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.
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.
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.
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.
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