SOAR

Schedule

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Dinner and Community Conversation
Join Director of Mosaic Lisa Dela Cruz for an informal dinner and opportunity to reflect on and set goals around your Summit experience.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2021
8:30-8:45 a.m. Check-in / Breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Conversational Leadership
Chad Littlefield
This interactive networking session will teach you to create conversations that matter - the foundation of building your professional network. Chad Littlefield, author, speaker and co-founder of We and Me, Inc., helps clients like JetBlue, Starbucks, and TedX to increase collaboration and develop relationships of trust.

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. Dress for Success!
“Heels”: Diane Gottsman, Protocol School of Texas; “Ties”:  Tony Sommer, Men’s Wearhouse
Yes, there are ‘rules’ you need to know! Be ready to give and receive feedback in the interactive presentation. Learn what the different kinds of work dress are and how to build your professional wardrobe on a budget.
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Break
12:00-1:30 p.m. Keynote: Business Dining & Networking Etiquette
Diane Gottsman
You guessed it! There won’t be any ketchup or mustard on the table, and toothpicks are not welcome! Learn the ins and outs of business dining and networking etiquette from Diane Gottsman, national etiquette expert, author, media resource, corporate trainer and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. (Professional attire required.)
1:30-2:00 p.m. Break/Change into SOAR T-shirt
2:00-2:30 p.m. Group Photo
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Strengths and Skills
Leverage your your strengths and identify essential 21st-century career-readiness competencies. 

3:30-4:15 p.m. Developing Your Brand
Debika Sihi and Andy Ross, SU professors of business
Who better to teach you how to market yourself than marketing professors? Join us to hear about “Creating You & Co.”
4:15-4:30 p.m. Break
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Storytelling!
Chad Littlefield
Craft your own unique story. This practice will prepare you for delivering your networking message.

5:30-5:45 p.m. Break
5:45-7:00 p.m. Career Community Dinner
Enjoy dinner in Career Community groups with professionals in career fields of interest to you. Learn how to build a strong support team for your professional development and harness the Power of the Tower via PirateConnect and the Alumni Network Mentor Program.
SATURDAY, JANUARy 9, 2021
8:30-8:45 a.m. Check-in/Breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Reflections
9:00-10:00 a.m. Hit the Target: Resumes and Cover Letters
Learn how to begin creating your marketing plan for all opportunities (internships, shadowing, research, jobs, graduate/professional school, scholarships, etc.). Bring your laptop to workshop your resume.
10:00-11:00 a.m. My Electronic Me: LinkedIn
A quick look at developing and protecting your career product through social networking. Bring your laptop and get started with your career commercial.
11:00-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Talk the Talk - Interviewing Skills
Get ready for your starring role! An interview is kind of an improv theatrical performance. Learn how to think on your feet, display confidence and perform your “best self.”
12:15-12:30 p.m. Break/Pick up lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Employer Panel: Perspectives on Job Searching
1:30-1:45 p.m.  Break
1:45-2:45 p.m. Test the Fit - Internships
Dana Luna and Craig Gilden
Now you have the tools to build connections, tell your story and make a positive first impression. It’s time to get out there and test-drive some career possibilities. Learn about all things internships, including earning academic credit and funding.
2:45-3:45 p.m. “Adulting” - it’s not as scary as you might think!
It’s about building a life, not just a career. Learn some basics on personal finances for planning your internship experience and beyond.
3:45-4:00 p.m. Break
4:00-5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote and Dinner
Daron K. Roberts, JD
Persistence, patience and passion - that’s what it takes to pursue your professional dreams. Keynote Daron K. Roberts, JD, former NFL Coach, Harvard Law graduate, best-selling author, and non-profit founder, will inspire you in this dynamic closing session.
5:00-5:10 p.m. Closing Comments and Recognition