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Let the countdown begin! Employ the Pack: A Conference for Emerging Professionals is just 2 weeks away. Occurring on Saturday January 31st from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. in the Danna Student Center, this half day conference will feature breakout sessions and an inspiring keynote message designed to provide juniors, seniors, graduate students and young alumni the knowledge needed to confidently tackle the professional world.

In addition to having Brian Bordainck (Teach for America alumnus, founder and CEO of Dinner Lab and founder of 9th Ward Field of Dreams) as our keynote speaker, we have also secured a variety of Loyola University alumni to participate in the half day conference.  We are excited to have Brandi Boatner, A’06 confirmed to join in the Alumni Career Panel Session.  Brandi Boatner is the Digital Experience Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services in New York City. In this newly created role, her responsibilities include working to develop and drive the implementation of a client digital experience and engagement model to enhance the way IBM engages with CXOs in the digital world (including Websites, blogs, social media sites and mobile devices).

Boatner is a Loyola University New Orleans alumna with a BA in Public Relations. She is also the former national president of PRSSA from 2008-2009 while attending graduate school at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. She holds several leadership positions within in PRSSA on both the local and national level serving as a member of the Board of Directors for the PRSSA Foundation and PRSSA NY Chapter as Secretary. Outside of PRSSA, Boatner is an advisory council member for the LAGRANT Foundation, an organization that supports minority students in marketing, advertising and public relations.

Brandi is a true advocate for diversity and the next generation of leaders in the public relations professionals, speaking around the US to various colleges & universities about the future of the industry. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, shoe shopping, traveling the world, dancing, reading, hanging out with her friends in New York and spending time with her loving family in New Orleans.

Employ the PACK:  A Conference for Emerging Professionals will be held in the Danna Student Center on Saturday, January 31st, 10am – 3pm.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  RSVP required!  To RSVP, click here or email  If you have any questions, please call the Career Development Center at 504.865.3860.  The conference is co-sponsored by Loyola’s Alumni Association.

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