March 29, 1-4pm; networking and refreshments 4-5
Student Union Ball Room
Sponsored by the Student Speaking Association (SSA)
Open to Students in All Majors
Giveaways, including an Apple Watch
FREE, you just need to register
As you gain experiences in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and/or the workplace, it is crucial that you can explain why your experiences and accomplishments will be meaningful when you enter a job full-time after graduation.
March 29 Your Words Matter Business Communications Mini-Conference and Workshop: Telling Your Story
Apple Watch Giveaway! Open to All UA Students!
The ability to talk about one’s experiences and skills in a meaningful way is crucial during the hiring process and networking. While students attending The University of Akron are hardworking and professionally prepared when they enter their career fields full-time, it’s often difficult to get comfortable talking about ourselves. That’s why the UA student organization, the Student Speaking Association (SSA) (formerly Student Toastmasters) is holding the Your Words Matter Business Communications Conference and Workshop: Telling Your Story on March 29 in the Student Union Ballroom. During this afternoon session (12:30-1pm Registration; 1-4pm Program; 4-5 Networking and Refreshments), students will hear some discussions of how to authentically talk about experiences and abilities gained, learn from a panel of speakers, and, lastly, reflect on their own experiences. Bring a friend! Register now! https://developingyourstory.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration enters your name TWICE in the drawing!
1-1:10pm Welcome and Laying the Foundation for the Day, Betsy DuWaldt, Business Practitioner, Communications, College of Business Administration
1:10-1:30 How to Tell Your Story: Thinking About Your Experiences (All) Includes Building Your Story Tony Alexander, College of Business Administration Executive-in-Residence, Business Communications
1:35-2:00 How to Engage: What Really Matters to My Audience? Panel Panelists include: Tony Alexander, College of Business Administration Executive-in-Residence, Business Communications; Iris Cumberbatch, VP and Head of Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Courtney Gras, Co-Founder & COO Design Flux Technologies, LLC, and named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 List; Chris Miller, Community Investment Officer, Director, Editor at Akron Community Foundation, Akron Digital Media Center, Akronist.com; Andy Platt, Executive-in-Residence, College of Business Administration, The J.M. Smucker Company
2:00-2:15 Creativity and Visual Communications, Lisa Miller, Communications Lead, FirstEnergy
2:15-2:45 Postering Session (All Students)
2:45-3:30 Poster Judging
3:45 Closing remarks, Apple Watch Giveaway
4-5 pm Networking and Refreshments