Working Professional Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
The * denotes a new event / opportunity

All times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.
Please note that this is a partial list of events. To see a complete list of OCS events, please visit www.HireSmith.net and click on “Events”

The Global Business Outlook from Citi’s Global Chief Economist
Thursday, October 15 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Via Webex @ go.umd.edu/DSSoutlook
Join the Center for Global Business (CGB) and Kislaya Prasad, academic director of CGB, for a virtual conversation with Catherine Mann, Citi’s Global Chief Economist, about resilience in the global economy and what economic recovery will look like in the post-COVID environment. The conversation will include trade policy, industry and market predictions, and resilience in business. 

Be Fearless Webinar #4: Your Value Proposition
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Online
In this webinar, we’ll cover how to create a compelling value proposition for your target job and employer. Building on previous webinars, we’ll show you how to construct a comprehensive pitch using the 355+ value strategy. (The webinar will also be recorded and uploaded to Canvas for those who are unable to attend.) To register, visit www.HireSmith.net

*Artlin Consulting Virtual Information Session
Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00pm  to 1:00pm | Online
Artlin Consulting is a Washington DC-based consulting firm founded on the principle that our customers deserve to work with knowledgeable industry partners whom they can trust and depend on for quality, economical service. It provides agile and responsive business solutions to both the Federal Government and the commercial sector. Artlin’s services are concentrated in Agile IT Management, Program Management, Strategic Sourcing, Business Process Re-engineering and Process and Performance Improvement.

Artlin is hosting a virtual information session to give interested candidates an overview on the company, review the open positions, and answer any specific questions that you might have. To register, visit www.HireSmith.net (Please see current positions in the HotJobs section)

Beyond Smith…
This section of #SmithHired contains a listing of career development and networking opportunities outside of Smith. Due to the fluid nature of events during Covid-19, we encourage you to check each event website prior to attending any event.

*Women Lead Coffee and Careers: Demystifying the Job Search Process – Hosted by Forté
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 12:15 – 12:45 pm | Online
Fees: $25 Women Leader Webinar; $50 Premium Access Pass; Registration: required 
Are you ready for a career change, but not sure where to start? Explore with Forté how to make the most of your resume, LinkedIn profile, interviews, etc. In this session, you learn what job search looks from the other side of the table from recruiter’s mind each step of the way and also be better equipped to work with hiring managers by standing out from the crowd. 

MBA Conferences 
Various Dates, Fall 2020
For those who are seeking new roles, conferences can be immensely helpful in your job search. They provide a forum for interacting with Fortune 500 companies and some nonprofits that are seeking to hire MBAs for internships and full-time opportunities. If you attend a conference without being prepared, you run the risk of damaging your personal brand and the Smith School brand, so please have a discussion with your career coach prior to deciding whether or not to attend. Because the details pertaining to each conference may change due to Covid-19, we encourage you to visit each conference website for the most up-to-date information. 

The conferences that you should be aware of are listed below. *Please note that the dates, times, and meeting modes may change due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. Again, please visit each conference website to keep apprised of any changes.

  • Prospanica: 10/14 – 10/16 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Net Impact Conference: 10/22 – 10/24 (Baltimore, MD)

*Prospanica Conference & Career Expo 2020
Wednesday, October 14-16, 2020 | All day | Online
Fees: Member Students – Standard – $100; Non-Member students – $150; Registration: required
The Conference & Career Expo will bring together a powerful cohort of diversity-minded corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and universities looking to attract top talent. Join more than 2,500 leading Latino professionals, Prospanica chapter leaders, Hispanic MBAs and corporate and academic recruiters. This conference is designed to educate, inspire, connect, expand your skill set, gain career-enhancing tools, and network with the nation’s most inspiring professional development leaders. Join their diversity leadership workshops, pre-conference sessions, and emerging leaders’ workshops between one week before the conference to the end of the conference. 

*October 2020 Webinar Series – Crack the Case – Masterclasses with David Ohrvall
Every Wednesday 8pm and Thursday 8 am ET throughout October | Online
Fees: Free; Registration: Required
Do virtual interviews make you nervous? Learn how to success in your virtual case interviews this October. It is a great way to learn about:

  • What makes for an effective case interview structure?
  • How the Block, Break & Ask technique can transform your skills and make you more insightful
  • Quick ways to ensure you are “in the zone” with your answers
  • Best practices for keeping track of your facts and data and learn simple techniques for finding insights fast
  • Tips for presenting your conclusion with confidence over video

Women in Marketing “Hot Topic” Happy Hour – Hosted by the AMADC
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:00 pm | Online
Fees: AMADC members – $25, AMADC student members – $5, Non-members – $40; Registration: required
Let’s discuss on the hot topic that is on every women’s marketers’ minds “What is preventing women from getting to the top?”. Despite evidence that more gender diversity in leadership is good for business and the numerous programs that have been implemented to support it, the process has been slow. So slow to the point that XBInsight found that: 

  • 135 Fortune 500 companies still have no female executive officers
  • Women represented only 16.9% of corporate board seats, and have remained at that level for 8 consecutive years.
  • Only 14.6% of executive officer positions were held by women, with no significant change over the past 4 years.

Grab your favorite drink and join AMADC’s Women in Marketing Taskforce for a virtual happy hour to share your experiences and talk about initiatives recommended for solving the problem.