ALPFA Convention Students Workshops

Student Workshops

Explore the more than 40 world-class Student Workshops taking place at the ALPFA Convention

  • All Workshops
  • Saturday, August 3
  • Sunday, August 4
  • Monday, August 5

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  • Domain Competency
  • Social Engagement
  • Wealth Creation
  • Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship
  • Community Engagement
  • Health & Wellness

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Saturday, August 3

2:30PM - 4:30PM

OneNote Overview



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Join us for this interactive workshop on OneNote where we’ll explore the OneNote app. We’ll discuss the layout and features, how it interacts with mobile, and sharing and collaboration. You’ll create a notebook and take notes along with the presenter, fully experiencing the power of this great application.

Learn about our partnership, opportunities to become a troop leader, and other ways you can support!"

Room: Governor's D

Capacity: 150 Classroom

Sunday, August 4

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Trending in Tech: Better Human/ AI Collaboration


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic idea, but rather a valuable technology with many practical applications. As AI slowly enters the mainstream, companies face a unique set of challenges: How do we deal with biased outcomes from machine-learning algorithms? And exactly how much decision-making power should AI have? This workshop will be an open discussion on how we use and collaborate with AI, and balance human control with AI autonomy.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge


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Social Engagement

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.

Room: Governor's C

Capacity: 150

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Your First 100 Days on the Job: How to Make Best Impression and Perform with Excellence

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Social Engagement

Description: The first 100 days can determine whether you’re a successful hire. How can you make the most of the first few days in a new job? In this workshop, we'll show you how to hit the ground running and start your new job with a fantastic first impression.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

The Business of Belonging



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Social Engagement

Description: At EY, feeling part of a team is a critical component of belonging. A diverse and inclusive organization that values the differences of each of our people leads to better collaboration, retention and business performance. Join this session to take a deep dive at what it means to truly belong, and why it matters to you and your future growth and success in your career.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Future - Proof Your Career - Staying Relevant in the Digital Age


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Domain Competency
Licenses & Certifications

Description: "Future - Proof Your Career - Staying Relevant in the Digital Age". Planning plays an important role in building a successful career. It's critical to look to the future and best prepare yourself for the challenges ahead.

Technology is changing the accounting and finance profession. What skills and knowledge do you need in order to make yourself "future proof"? Please join us for this informative presentation, which will address how technology is changing our work and how you can prepare for the future of finance. The value of obtaining the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation will also be discussed to prepare you for changes in the accounting and finance profession.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hero Habits: How to Avoid Burnout, Metabolize Stress and Unleash your Inner Superhero

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Social Engagement

Description: When it comes to professional branding, it’s not about 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.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge


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Social Engagement

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.

Room: Governor's C

Capacity: 150

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Alternative Career Opportunities for Business Majors


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: An open conversation around non-traditional career paths business students can pursue upon graduation.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

10:45AM - 12:15PM

LinkedIn Rock Your Profile: Getting Started


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Your LinkedIn profile helps you get recognized and opens the door to new opportunities like partnerships, new business, mentorships or speaking events. It represents you as a professional, and refining it is easier than you think.

In this introductory session, you’ll learn how a LinkedIn profile differs from a resume and the basics of creating yours. We’ll introduce you to the core 5 profile sections: Photo + Headline, Summary, Work Experience, Rich Media and Volunteer Experience and the best practices for each. We’ll end by talking about building your network on LinkedIn, publishing and posting so you can learn how to go beyond profile to connect to opportunity. Come join our community of over 630 million professionals. We hope to see you there!

Room: Canal A

Capacity: 190-200

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Acing the Interview



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Career Planning/Development

Description: An open conversation around non-traditional career paths business students can pursue upon graduation.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Excel Workshop



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Join us for this interactive workshop on Excel, where we’ll begin with a variety of tips and tricks to help you analyze your data, and then transition into how to use Pivot Tables as an effective means of presentation. Test data will be provided and you will walk through the exercises with the presenter. We’ll finish with a brief segment on how Power BI can be further used to visualize your data.

