Registration for 2020 Event Opens August 1st, 2019

The Department of Career Planning and Development and Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement will host the 3rd Annual Student 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.
  • keynote

    2019 Keynote Speaker

    Steven Carse, Founder & CEO King of Pops

    Presentation Title:

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


  • Free Conference T-shirt, Bag, & Lunch

    Registration will open August 1st, 2019

    A complimentary t-shirt, bag, and lunch are included in the registration fee (pictured shirt and bag are from the 2019 Conference).



    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 the 2018 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.”