Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute
Date Wednesday, October 31, 2018
8:45 a.m. - noon
Location Benson Great Hall - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
RegistrationOnline registration is now closed, walk up registration will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 in the CLC lobby.
Sponsors<a href="site://Public/undergrad/academics/business-economics/index">Department of Business and Economics</a> with the <a href="site://Public/student-success/services/career-development">Office of Career Development and Calling</a>

Event Description

Join us for the 6th annual Project Ex, a 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.

Keynote Speaker

Bob Stromberg is a funny man. For over thirty years he has traveled the world performing his very unique and perfect blend of standup, story and shtick. He's the co-author and an original star of the megahit theatrical comedy, Triple Espresso (A Highly Caffeinated Comedy), which has been seen by over two million people from San Diego to the West End of London. The Chicago Sun Times called Bob, “…a mesmerizing physical comedian.” The London Times called him, “…a genuinely funny man.” He's left lasting impressions on Fortune 500 companies like General Mills, Cargill, Sonic and American Family Insurance. Recently Bob joined forces with top Hollywood stars in the Not For Sale campaign to end human trafficking. His performance won a coveted Clio, the top award in American advertising.


8:45-9:15 a.m. | Coffee and Donut Holes | CLC Lobby
9:15-10 a.m. | Opening Session | Benson Great Hall
10:10-11 a.m. | Breakout Session I | Various locations
11:10 a.m.-Noon | Breakout Session II | Various locations
1-3 p.m. | Internship and Job Fair | Brushaber Commons Level 2

Breakout Sessions

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 at Bethel. Learn which activities and decisions can help you make the most of your time in college and set you up for future success.

What Can I Do With a Bus/Econ Degree?

Recommended for PSEO, Freshman, and Undeclared 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.

Networking or Notworking

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Everyone says that networking is important, but it often seems awkward and overwhelming! Hear practical tips and strategies from seasoned networkers on how to make networking work for you.

How to Find an Internship

Recommended for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors | Searching for an internship can be very daunting unless you have a game plan. The format for this session is a roundtable discussion with faculty and a Recruiter about effective tactic to land your internship for credit.

The Big Transition: College to Career

Recommended for Seniors | Learn how to make a smooth, successful leap into the working world. Topics include: right attitudes & expectations, effective relationships, organizational politics, managing impressions, company culture, and developing work savvy.

Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

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

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.

Using Portfolium and your R.E.A.L. Portfolio for Future Success

Recommended for Sophomores | In this session, we'll show you how to use Portfolium, a new social networking platform that Bethel is partnering with to make it easy for you to develop your R.E.A.L. portfolio -- a portfolio that will help set you apart from other job candidates and enable you to explain to potential employers how your Bethel education has prepared you to succeed in the workforce. Please bring a laptop.

Data Mining with LinkedIn

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate how to get the attention of recruiters and potential employers. You'll learn to use target searches and filters to sharpen your scope and help you find exactly what you're looking for.

What's next? How about Grad School?

Recommended for Seniors | Making the decision to go to graduate school is one that requires a great deal of planning and organization. During this session, a panel of alumni will share information, advice, and tips based on their grad school experiences.

What can I do with my Marketing Major?

Recommended for Juniors and Seniors | Wondering "what you can do with a marketing degree?" You're not alone. Marketing is one of those degrees that can open up many different doors. Come and hear from a panel of marketing alumni as they talk about their various career paths.

Healthcare? But I'm Not Going to be a Doctor or a Nurse

This session will explore the career potential in healthcare and a how a unique opportunity at Bethel can set you up for a job you'll love in healthcare…even if you're not going to be a doctor or a nurse.


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