Making it to the C-Suite
As the well known Sheryl Sandberg lives by, “Don’t expect that you’ll get to the corner office by sitting on the sidelines. Sit at the table.” The challenge starts with how to get there and continues with how to act once you are there. Standing out and making your voice heard is a challenge faced by women everyday. Women fight the bossy stigma while on this career path. Learn how to set ambitious goals and see yourself make progress in the business world. In addition, set yourself apart from others and gain the technique to manage your own performance. And remember “You’re Not Bossy, You’re the Boss.”
Work Life Balance
As Jana Kingsford once said, “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create.” Develop the skill of balance by establishing an awareness of your time spent on your career, home life, and self care. Though it may feel nearly impossible to succeed in your career path without becoming engulfed by it, utilizing the right resources and communicating early on about your expectations is an essential component. You will only have success in your career and personal life if you are attentive to what is going on in each. Learn from professionals who have created a work life balance, while also working their way up the ladder in their professional careers.
“Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.”~ Carrie Fisher. Negotiation skills, in any role, are vital to both personal and professional success. Whether it be in regard to your salary, role or assignment, or an agreement with a client, negotiating is essential to any job. Panelists will discuss how they’ve used their negotiation skills to advance their careers and foster good relations with colleagues and clients. What are the challenges associated with negotiations and how does one initiate and navigate the process? This panel will provide attendees with practical knowledge about useful negotiation tactics.
Time for a Reality Check: “The real world is a big change, more than you can ever imagine when you are sitting in the classroom thinking about the outside world!” Change and uncertainty fill our minds when discussion of post graduation life becomes an everyday topic. Whether you still do not know what you want to be when you grow up or you already have a job secured, the real world is daunting to all of us. Panelists will assure you that you hold the knowledge and foundation to thrive in the business world. The College Afterlife is not the end of something great, but the true beginning of everything you are becoming.
What Happens Next
Technology is integrated into every part of our lives - especially within business. Demand for tech careers is high and continuously growing with the advent and introduction of “new tech.” As more and more companies move into the space of technology advancement, there is even more of a demand for people knowledgeable in business. Panelists will discuss their transition into the tech industry and how their business education impacts their work environment.