Join us in the Elliott University Center on September 9, 2019

What’s your next step?

What should you be doing now to prepare for the future? Find the answers at the Bryan School’s fourth annual Back to Business event! During the day, attend sessions with tips and strategies that will help you succeed in both jobs and internships. In the evening, take part in the Back to Business Mixer! Enjoy free food and mocktails and participate in speed-networking sessions with alumni, employers, and faculty. We’ll also have a raffle for great prizes, and we’ll be giving away a special 50th anniversary t-shirt (while supplies last)!

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Are you a Bryan School alumnus?

Join us for an evening of speed-networking to share your expertise and guidance with current students. You remember how daunting the future seemed when you were a student – so come share advice and encouragement with your fellow Spartans!

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The Six Speaker Sessions | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Build Your Brand, 9:00 am
Kerry Miles, Sales Consultant at Paychex


Learn how to build your own personal brand. Get answers to all your questions on the who, what, why, and how of networking and what it means for the future of your career with Bryan School alumna, Kerry Miles.

Personal Finance, 10:00 am
Tiffany Grant, owner of Money Talk with Tiff


Set yourself up for financial success as your enter the workforce. Learn the basics and importance of budgeting, setting up for your first 401K, chipping away at those college loans.

Leadership & Management, 11:00 am
Derek Ellington, Executive at Bank of America


What does it take to lead? Do you have to be in a management role to be a leader? What steps can you take now in your undergraduate courses and beyond to set yourself up for a future in management. Find out in this session.

Entrepreneurship, 1:00 pm
Dustin Miller (Dustin Miller Media) & Katheryn Hubert (Chez Genese)


Starting a business can be equally exciting and overwhelming. From creating a business plan, to securing investors, to scaling their business, hear from local entrepreneurs who have risked it all to make it happen.

The Value of Internships, 2:00 pm
Lizzy Tahsuda with Campus Greensboro


You may or may not be required to have an internship in your time at the Bryan School but what can a good internship mean for your future career? Learn from your fellow students as well as employers on how a great internship can impact your future and how you can leverage those connections in the real world.

How to Handle Stress, 3:00 pm
Thayle Heggie – Certified Health Coach


Difficult boss? Demanding team? All of the stressors present in the workplace can be daunting. Learn how to better manage the stress and demands that will inevitably find you time and time again throughout your career.

Moderators: Justin Streuli, Jose Sandaval, Bramley Crisco, Jaimon Mcmillian

Back to Business Schedule


All Back to Business Speaker Sessions will take place in Cone Ballroom A & B in the Elliott University Center.

9:00-9:45 am
Build Your Brand | Add to your calendar
10:00-10:45 am
Personal Finance | Add to your calendar
11:00-11:45 am
Leadership & Management | Add to your calendar
1:00-1:45 pm
Entrepreneurship | Add to your calendar
2:00-2:45 pm
The Value of Internships | Add to your calendar
3:00-3:45 pm
How to Handle Stress | Add to your calendar

The Mixer takes place in Cone Ballroom C and the Speed Networking sessions will take place in Cone Ballroom A & B at the Elliott University Center.

4:30 pm
VIP Mixer
5:00 pm
VIP Speed Networking
5:00 pm
Mixer – General Admission | Add to your calendar
5:10 pm
General Admissions Speed Networking Round 1
6:10 pm
General Admissions Speed Networking Round 2

The Golden Ticket


Your Key to becoming a VIP!
  1. Check in with student ID between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to get a Golden Ticket.
  2. Have your ticket stamped at the end of every speaker session you attend..
  3. Collect at least two stamps, and you’ll become a VIP at our evening Mixer.
VIP Access includes:
  1. Early access to the mixer! Doors open at 4:30 pm for VIPs, while general admission begins at 5:00 pm.
  2. Take part in a special VIP speed networking round at 5:00 pm.
  3. Receive a bonus entry into the raffle with this ticket stub.
  4. Skip the lines for the food and free t-shirts.

*In the event that your instructor has offered extra credit for Back to Business attendance, use your Golden Ticket for verification.

The Blue Ticket


Collect your Blue Ticket at check-in for the Mixer:
  1. All students must check-in with their student ID at the Mixer at 5:00 pm, unless they are VIPs (see above)
  2. Students will receive a blue ticket when they check-in for the evening mixer. If you have your ticket stamped by at least four of the six speed networking sessions, you can submit your ticket stub to be entered into the prize raffle.

The Mixer | 5:00-7:00 pm (VIP entry at 4:30 pm)

After the Back to Business speaker sessions, we are hosting a speed networking mixer in the Cone Ballroom! Speakers from the daytime sessions and other experts will be ready to meet you. You will have about 10 minutes at each speed networking station, so come prepared with questions. We will have some conversational prompts for you as well. Business attire is encouraged. – Remember, you could be meeting a future employer!

The event will also include heavy hor d’oeuvres, mocktail mixed drinks, and a special 50th anniversary Bryan School t-shirt (while supplies last).

Raffle Details


Use your Golden Ticket and Blue Ticket to enter the raffle for great prizes! Simply collect two stamps on your Golden Ticket and four stamps on your blue ticket (details will be printed on the tickets). The drawings will occur at the Mixer, but you do not need to be present to win. Make sure you double your chances to win because the raffle items this year include: Apple Airpods, Beats Wireless Headphones and 50″ TCL 4K HDR Roku TV!