Making Me Marketable

DATE: October 1st, 2021

TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

FREE EVENT Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

Make plans to join the 22nd Annual Making Me Marketable student networking event.  This collaborative conference brings together students, alumni and industry experts.  You will have the opportunity to create your personal brand, strengthen your resume, talk candidly with experienced professionals, and gain real world networking experience. 

Join us, and benefit from a powerful networking and learning experience.

*Event is at capacity.  Please email marketing@missouri.edu to be placed on a waitlist.

 

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Business Professional Dress required. Please refer to the Suitable app for specific attire requirements and other criteria regarding EDGE points for workshops and the Making Me Marketable 2021 achievement/badge.Attendees Can Earn Up to 40 Total EDGE Points:

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Agenda

Time

Workshop

Memorial Union Location

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Student Check-In 2nd Floor North Lounge
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast and Coffee N201 ABC
8:30 - 9:10 a.m. Conference Kick-Off and Keynote Speaker N201 ABC
9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Session A: Dare to Fail N204
9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Session A: Make N214A
9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Session A: Discover N214B
9:20 - 10:00 a.m. Session A: Build N214C
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Session B: Inclusion N204
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Session B: Adapt N214A
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Session B: Land N214B
10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Session B: Stand Out N214C
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session C: Career Fair - What's Next?  N204
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session C: Rock N214A
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session C: Lead N214B
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session C: Imagine N214C
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Conference Wrap Up Celebration Lunch and Keynote Speaker  N201ABC

*Student's must register for only ONE workshop per time slot. See below for more information regarding workshop details.

Workshop Details

  • Welcome from Dean Vinze
  • Welcome from Marketing Department Chair Srinath Gopalakrishna
  • Keynote Address from Tiffany Alexander, Nestle-Purina

8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

N201 ABC

 

 

How can you embrace failure as an opportunity to build your career path and find success?

Workshop Panelists: Mark Johnson, Tiffany Alexander, Mikel Fields and Shalyce Adamson

9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

N204

You've been a student for most of your life. Are you ready to enter the workplace? Learn from recent alumni, who will share their insights and experiences. Be prepared to ask questions about what to expect, such as your first week on the job, adjusting to work hours, and getting started successfully. If you have worries about graduating, you are not alone! This panel will help you prepare with honest advice.

Workshop Panelists: Gary Coles, Mary Wilkerson, Krissy Tripp and Eric Schmidt

9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

N214A

Considering a position in sales and curious about career paths?  Learn more about this fast-paced and growing field from industry experts, who will share their experience and provide real-world advice.

Workshop Panelists: John Abshear, Melissa Hensley, Luke Youtsey, Brendon O'Toole, and Wade Wheeler

9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

N214B

 

Design your personal brand to help you launch your professional career! Utilize business skills learned in class to market and position yourself.  Create your own personal SWOT and learn to identify collaborators.   What’s your Unique Selling Proposition?

Workshop Panelists: Jared Spader, Megan Clince, Mike Baker and Kim Donovan

9:20 - 10:00 a.m.

N214C

 

What should you look for in an employer, and what questions should you ask?

Workshop Speaker: Erika Aaron, Trulaske Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

N204

How will the professional environment change going forward, and how can you prepare? Learn how you can translate skills you have learned at Mizzou to the workplace, such as flexibility and learning new systems.  Discuss expectations for remote work, learn tips on how to communicate with your manager, and gain insights as to how the future workplace might change.

Workshop Panelists: Jared Spader, Kim Donavan, Melissa Hensley, Tiffany Alexander and Mike Baker

10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

N214A

Internships provide you with an invaluable opportunity to gain real-world professional experience  Bring your questions to a team of industry experts who will share tips on finding internships, what companies are looking for, capturing the experience on your resume, and leveraging your internship for a full time job opportunity.

Workshop Panelists: Luke Youtsey, Tom Wells, Megan Clince, and Shalyce Adamson  

10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

N214B

Make a positive first impression and differentiate yourself from a large field of candidates.  Learn ways to improve your resume, cover letters, and communication methods.  Discuss interview skills, appropriate dress, etiquette, online job search, and using social media for networking. 