Room: Governor's B

Capacity: 150 Classroom

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Navigating Corporate Culture & Understanding Office Politics


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Social Engagement

Description: Corporate culture can be difficult to define, but has a significant impact on your day-to-day interactions with your co-workers and management. In his workshop you will learn the four main types of corporate culture - Clan, Adhocracy, Market and Hierarchy - and strategies to navigate the unique politics and structure for each.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Navigating Careers in Technology



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Career Planning/Development

Description: Technology is constantly changing the way we do business. Learn about the different career paths available to you as a technology professional.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Presenting & Speaking With Confidence


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Social Engagement

Description: Public speaking remains one of the top things people fear most. As a young professional, being able to speak and present your ideas with confidence is a critical skill, in any career. In this session, you'll learn valuable tips and strategies to help you speak with confidence and clarity.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Time Management: Effectively Balancing Your New Priorities as a Young Professional

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Social Engagement

Description: As young professional, the priorities and demands on your time will change and grow - how do you manage your time effectively? This session will help you understand that you have more control over how you manage your time than you might think. You'll learn valuable strategies on how to leverage time management skills, and be more effective in reaching your goals.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Intrapreneurship - How To Influence Change From Within


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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Description: Explore how to incorporate the characteristics of creativity, innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve goals in your workplace and career. Learn from one of Gap Inc.'s working groups that focuses on inclusion and diversity within our product assortment and marketing efforts, which was started by intrapreneurial employees.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

 
 

Monday, August 5

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Networking Effectively: More Than Just Collecting Business Cards


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Social Engagement

Description: "What is a skill everyone thinks is important, but few actually enjoy doing? Networking!

Creating an effective network can forward your career, provide a sounding board for new ideas, and create rich relationships that go far beyond the working world. This workshop will help address some of the biggest concerns when it comes to networking, such as - how do I start? And how do I approach people, and initiate a conversation that has purpose?"

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

How Technology is Transforming the Business World


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Just a few decades ago, offices were filled with employees tapping away on typewriters and chatting on landlines. Today, innovations like cloud computing, AI and robotics have transformed the workplace. How will technology continue to evolve and disrupt the world of business, and how can students remain competitive in this ever-changing landscape?

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch



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Social Engagement

Description: Imagine you get into an elevator with an influential person at your dream company. What do you say? Learn how to perfect your "elevator pitch" and discuss who you are, your accomplishments and your aspirations, and grab your listener's attention.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Managing IT Risk in a Changing Environment


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Today there is a huge focus on cybersecurity, with the tech world using machine learning and AI to predict and protect against cyber-attacks. Learn more about trends and new developments in cybersecurity from an expert in one of the nation’s leading financial regulatory agencies.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Becoming Financially Independent



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Wealth Creation

Description: Understanding what it means to be financially independent is critical to a person’s long-term financial well-being. In this session, we will discuss what it means to be truly financially independent: 1) being responsible for all expenses, 2) able to support a desired lifestyle, and 3) being prepared for the future. Learn the tasks young people should undertake in their 20s and identify the benchmarks they may achieve in their 30s.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

What to Look for in an Internship



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Domain Competency
Internships

Description: Internships offer companies the chance to observe your performance and work ethic as a potential employee. Students who secure internships also have a higher likelihood of securing a full-time offer upon graduation. Hear from employers who place interns in their companies, and from professionals who secured their full-time job after a successful internship experience.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Personal Change Management: Adaptability in the Workplace


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Social Engagement

Description: As a young professional entering the workforce, the priorities and demands on your time will change and grow. How do you manage change effectively, and with what attitude? This session will cover The Four C's: Attributes for Change Management, to help you adapt in dynamic environments, work well with others, and effectively manage your career.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Storytelling: How to Apply It In Writing Proposals


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Social Engagement

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Understanding the Accounting Career Track


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: What is the career path and trajectory of a typical accounting professional?

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Building and Improving Your Credit Score


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Wealth Creation

Description: Whether you are looking to buy a home, secure a better interest rate on a loan, or even ace a background check for a new job, your credit score plays a role. Learn how to build and improve your credit score through this session.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Working in Teams -- When to Stand Out & When to Conform


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Social Engagement

Description: In this interactive and fun workshop, learn how effective teams work by utilizing each team member's strengths. This session will include individual and team activities, so be ready to engage! You'll learn how to identify your specific individual strengths, how to be an effective team member, and gain insight on how to increase your value within a team.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are transforming our world. How do these new technologies and currencies impact the finance and accounting industries? Learn the skills you'll need to stay ahead of the curve.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Careers in Finance: Build Your Roadmap


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: Explore career options for professionals in finance, and start building your own roadmap.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Financial Literacy: Principles for Investing Success


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Wealth Creation

Description: What does financial success look like for you? Is saving and investing about becoming wealthy, or really about getting out of debt, securing a retirement, putting children through college, or buying that first home?

