization. This workshop can help you think differently about working in the professional sports field. Learn how you can make a meaningful contribution to the team when you’re not on the field.

Speakers

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Delaware Bluecoats (formerly 87ers)

WHAT I WOULD TELL MY FRESHMAN SELF

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to hear from recent graduates about how they are adjusting to the work world after DSU. This panel of graduates will share from their experiences how to make the most of your time at DSU, particularly as a College of Business student. There will be representation from various industries.

Speakers

  • Panel