Event Detail
Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals
3/16/2013 8:45 AM - 3/16/2013 12:30 PM
St. Charles Room

Program Description
EMPLOY the PACK, presented by the Loyola Career Development Center, will give seniors, graduate students and young alumni the resources they need to conquer the job search process.  This half-day program will offer participants cutting-edge strategies for getting the job you want.  Whether you are just beginning your search or need to reinvigorate your job search, make your first investment in your job search EMPLOY the PACK.

 

Technologies like web-based job boards and LinkedIn have changed the job search process for both employers and recruits.  Once thought to dehumanize the process and disfavor the unknown candidate, technology has actually resulted in getting us all two steps closer to the decision-makers.  Porter Gale, author of the upcoming Your Network Is Your Net Worth and former Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America, will open the conference and show us how building a network improves happiness, productivity and return – whether on a business or personal level.

 

Scott Beale, Social Entrepreneur, former U.S. Diplomat and Founder & CEO of Atlas Service Corps, Inc. will deliver the closing keynote address:  Making a Difference While Making a Living.  Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps) is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations whose mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.    

 

During small group workshops participants will obtain the practical tools needed to develop a strategic plan for career success.   Sample sessions include:  Branding Your Key Product: YOU; Levering a Gap year Experience to Make Your Dream Job a Reality; Fishing with the Digital Net:  Using On-line Job Search Tools to Land a Job; Can I Make it on This Paycheck: Financial Planning 101; and one-on-one consultations with on-site experts. 
Featured Presentations
Fishing with the Digital Net: Using On-line Job Search Tools to Land a Job
Think you know it all about the internet job search? Think again! Experts teach you how to go beyond the obvious sources and help you uncover a treasure trove of internet job and internship search resources.

 

 

Can I Make It on This Paycheck?: Financial Planning 101
Planning for your financial future can be a confusing and complex process, especially on an entry level salary. Learn how to implement an all-encompassing personal financial plan by navigating the complexities of budgeting, deciphering employment benefit packages, establishing credit, saving for retirement, and paying off student loans and other types of debt.

 

 

Leveraging A Gap Year Experience to Make Your Dream Job A Reality
Many students find jumping into graduate school or a full-time job daunting, yet they still want to do something meaningful and skill-building after graduation. Gap year experiences have the potential to broaden your knowledge base as well as strengthen your network. Explore popular gap year options and hear from a panel of individuals who were able to leverage their gap year experiences to launch a rewarding career.

 

 

Branding Your Key Product: YOU
With one of the most competitive job markets in history what can you do to set yourself apart? In this program, [speaker name] will discuss how to identify and leverage your skill sets and earn the job you want. Those in attendance will leave with the tools they need to attack the job market head-on, including interview skills that will set them apart from the crowd.

Registration Process
All Loyola University New Orleans seniors, graduate students and alumni are eligible to register for the Career Conference via EMPLOYOLA.  Registration will open on Monday, February 18 and close on Wednesday, March 13