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

7:15AM - 8:00AM

Find Your Flow Yoga



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Health & Wellness

Description: Join us for this 45-minute active, flowing, and energizing hatha yoga class.  This class will help clear out old stale energies, as you flow from pose to pose, using deep, expansive breathing. This class is great for you if you are looking for a fun morning work- out! The breathing and mindful movement synched with music will be sure to charge you up for a day full of energy. Please bring your own yoga mat or large towel. Some previous yoga experience and/or athletic training is recommended for this faster-paced class. All are welcome!

Room: Governor's B

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Annual Veterans’ Panel



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Career Planning/Development

Description: American Military Veterans have been drafted into corporate spaces across various industries and disciplines. Join us for a conversation about the retention and development of the Military Veteran in the corporate world and hear best practices from industry-leaders about mobility and career development in the workplace.

Room: Governor's AE

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Annual LGBTQ Panel



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Community Engagement

Description: Employers realize the importance of diversity and equality at all levels. Equality must also be part of leadership and management training programs as tools for leadership growth and overall performance. This panel discussion will highlight personal journeys, best practices and success within these leaders personal journeys and their organizations efforts to attract and retain LGBT+ talent, boost their business by promoting an all-inclusive environment and ensuring protection, safety and career growth for their teammates.

Room: Governor's AE

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

7:15AM - 8:00AM

Yoga Roots



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Health & Wellness

Description: Join us for this 45-minute gentle yoga class. In this beginner’s class, we will be practicing some standing and balancing poses with slow and mindful movements. Relax and expand in your body, as we focus on alignment and breath-work. Class will end with a long restorative closing posture. This class is great for beginners, or for those wanting to stay in each pose for longer periods.  Please bring a yoga mat or large towel, and if you have super tight hamstrings and back, you can bring a strap, bathrobe belt or a long hand towel.

Room: Delta D

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Building the Skills You Need to Succeed in the Workforce of the Future

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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Business strategy is a combination of business and technology solutions. New technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way on how humans are working and collaborating with machines. Understand impact of technology in business and the future of finance organization. The required skills are evolving and digital is creating new opportunities elevating people’s capabilities. Prioritize and build skills that will make you successful in the future of workforce.

Room: Bayou A

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

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

8:45AM - 10:15AM

The X-Factor in Entrepreneurship



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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Description:

- Learn about EI and the X - factor in business.
- Increase your  awareness of self and others and put you and or your business on the right path to healthy relationships with customers/clients and coworkers.
- Improve communication with customers/clients, coworkers and increase work performance.
- Understand how the X factor will distinguish you from competition and support career advancement.

Room: Bayou E

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

10:45AM - 12:00PM

Women of ALPFA—Early Career Panel


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Social Engagement

Description: Do you find it challenging to talk about your skills and achievements? Do you worry you don’t have enough to offer when networking professionally? The art of graceful self-promotion is something that can stump even the most skilled and knowledgeable students and professionals. It’s essential to not only be self-aware and be able to communicate your professional value, but to also know how to cater your message to the audience your sharing it with. Join us for a session where our panel of experts will share tips on how to build your professional value proposition, self-promote gracefully and authentically, and tackle that next networking or career discussion.

Room: Governor's AE

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

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

10:30AM - 12:00PM

When the Offer Doesn’t Come: How to Handle Career Setbacks


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Social Engagement

Description: Nobody likes rejection - but when you are looking for a job, rejection is nearly inevitable. Negative emotions don't have to be the last stop of your application process. This workshop will show you how to recharge and bounce back after not getting an offer, so you can find an even better opportunity!

Room: Bayou C

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

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

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

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

2:30PM - 4:30PM

What’s the Key to Unlocking Client Challenges?


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: Collaboration is the engine that drives creative problem solving. Innovation is a competitive advantage for individuals and organizations. Learn to use a design thinking mindset harnessing different experiences to better understand client problems.

Room: Bayou A

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 - 4:00PM

Crypto Culture



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Domain Competency
Technology

Room: Bayou A

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Entrepreneurship Workshop Session


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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Room: Bayou E

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

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

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

Storytelling: How to Apply It In Writing Proposals


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Social Engagement

Room: Bayou B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Student Workshop by PNC Financial


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Domain Competency

Social Engagement

Room: Canal C

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.

Room: Bayou A

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

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 the best interviewing 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

4:15PM - 5:45PM

Student Perspective on Investing



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Wealth Creation

Description: In this session, we will present the importance of starting to save and invest early regardless of how small the starting amount may be.  We will explain the importance of consistency in saving and investing, the power of compounding, and the benefit of tax-deferred investing/compounding.

