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Sunday | August 6

Opening Session with COO and President of Colleges and Universities

01:30PM – 01:45PM

Chicago/Miami/NY OOP meeting

01:50PM – 03:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. SLC – best practices around recruitment and engagement
  2. Creating/tracking KPIs
  3. Recruiting and engaging an effective operating committee
  4. OOP workload and roles
  5. Leveraging this structure to identify innovative ways to redefine the chapter operating/revenue model

 

Fundraising

01:50PM – 03:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. While we work with our Strategic Partnership team to identify better ways to serve our chapters, we cannot ignore the fact that several chapters secure their own local funding successfully. In fact, our top five chapters are raising anywhere from $30,000 to $111,000 without the support of the national team. This is an opportunity to hear from our Boston and Seattle leaders (and others) to understand what is the key to their success.
  2. Strategic play – There does need to be some analysis that happens at the local level to identify the opportunities in the market you are attempting to serve. To what extent are you evaluating the prominent industries in your market and how that ties to the representation in these industries by Latinos? How have you/will you put together a plan that will lead to chapter sponsorship?

 

Marketing – Leveraging Technology

01:50PM – 03:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. You may have solid corporate partner relationships, a team that can deliver programming that you membership needs, and the resources to do it all, but without the ability to communicate this to your membership, your programs will fall flat and your partners and members will be disappointed. Do you have a strategy in place to effectively communicate with your membership?
  2. How are you leveraging your social media platforms and are you measuring the effectiveness of your communications? Are you engaging your followers in conversations about the content you are about to deliver in your next program?
  3. Are you able to recruit someone with the relevant marketing experience to lead your marketing efforts?
  4. Do you have a solid communication plan that does not overcommunicate with your membership (leading to email opt out selections from members)?

 

Resource Discussion: Board structure / BoD recruitment, retention, accountability

01:50PM – 03:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. Everything a chapter can produce is based on the strength of its board which makes having the right talent in place crucial. How are you recruiting your talent? Are you focusing on finding the relevant skills for a position, or simply putting a body in the role?
  2. Even if you find the right talent, you need to make sure that talent is effective and engaged. How are you measuring the success of a board member? Do you have a process in place to consistently evaluate performance and move resources around or replace them if necessary? And have you considered that a board member’s efficacy is directly tied to how inspired they are by what they are doing? Also, given our intention to develop and empower our members, it is crucial that ever board member be developed through trainings and/or provided opportunities to grow a skillset/network/etc. How can you integrate this development in all that you do as a chapter?
  3. With even the best talent in place, you may find that your board structure is simply not conducive to success. Use this opportunity to share varying board structures and the pros and cons of each.

 

Student and Professional Chapters Working Together

01:50PM – 03:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. Engaging Student members from both the student and professional chapter perspective
  2. How can professional chapters support student chapters whether they are geographically close or not?
  3. Converting Student members to Professional Members
  4. Finding value in student members beyond what a sponsor expects

 

Developing/Enhancing your local value proposition

03:20PM – 04:45PM

Description: While we have a stated purpose and mission as an organization, there is a local version of the ALPFA value proposition that speaks to the members you are aiming to serve. For example, you may have a strong healthcare membership base, technology focused based, law, etc. Having said that, while we are “Association of Latino Professionals For America” we are not structured (at the moment) to adequately serve every professional in every industry. You have the opportunity to develop your program offerings to attract and support the industries or majors that you are choosing to focus on. This discussion will be focused on what you are experiencing in each city, the process of choosing an area of focus and how you are presenting ALPFA’s value proposition in your city.  

Event Planning (Process and PMO Structure)

03:20PM – 04:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. Delivering value to our members and partners is predominately done via local chapter events. What processes do you have in place to engage the key players of your board in the event planning process? For example, bringing in corporate development, marketing, membership, programming (content development), etc.
  2. Some chapters struggle to put on more than a few events per year, some put on 20 events per year. Where is the balance that allows a chapter to efficiently put on quality events without burning out their board? What processes can help a chapter scale up?
  3. Are you reviewing your process after each event to improve for the next?

 

Member Engagement

03:20PM – 04:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. Before we dive into the member engagement strategies and tactics, take a step back and look at the chapter’s intention for who you are attempting to serve. Whether you are aiming at other schools within your university/college or certain industries that are prevalent in your city, there should be an intention that guides your member recruitment and engagement strategies. Are your efforts and this intention aligned?
  2. To determine whether members are engaged you should at least know who your members are. Are you reviewing your membership list (whether provided to you or maintained by you) to confirm the members you have are valid members?
  3. In order to serve your members, you need to understand what their needs are. What are you doing to gather feedback from members to assist in the development of your programs? Keep in mind that surveying only members that attend events means that you are only capturing the thoughts of those members that are already engaged. While you will never engage 100% of your membership, what programs could you develop to engage those that are not showing up?
  4. Gathering information on your members would assist in understanding how to serve them. What are you doing to gather more intel on your existing membership and those you are recruiting for the first time?

