Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute
Date Wednesday, October 30, 2019
8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location Various campus spaces - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
RegistrationRegister today for the morning sessions, the afternoon fair, or both!
(Business/econ majors are required to attend the morning programming.) Register
SponsorsDepartment of Business and Economics with the Office of Career Development and Calling

Event Description

All Bethel undergraduate students: Please join us for the 7th annual Project Ex, a professional and career development seminar. 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.


8:45-9:15 a.m. | Coffee and Donut Holes | CLC Lobby
9:15-10 a.m. | Keynote 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 | The Underground

Keynote Session Speaker

Larry Julian is a best-selling author, speaker, and executive coach who helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners successfully lead with their faith and values. Larry's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine,, and Fortune. In addition to God Is My CEO, Larry's business leadership books include God Is My Coach, God Is My Success, and Five Bold Choices. Larry and his family make their home in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Breakout Sessions

How to Make the Most of Your College Years

Recommended for PSEOs and Freshmen | 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 You Do with a Business/Econ Degree?

Recommended for PSEOs, Freshmen, and Undeclared Majors | Learn about career options for each of the business and economics majors. This session will feature a panel of Business/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.

Tips to Help Land That Internship

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Searching for an internship can be very daunting unless you have a game plan. A panel of senior business students will share their internship experiences as well as tips and insights on landing an internship. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered and network with upperclass students. 

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 and expectations, effective relationships, organizational politics, first impressions, company culture, and work savvy development.

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 Your First Job Offer

Recommended for Seniors | This session will provide an overview of the types of benefits commonly offered by employers and which ones 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 Your R.E.A.L. Portfolio to Ace the Interview and Land the Job

Recommended for Sophomores and Juniors | Does the thought of interviewing make you sweat? In this session, we'll help you feel confident and put your best foot forward to ace your interview. Hear from a prolific HR professional as she walks you through a formula to use in any interview. We'll also explain how to set yourself apart from other candidates by building your R.E.A.L. portfolio. Please bring a laptop.

How to Use LinkedIn to Launch Your Career

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 Can You Do with a 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: An Industry for Students in Any Major

This session will explore the career potential in healthcare and 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 nurse.

Internship and Job Fair

This annual on-campus fair connects you directly with top employers. 30+ organizations will be on campus to recruit for internships and jobs. The fair will feature employers in a variety of industries, with opportunities for all majors.

To present yourself in a professional manner at the fair, please prepare by:

1. Dressing professionally
2. Bringing copies of an error-free, professional resume
3. Researching employers before the fair (check back for a link to a list of employer participants)
4. Preparing a professional introduction (e.g., an elevator speech) and a list of questions to ask
5. Sending prompt thank-you messages to employers after the fair


For more info about the morning sessions, contact Lela Sanchez Oslin at or 651.638.6286.
For more info about the afternoon fair, contact Erica Nelson at or 651.638.6460.


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