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    Keynote Speaker Announced

    Steven Carse, Founder & CEO King of Pops

    Presentation Title:

    "When a bad break turns into something better than you could have ever imagined." 



"College to Career: Building Professional Confidence"

The Department of Career Planning and Development (DCPD) will host the 2nd Annual Student Professional Development Conference on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. 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.

  • Free Conference T-shirt, Bag, & Lunch

    All Registrations (including waitlist requests) are now closed.

    All attendees will receive a complimentary t-shirt, canvas bag, and lunch.



    What to Expect?

    • 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)


    Resources from Last Year's Conference

    • 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."


    Student Reviews

    • The interaction of the speakers and the knowledge given was exceptional. Well thought programs. Definitely enjoyed it all.”

    • Excellent use of a Saturday. Tons of valuable info and tools to help better ourselves and grow.”

    • It's a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new information, and possibly find new job leads”

    • 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.”