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Monday  |  August 7

CPA Exam: Preparation, Application, and Optimal Strategies for Success

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. Education requirements for CPA Exam Candidates
  2. Content of 4 parts of CPA exam
  3. CPA exam structure effective 4/1/17
  4. CPA exam application process
  5. Tips and Strategies When Applying and Taking CPA Exam
  6. National CPA Exam Pass Rates
  7. CPA Exam Resources

Objective(s): To provide detailed information to support successful CPA candidates

Level: No experience

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Elizabeth Murray

Tuesday  |  August 8

2017 Veterans’ Panel: Careers Beyond Serving

09:00AM – 11:00AM

Description: How can those who served in the military, honoring our country and supporting our values be of service to our committed corporate partners by leveraging their strong leadership skills.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Various

Speakers:

  1. Corey Adams
  2. Moshé Dickerman
  3. Anthony Florentino Gamboa
  4. Dave Gaulin
  5. Keith Jones

10 Habits For the Start of Your Career

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Level: No experience

Sponsor: EY

Speakers:

  1. Joe Wehle

Exploring a Career in Corporate Finance

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Join Johnson & Johnson for an informative and interactive session as we demystify the world of Corporate Finance and provide valuable insights into what this exciting career path has to offer.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Learn what Corporate Finance is and is not.
  2. Hear directly from some of our emerging leaders in various functions, sectors, and stages of their career.
  3. Explore whether Corporate Finance is right for you.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson

Speakers:

  1. Lauren Cruz
  2. Rodolfo Solorzano, III

Getting Started with Excel

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Join our session to learn how to get started with Excel 2016. Excel can be used to track, organize, and calculate lots of information easily. Use Excel with OneDrive and you will be able to share and collaborate with others in the cloud. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Create an Excel workbook
  2. Use functions and formulas
  3. Make charts and graphs to visualize your data
  4. Store securely on OneDrive
  5. Access from any device (iPhone, Android or Windows phone)
  6. Manage spreadsheet versions
  7. Level: Beginner (Laptop is required to participate in this workshop)

    Sponsor: Microsoft

    Speakers:

    1. Brian Moring

Preparing for Leadership

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Level: No experience

Sponsor: BDO

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Join us for a fun and interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged professional services client service team operates. Objectives of this session will focus on teamwork, communication, team leverage and task assignment. You will work with a team to create a Jenga structure while leveraging the appropriate resources. Learn about the business of the public accounting profession and how you can contribute to its success by being a first choice advisor. This session will provide insight into the professional services business.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: RSM

Speakers:

  1. Sergio de la Fe
  2. Brett Friedman
  3. Amy Turner

Unlocking the Power of Your Personal Communication Style

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Have you wondered why you find yourself getting along with some colleagues and not others? How about why people leave the same meetings with different interpretations of what happened? In this interactive workshop lead by ALPFA NY Chapter Leader and Vice President at BlackRock Jessica Palacios, you will learn to unlock the power of your communication style and preferences. You will learn how these preferences impact the way you relate to others, the way you absorb information, and the way you navigate through your professional life. Join us for greater self-awareness and tips for improved relationship building skills and interpersonal communications.

Level: ALL

Speakers:

  1. Jessica Palacios

Building Leaders – Finding your Leadership Style

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description:

  1. Illustrate the different leadership styles and personality profiles
  2. Analysts, Diplomats, Sentinels, Explorers
  3. Connect leadership styles with various roles in the financial services industry
  4. Discuss how leadership styles change over time and with experience
  5. Discuss how to discover your own identity and leverage that to effectively strengthen your candidacy in the recruiting process
  6. Workshop Objectives:

    1. Understand various leadership styles and personality profiles
    2. Understand the styles that tend to succeed in various financial services roles
    3. Understand your own identity and where you may be a personality fit
    4. Understand how to communicate your leadership style and effectively build your candidacy during the recruiting process
    5. Level: No experience

      Sponsor: JPMC

Building Your Brand

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: At Goldman Sachs, we believe that building your personal brand is an integral part of developing your career. Knowing how to represent yourself in the best light, build your network and differentiate yourselves from others can make all the difference. In this interactive session, come learn some helpful tips on building your best self.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Goldman Sachs

Excel Beyond Basics

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Join our session to learn even more about Excel 2016. Use the power of Excel to visualize your data and present your information in a way that is easy to consume. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Insert Pivot Tables
  2. Visualize data with Pivot Charts
  3. User slicers and timelines to easily filter your data
  4. Present your data in PowerPoint.

