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2018 Houston LIT College Tour

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University of Houston

Student Center South, Skyline room

4455 University Dr.

Houston, TX 77204-3049

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Houston ready to ignite your future at the 2018 UH LIT College Tour “The Ultimate Student Leadership Conference” on Thursday, September 27, 4pm-8pm. (Scroll down for program)

2018 Houston LIT College Tour

What is LIT? Leadership, Innovation and Transformation. LIT College Tour is a national career and leadership initiative designed to support student success, career exploration, internship and job search, as well as professional and personal development. Students get a chance to build their leadership skills, meet face-to-face with recruiters, network with potential mentors and gain actionable insights from speakers. The program bridges the gap between college and real world by bringing together an exciting mix of industry experts, educators, recruiters, mentors and entrepreneurs ready to share their insights and solutions for "Igniting Futures."

Our half-day leadership conference offers rapid-fire learning, leadership development and transformational experiences via 3 learning tracks, keynotes, workshops and 20+ industry experts and emerging leaders from diverse industries including Entrepreneurship, STEM, Marketing, Media, Entertainment, Law, Finance and related fields.

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4 p.m. Doors open

4:10 p.m. Opening remarks - Dr. Richard Walker, VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, UH

4:20 p.m. Opening Keynote - Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez, District 143

4:45 p.m. Panel 1: Leadership from Within: From conquering your fears to discovering your passion, understanding what motivates you and achieving your goals, learn how to define your career direction and rise to life's challenges.
Moderator: Cesar Rincon, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Panelist: Adrian Garcia, former Sheriff, City Council Member & Mayor Pro Tem
Panelist: Alex Obregon, Deputy City Controller, City of Houston
Panelist: Heather Dulin, DirectorTalent Acquisition, National Oilwell Varco
Panelist: Tamara Garrett, Global Project Manager, BP

5:35 p.m. Panel 2: Career Readinesss: How to Build an Authenic Personal Brand
Moderator: Jose “Jojo” Padron, 2x Emmy award-winner, Univision
Panelist: Veronica Martinez, Multicultural Business Development Manager & Talent, On Q Financial Services
Panelist: Kim Tardy, Director of Talent, Alliant Group
Panelist: Allan Leung, Talent Acquisition, HCSS
Panelist: Vanessa Astros, VP Corporate Communications, Edelman PR

6:25 p.m. Workshop - TBA

6:50 p.m. Panel 3: Entrepreneurs & Tech: How to Launch a Startup & Invest in Business Opportunities
From freelancing to job-hopping and investing, how do young professionals gain financial freedom in a rapidly changing gig economy. Learn how to turn your side-gig into a full-blown startup and how to invest in stocks, businesses, real-estate and lending instruments.
Moderator: Ariana Montelongo, Realtor, PR Professional, Keller Williams Memorial
Panelist: Sumiko Hamilton, BS, MPA, MeD, D.C. UH Special Populations; Entrepreneur
Panelist: Mario Cobian, CEO, Cobian Marketing Group
Panelist: Grace Rodriguez, Cofounder, Station Houston
Panelist: Jeffrey Delano Wallace, President, The Greater Houston Black Chamber

7:35 p.m. Closing Keynote - Dr. Elvia Espino

7:55 p.m. Closing remarks

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