Workshop Panelists: John Abshear, Gary Coles, Mark Johnson and Krissy Tripp.

10:20 - 11:00 a.m.

N214C

You’ve been to the career fair and talked with businesses. What should you do next to secure your dream job?

Workshop Panelists: Mark Johnson, Kim Donavan, Mike Baker, Brendon O'Toole and Wade Wheeler

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

N204

Are you maximizing your LinkedIn profile, content, and network? Learn proven tips for how to use this #1 job search social media site. Gain ideas on creating content, building connections, and keeping in touch with peers and colleagues.

Workshop Panelists: Andrea Seeley, Megan Clince, Mary Wilkerson and Eric Schmidt

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

N214A

How can a woman's voice be heard equally in the business world? Discuss relevant questions on how women lead teams, take risks, build support networks, and pursue professional goals. Learn tips on negotiation techniques, balancing work with a personal life, and addressing biases that may surround women in the workplace.  Ask tough questions about confronting difficult situations, and learn how women can help champion other women.

Workshop Panelists: Melissa Hensley, Luke Youtsey, Tom Wells, and Krissy Tripp 

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

N214B

What will bring you happiness after graduation, both professionally and personally?  Panelists will share candid guidance on ways to balance family, work life, time management, career growth, and finding a supportive company culture.

Workshop Panelists: Jared Spader, Gary Coles, Kim Donovan and Mikel Fields.

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

N214C

Kick-Off Conference Speakers

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Dean Vinze

Ajay Vinzé

Dean and Professor - Trulaske College of Business

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Srinath Gopalakrishna

Marketing Department Chair - Trulaske College of Business

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Tiffany Alexander

Tiffany Alexander

Manager, Organization Effectiveness - Nestle-Purina PetCare

Celebration Lunch Keynote Speaker

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Craig Unruh

Craig Unruh

President –AT&T Missouri

Workshop Panelists

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Erika Aaron

Erika Aaron

Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) - Robert J. Trulaske College of Busines

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John Abshear

Senior Director of Revenue & Profit Management - Spectrum Brands, Inc.

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Shalyce Adamson

Shalyce Adamson

Senior Campus Recruiter - RSM US LLP

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Tiffany Alexander

Tiffany Alexander

Manager, Organization Effectiveness - Nestle-Purina PetCare North America

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Mike Baker

Mike Baker

SVP of Channel Solutions -The CORE Group

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Megan Clince

Marketing Specialist - Royal Canin

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Gary Coles

Retired Marketing Professor - Trulaske College of Business

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Kim Donovan
LEAD COLLEGE RECRUITING MANAGER - HUMAN RESOURCES, AT&T

Kimberly Donovan

Lead College Recruiting Manager - Human Resources, AT&T

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Mikel Fields

Mikel Fields

Founder & Brand Strategy Consultant - Castello Branco Fields

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Melissa Hensley

Melissa Hensley

AVP, Healthcare Sales- Qualtrics

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Mark Johnson

Senior Vice President of Sales - Vericast

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Brendan O'Toole

Brendan O'Toole

Vice-President of Product for Commercial & Residential Solutions - Emerson

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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

Manager, Digital Brand Management (Recruitment Marketing & Technology) - Nestlé Purina North America

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Andrea Seeley

Human Resources Manager - Columbia Safety & Supply

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Jared Spader

Jared Spader

CEO of Center Pivot

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Krissy Tripp

Director of Decision Science - Evolytics

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Tom Wells

Tom Wells

Retired President - Machine Products Division - Leggett & Platt

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Wade Wheeler

Wade Wheeler

Insurance and Investment Advisor Representative - State Farm Insurance Companies

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Mary Wilkerson

Senior Vice President - Central Bank of Boone County

 

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Luke Youtsey

Luke Youtsey

Analytics Consultant - Evolytics