Campus to Career

Campus to Career 2014 - March 12, 2014 from 4:30pm-9:15pm

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Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Jon Vroman

Jon Vroman is an international speaker voted "Campus Speaker of The Year" and best-selling author. His travels the world talking with students about what it takes to Live College Life In The Front RowTM. His mission is to encourage individuals to find and develop their unique talents so that they will make the biggest impact within their campus and community.

Jon operates by five core values:

  1. Make authentic connections
  2. Create your own reality
  3. Be open to change
  4. Commit fully
  5. Contribute to others

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Resource Fair

  • Clothes that Work - Philanthropy
  • Generation Dayton - Getting Involved
  • Mary Kay - Professional Make up
  • Professional Photos by David Lumsden - Professional head shots for LinkedIn profile
  • The Limited - Professional Dress
  • 31 Gifts - Professional accessories

Real World Bootcamp

The design of this Speed Networking session is offer students the ability to participate in small group discussions on key topics of importance to them as they transition from Campus to Career.  Each “rotation” will be 10 minutes in length which will allow the students to participate in four of the five topics.

Topics for 2014:

  • Relocation
  • Budgeting
  • Credit
  • Benefits
  • Leadership Programs/Mentoring

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Breakout Session

Celine O'Neill - EQ:  A different kind of smart

IQ by itself is not the best predictor of success.  Research in the past several decades now point to EQ or Emotional Intelligence as the critical factor that sets successful performers apart from the rest.  These higher achievers have something extra – a social or emotional competency that reflects their ability to identify, understand and manage emotions, their own and those of others.

Learn more about EQ and how it can make a difference in your life and career.

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Breakout Session

Kay Glover – Making Your Mark in a Male-Dominated Workforce

While women and men appear in the broad workforce in equal numbers, fewer women are in executive suites and CEO’s are even rarer.  Currently, 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEO’s are women.  Women hold 18% of Congressional offices.  What were accomplished women of today doing when they were in their early 20’s? Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo was the first woman engineer at Google at the age of 24.  Toni Morrison, Pulitzer/Nobel winner, was teaching English at 24. Hillary Clinton was starting law school at 22.  How did they propel themselves to accomplish such great deeds as women in a male dominated workforce?  All women have the opportunity to be as successful.  This session will discuss the current phenomenon of “leaning in,” how to prepare to play, how to play and how important it is to be a woman and support other women in the workplace of today.

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Breakout Session

Vicki Giambrone – 10 Ways to make communication and workplace etiquette a competitive advantage

As a young female professional, you can expect in your first professional job you will work with many different people, with various ages and backgrounds.  It can be tough to navigate the varying personalities of the people as well as the organizations’ culture and unwritten rules;  and that is precisely why communication skills and workplace etiquette knowledge is so important.

  • How do you balance remaining true to your unique personal communication style and personality while fitting in and standing out within your team? 
  • How do you get to know your co-workers on a personal level without being too personal? 
  • How do you effectively communicate with and choose the right language for those “more seasoned” or higher level professionals? 

This interactive breakout session will cover how to navigate the workplace with skill and leverage your personal communication style into a competitive advantage.

Young Professional Panel

Ashley Anderson
Ashley received her B.S. Ed. as an Intervention Specialist and her M.S. Ed. as a School Counselor from the University of Dayton. She works for the Dayton Public Schools as an Intervention Specialist for grades 3-5 at Kiser PreK-8 School.

Hilary Ross Browning
Hilary attended the University of Dayton where she earned both an Honors Bachelor of English with a minor in Sociology and a Master's in Public Administration. She recently accepted a position with the Dayton City Commission.

Alison Lake
Alison earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and she is currently finishing a MS in Materials Engineering and is a PhD candidate in Materials Engineering – all at the University of Dayton. She works for GE Aviation where she is in the Edison Engineering Development Program, working in the Materials and Process Engineering Department.

Joanna Lenefonte
Joanna graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Minor in Italian, and Research Distinction in Criminology.  She went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. She currently works at the Beck Law Office, L.L.C. in Beavercreek, OH.

Brittany Myerholtz
Brittany graduated from the University of Dayton with majors in Marketing and International Business.  She is currently rounding out her first year as a Mortgage Banker at Nations Reliable Lending in Cincinnati, OH.