The following is a tentative agenda planned for Career Wave 2014. It will be updated throughout the coming months, so please continue to check back in. All events will take place on Tulane's Uptown campus. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

  7:30AM - Registration

  8:30AM - Welcome & Featured Speaker -- Lindsey Pollak, Millennial Workplace Expert & Official LinkedIn Ambassador

  9:45AM - Industry Executives Panel

* This panel will feature alumni and parents who are executives in leadership roles within their respective industries and companies. 

10:45AM - Networking Opportunity with Industry Executives Panel

11:30AM - Rising Stars Panel 

* This panel will feature recent graduates of Tulane who are successful within their respective industries and companies. 

12:30PM - Networking Opportunity with Rising Stars Panel

  1:00PM - Lunch

  2:15PM - Featured Speaker -- Wendy Rothman, Ph. D, Renowned Career Management Innovator & President, Wenroth Consulting, Inc.

Present Tense…Future Perfect
College students are programmed and pressured to “do the right things” in order to set a course for their perfect life. Pick a major (or 2), land the plum internship, interview for the best jobs, and guarantee financial independence and lifelong fulfillment. Is that really possible? This presentation will offer practical advice about what you can do in college – whether a freshman or a senior – that will enhance your career satisfaction and make all your job searches easier, while considering what really matters along the way.

  3:30PM - Concurrent Panels. Students will have a choice of one of the following 5 opportunities:

  1. Current Student/Internship Panel -- This panel will allow for current students who have successfully navigated the internship process to discuss their techniques and ideas with freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are currently pursuing summer internships.

  2. Finance for the Liberal Arts Undergraduate -- This presentation will focus on the core fundamentals necessary for liberal arts undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a career in finance. This will also be open to sophomore Freeman students who are still in formative development stages. 

  3. Last Minute Techniques for Second Semester Seniors: Finding Jobs That Don’t Exist in Companies You’ve Never Heard Of -- Job search can be daunting, especially for the 2nd semester senior who has not yet accepted a position. Learn what you can do right this very minute to uncover hidden opportunities and gain the knowledge to move your search forward immediately. Wendy will talk about how to sound like an insider, build confidence, and approach people with assurance and value. Building these skills will serve you over the lifetime of your career as you develop professional options on your own terms. Learn them now, and use them forever.

  4. NOLA Bound -- A conversation with successful local alumni about opportunities for students who wish to live and work in New Orleans.

  5. Alternative Post-Graduation Planning: Grad School, Fellowships, and Service Programs -- Not planning on embarking on a traditional job search right away because you want to attend graduate/professional school or are interested in service programs or academic fellowships? Come hear from people on campus who can give you insight on how to prepare for the application process and what you can expect from these programs.
    • Barbara Beckman, PhD
      Associate Dean for Admissions, Tulane University School of Medicine
    • Adam L. Kancher
      Assistant Director, Admission & Recruitment, Tulane University Law School
    • Charlotte Maheu Vail
      Assistant Director, Honors Program, Newcomb-Tulane College
    • Michael Pizzolatto
      Senior Program Manager, Center for Public Service
    • Kathleen Maier
      Pre-Professional Advisor, Academic Advising Center, Newcomb-Tulane College
    • Sarah Withers
      Pre-Professional Advisor, Academic Advising Center, Newcomb-Tulane College

  4:45PM - Event Ends

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