With less than 60 days until graduation, it’s time to kick your job search into high gear and begin planning for life as a professional.  Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals is the perfect way to do this! On Saturday, March 16th the Career Development Center will host a FREE half day conference full of keynote speakers and breakout sessions.  To register, please click here.

The breakout sessions include:

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.

Presenters:     Val Matta, VP Business Development, CareerShift and Jill Boatright, Assistant Director, Career Development Center

Location:        Audubon Room, 2nd floor Danna Student Center


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.

Presenter:       Robin Robert, AXA Financial

Location:        Octavia Room, 2nd floor Danna Student Center


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.

Facilitator:     Jill Boatright, Assistant Director, Career Development Center

Panelists:        Sam Bowler, Community Team Leader, Google Inc. (Teach For America) and Sarah Gelfand, Assistant Director Alumni Relations/Campaigns (AVODAH)

Location:        Audubon Room, 2nd floor Danna Student Center


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, Tom Daly 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.

Presenter:       Tom Daly, Partner, Benefit Administration Group, LLC. & President of the Society of Human Resources Managers New Orleans (SHRM)

Location:        Octavia Room, 2nd floor Danna Student Center

Registration is required and space is limited!  To register or for more information, click here or email lis@loyno.edu



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