Program

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. 
Pfahler Atrium

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Why “What Should Matter to Me?” Really Matters

9:30 a.m.
Pfahler
Musser Auditorium

Meredith Goldsmith
Associate Academic Dean and Professor of English
Ursinus College

Job Search 2.0, 3.0 or (even) 4.0

10:00 a.m.
Pfahler 210

We’ve all done this once, but moving from one job to another, especially when changing roles in industries is an art and a science. Join this panel to explore successful and concrete strategies that leverage experiences and electronic resources to present yourself as the ideal job candidate.

Leading with Grace

10:00 a.m.
Pfahler
Musser Auditorium

Workplaces are complicated entities with many constantly changing goals and demands.  This panel will focus on how employees can lead in a rapidly changing environment and manage difficult conversations when needed with clarity and maturity. Learn how to manage complex interpersonal relationships in the workplace and thrive.

Coffee and Stretch Break

11:00 a.m.
Pfahler Atrium

Be the Brand:  Living up to Your Pitch

11:15 a.m.
Pfahler 107

We’ve all heard the words, but what does personal branding mean for you, and how can you make it work for you?  This INTERACTIVE session will guide attendees in understanding how to craft a brand, live out that brand, and communicate it to others. Sharpen your communication and marketing skills with your fellow alumni through practice!

Leading with Grace

11:15 a.m.
Pfahler
Musser Auditorium

Workplaces are complicated entities with many constantly changing goals and demands.  This panel will focus on how employees can lead in a rapidly changing environment and manage difficult conversations when needed with clarity and maturity. Learn how to manage complex interpersonal relationships in the workplace and thrive.

Luncheon and Keynote

12:30 p.m.
Wismer Center
Gold Alcove

Rob Wonderling P’16
President and CEO of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Ursinus College, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Ursinus 150: Abundant Opportunity

Be the Brand:  Living up to Your Pitch

2:15 p.m.
Pfahler 107

We’ve all heard the words, but what does personal branding mean for you, and how can you make it work for you?  This INTERACTIVE session will guide attendees in understanding how to craft a brand, live out that brand, and communicate it to others. Sharpen your communication and marketing skills with your fellow alumni through practice!

Networking 101:  Beyond Rubbing Elbows

2:15 p.m.
Pfahler
Musser Auditorium

We all know we should network, but sometimes we let nerves or, confusion keep us from connecting with new professionals. This panel of experts will break the process down step by step. Regardless of how many times you’ve done this before, we all can improve our skills. Join this panel as a precursor to the all Alumni Career Conference networking session that takes place at the conclusion of the day where you can implement what you’ve just learned.

Networking Reception 

3:15 p.m.
Pfahler Atrium

All attendees of the Alumni Career Conference are invited to mingle with one another, share one tip they learned during the day, and share their professional journey with fellow Bears.