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Business Week Transition Seminars

transition seminars

The transition from college to corporate life can be daunting, but with well-directed guidance from experienced professionals, students can achieve success. The topics covered in each seminar were chosen to better prepare students as they enter their prospective industries. Each seminar is constructed to provide unique insights that students would not otherwise gain.

To help ease the transition, distinguished College of Business alumni will be returning to campus to share their experiences. The alumni chosen are masters in their specific fields of expertise and will be providing valuable perspectives.

All seminar options will be repeated during the second session, allowing students to participate in discussions.

Business Casual or Casual Attire is recommended.

A Zoom Meeting Link will be emailed to all participants 2 -3 days before the Transition seminars. 



  • NO DEBT ABOUT IT (Personal Finance) - Student Loans, car payments, credit card bills, rent: How in the world does a “20-something” person handle all these expenses while also investing in their future? Financial Experts will be able to guide you on how to not only have fun with your money, but also make sure you are prepared for adult life payments and investments. 

  • NETWORKING  (Personal Communication) - Networking has a more critical role today in finding jobs than ever before. With so many different strategies for networking, it’s sometimes hard to find the one that works best for you. Listen to and visit with Human Resource professionals as they share advice on what you can do today to help yourself network and get in contact with the right people for your future during a pandemic. 

  • WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE  (Diversity in the Workplace) - Empowered women are continuously taking steps to better themselves and their workplace, do you want to learn more about how to do this? Come listen to female professionals speak on how they have thrived in their positions. From leadership and management skills to professionalism, all your questions will be covered

  • THE DIGITAL WORLD AND HOW COVID SET A NEW TONE - With everything so unsure in the world today with companies working from home and businesses closing. A lot is up in the air for students and even professionals who have been in their fields for a while. Come hear professionals talk about how they think businesses will change moving forward and the best ways to start your careers. 

  • HOW TO BUILD A BRAND (Entrepreneurship) - Starting your own business can be scary, especially when you don’t even know where to start! Come listen to successful entrepreneurs share their business tips about getting funding, making decisions, and adjusting unforeseen circumstances. These professionals will share things they  wish they knew when they were starting such as building your own personal brand and expanding your resources. 

  • GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCE IN THE WORKPLACE   - With four different generations in the workforce how do you communicate best with those your peers and higher ups? What are some things that influence other generations to work and what life experiences make each generation different? Come hear different professionals talk about the generational gap at work. This seminar will prepare you for good communication with your coworkers of all ages, which is necessary for all careers. 

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to

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