Event Detail
Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals
1/25/2014 10:00 AM - 1/25/2014 3:00 PM
Danna Student Center

The Loyola University New Orleans Career Development Center is hosting its second annual employment boot camp, EMPLOY the PACK. James Marshall Reilly—an entrepreneur, best-selling author, journalist and founder of New York City media firm, The GUILD Agency—is the newly announced keynote speaker for the Saturday, Jan. 25 conference.

The half-day, professional-caliber employment strategies seminar is available to students and young alumni for free. Featuring one-on-one consultations and on-site employment experts, the conference is set for the St. Charles Room in the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus. EMPLOY the PACK: A Conference for Emerging Professionals will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See below for schedule of events:
9:15 a.m. - until
Student Registration (Continental Breakfast) - St. Charles Room Danna Student Center

10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Shake the World: It's not about finding a job; it's about creating a life
James Marshall Reilly, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Founder of THE GUILD Agency

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (BREAKOUT SESSIONS I)
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? Are you maximizing your use of LinkedIn?  Experts teach you how to go beyond the obvious sources to help participants find jobs, connect with alumni, and develop robust networks, for business development and more. 
Facilitator:  Kate Duncan, Career Coach and Internship Coordinator, Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Art

Backpack to Briefcase:  What to expect after graduation?
Who the heck is FICA?  Work life balance, does it really exist?  Backpack to briefcase will provide conference attendees the tools they need to navigate the professional world.  Topics will include:  developing a professional image, following workplace etiquette, staying competitive, making sense of one’s paycheck, understanding employee benefits and rights and much more. 
Facilitators:  Chip Kerth, Senior Accounting and Finance Recruiter, The Personnel Consulting Group; Donna Rochon CPP, MSM, President of Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Payroll Association

Conversation with James Reilly
 (**Invitation only**)
Moderator:  Dr. Felipe Massa, Loyola University New Orleans College of Business

12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. (BREAKOUT SESSIONS II)
Entrepreneurial Strategies for the Self-Starter
Do you have a business idea but you don’t know where to start? Dr. Clayton White, Assistant Professor College of Business, will give you preliminary information about concept development, logistics of set-up, competitive assessment; industry overview; and basic components of a business plan executive summary.
Facilitator: Dr. Clayton White, Assistant Professor College of Business

Secrets to Networking like a Pro: Take a Business Blind Date to the 
Next Level
There is still no better way to land a job than to connect with someone on the inside.  With one of the most competitive job markets in history what can you do to set yourself apart? This workshop will detail networking and branding strategies to implement online and offline ensuring that dream job becomes a reality. 
Facilitator:  Julie Willoz, Organizational Effectiveness Coach; Willoz Consulting

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ALUMNI NETWORKING LUNCH PANEL (Closing)
Joseph Jones, A'01 (Economics); VP of Government Relations and Public Policy Greater Des Moines Partnership
Amy Sins, A'98 (Communications); Entrepreneur, Chef, Author, Owner and Operator of Jazz Quarters (B&B, Treme) and Langlois Culinary Crossroads
Jason Comboy, A'97 (Communications); Entrepreneur, Owner of Cafe Prytania, Sovereign Pub and Aline Street Beer Garden

For questions or alumni wishing to register for this event, please contact tbaker@loyno.edu