Student Professional Development Conference 


  • Keynote Speaker Announced!

    We are very happy to announce that Dethra U. Giles, Chief Bridge Architect at ExecuPrep will deliver the opening keynote address at this year's conference.

    • Everyone wants to be a superhero but most people spend their entire life in search of their superpower. Meet Dethra U. Giles, Chief Bridge Architect at ExecuPrep. Dethra’s superpower is helping her clients build and cross their bridge from “I want to be” to “I am” and to help them quickly find their superpower. People do not exist to be mediocre, Dethra believes you were placed here to be great and it is the quest for greatness that Dethra guides her clients through. She is an alumna of KSU, twice, and continues to work with students as an Adjunct Faculty member at Mercer University.


    • (SOLD OUT) Employer Networking Breakfast

      There will be a special add-on available when you register to gain access to the employer networking breakfast that will take place prior to the start of the conference. 


      Reserve your Seat Today!


      "Plan to Work; Work your Plan"

      The Department of Career Planning and Development (DCPD) will host the first Student Professional Development Conference on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. This one-day conference will give students an opportunity to enhance their professional job-seeking skills, gain insight from experts on what makes a successful job search, and network with employers and presenters.


      Conference Resources

      • Download the conference agenda here.

      • Conference sponsors: Atlanta Braves


        If your organization is interested in being a sponsor of this event, please visit our employer homepage and find the section for "Additional Sponsorship Opportunities."