2018 Midwest Region Student Symposium - Fall
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2018 Midwest Region Student Symposium - Fall

Theme: Developing Your Influence for Positive Impact

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Loyola University Northshore Campus
1020 W. Sheridan Rd
Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
Chicago, Illinois  60660
United States
Contact: David Pena

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TIME EVENT Description
07:30 am Registration Opens / Light Breakfast
08:15 am Welcoming Remarks / General Session Emma Rodriguez-Ayala - President, ALPFA Chicago Professional Chapter
Daniel Gonzalez – President, ALPFA Student Chapter at Loyola University
Invocation – Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, BVM
David Pena, Jr. - President, Colleges & Universities – ALPFA Inc.
Joe Baldelomar – Community Engagement Coordinator - Gift of Life Video and Remarks
08:30 am Featured Speaker - Presented by Allstate

Michael is the author of Hero Habits: The Guide to Thriving in Corporate America and in Life and is a highly sought- after speaker on organizational culture,

employee engagement and behavior change. His strategic use of culture to achieve business results and engaging employees to create a grassroots movement

has created a massive impact at Allstate Insurance and several Chicago based high growth organizations. He consults, coaches and presents on the habits leaders

need to thrive in business and in life and he specializes in Next Gen/Millennial Development Programming, Leadership Coaching and Motivational Speaking.

His articles have been featured in Inc. Magazine, Startup Magazine and Chicago Business Journal.

Presenter: Michael Hahn

09:30 am Break
09:45 am

Hero Habits – How to Overcome Burnout,

Metabolize Stress and Design a Winnable Game (Allstate)

Building upon the Hero Habits theme, participants will learn how to leverage the Hero Habits to avoid burnout,

metabolize stress and unleash their inner superhero. The session is designed to be an interactive and engaging

supplement to the opening keynote. Participants will be asked to share their personal/professional hero with a

partner to help highlight the differences between a hero and villain mindset. Participants will leave with a greater

knowledge of the daily actions needed to THRIVE in business and in life…”

PRESENTER: Michael Hahn, Rebecca Monarrez, Laura Garciduenas

Bringing the Numbers to Life (Abbott)

At a Fortune 200 multinational corporation like Abbott, accounting & finance professionals play a key role in creating

shareholder value and delivering sustainable growth. Beyond their technical expertise, our financial professionals must

develop and utilize a broad set of skills to drive key insights that positively influence management decision making.

Panelists will share key skills and experiences that maximize impact, including: 

- Enhancing financial awareness for non-financial colleagues
- Getting to know the business
- Effective presentation of financial analysis
- Utilizing score cards/metrics to drive operations

Moderator: Deisy Lopez
Panelists: Laly Molina, Agustin Nunez, Eduardo Sarabia, Erica Hernandez

Unconscious Bias. What is it? Why is it important?

What can we do about it? (CIA)

Come join the CIA for a lively discussion on unconscious bias and the impact it has on the workplace.
PRESENTER: Jessica Y. entered the Agency in 2002 as a Finance Resource Officer. She earned an MBA

from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University.

She has served in various locations overseas and has held numerous leadership position,

including a board member for the CIA Hispanic Advisory Council.

10:45 am BREAK
11:00 am Mentorship vs Sponsorship – Knowing the difference (EY)

Join EY professionals as we discuss the differences of a sponsor and a mentor.

Through their personal experiences they will share why it’s important to have both.
- Jasmin, Sepulveda, Manager-Ernst & Young LLP
- Luis Sanchez Vazquez, Senior Manager-Ernst & Young LLP
- Erika Casillas, Senior-Ernst & Young LLP
- Vanessa Valdez, Senior-Ernst & Young LLP
- Carlo Lahura, Staff-Ernst & Young LLP

Bank of America Career Panel

Come hear from Bank of America professionals from Global Technology & Operations,

Global Wealth Investment Management, and Wholesale Credit businesses.

You will have an opportunity to hear a wide range of perspectives on how

representatives found their career path with Bank of America and learn about how to

succeed in your internship/full time position.

- Susan Barker, GTO Staffing Manager SVP
- Mary Nelson, GTO Campus Recruiter & Program Manager VP
- Fiona Fay, Wholesale Credit SVP
- Marion Smith, Global Wealth Investment Management Director

12:10 am LUNCH - Boxed Networking Lunch
01:10 pm The Art of Negotiation

Are you a great negotiator? Do you wish you were better? It can be a stressful process,

but doing it properly can pay dividends. Come participate in a short negotiation exercise

and hear professionals from different areas within Groupon, Inc. share what they’ve learned

about advocating for their clients, their businesses and themselves.

The Solo Cup Challenge (RSM)

This interactive session will allow groups of students to learn about teamwork,

communications and the nuances of leadership.

PRESENTER: Jose M. Verastegui, Senior Manager, RSM

Be Your Authentic Self and Ingredients

for a Great Career (Target)

This work shop will help you understand that each of us projects an image – whether planned or not.

We will explore the components that help shape how others perceive you and develop an action plan

so you can show up as your best possible YOU!

PRESENTERS: Timothy Rivera-Myers and Colun Rouser, Target

02:10 pm BREAK
02:30 pm Career Fair

Allstate, Abbott, AICPA, CIA, Federal Home Loan Bank, Associated Bank, Deloitte, Horizon Pharma,

Groupon, Target, Chicago Symphony, Loyola Quinlan School of Business, Ernst & Young, RSM,

Gift of Life, Bank of America, Northern Trust, GE Healthcare.

05:00 pm Event Concludes

2018 Midwest Regional Student Symposium


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