• Attention Sponsors:

    Please contact us by December 1st to ensure your logo is printed on the conference t-shirts.

    • 2020 conference keynote speaker

      Keynote Speaker Announcement

      We are very happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for our 2020 conference will be Iyani Hughes, Weekend Anchor/Reporter WTVY News 4

    Don't Wait! Reserve your seat today. - All registrations close Jan, 17th, 2020

    2020: Future In Focus

    The Department of Career Planning and Development and Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement will host the 3rd Annual Owl Professional Development Conference on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. 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.

    Reserve Your Seat Now

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      All conference attendees will receive a t-shirt and tote bag for attending the event. Register today to save your seat!


      Resources from Past Events


      • Breakout Sessions:

        • LinkedIn & the Job Search
        • Professional Electronic Communication
        • Video Resumes & Biographies
        • Critical & Creative Thinking
        • Employability of Humanities & Social Science Majors
        • Education Abroad & Transferable Skills
        • Personal Brand Management
        • Navigating Culture in the Workplace
        • Gaining Experience Outside of the Classroom 


        • Self-Care & Wellness
        • Volunteering
        • Building Your Brand
        • Avoidance/Fear in the Job/Grad School Search
      • Special Thanks to the Army National Guard & Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta for Sponsoring our 2019 Conference

        2019 Conference Sponsor, Army National Guard



        Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

      • Download the agenda from our 1st Annual Event here. (New information will be available here soon, please check back often)


      • Download the agenda from our 1st Annual Event here. (New information will be available here soon, please check back often)

      • 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."


      Hear What Past Attendees Had to Say:

      • I learned some valuable information about my career choices and how to market my skills in the job market”

      • The conference gave me great tips to develop myself professionally and market myself to employers”

      • "[The Conference] was extremely helpful in making the most (professionally) of your college experience”

      • My favorite part of the conference was networking with the employers. I have a better idea of a career that I want to pursue, and I got to know the employers better.”

      • Not only did the conference provide valuable learning opportunities and networking opportunities, it was extremely motivational.”

      • Very helpful information that helps students become more career ready for a reasonable price. Any student with an interest in developing professional skills should jump at the chance to attend.”