Whatever your definition, Vanguard's ERG, Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) hope to help you define the process by which you can succeed. Come join an interactive discussion with Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment companies.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Identifying Your Leadership Style



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Social Engagement

Description: In order to be a successful leader, we need to understand how we lead. This workshop will explore various styles of leadership, and help you identify the style that works best for you. You'll learn to leverage these leadership styles in any setting, whether it's in the classroom or the board room.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Leading in a Digital World



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: "This interactive workshop includes in depth, hands-on exercises for both data wrangling and data visualizations for students to complete, with some background/ setup around the digital trends shaping the professional services environment. Students are asked to bring their own laptops to this session.
Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the digital trends shaping the professional services environment.
- Explore the technologies and tools for data wrangling
- Discover best practices in data visualization

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Preparing for Your First Job/Internship Offer


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Social Engagement

Description: The job interview process doesn't just end once you've received the offer; there is an art to accepting, and preparation is necessary. In this workshop, you'll learn how to handle the acceptance process effectively, and ensure you get off to a great start in your new position.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Cracking the Interview Code: A Blueprint to Landing Your Dream Job

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Social Engagement

Description: It’s not only what you know; it’s how you convey it. When it comes to acing a job interview, charm, chemistry and creating authentic connections are key. Join leaders from Fortune 100 company, Nationwide® to discuss interview best practices, along with how to successfully position your personal and professional brand to hiring recruiters. Make sure to get there early! The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary strengths assessment and copy of the bestselling book, Strengthsfinder.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Alphabet Soup: CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA -Which Accounting Certification is Right for You?

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Domain Competency
Licenses & Certifications

Description: Learn about the different certifications and licenses available to accounting professionals, the process involved in securing them, and the economic and professional benefits over the course of your career.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Student Perspective on Investing



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Wealth Creation

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

 

Saturday, August 3

2:30PM - 4:30PM

OneNote Overview



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Join us for this interactive workshop on OneNote where we’ll explore the OneNote app. We’ll discuss the layout and features, how it interacts with mobile, and sharing and collaboration. You’ll create a notebook and take notes along with the presenter, fully experiencing the power of this great application.

Learn about our partnership, opportunities to become a troop leader, and other ways you can support!"

Room: Governor's D

Capacity: 150 Classroom

Sunday, August 4

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Trending in Tech: Better Human/ AI Collaboration


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic idea, but rather a valuable technology with many practical applications. As AI slowly enters the mainstream, companies face a unique set of challenges: How do we deal with biased outcomes from machine-learning algorithms? And exactly how much decision-making power should AI have? This workshop will be an open discussion on how we use and collaborate with AI, and balance human control with AI autonomy.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Alternative Career Opportunities for Business Majors


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: An open conversation around non-traditional career paths business students can pursue upon graduation.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Future - Proof Your Career - Staying Relevant in the Digital Age


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Domain Competency
Licenses & Certifications

Description: "Future - Proof Your Career - Staying Relevant in the Digital Age". Planning plays an important role in building a successful career. It's critical to look to the future and best prepare yourself for the challenges ahead.

Technology is changing the accounting and finance profession. What skills and knowledge do you need in order to make yourself "future proof"? Please join us for this informative presentation, which will address how technology is changing our work and how you can prepare for the future of finance. The value of obtaining the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation will also be discussed to prepare you for changes in the accounting and finance profession.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

10:45AM - 12:15PM

LinkedIn Rock Your Profile: Getting Started


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Your LinkedIn profile helps you get recognized and opens the door to new opportunities like partnerships, new business, mentorships or speaking events. It represents you as a professional, and refining it is easier than you think.

In this introductory session, you’ll learn how a LinkedIn profile differs from a resume and the basics of creating yours. We’ll introduce you to the core 5 profile sections: Photo + Headline, Summary, Work Experience, Rich Media and Volunteer Experience and the best practices for each. We’ll end by talking about building your network on LinkedIn, publishing and posting so you can learn how to go beyond profile to connect to opportunity. Come join our community of over 630 million professionals. We hope to see you there!

