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April 19-22, 2021


Professional Development Seminar - Danielle Duell

"Purposeful Career Planning in a Dynamic World"

Monday, April 19th - 5pm

Louis Pasteur is credited with the saying "Chance favors the prepared mind."  2020 has reminded us of the uncertainty and complexity of the world we live and work in.  Many career pathways are a reactive product of a series of coincidences that don't always lead us to a life we love. How might we proactively prepare ourselves to undertake dynamic career journeys that provide meaning and purpose AND foster our personal and professional resilience?  
Hosted by Danielle Duell from People With Purpose, in this session Danielle will:

  • share the benefits of clarity of purpose for both organizations and individuals
  • introduce a series of individual reflective exercises to uncover clues to your personal purpose
  • walk through an ideation framework that can be used to identify options for your ideal next role that align with your purpose
  • provide guidance on next steps to secure your ideal next role and embark on a purposeful career
  • respond to audience questions in a live Q&A

Registered participants will be granted electronic access to the resources shared in the session after the event.

Professional Development Seminar - Loreal Jiles

"Career Success in the Digital Age"

Tuesday, April 20th - 5pm

Data surrounds us. Automation is here. Our role is evolving. The future is now. Every business major is and will continue to be impacted because digital technology is redefining the way business professionals work and deliver value. Join us as Loreal Jiles shares the impact digital technology is having on business roles, provides a glimpse inside a leading Robotic Process Automation tool, and explains how gaining technical competencies can ensure your career success.

Professional Development Seminar - Dr. Stephanie Solansky

"Decision-Making Processes and Pitfalls"

Wednesday, April 21st - 5pm

This virtual workshop will include coverage of key decision-making concepts, including intuitive decision-making, rational decision-making, and decision-making biases. The workshop will be intentionally practical and hands-on as participants will work through a strategic and objective process to assist in making major life decisions.

Marissa Tarleton

Keynote Address - Marissa Tarleton

Thursday, April 22nd - 9:30am

Meeting ID: 918 1135 6750

Marissa Tarleton is the President at Aceable, where she leads day-to-day operations for the Austin based edtech startup, including Product, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Legal. Prior to Aceable, she served as the CEO at RetailMeNot and RX Saver. She joined RetailMeNot as the CMO in 2015. She has demonstrated leadership in building digital marketplaces that benefit both consumers and brands. Marissa has over 20 years of e-commerce and marketing leadership experience for companies including RetailMeNot, RxSaver by RetailMeNot, Dell, and Ogilvy & Mather. She was named a top 50 CMO on the inaugural Forbes CMO Next list in 2018, is a member of YPO Austin, and is a 2020 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She is on the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council and the Women@Austin Advisory Council.  She earned her BA from Colgate University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Development Seminar - Joan Ball

"Transitioning from College to Career, Building Resilience and Navigating a Career in Uncertain Times"

Thursday, April 22nd - 5pm

Joan Ball is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Tobin College of Business at St. John's University and founder of WOMB Service Design Lab, both located in New York City. Her research and service design practice center on developing and delivering transformative services that build resilience and lead to delight. She is particularly interested in the influence of transitions, technology and culture on leadership development, lifelong learning and human wellbeing.