The BRIDGE Society 2014 Professional Development Conference
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Grow Professionally and Join Us!

The 2014 BRIDGE Society Professional Development Conference will be held Thursday, March 27th, and will provide students with an opportunity to research and learn about specific areas of professional development, and the many ways it can enhance their journey from college to career. The conference will be run as 4 concurrent sessions from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from their peers on well-researched professional development topics and experiences such as exploring the criminal justice system, working in professions outside your major, being a servant leader, and even starting your own business. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and network with attending professionals and Alumni throughout the day and at the networking reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Registration: 2:30PM-6:00PM
Concurrent Sessions: 3:15PM-6:00PM
Keynote Speaker: 6:15PM
Networking Reception: 6:00PM-8:00PM


Registration is now open!
The first 200 students to register will receive a free t-shirt.

Keynote Speaker: Faith Ferguson

Founder, Faith Ferguson Productions

Faith Ferguson is synonymous with style, impact, and results. A driven professional with impeccable taste who has produced magnificent world-class events – from elegant weddings and sophisticated parties to high-impact corporate events at locations around the world – and hospitality start-ups, Faith’s client list reads like a “Who’s Who” in hospitality, business and social circles.

On the event side, her services and results are legendary. Whether its sales meetings or lavish corporate events, or trade shows that have taken her from Las Vegas to the Louvre, Faith’s professionalism and seamless approach to each event have won her the accolades of CEOs from Sony, Harrah’s, and Samsung to name just a few.

Conference Schedule

Session 1) 3:15PM – 3:45PM

Falvey Room 204          Navigating the Criminal Justice System

Falvey Room 205          Working Outside of Your Major and using it to Your Advantage

Bryn Mawr Room          Being Your Own Boss: Gaining Success Through Tenacity and Innovation

Haverford Room           Learn How to Leverage Social Media for Professional Gain

Devon Room                Making the Most of Study Abroad

Session 2) 4:00PM – 4:30PM

Falvey Room 204           So You Want to Be a Lawyer?

Falvey Room 205           The Young Professional: How to Get a Job, Negotiate Salaries and be Successful

Bryn Mawr Room           The Road to Medical School with a Nontraditional Major

Devon Room                How to Mold Your Vision, Find your Niche, and Differentiate Yourself


Session 3) 4:45PM – 5:15PM

Falvey Room 204          How to Get There and Succeed at Law School

Falvey Room 205          How to Make it on Wall Street as a LAS Student

Bryn Mawr Room          Life After a Bachelors of Science

Haverford Room           How to Rise to the Top by Giving it All Away: Translating your Villanova Service Experiences to the Work Place

Devon Room               Women in the Workplace: How to Embrace Gender Difference Professionally


Session 4) 5:30PM – 6:00PM

Falvey Room 204            Outsmarting Social Media: Protecting Yourself and Knowing Your Legal Rights as a Student and Professional

Falvey Room 205              Interviewing Skills

Bryn Mawr Room              How to Become a More Persuasive Public Speaker

Haverford Room               Finding Opportunities to Maximize your Leadership Potential

Devon Room                   Networking within your Internships and Professional Experiences

Applications to Presentations are now CLOSED. Please check back in Fall 2014 to apply to present at The 2015 BRIDGE Society Professional Development Conference.

For questions or more information please

Contact Information

Office for Undergraduate Students
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Saint Augustine Center 107
Phone: 610-519-3900
Fax: 610-519-6322

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