Student Workshops

Tuesday | July 31st

What is Your Social Media Saying About You?

8:45AM – 10:15AM

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

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

Level: ALL

Sponsor: KPMG

Speakers:

  1. Tehnyia Stewart, Associate Director, Campus Recruiting
  2. Sholon Rucker, Manager, Campus Recruiting

Professional Services 101

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Deloitte

A Career of Possibilities: the CPA License and Strategies for Tackling the CPA Exam (Open to Students and Professionals)

9:15AM – 10:15AM

Description: Are you considering becoming a CPA or know someone who is? Hear why the CPA can lead to a rewarding career of opportunity. It all starts with the Uniform CPA

Examination. Learn more about candidate testing and gain some helpful strategies to navigate the exam.

Sponsor: AICPA

Speakers:

  1. Joe Maslott, Senior Manager, Content Management

 

Tuesday | July 31st

Perception vs. Reality: Defining Your Personal Brand

8:45AM – 10:15PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor:Bloomberg

Speakers:

  1. Etienne Vasquez, New York Analytics Team Leader
  2. Eddy Carta, Technical Operations

Excel Beyond Basics (Open to Students & Professionals)

10:00AM – 12:00PM

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

Specifically, you will learn how to:

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

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Microsoft

Team Building

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description:In a very interactive and fun setting, learn how effective teams work, utilizing members’ strengths most effectively. This workshop will include individual and team activities, so be ready to engage and learn!

  1. Identify your specific individual strengths
  2. Learn how to be an effective team member
  3. Gain insight on how to increase your value within a team

 

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Moss Adams

Speakers:

  1. Terry Pierce, Regional Recruiting Manager

Career Choices (Passion vs. Salary)

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are you willing to forsake passion for the paycheck? Potential for high earnings is but one aspect to consider when choosing an employment opportunity. Develop a tactical approach to the employee value proposition. Learn about opportunities at FDIC to leverage your talents in pursuit of your dream job without sacrificing financial stability. At FDIC, you can travel, serve your nation, and build capital -- all while enjoying a flexible schedule that delivers on work/life balance.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: FDIC

Speakers:

  1. Estefania Sasone, Financial Institution Examiner

RSM Presents the Solo Cup Challenge – Where Do You Stack Up?

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are You a good communicator? Are you an active listener? Join us for a fun interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged public accounting client service team operates. This session will focus on the importance of communication skills both verbal and nonverbal. Participants will gain insights into the importance of communication and learn skills to be a stronger communicator and a more active listener.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: RSM

Speakers:

  1. Brett Friedman, Partner, Audit Services
  2. Amy Turner, Talent Acquisition Manager
  3. Carlos Hernandez, Health Care Partner Assurance

What Young Professionals Want & Why C-Suite Should Care

10:30AM – 12:00AM

Description: Our society is changing, and so are our workforces. There is a competition for the best talent, and companies are striving to brand themselves as employers of choice now more than ever. The newest generations entering the workforce are the most diverse generation of professionals – bringing with them a variety of perspectives, beliefs and skills. Leadership success comes from knowing and understanding this generation of professionals. Join some of State Street’s junior talent to hear about their motivations and aspirations, and how it affects their organization & leaders.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: State Street

Speakers:

  1. Milton Navarro
  2. Luis Alvarez
  3. Grissel Ortiz, AIS Private Equity Fund Administration
  4. Antonio Valdepenas, Vice President, BEACON Process Design & Reengineering
  5. Ivan Pajaro, Assistant Vice President, State Street Global Services

Career Exploration in the Business of Intelligence

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Each and every CIA officer embodies these qualities, including our enterprise and support professionals. Come learn how our finance, accounting, business, and technology professionals apply their skills to serve our country while working ina diverse, dynamic and challenging environment.

Level: ALL

Sponsors: CIA

Speakers:

  1. Frank Z.

Navigating Bias in Corporate Culture

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: As Latinx, we are often challenged in navigating corporate culture. In addition, our upbringing plays a strong role in how we show up in corporate America. When faced with challenges, how do we assert ourselves professionally? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Challenge the inner voice that may hold you back.
  2. Navigate implicit bias in the workplace.
  3. Recognize potential allies and mentors as you build your professional network.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Northwestern Mutual

Speakers:

  1. Gladys Manzanet
  2. Maclovio Vega
  3. Stephanie Cheske
  4. Devin Rosas

Authentic Self and Professional Presence

2:30PM – 4:00PM

Description: It can be difficult to remember your own values and what makes you unique. In this session, we will be taking a deep dive into keeping your own identity as you grow in an organization and how you can leverage who you are and your personal identity into success in your career!