Level: Intermediate (Laptop is required to participate in this workshop)

Sponsor: Microsoft

Speakers:

  1. Brian Moring

Leveraging Your Internship Into a Career

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Preparing students for summer internships and educating them on recruitment cycles for various industries. Gain insight into how to strengthen your résumé, present yourself in interviews, and optimize your campus resources to identify the perfect internship opportunity for you.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Speakers:

  1. Ruth Armendariz
  2. Justin Guzman
  3. Julie Kim
  4. Priti Sadler

How to Fast Track your Career & Professional Branding

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: You’ve probably heard the saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. However, when it comes to professional branding, it’s not even who you know, it’s who knows you. Make the move from student to professional by defining and promoting your professional brand. Learn how to strengthen your networks, build a lasting reputation, and recognize your value. Get helpful tips from a diverse panel on how to fast track your career and professional brand. Our discussion will highlight how to leverage already existing networks, and teach you how to build the confidence in leading your own network, defined by what you’re passionate about. Whether you’re on the hunt for an internship, in the midst of a job search, or will be starting a new job soon - our live discussion on trending topics includes but isn’t limited to: networking tips, finding a mentor, establishing a professional brand, and impressing your new employer. Our panel of State Street employees can prepare you to successfully navigate the corporate landscape. Be part of our candid conversation, and feel encouraged to ask the questions that are keeping you up at night.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: State Street

Speakers:

  1. Nicole Bemesderfer
  2. Busola Laguda
  3. Jason Martinez
  4. Jesse Pedraza
  5. Kelly Peguero

Amp Up Your Interview

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Join PwC to learn how to tell your story and express the essence of who you are during an interview. You will hear how to build connections with prospective employers that will help them remember your exceptional promise of value and make you stand out amongst your peers during the interview process.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: PwC

Speakers:

  1. Angela Delgado

Effective Listening

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Effective Listening focuses on verbal and non-verbal cues and the barriers to communication (to include physical noise, psychological noise and semantic noise). This workshop will emphasize the importance of developing this skill early in one’s career. Real life examples are skillfully incorporated into the presentation and audience participates are encouraged to brainstorm ways to overcome listening barriers.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: CIA

Speakers:

  1. Cristina Temboury

The Behavioral Interview: Articulating Your Experiences Need

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Join Bank of America for a student session designed to explore one of the most common types of candidate assessment: behavioral interviews. Across multiple industries and all lines of business, from Marketing & Corporate Affairs to Global Investment Banking, teams leverage behavioral interviews as a tool to evaluate the competencies of candidates. Participants in this workshop will gain the insight needed to understand how behavioral interviews are structured and what they can do to be best prepared for success.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Bank of America

Speakers:

  1. Ayanna Stephens
  2. Ebory A. Thomas

LGBTQ Reception

05:00PM – 07:00PM

Level: No experience

Speakers:
  1. Jessica Feliciano
  2. Kristian A. Wedolowski

Guinness World Record attempt

08:00PM – 08:30PM

Description: Carlos Martinez from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ will present “How to Find Your Brand’s Superpower.” There will be an overview of five ways companies and individuals across the world are inspiring greatness and how they can become “Officially Amazing” through GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.™ At the conclusion of his presentation, Carlos will be joined on stage by an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator who will be on hand to oversee live record breaking attempts by members of the audience. (So yes, if you ever wanted to be the best in the world at something, don’t miss this presentation)!

Level: No experience

Sponsor: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

Speakers:

  1. Carlos Martinez

Guinness World Record attempt

08:00PM – 08:30PM

Description: Carlos Martinez from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ will present “How to Find Your Brand’s Superpower.” There will be an overview of five ways companies and individuals across the world are inspiring greatness and how they can become “Officially Amazing” through GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.™ At the conclusion of his presentation, Carlos will be joined on stage by an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator who will be on hand to oversee live record breaking attempts by members of the audience. (So yes, if you ever wanted to be the best in the world at something, don’t miss this presentation)!

Level: No experience

Sponsor: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

Speakers:

  1. Carlos Martinez

Wednesday  |  August 9

Innovation @ GS

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Innovation is integral to the success of Goldman Sachs. Please join us to learn about innovation at the firm, as well as to explore how innovation can help you as you develop your career. Presenters will share insights into their careers at Goldman Sachs, as well as walk through interactive case studies to help participants become everyday innovators.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Goldman Sachs

Making the Switch: Your Journey From Student to Professional

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: The process of interviewing, securing employment and hitting the ground running in your new job can be an exciting, but difficult and unpredictable journey. During the course of this workshop, Bloomberg recruiters and hiring managers will pull the curtain back and share advice on how to develop techniques and habits that will allow you to successfully navigate that experience.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Bloomberg

Speakers:

  1. Eddy Carta
  2. Etienne Vazquez

Powerful Power Point presentations and Getting Started with One Note

08:15AM – 09:45AM

Description: During this interactive session, you will learn how to take your presentations to the next level with PowerPoint 2016, additionally learn how you can start using OneNote to capture your actions items, create tasks list, flag items for review and get organized. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Create Power Point templates
  2. Add interesting content to your presentations
  3. Create a One Note notebook
  4. Leverage Microsoft tools for collaboration

Level: ALL (Laptop is required to participate in this workshop)

Sponsor: Microsoft

Speakers:

  1. Brian Moring

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge (Session 2)