Room: Canal A

Capacity: 190-200

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Acing the Interview



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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: An open conversation around non-traditional career paths business students can pursue upon graduation.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:30PM

Excel Workshop



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Join us for this interactive workshop on Excel, where we’ll begin with a variety of tips and tricks to help you analyze your data, and then transition into how to use Pivot Tables as an effective means of presentation. Test data will be provided and you will walk through the exercises with the presenter. We’ll finish with a brief segment on how Power BI can be further used to visualize your data.

Room: Governor's B

Capacity: 150 Classroom

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Navigating Careers in Technology



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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: Technology is constantly changing the way we do business. Learn about the different career paths available to you as a technology professional.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

Monday, August 5

8:45AM - 10:15AM

How Technology is Transforming the Business World


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Just a few decades ago, offices were filled with employees tapping away on typewriters and chatting on landlines. Today, innovations like cloud computing, AI and robotics have transformed the workplace. How will technology continue to evolve and disrupt the world of business, and how can students remain competitive in this ever-changing landscape?

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Managing IT Risk in a Changing Environment


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Today there is a huge focus on cybersecurity, with the tech world using machine learning and AI to predict and protect against cyber-attacks. Learn more about trends and new developments in cybersecurity from an expert in one of the nation’s leading financial regulatory agencies.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

10:30AM - 12:00PM

What to Look for in an Internship



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Domain Competency
Internships

Description: Internships offer companies the chance to observe your performance and work ethic as a potential employee. Students who secure internships also have a higher likelihood of securing a full-time offer upon graduation. Hear from employers who place interns in their companies, and from professionals who secured their full-time job after a successful internship experience.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Understanding the Accounting Career Track


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: What is the career path and trajectory of a typical accounting professional?

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Understanding Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies


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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are transforming our world. How do these new technologies and currencies impact the finance and accounting industries? Learn the skills you'll need to stay ahead of the curve.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Careers in Finance: Build Your Roadmap


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: Explore career options for professionals in finance, and start building your own roadmap.

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Leading in a Digital World



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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: "This interactive workshop includes in depth, hands-on exercises for both data wrangling and data visualizations for students to complete, with some background/ setup around the digital trends shaping the professional services environment. Students are asked to bring their own laptops to this session.
Learning Objectives:
- Discuss the digital trends shaping the professional services environment.
- Explore the technologies and tools for data wrangling
- Discover best practices in data visualization

Room: Bayou A

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Alphabet Soup: CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA -Which Accounting Certification is Right for You?

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Domain Competency
Licenses & Certifications

Description: Learn about the different certifications and licenses available to accounting professionals, the process involved in securing them, and the economic and professional benefits over the course of your career.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

Sunday, August 4

8:45AM - 10:15AM

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge


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Social Engagement

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.

Room: Governor's C

Capacity: 150

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Your First 100 Days on the Job: How to Make Best Impression and Perform with Excellence

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Social Engagement

Description: The first 100 days can determine whether you’re a successful hire. How can you make the most of the first few days in a new job? In this workshop, we'll show you how to hit the ground running and start your new job with a fantastic first impression.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

The Business of Belonging



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Social Engagement

Description: At EY, feeling part of a team is a critical component of belonging. A diverse and inclusive organization that values the differences of each of our people leads to better collaboration, retention and business performance. Join this session to take a deep dive at what it means to truly belong, and why it matters to you and your future growth and success in your career.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Hero Habits: How to Avoid Burnout, Metabolize Stress and Unleash your Inner Superhero

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Social Engagement

Description: When it comes to professional branding, it’s not about 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.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

RSM Presents: Jenga Structure Challenge


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Social Engagement

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.

Room: Governor's C

Capacity: 150

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Navigating Corporate Culture & Understanding Office Politics


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Social Engagement

Description: Corporate culture can be difficult to define, but has a significant impact on your day-to-day interactions with your co-workers and management. In his workshop you will learn the four main types of corporate culture - Clan, Adhocracy, Market and Hierarchy - and strategies to navigate the unique politics and structure for each.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Presenting & Speaking With Confidence


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Social Engagement

Description: Public speaking remains one of the top things people fear most. As a young professional, being able to speak and present your ideas with confidence is a critical skill, in any career. In this session, you'll learn valuable tips and strategies to help you speak with confidence and clarity.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Time Management: Effectively Balancing Your New Priorities as a Young Professional

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Social Engagement

Description: As young professional, the priorities and demands on your time will change and grow - how do you manage your time effectively? This session will help you understand that you have more control over how you manage your time than you might think. You'll learn valuable strategies on how to leverage time management skills, and be more effective in reaching your goals.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

Monday, August 5

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Networking Effectively: More Than Just Collecting Business Cards


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Social Engagement

Description: "What is a skill everyone thinks is important, but few actually enjoy doing? Networking!

