Bryan School Professional Development Conference

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Join us for the 2023 Bryan School Professional Development Conference!

Exclusive to Bryan majors (undergraduate and graduate students), this in-person conference is focused entirely on your professional development. This brand new, day-long event is designed to equip you with tools for career success so you can impress companies and organizations looking to hire UNCG Bryan School students and make an immediate impact!

Join us Wednesday, September 20 in-person for a full day of information and opportunity – just for you!

  • Conference Sessions: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Career Accelerator Expo: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Company Mixer: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Bryan School Professional Development Conference

Conference Sessions: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The first part of the day will feature two different tracks of sessions with speakers who are experts in their field and currently hold high-ranking positions at companies. Please note the location and time of each session. Check-in will occur outside of each room 10 minutes before the start of the next session.

Location: Elliott University Center (EUC)

2023 Panel Schedule

9:00 – 9:50 a.m.

Crushing the Side Hustle

Presenter: Cassidy Burel ’20
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

Building a Bold Personal Brand

Presenter: Phillip Oakley
Location: EUC, Auditorium

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Decoding the Job Description

Presenter: Luke McGalliard ‘03
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

Networking: The Art of Conversation

Presenter: Mary Lesa Pegg ‘21
Location: EUC, Auditorium

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Effective Leadership Tactics: How to Get People to Do What You Want

Presenter: Steve Scott
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

Locate and Land the Internship

Presenters: Casi McDaniel ‘20 (Moderator), Noah Brabble, Yan Patrick Siqueira, Jadyn Koranteng
Location: EUC, Auditorium

12:00 – 12:50p.m.

Finding the Right Fit

Presenter: Jaleesa Whitley ‘10
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

Meet the Presidents: Bryan School Student Orgs

Presenters: Foday Mami, Beni Cheruga, Lynette Jimenez, Jose Micheo
Location: EUC, Auditorium

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Now What? Strategies to Pivot in Your Professional Journey

Presenter: Erica Lawrence ‘13
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

Making an Impact Early On

Presenters: Carol Ann Tucciarone ‘18 (Moderator), Ty Carrier ‘22, Jose Bazurto ‘23, Holly Shields ‘20, Giavanna Proctor ‘21
Location: EUC, Auditorium

2:00 – 2:50 p.m.

Burn Bright without Burning Out

Presenter: Neil Shoffner
Location: EUC, Kirkland Room

What They Don’t Tell You About Your First Job

Presenters: Kinsley Fraser ‘16, ‘19 (Moderator), Reese McCormick ‘23, Daniel Rust ‘20, ‘22, Damari Wynn ‘21
Location: EUC, Auditorium

Career Accelerator Expo: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Are you career ready?

The Career Accelerator Expo is your one-stop-shop for anything you need for your personal and professional development. This is a great opportunity to brush up on some important things to make a great first impression. There will be free headshots, resume reviews, networking practice, and much more! Plus everyone who taps in at the career expo will be entered to win a CPD prize pack!

Location: EUC, Alexander Room

  • Station 1 – CPD welcome & Career Accelerator Expo info
  • Stations 2 & 3 – Resume reviews
  • Station 4 – Career Fair info & registration
  • Station 5 – “Knot a Tie!?” Learn how to tie a tie
  • Station 6 – Networking practice with free food
  • Station 7 – Free professional headshots. Make sure to dress professionally!
  • Station 8 – Bryan School Graduate Programs Information

Company Mixer: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We will cap off the day with a Company Mixer featuring over 35 different companies and organizations that want to meet you! Join us for this informal meet and greet where students can get face time with employers who are ready to learn more about you, talk about their professional experiences, and discuss opportunities at their company.

The attire for the event will be business casual. Be prepared to talk about who you are and what you want to accomplish in your career. If there are specific companies you want to meet (listed below), you are encouraged to do some research on their website ahead of time.

Make sure to visit the Career Accelerator Expo during the day (EUC Alexander Room, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) for tips and tricks on how to mingle with company representatives at the Company Mixer later that evening.

Location: EUC, Cone Ballroom

  • AAA Carolinas
  • Action Greensboro
  • Arch MI
  • Atlantic Coast ToyataLift
  • Bernard Robinson & Company
  • Best Logistics Group
  • The Carroll Companies
  • Charles Aris Executive Search
  • Cintas
  • City of Greensboro
  • Cone Health
  • Epes Transport System, LLC
  • Fastenal
  • Fidelity Investments
  • GXO Logistics
  • John Deere Kernersville
  • Johnson Brothers
  • Kontoor Brands
  • Labcorp
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • NC Dept of Public Safety
  • Novant Health
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • OpsVeda
  • RJ Young
  • Ryerson
  • SECU
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Spectrum
  • Spot Freight
  • Syngenta
  • Target
  • TEKsystems
  • Truliant Federal Credit Union
  • Volvo Group

What do you get for attending?

  • Multiple chances to win the raffle. Every conference session you check in gets you an entry into the raffle for 1 of 4 great prizes! You also get 1 entry for visiting the Career Accelerator Expo and 1 for visiting the Company Mixer.  Make sure to bring your UNCG student ID to check in at every room and session.
  • Earn class credit. BUS 115, 215 & 415 students are required to attend different portions of the day and some instructors may be offering extra credit. Ask to find out!
  • Get points for Bryan Gold. Just scan the code at each session, at the Career Accelerator Expo, and at the Company Mixer using the Suitable app to earn points.
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