 

Strategic Planning: Long term vs. Short term view

03:20PM – 04:45PM

Description: This workshop session will cover:

  1. To give this discussion a starting place, we need to distinguish between goals and strategy, as they are different. Demetrio Garcia from our Chicago Chapter will be setting the stage for this discussion.
  2. Every year student and professional chapters should be putting together a business plan for the year or semester, depending on the length of service of that president/leadership team. The business plan should be developed with a long-term intention in mind while including milestones for short term wins/achievements that support the long-term intention. How are you currently developing these strategies? What is the potential impact of developing long-term strategies that may be altered by the next leadership team?

 

Chapter Leader Meeting with Charlie

05:00AM – 06:30PM

Monday  |  August 7

Student Orientation

08:00AM – 09:00AM

Description: Start your convention experience on the right foot. This session will provide attendees with a broad overview of the convention, key events, programs and information on ALPFA Student programs happening in 2017 & 2018

 

Student Resume Critique

09:00AM – 11:45AM

Description: Come prepared with copies of your Resumes. Companies also be present to answer questions and meet prospective candidates outside the session in the foyer

 

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 Murphy

 

Lunch & Learns - Pitch Perfect - Career Fair Edition

12:00PM – 02:00 PM

Description: The purpose of this L&L is to provide some A&A (Advice and Action) on how to make a good first impression, getting that interview, and securing your dream job. We will cover the importance and the elements of an elevator pitch, the Do’s and Don’ts of business etiquette, and best practices before and after an interview to ensure you have made a connection that will make you stand out in the mind of the recruiter or interviewer.

Sponsor: RSM

 

Deloitte Road Show

02:00PM – 04:00 PM

 

Can Procurement Be a Job For Life?

03:15PM – 04:45PM

Description: Learn about Procurement/ Purchasing Careers and hear about what the career experience in this field is like. Purchasing offers diversity in day- to-day activities where you can get involved with commodity negotiations, new transformation projects, direct spend, indirect spend, as well as posing opportunities to work abroad. Learning to be good with financial numbers, negotiating effectively, influencing people and working closely with different departments in your company all essential in purchasing. Also, they are easily transferable into skills that are sought after elsewhere in the business and can be central to the success of the company.

Level: Intermediate

Sponsor: ALPFA

Speakers:

  1. Joseph De La Garza

 

Tuesday  |  August 8

ALPFA National Collegiate Council Breakfast Meeting (Invite Only)

07:00AM – 09:00AM

Description: ALPFA's National Collegiate Council is comprised of the presidents of the most recent (2016) Regional Chapters of the Year and the newly recognized (2017) Regional Chapters of the Year and the Student of the Year.

The purpose of the council is to develop a structure to recognize and develop leaders from within ALPFA Student Chapters, while providing students a voice at the national level regarding ALPFA programs, events and purpose.

 

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

08:00AM – 09:30PM

Description: A study by Deloitte in 2013 showed that over half of us hide some part of our identity at work. Join us for this dialogue with Nissan leaders as we address issues of identity, emotional intelligence, and cultural acumen in the workplace to better understand the impact on professional development and business performance.

Level: No experience

Sponsor: Nissan

Speakers:

  1. Cathy Lively

 

Real Estate as a Career Either Part-Time or Full Time

08:30AM – 09:30AM

Description:

  1. Real Estate License Requirements Real Estate License Exam Standards
  2. Real Estate Life - the Facts vs. the Fiction
  3. Real Estate Sales, Ethics and Doing the Right Thing Part-Time vs Full Time
  4. Real Estate Office or Virtual Real Estate - the Trend
  5.  

    Level: ALL

    SponsorS:ALPFA

    Speakers:

    1. Don Sutton

     

Alteryx for Excel Users

08:30AM – 09:30AM

Description: Companies of all sizes realize the tremendous potential for data, but many struggle with turning that data into something they can take action upon, quickly enough for it to make a difference. Legacy approaches and tools for analytics have simply slowed them down even more. And, analysts in line-of- business departments such as sales, marketing, and finance are exhausting the capabilities of Microsoft Excel and other point solutions, and have grown tired of having to depend on data scientists and specialized staff for data prep, blending, analytics, and sharing of insights.