Creating an effective network can forward your career, provide a sounding board for new ideas, and create rich relationships that go far beyond the working world. This workshop will help address some of the biggest concerns when it comes to networking, such as - how do I start? And how do I approach people, and initiate a conversation that has purpose?"

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch



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Social Engagement

Description: Imagine you get into an elevator with an influential person at your dream company. What do you say? Learn how to perfect your "elevator pitch" and discuss who you are, your accomplishments and your aspirations, and grab your listener's attention.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Personal Change Management: Adaptability in the Workplace


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Social Engagement

Description: As a young professional entering the workforce, the priorities and demands on your time will change and grow. How do you manage change effectively, and with what attitude? This session will cover The Four C's: Attributes for Change Management, to help you adapt in dynamic environments, work well with others, and effectively manage your career.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Storytelling: How to Apply It In Writing Proposals


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Social Engagement

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Working in Teams -- When to Stand Out & When to Conform


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Social Engagement

Description: In this interactive and fun workshop, learn how effective teams work by utilizing each team member's strengths. This session will include individual and team activities, so be ready to engage! You'll learn how to identify your specific individual strengths, how to be an effective team member, and gain insight on how to increase your value within a team.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Identifying Your Leadership Style



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Social Engagement

Description: In order to be a successful leader, we need to understand how we lead. This workshop will explore various styles of leadership, and help you identify the style that works best for you. You'll learn to leverage these leadership styles in any setting, whether it's in the classroom or the board room.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Preparing for Your First Job/Internship Offer


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Social Engagement

Description: The job interview process doesn't just end once you've received the offer; there is an art to accepting, and preparation is necessary. In this workshop, you'll learn how to handle the acceptance process effectively, and ensure you get off to a great start in your new position.

Room: Bayou B

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Cracking the Interview Code: A Blueprint to Landing Your Dream Job

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Social Engagement

Description: It’s not only what you know; it’s how you convey it. When it comes to acing a job interview, charm, chemistry and creating authentic connections are key. Join leaders from Fortune 100 company, Nationwide® to discuss interview best practices, along with how to successfully position your personal and professional brand to hiring recruiters. Make sure to get there early! The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary strengths assessment and copy of the bestselling book, Strengthsfinder.

Room: Bayou C

Capacity: 100

Monday, August 5

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Becoming Financially Independent



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Wealth Creation

Description: Understanding what it means to be financially independent is critical to a person’s long-term financial well-being. In this session, we will discuss what it means to be truly financially independent: 1) being responsible for all expenses, 2) able to support a desired lifestyle, and 3) being prepared for the future. Learn the tasks young people should undertake in their 20s and identify the benchmarks they may achieve in their 30s.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

10:30AM - 12:00PM

Building and Improving Your Credit Score


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Wealth Creation

Description: Whether you are looking to buy a home, secure a better interest rate on a loan, or even ace a background check for a new job, your credit score plays a role. Learn how to build and improve your credit score through this session.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Financial Literacy: Principles for Investing Success


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Wealth Creation

Description: What does financial success look like for you? Is saving and investing about becoming wealthy, or really about getting out of debt, securing a retirement, putting children through college, or buying that first home?

Whatever your definition, Vanguard's ERG, Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) hope to help you define the process by which you can succeed. Come join an interactive discussion with Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment companies.

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Student Perspective on Investing



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Wealth Creation

Room: Bayou D

Capacity: 100

Sunday, August 4

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Intrapreneurship - How To Influence Change From Within


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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Description: Explore how to incorporate the characteristics of creativity, innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve goals in your workplace and career. Learn from one of Gap Inc.'s working groups that focuses on inclusion and diversity within our product assortment and marketing efforts, which was started by intrapreneurial employees.

Room: Bayou E

Capacity: 110

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