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Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

Date Wednesday, October 28, 2015
9 a.m. - noon
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SponsorsDepartment of Business and Economics with Career Development and Calling

Event Description

Project Ex is the 3rd annual professional and career development seminar for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our goal is to equip you for your career. Whether you are a first-year student still figuring out your major or a senior building your resume and negotiating a job offer.

Julie White, Keynote Speaker
Julie is an experienced and successful executive with more than 35 years of experience consulting with executives on personal and organizational effectiveness, building leadership competency and potential, and aligning people strategies with organizational strategies. She received a B.A. in English literature and political science from Bethel College and has completed graduate course work in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. White currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Bethel University, the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Homes and Services, the Data Dimensions Advisory Board and the Iowa Health Care Collaborative Board of Directors.


9 - 9:30 | Coffee and donut holes | CLC Lobby
9:30 - 10 | Opening Session | Julie White | Benson Great Hall
10:10 - 11 | Breakout Session I | Various locations
11:10 - Noon | Breakout Session II | Various locations

Stick around for the Job and Internship Fair (student registration link) from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Brushaber Commons (BC) level 2.

Breakout Sessions

What Can I Do With A Bus/Econ Major?

Recommended for PSEO, Freshman, and Undecided Majors | Learn about career options for each of the Business and Economics majors. This session will feature a panel of Bus/Econ department faculty from each of the major areas: accounting, business analysis and analytics, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, marketing, and leadership.

How To Make The Most Of Your College Years

Recommended for PSEO and Freshman | A panel of seniors will share recommendations and reflections about the best actions they took to prepare for their career and life after Bethel. Learn which activities and decisions can help you make the most of your time in college and set you up for future success.

Effective Resumes

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors |  Do you wonder what employers are looking for when they scan your resume? In this session you will learn how to create an effective resume that will make it through the screening process.

Maximizing LinkedIn

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Recruiters absolutely love LinkedIn! Learn how to use this powerful tool to your advantage! This presentation will primarily cover how to find and network with key contacts through LinkedIn.

Dress for Success and other Professional Etiquette tips!

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors |  What does business casual really means? At this session, you’ll hear advice from recent graduates on how to look and act in a professional setting. They’ll share practical tips on professional attire, expectations of the workplace, and interacting with managers and executives.

Networking Made Easy

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors |  Everyone knows that networking is important, but it may seem overwhelming! This session will teach you how to network in easy but highly effective ways. Informational interviews and mentoring with alumni will be discussed.

Faith & Work

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Have you ever wondered what it actually looks like to live out your faith at work? This session will feature of a panel of professionals who will share advice and examples of integrating faith and work.

Keys To Entering The Workforce

Recommended for Seniors |  When you start your career, there won’t be a syllabus defining expectations. At this session, alumni will share their insights and advice about how to start your career well.

Negotiating My First Job Offer

Recommended for Seniors | This session will provide an overview of the types of benefits commonly offered by employers and which are negotiable. You will learn strategies for negotiating salary and benefits. This session will include practice in negotiating.

How To Spend Your Paycheck

Recommended for Seniors |  Excited about your first paycheck?! Do you know how much will be taken out for taxes? At this session, you will see a realistic example of a budget and learn how much you can afford to save, spend, and give.


Contact Lela Sanchez Oslin, l-oslin@bethel.edu