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About VSB-Week

VSB-Week is an annual event intended to celebrate and showcase Villanova School of Business strategic initiatives, expose students to emerging business trends, enhance their professional development and foster a sense of community within the college.

Monday, March 17

Compete on a Global Scale

Official VSB-Week 2014 Kick-off with Dean Maggitti
TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Bartley Atrium
Join Dean Maggitti at 10:25 a.m. as he kicks off VSB-Week 2014! Hear about this year’s events, the past success of VSB-Week, and what is in store for the future. Meet the people behind the scenes of it all, the VSB-Week Steering Committee. Stop by anytime to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration with some coffee and a Dunkin Donut!

Study Abroad and Taste the Difference**

TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley Tech Center
Want to study abroad and interested in doing an internship? Then come hear from five Skyped-in student-panelists currently studying abroad. Learn about how their country’s work culture and business life differs from the United States’; get an inside look into international business practices and global careers. Experience these countries by trying some delicious international desserts too!
BD: Track 1

Women in Leadership: Observations, Advice and Answers**

TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Driscoll 132
The Villanova Women’s Professional Network presents a panel of VU alumnae, each leaders in their field, who will offer advice on women in leadership. VSB’s own Dr. Quinetta Roberson will moderate the session. Come prepared with questions for women who were once in your position and are now at the top.    
BD: Track 2

Tuesday, March 18

Breaking Boundaries

Bringing Back the Twinkies through Private Equity**
TIME: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley 2001
Dan Stenson, a Private Equity and Natural Resources Product Specialist at Apollo Global Management LLC, will discuss the Firm’s unique investment approach and how Apollo seeks to find value in its private equity investments, including its recent acquisition of Hostess in an effort to “bring back the Twinkie.”  He will also address how Apollo endeavors to successfully differentiate itself amidst a competitive private equity landscape in order to raise capital from a global investor base.
BD: Track 2

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Meg Jay
“Why 30 Is Not the New 20”**

TIME: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Check-in at 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Dr. Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist & author who specializes in twentysomethings. She argues that our twenties are the critical period of adult development—and that this group is a critical part of the economy and workforce that needs to be better understood. Join her as she weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with compelling, behind-closed-doors stories from your peers. She’ll detail what psychologists, sociologists, neurologists, economists and reproductive specialists know about the unique power of the twentysomething years.
Online registration preferred through villanovatix.com
BD: Track 2

Wednesday, March 19

BYOB (Build Your Own Brand)

Top of the Stack: Resume Review with the Pros
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley Tech Center / Founder’s Lobby / Bartley 1063
Employers from the consumer products, public accounting, financial services and manufacturing industries will be here to review and edit resumes, in 15 minute time slots. Maximize the individual quality and appearance of your resume in a few short minutes. Come with questions and your resume.
Pre-register at Info Table in Atrium

Shameless Self-Promotion**
TIME: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley 1010
Unsure of what to say to potential employers and how to effectively market yourself? Learn how to create the perfect elevator pitch and sell your skills without feeling overwhelmed. You’ll leave feeling confident in your abilities to market yourself to employers so they remember you!
BD: Track 3

How to Dine and Act Fine with Laura Katen**
TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Don’t think your business etiquette is up to par? Join in and learn from a professional etiquette instructor about how to appear polished and at ease in a business dining situation. And, enjoy a delicious meal!
Pre-register at Info Table in Atrium
$10 refundable fee to reserve your seat

BD: Track 3

Thursday, March 20

Generation of Innovation

Student Spotlight: Breaking the I.C.E. with VSEC
TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley Atrium
Support the ideas of your fellow students by participating in the Villanova Student Entrepreneurship Competition (VSEC). Stop by the table in the atrium, say hello and vote for your favorite VSEC video. The winner will be announced later in the semester on the official Pitch Day and stands to win $500!

An Honest Talk about Obama-care

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley 1011
Have questions about what Obama-care is and why it matters to you? Panelists from United Healthcare, GE and other companies will address how the Affordable Care Act is changing the way we do business and what students should expect as they begin their careers.
Analytics? Just Google It.**

TIME: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Check-in at 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Analytics is an ever-expanding field and who better to explain it than the experts from Google! The Chief Marketing Officer and the Head of Marketing Strategy & Analytics will tell you how the most powerful search engine in the world applies techniques from the classroom to bring change to the world.  
Online registration preferred through villanovatix.com
BD: Track 2

Friday, March 21

The Subtle-Tees of Collaboration

Tee It Up with the Pros
TIME: 12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
LOCATION: St. David’s Golf Club
Take advantage of this unique networking opportunity while playing nine holes of golf on a premier Main Line course! Students will play alongside employer representatives and faculty. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, and don’t forget your clubs!
Pre-register at Info Table in Atrium
$20 fee to play

Entertainment R Us**

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Bartley 3010
Want to know what goes on behind the scenes in the entertainment business? Join us for a panel discussion with executives from the YES Network, Sun Center Studios, NUE Creative Music, Philadelphia Eagles and more.
Pre-register at Info Table in Atrium
BD: Track 2

Movie Night: “Too Big to Fail”
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: East Lounge, Dougherty Hall
Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big To Fail offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington. Enjoy free admission and your favorite movie snacks!

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