9th Annual Seminar on Success
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015
*All sessions will take place in the 1941 Room on the second floor of Cro.
12:30 p.m. Registration Opens
Grab some coffee, find a seat and pick up your gift (which you will make great use of throughout the afternoon).
1-2:15 p.m. “How to Wow” with Frances Cole Jones ’86
Frances is the author of "How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation and Wow Your Way into the Job of Your Dreams." She is also the creator of the (free!) iPhone/iPad app "Interview Wow." Frances appears frequently on ABC and Fox News, is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series and a job interview expert for About.com. In 2014, she was voted a top speaker in communication by Speaking.com.
Frances will teach you strategies for remaining focused and confident, teach you how to read others' body language (and manage your own), offer professional phone and email guidelines, and discuss strategies for out-preparing your interviewer and leveraging your network.
2:25-3:15 p.m. Alumni Talk: Careers to Consider
They were all in your shoes at one point in the recent past. Hear from successful young alumni working in a variety of fields about their career paths and learn insider information about working in their industries. They’ll give advice and strategies to help with your job-search.
3:15-4 p.m. The Fine Print: Managing a Budget, Navigating the Big Cities and More Practical Advice on the “Real World”
A Q&A with all of the day’s presenters; submit a question ahead of time on your registration form. Alumni will also share advice about living on your own, salary expectations and how to manage your new lifestyle.
4:10-4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Networking Reception
Your chance to ask questions that have come up throughout the day, talk one-on-one with alumni and enjoy a casual reception.