Room: Bayou D

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

Saturday, August 3

10:00PM - 12:00PM

Annual Veterans’ Panel



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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: American Military Veterans have been drafted into corporate spaces across various industries and disciplines. Join us for a conversation about the retention and development of the Military Veteran in the corporate world and hear best practices from industry-leaders about mobility and career development in the workplace.

Room: Governor's AE

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

Building the Skills You Need to Succeed in the Workforce of the Future

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Domain Competency
Technology

Description: Business strategy is a combination of business and technology solutions. New technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the way on how humans are working and collaborating with machines. Understand impact of technology in business and the future of finance organization. The required skills are evolving and digital is creating new opportunities elevating people’s capabilities. Prioritize and build skills that will make you successful in the future of workforce.

Room: Bayou A

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

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

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 - 4:00PM

Crypto Culture



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Domain Competency
Technology

Room: Bayou A

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 - 4:30PM

What’s the Key to Unlocking Client Challenges?


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Domain Competency
Career Planning/Development

Description: Collaboration is the engine that drives creative problem solving. Innovation is a competitive advantage for individuals and organizations. Learn to use a design thinking mindset harnessing different experiences to better understand client problems.

Room: Bayou A

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

Student Workshop by PNC Financial


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Domain Competency

Room: Canal C

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

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

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

10:30AM - 12:00PM

When the Offer Doesn’t Come: How to Handle Career Setbacks


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Social Engagement

Description: Nobody likes rejection - but when you are looking for a job, rejection is nearly inevitable. Negative emotions don't have to be the last stop of your application process. This workshop will show you how to recharge and bounce back after not getting an offer, so you can find an even better opportunity!

Room: Bayou C

10:45AM - 12:00AM

Women of ALPFA—Early Career Panel


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Social Engagement

Description: Do you find it challenging to talk about your skills and achievements? Do you worry you don’t have enough to offer when networking professionally? The art of graceful self-promotion is something that can stump even the most skilled and knowledgeable students and professionals. It’s essential to not only be self-aware and be able to communicate your professional value, but to also know how to cater your message to the audience your sharing it with. Join us for a session where our panel of experts will share tips on how to build your professional value proposition, self-promote gracefully and authentically, and tackle that next networking or career discussion.

Room: Governor's AE

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

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

Student Workshop by PNC Financial


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Social Engagement

Room: Canal C

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 the best interviewing 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

8:45AM - 10:15AM

The X-Factor in Entrepreneurship



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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Description:

- Learn about EI and the X - factor in business.
- Increase your  awareness of self and others and put you and or your business on the right path to healthy relationships with customers/clients and coworkers.
- Improve communication with customers/clients, coworkers and increase work performance.
- Understand how the X factor will distinguish you from competition and support career advancement.

Room: Bayou E

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Entrepreneurship Workshop Session


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Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship

Room: Bayou E

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

Saturday, August 3

2:30PM - 4:00PM

Annual LGBTQ Panel



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Community Engagement

Description: Employers realize the importance of diversity and equality at all levels. Equality must also be part of leadership and management training programs as tools for leadership growth and overall performance. This panel discussion will highlight personal journeys, best practices and success within these leaders personal journeys and their organizations efforts to attract and retain LGBT+ talent, boost their business by promoting an all-inclusive environment and ensuring protection, safety and career growth for their teammates.

Room: Governor's AE

Saturday, August 3

7:15AM - 8:00AM

Find Your Flow Yoga



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Health & Wellness

Description: Join us for this 45-minute active, flowing, and energizing hatha yoga class.  This class will help clear out old stale energies, as you flow from pose to pose, using deep, expansive breathing. This class is great for you if you are looking for a fun morning work- out! The breathing and mindful movement synched with music will be sure to charge you up for a day full of energy. Please bring your own yoga mat or large towel. Some previous yoga experience and/or athletic training is recommended for this faster-paced class. All are welcome!

Room: Governor's B

Sunday, August 4

7:15AM - 8:00AM

Yoga Roots


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Health & Wellness

Description: Join us for this 45-minute gentle yoga class. In this beginner’s class, we will be practicing some standing and balancing poses with slow and mindful movements. Relax and expand in your body, as we focus on alignment and breath-work. Class will end with a long restorative closing posture. This class is great for beginners, or for those wanting to stay in each pose for longer periods.  Please bring a yoga mat or large towel, and if you have super tight hamstrings and back, you can bring a strap, bathrobe belt or a long hand towel.

Room: Delta D

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