With Alteryx these problems no longer slow an organization down. Alteryx Analytics provides analysts with the unique ability to easily prep, blend and analyze all of their data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks. Analysts love the Alteryx Analytics platform because they can connect to and cleanse data from data warehouses, cloud applications, spreadsheets and other sources, easily join this data together, then perform analytics – predictive, statistical and spatial – using the same intuitive user interface, without writing any code.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: ALPFA

Speakers:

  1. Milton Galeas
  2. Pete Vara

 

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

 

Guinness World Records Workshop and official Guinness World Record attempt by audience

09:00AM – 11:00AM

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

Speakers:

  1. Carlos Martinez

 

Marketing, Promoting and Outreach for Your On-Campus Chapter

09:45AM – 11:15AM

Description: Learn and/or refine your efforts to market, promote and do effective outreach for your on-campus chapter.

Level: ALL

Speakers:

  1. Sara Maldonado

 

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

 

Latino Business Education Roundtable: "Pathways to Success" (Invite Only)

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Business school Deans, University Leaders and Corporate Partners

 

ALPFA Scholarship Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

12:15PM – 02:00PM

Description: Scholarship Presentations, Regional & National Awards and Keynote Speaker

 

KPMG / ALPFA Case Study Competition Orientation (Invite Only)

02:00PM – 06:00PM

 

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

 

2017 LGBTQ Panel: Identity and Intersectionality – Potential Impact on Corporate Careers

03:00PM – 05:00PM

Description: This national LGBTQ round table discussion will explore the intersections of gender; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT); and Latino/Bi-Racial (racial/ethnic identities) and how they have impacted or created opportunities for professional growth.

Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Walmart and MassMutual

    Speakers:

    1. Ted Acosta
    2. Jessyca Feliciano
    3. Kristian A. Wedolowski

     

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: N/A

SponsorS: Walmart & Bank of America

Speakers:
  1. Walmart – Adalberto Molina is a Senior Manager in the Global Functional Team of Internal Audit
  2. Bank of America – Kristian Wedolowski, Third Party Portfolio Executive – Global Banking and Markets Operations, Charlotte, NC

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

KPMG / ALPFA Case Study (Invite Only)

08:00AM – 05:00PM

 

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

 

Lunch & Learns - What’s YOUR Story?

12:00PM – 02:00PM

Description: he purpose of this session is to discover the art of storytelling and its power to inform, inspire and communicate the power of you. Author Carmine Gallo states, “In the next 10 years the ability to tell your story persuasively will be the decisive—the single greatest skill-in helping you accomplish your dream.”

Networking, career fairs, interviews can be challenging experiences for anyone. Take charge of your development and feel more confident today. At this training, you will:

  1. Learn storytelling framework and tools
  2. Develop and craft your personal story
  3. Practice with your peers

 

Sponsor: Altria

 

Natural Born Solvers

02:15PM – 05:30PM

Description: Come join us for EY’s Student Leadership Program where you will take part in a fun, interactive program and find out if a career at EY is a natural fit for you!

Level: ALL

Sponsor: EY

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

 

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

Room: Octavius 12-13

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

 

A SMART Approach: Preparing for Your Career Journey

04:00PM – 05:30PM

Description: A SMART approach: Preparing for your career journey

I. Introduction
II. Addressing Fears

  1. What makes you nervous about starting your new job?
III. What does the onboarding process look like?
  1. Walmart’s onboarding example
IV. How do you prepare for your first day?
  1. Where do you go to look for more info on the company?
  2. What are your resources?
  3. What information are you looking for?
V. Breakdown of the first 30, 60, and 90 days
VI. Developing SMART goals
  1. Engaging activity included
VII. How to identify a mentor
VIII. Closing Remarks/Q&A

 

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Walmart

Speakers:

  1. Vickie Chinchar

 

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

 

Thursday  |  August 10

Lunch & Learns - Creating the Foundation For Your Financial Future

12:00PM – 02:00PM

Description: An average college graduate will earn $1M – $5M during his or her lifetime from earned income alone. Your financial future depends on your ability to manage money and to put money to work. Many people, however, lose control of their finances because of obstacles that impede financial success. Without even realizing it, we make 6-10 financial decisions every day, but most of us aren’t making the best long term decisions. Over 3/4 of Americans are still living paycheck to paycheck. This interactive session provides the information needed to begin developing a sound financial program including cash management, emergency savings, and retirement planning.

Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

 

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