Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute

Project Ex: Explore, Experience, Execute
Date Wednesday, October 30, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT
Location Various campus spaces - View maps and directions
RegistrationOnline registration is now closed, walk up registration will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31 in the CLC lobby.
SponsorsDepartment of Business and Economics with the Office of Career Development and Calling

Event Description

Join us for the 7th 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

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 JournalInc., and Fortune. In addition to God Is My CEO, Larry's business leadership books include God Is My CoachGod Is My Success, and Five Bold Choices. Larry and his family make their home in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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 | The Underground (Brushaber Commons Level 2)

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 I 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 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 tactics for landing your for-credit internship.

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 our keynote speaker Larry Julian who is the author of the best selling book, God is my CEO. Mr. Julian 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 ones are negotiable. You will learn strategies for negotiating salary and benefits. This session will include practice!

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 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 about 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 discuss and share their various career paths.

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

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!


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