Virtual Conference - Party In Person

We kicked off the semester right with the Bryan School’s exclusive 6th annual Back 2 Business event.

Live Virtual Conference Sessions
We had six live Zoom sessions to help you gain skills and strategies to succeed at the Bryan School and beyond. These sessions featured alumni, entrepreneurs, employers, and fellow students.

B2B Party at UNCG Baseball Stadium
The B2B Party will featured free fun such as: a DJ, a photo booth, various games, as well as food trucks and Bryan School T-shirts!

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The B2B Event Survey

We welcomed food from Taqueria El Azteca, Home Slice Pizza and Subs and the Coolin Out Ice Cream Truck!

Featured Sessions

9-9:50 am
Rock ”STAR” Jobs: What business careers have the greatest projected employment potential in today’s job market?

Session Description:

What are the business careers that have the greatest projected wage and employment growth in today’s job market? The Star Jobs Report from the NC Department of Commerce is a new and simplified way to help identify promising occupations. Do you understand the skills you can learn in the Bryan School to help get a STAR job? Join Bryan School alumni currently working in one of these high-potential roles to learn more!

Session Panelists: Kerri East, Marketing Manager, COATS; Andrew Khonje, Manager Financial Reporting, Royce Too; and Monica Luong, Application Lead, Lincoln Financial Group
Session Moderator: Bramley Crisco, Bryan School Corporate and Employer Relations
10-10:50 am
Maximize Your Internship Search and Experience

Session Description:

Internships are a valuable part of learning and career development! Skill building, team building, and networking are all critical to the internship experience. Hear from employer partners on what they are looking for and your peers on how they made the most of their opportunity.

Session Panelists: Lizzy Tahsuda, Director Campus Greensboro; Zac Engle, Kontoor Brands Inc and Current Bryan School Students: Ty Carrier & Zahra Hassan
Session Moderator: Bramley Crisco, Bryan School Corporate and Employer Relations
12-12:50 pm
Fast Track Your Graduate Degree: Save Time, Money, and Avoid Taking the GRE/GMAT

Session Description:

Pursuing a graduate degree can be a major life decision. It can involve preparing for the GRE/GMAT and completing one or two years of graduate coursework — not to mention the significant financial investment. In this session, you’ll learn about opportunities available exclusively to Bryan undergraduate students that can save them time, money, and waive the GRE/GMAT test requirement for a graduate degree program. You’ll also hear from and have the opportunity to hear from current students who have taken advantage of these benefits and have the opportunity to ask them questions.

Session Presenter: Jennifer Kiger Chapman, Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Session Panelists: Dean Painter, Luke Pecor, Madison Hey, Griffin Hillard 
1-1:50 pm
Nailing Your Personal Brand

Session Description:

This interview session will feature two alumni who have nailed their professional brand in successful nonprofit organizations, their own businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Learn how to set up your LinkedIn profile, network like a boss, and tell your story as a part of your career path.

Session Speakers: Deryle Daniels ’11 and Melanie Bullock ’96
2-2:50 pm
Between the Lines: What Employers are Really Saying in the Job Ad

Session Description:

Does this scenario sound familiar? You see a job ad you are excited by. You read it carefully, looking for key requirements. You get discouraged because you don’t see a direct match with your resume. You don’t apply.

Join this session to break out of that cycle and understand what employers are really saying in their job ads. You’ll walk away with actionable steps to decipher job ads and then translate the requirements into your resume and cover letter.

Co-Facilitators: Tyler Wiersma, Undergraduate Professional Development and Amy Yandell, Graduate Professional Development
3-3:50 pm
Student Organizations Round Up

Session Description:

Are you excited to get involved with one of the many Bryan School student organizations, but you are not sure which one is the right fit for you? Come learn more about these organizations and their activities from a panel of student presidents and alumni who are eager to welcome you aboard!

Moderator: Lasse Palomaki, Undergraduate Professional Development Specialist
Student Organizations: Association of Latino Professionals For America, North Carolina Sales Institute, American Marketing Association, College Entrepreneurs Organization, Spartan Investment Club

WIN Apple Airpods or Beats Headphones

Make Your Attendance Count*
  • Register for virtual sessions ahead of time to get the login information
  • Login to the live Zoom session on time and stay till the end*
  • Register for the party ahead of time and attend from 5 – 7 pm Aug. 26
  • Check in to Bryan Gold during the sessions and party

By attending a session AND the party you can earn up to two entries into the raffle. The raffle drawing will occur on Monday, Aug. 30. We will be drawing for two Apple Airpods and two Beats headphones. Winners will be notified via email where to pick up their prize.

Registration is required for each session and once complete students will receive an email with links and login information. You can also follow the Bryan School on social media (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) for updates.

*You will be emailed a certificate of attendance for every conference session you attend. If your instructor is offering credit, show them your certificate.

Get Points for Bryan Gold 
All B2B sessions will have a QR code embedded in the slideshow, which can be scanned on your Suitable app to earn points. For more information on Bryan Gold and how to activate/login to your account, please visit the Bryan Gold webpage.