Level: ALL

Sponsor: EY

Speakers:
  1. Joseph Wehle, National Inclusiveness & Recruiting Campus Team

The Power of Your Origin Story

2:30PM – 4:30PM

Level: All

Sponsor: ALPFA

Speakers:

  1. Damian Rivera, Managing Director Accenture

Powerful Power Point Presentations and Getting Started with One Note

2:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: During this two-part interactive session, you will first learn how to take your presentations to the next level with PowerPoint. In the second part, you’ll learn how you can start using OneNote to capture your actions items, create tasks list, flag items for review and get organized. Specifically, you will learn how to:

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

Level: All

Sponsor: Microsoft

Speakers:

  1. Jason Bursack, IT Presentation

Navigating Your Career Timeline

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: Hear from professionals at 3 different stages in their career journey: a tenured business professional, a mid-career employee and a recent college grad in their first corporate position. It is time to stop thinking about your career as a vertical ladder and instead visualize a timeline of events that lead to hitting the bullseye of your target. Starting with the end in mind, learn what types of roles one must intentionally consider to ultimately achieve your goals. Changes throughout your journey can be great considerations (and encouraged) - but always know what your true north star is.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Synchrony Financial

Career Choices (Finding a Passion Driven Career)

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: Meet members of The Boeing Company and join our Team as we explore the idea of finding your Passion Driven Career. Emerging Students and Community Leaders entering the workforce face a daunting challenge – finding the perfect career! With so many exciting opportunities and technology connecting information instantaneously “choosing” a path becomes a difficult decision. In this session we will share with you an inspirational message from an executive leader whose professional journey truly embodies finding a Passion Driven Career. We look forward to sharing with you best practices used by emerging Boeing Leaders as they develop their career progression plans.

Topic: An Inside Look at Sponsoring Latina Executives for Success

Level: All

Sponsor: Boeing

Speakers:

  1. Elia Morales, Finance Director, Enterprise Talent Management

Learning to Lead--And Be a Leader

4:15PM – 5:45PM

Description: What are the steps you can take to prepare yourself for leadership? How do you influence others without the authority? Led by two of BDO’s Partners, students will have the opportunity to hear from several other professionals and participate in exercises to facilitate discussion.

Level: All

Sponsor: BDO

Speakers:

  1. Alfredo Cepero, Managing Partner, Audit, Miami Office
  2. Ignacio Griego, Partner, Audit

Wednesday | August 1st

Perform in Confidence MODE

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: Join us for an informative discussion about the way confidence impacts our lives. Research shows positive affirmations isn’t the formula, we must take action and teach ourselves new patterns to change the behavior. Participants will learn how to evaluate and build the components of their own confidence M.O.D.E Mastery, Obstacles, Determination and Execution

Level: ALL

Sponsor:AICPA

Speakers:

  1. Florence Holland, Lead Manager, Pipeline Initiatives

Personal Brand

8:45AM – 10:15AM

Description: Come and join PwC for a workshop on building your personal brand to help you set yourself apart from your peers and be prepared for the career expo and interviews.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: PwC

LinkedIn (Open to Students & Professionals)

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Microsoft

Navigating the Corporate World

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Level: ALL

Sponsor:Cargill

Speakers:

  1. Carolina Tabares, General Manager
  2. Juan Artavia, Finance Operations Lead

 

RSM Presents the Solo Cup Challenge – Where Do You Stack Up?

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are You a good communicator? Are you an active listener? Join us for a fun interactive session to simulate how a well-leveraged public accounting client service team operates. This session will focus on the importance of communication skills both verbal and nonverbal. Participants will gain insights into the importance of communication and learn skills to be a stronger communicator and a more active listener.

