Don’t-Miss #NACE 14 Sessions

If you’re a first-timer at the NACE14 conference, here are some don’t-miss suggestions from several of the NACE Conference Committee members:

Meg J. Flood, campus recruiter for EY: For first timers, I highly recommend the first-timer’s session as it provides amazing networking opportunities so you can build connections early in the conference. Also:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
  • Awards Presentation. It’s always inspiring to hear what others are doing and great to support colleagues!

Toni McLawhorn, director of career services at Roanoke College: Three things I would not miss at the conference or that I would recommend for others to be sure to do:

  1.  Attend the opening conference reception, it’s one of the few times you’ll get to network with everyone at one time, in one place, and get the conference started off right!
  2. Attend as many of the break-out sessions as you can—one of the reasons for attending conferences is for professional development, and with the fast-paced changes in our industry, we need to keep up with what’s happening!
  3. Exhibitors—Learn about the new technologies and resources available to help us in our jobs

Rosette Pyne, senior associate director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania: Don’t miss the conference opening and the keynote speakers! Also:

  • The session given by Tom Devlin and Kathy Sims on Impacting Our Future: Game Changers for Career Services.  Their presentations at the conferences are always interesting and dynamic with great audience participation.
  • One of the following breakfasts depending on whether you are an employer or college representative: College Communities Breakfast / Employer Forums Breakfast.

Maria K. Stein, associate vice president for cooperative education and career development at Northeastern University:

  1. The Exhibit Hall—It’s a great opportunity to network, meet new people, connect with colleagues, and learn about products and services that help us do our work better/more efficiently.
  2. The Denim & Diamonds Celebration—Who doesn’t like a great party, or for that matter denim and diamonds? It’s also a great excuse to dust off those cowboy boots or better still buy a new pair of cowboy boots!
  3. Meet the Award Winners & Great Ideas Showcase—This is a great opportunity to learn about all the wonderful innovations in our field.

NACE14 attendees! Register for any of five free webinars based on popular workshops at the conference.

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