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Join us for a fun and interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged professional services client service team operates. Objectives of this session will focus on teamwork, communication, team leverage and task assignment. You will work with a team to create a Jenga structure while leveraging the appropriate resources. Learn about the business of the public accounting profession and how you can contribute to its success by being a first choice advisor. This session will provide insight into the professional services business.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: RSM

Speakers:

  1. Sergio de la Fe
  2. Brett Friedman
  3. Amy Turner

Think Like a DO (Directorate of Operations) Officer – Einstein as an Asset

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: This is an audience participation exercise where students are asked to look at a historic figure, Albert Einstein, as if he had been an intelligence source at the start of World War II. Could you trust everything he said? How would you evaluate the man and the information he provided? Participates will be asked to look at Einstein through the eyes of a modern CIA Operations Officer, Staff Operations Officer, Collection Management Officer, and Targeting Officer.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: CIA

What is Social Media Saying About You?

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: As data is never truly erased, your digital footprint can live on forever! In this session, students will be challenged to think about how their use of social media could be negatively affecting their virtual brand. Using an engaging and interactive format, KPMG professionals will walk students through the practical ways they can protect their brand when using Linked In, Facebook, Instagram and more!

Come join us for this informative session that will help ensure you are “virtually ready” to meet your future employer!

Level: No experience

Sponsor: KPMG

Speakers:

  1. Tehnyia Stewart

Behavioral Event Interviewing

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Would you like to get better at job interviewing? Whether you or new in your career journey or a seasoned pro, everyone can get better at interviewing. How would you like an insider’s view at how a Fortune 30 company interviews talent for their top positions?

Please join us as we share with you how we conduct “behavioral event interviews”, a structured process for employee selection that is used by most top firms today.

In this workshop you will learn:

  1. How behavioral event interviews differ from unstructured interviews.
  2. The process for how candidates are interviewed.
  3. Actual examples of interview questions/rating scales used by Target to select candidates.
  4. The do’s and don’ts of behavioral event interviews.
  5. Real life practice on how to effectively present yourself during these types of interviews.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Target

Speakers:

  1. Jim Hoar

Finding Your Leadership Voice in any Role

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Leadership in any environment is not about authority, but rather influence and authenticity. Finding the most effective way to lead people while staying true to your authentic self can be quite the challenge. This interactive session will explore common and impactful leadership styles, while offering tangible tips to hone and maximize your personal leadership brand.

Workshop Objectives: The ultimate ROI for you and the people around you.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Nationwide

Speakers:

  1. Loreley Burgos
  2. Jason Dominguez
  3. Daniele Lopes Johnson
  4. Juan Jose Perez

Money Management and Wealth Building Skills: College and Beyond

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: Apply advanced money management skills to achieve your financial objectives. Learn how to use budgeting, investing, and debt management strategies to build wealth and positively impact your future. Develop a deeper understanding on how the FDIC promotes financial stability in the banking system.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: FDIC

Speakers:

  1. Alex Uvidia

Uniform CPA Examination Update

02:15PM – 03:45PM

Description: During the Uniform CPA Examination update, the next version of the Exam that launched on April 1, 2017, the new Exam delivery software to be launched on April 1, 2018, and plans for global expansion and future versions of the CPA Examination will be discussed. Also, CPA Candidate recruitment, engagement, performance, and the results of the AICPA’s studies on the candidate pipeline will also be discussed.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: AICPA

Speakers:

  1. Joseph Maslott

Choosing the Right Company for You!

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Selecting a company to work for upon graduation can be daunting given the volume of opportunities available. Attendees will delve into the multitude of factors that should go into this decision … and yes, it has to be more than just money! How does size of the organization, cultural fit, support for diversity, long-term career growth opportunities and much more play into this important decision.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Synchrony Financial

Speakers:

  1. Elizabeth (Liz) Blanks

Connect with Deloitte!

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Please join Deloitte for refreshments, prizes and opportunities to learn more about a career at the largest professional client service firm in the world! We will equip you with skills and resources in order to make the most of the ALPFA 2017 Convention, as well as provide you with information on how you can apply to early internship and leadership opportunities at Deloitte.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Deloitte

Speakers:

  1. Melissa Zierler

Financial Literacy - Smart Money Skills for College & Beyond

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Prudential

Personal Values

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: Before you can lead and motivate others, it’s important to identify your own motivators, beliefs and values. This program will help participants increase their awareness of their personal values and the impact values have on choices and behaviors. With this popular and eye-opening exercise, participants will gain new perspectives on career direction, leadership path and even personal relationships. Through personal reflection, soul searching and honesty participants often come away with a re-energized self-awareness and development plan. Culturally, the exercise helps participants understand and appreciate diversity.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Identify what values are most important to you as an individual
  2. Deal more effectively with others whose values may be different from your own
  3. Recognize the impact of personal values on your career alternatives
  4. Prioritize your values
  5. Understand how the priority of these values impact relationships, decision making, etc.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Dell

Speakers:

  1. Carla Fisher

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