Level: ALL

Sponsor:RSM

Speakers:

  1. Brett Friedman, Partner, Audit Services
  2. Amy Turner, Talent Acquisition Manager
  3. Carlos Hernandez, Health Care Partner Assurance

 

Winning with Trust

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Learn how to strategically develop trust with others and take action to increase your value to advance in your career Identify the main elements of the trust equation to effectively increase trust among peers and management Discuss areas where trust is essential to succeed and develop a strategic mindset of trust Learn how creating a culture of trust leads to success in the short and long-term for YOU

Level: ALL

Sponsor:Dell

Speakers:

  1. Bruny Rios, Senior Vice President Global Revenue
  2. Sofia O’Malley, Global Marketing Director

 

Building the skills that you need to succeed in the future of workforce

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: In the age of artificial intelligence (AI), business success will increasingly depend on people and machines collaborating with each other. AI will elevate people’s capabilities as workers help intelligent machines to learn and improve. The case of how digital is changing the future of finance organization. Which skills should I learn today to be successful in the future of workforce.

Level: ALL

Sponsor: Accenture

Speakers:

  1. Guido Carricato, Senior Principal

 

Career Choices (Passion vs. Salary)

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Are you willing to forsake passion for the paycheck? Potential for high earnings is but one aspect to consider when choosing an employment opportunity. Develop a tactical approach to the employee value proposition. Learn about opportunities at FDIC to leverage your talents in pursuit of your dream job without sacrificing financial stability. At FDIC, you can travel, serve your nation, and build capital -- all while enjoying a flexible schedule that delivers on work/life balance.

Speakers:

  • Estefania Sasone, Financial Institution Examiner
  • Level: ALL

    Sponsor: FDIC

    How to Successfully Manage Your First Corporate Job

    2:30PM – 4:00PM
    Description:

    This session will provide real world tips to help you successfully adopt to working in the corporate marketplace. Learn about the do’s and don’ts that can help you advance and navigate challenges thrown at you. We will provide you with a link to a career guide that contains a number of practical tips and ideas to help you interview successfully for an internship or full-time role.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: TIAA

    Speakers:

    1. Neddy Perez, Sr. Director Diversity & Campus Talent Acquisition
    2. Caitlin Stallworth, Talent Acquisition Adviser

    What I Didn’t Know About Mentors

    2:30PM – 4:00PM
    Description:

    Mentorship and talent development is engrained in the culture at Abbott. Despite high awareness of the importance of mentorship and an abundance of leaders willing to share their experiences, many fail at developing and maintaining effective mentorship relationships. The objective of this workshop is to reiterate the important of mentors in your career development, provide a practical toolkit to identify new mentors and drive effective relationships, and share common pitfalls that limit or prohibit personal and professional advancement. Based on > 15 years of mentee/mentor relationships, this workshop will cover the Top Ten of What I Didn’t Know About Mentors.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Abbott

    Speakers:

    1. Samuel Delgado, Senior Manager, Global Treasury Operations

    Pathways to Healthcare

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: United Healthcare Group

    Speakers:

    1. Keenan Partridge, Registered Nurse Manager, Medical Management team
    2. Lorena Acosta, Vice President, Key Account Services and Account Management
    3. Kristina Jones, Senior Clinical Program Manager
    4. Peter Church, Chief Talent Officer

    Emotional Intelligences

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Grant Thornton

    Speakers:

    1. Jose Antonio Alicea, Senior Manager Tax
    2. Angela Garcia-Lopez, Partner, Audit Services

    Intrapreneurship: Keeping Your Creative Mind in a Corporate Environment

    2:30PM – 4:00PM

    Description: Entrepreneurship is a mindset. When applied to the workplace it can best be defined as a combination of business acumen, a go-getter spirit, commitment to innovation and creativity, the result being intrapreneurship. This is now a key performance differentiator in today's business market. Many corporations have made the intentional shift toward cultures rooted in the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation. Join Nationwide as we share secrets for leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit that has fueled Latino business growth to #1 in America while keeping your creative edge sharp to drive results for you and your company.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: Nationwide

    Career Exploration in the Business of Intelligence

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Description: Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Each and every CIA officer embodies these qualities, including our enterprise and support professionals. Come learn how our finance, accounting, business, and technology professionals apply their skills to serve our country while working ina diverse, dynamic and challenging environment.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: CIA

    Speakers:

    1. Frank Z.

    Discover Your Leadership Style

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Description: Join this session to help you understand the type of leader you are and how to leverage your strengths in the workplace. We’ll also cover how to connect leadership styles with various roles in the financial services industry while discussing different personality types you may encounter along the way.

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase

    Bring Your Authentic Self to Work

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

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

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor: The Vanguard Group

    Explore Career Options

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:Wells Fargo

    Exploring a Career in Corporate Finance

    4:15PM – 5:45PM

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

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

    Level: ALL

    Sponsor:Johnson & Johnson

     

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