Working Professional Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Upcoming Career Development Programs, Events, and Opportunities
The times listed are EST unless otherwise noted.

Leveraging LinkedIn for Success! – Register on today!
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 12:00pm to 1:45pm | Online via Webex & at College Park
LinkedIn is continually changing. Knowing how to increase new business opportunities, nurture 1st and 2nd level connections, engage in Groups, distill Company Pages and like, share and comment on content keeps you ahead of the curve. Each attendee will record their LinkedIn Social Selling Score and use it as a benchmark for their personal LinkedIn Activity Plan.

Join our guest speaker and learn how to:

  • Tailor your LinkedIn experience
  • Build LinkedIn as a career asset
  • Maximize you LinkedIn profile and build your individual network
  • Understand how to use Company Pages
  • Turn content into conversations
  • Gain business intelligence: Company Pages, Groups, Search
  • Determine the best version of LinkedIn for their use (Basic, Premium or Sales Navigator

The Webex link will be sent out shortly before the session to those who have signed up on HireSmith.

“Tell Me About a Time When…” Practice Sessions – Register on today!
Join OCS and your peers for an interactive opportunity to practice structuring your answers to common behavioral interview questions that begin with “Tell me about a time when…”. A link to an instructional video is currently posted in the HireSmith workshop description. We encourage participants to watch this video to get a head start on preparing for this session.

The workshop dates, times, and locations are as follows:

  • Monday, February 12, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | DC campus
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Baltimore, DC, & Shady Grove campus
  • Wednesday February 14, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Baltimore campus
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 12:30pm to 1:15pm | Remote session via Zoom
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 5:30pm to 6:15pm | Remote session via Zoom

 Be Fearless Working Professional Boot Camp – Save the date: HireSmith registration opens next week!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 9:30am to 3:00pm | College Park campus
Join us for a full agenda of interactive learning and networking with your working professional peers and senior-level alumni in your functional areas of interest.

What’s in store?

  • Learn from an Expert Panel of Senior Talent Acquisition Professionals.
  • Engage in a personalized Branding Strategy Session with mid to senior-level Alumni in your functional area of interest.
  • Enjoy lunch and a Networking Seminar.
  • Experience Speed Networking with mid to senior level alumni and fellow students from the Part-time MBA and Online MBA programs.
  • Develop an Action Plan for Career Success under the Mentorship of Alumni in your area of interest.

Corporate Tours –  a PTMBAA Professional Development event, led by the Baltimore PTMBA Track Reps
If you are interested in leading or hosting a tour at your organization in the future, please complete this short survey.  It takes less than a minute: Employer Site Visits – Employer Survey

Beyond Smith…

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday 2018 – Hosted by: Washington Business Journal
Monday, February 12, 2018 | 8:00am to 10:30am | Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC Registration Fee: One ticket $50 | Four tickets $180
The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for seven minute conversations. The attendees will stand in line and wait for a particular mentor or move to the next mentor available. This will allow the attendees to network with each other while they are waiting, which is just as important as the coaching sessions. Every attendee to have the opportunity to meet between one and seven mentors. The quick turnaround is organized chaos which will be fast, fun and fulfilling as everyone gets the chance to meet new people and gain new insights. 

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday 2018 – Hosted by: Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ)
Monday, February 12, 2018 | 8:00am to 10:30am | Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, Towson, MD
Registration Fee: One ticket $55 |1 Ticket + 1-Year BBJ Subscription $140
In this event, the BBJ gathers 40+ women and puts them in a speed mentoring setting where every 7 minutes a new mentee awaits to ask the questions that will gain them valuable insight about their chosen career path. 

Marketing in the Year 2023Hosted by: AMADC
Monday, February 12, 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Washington DC Economic Partnership, Washington, DC
Registration Fee: AMADC Mentor Program Current or Past Participant –Free, AMADC or CXPA Member – $35, AMADC Student Member – $30, Non-Member – $50
What will marketing look like in 5 years? Find out from this panel of experts in artificial intelligence, customer experience and brand marketing. They’ll share different perspectives and insight into what will happen in the “future” of marketing. Change is happening so quickly. The future is not far off. In many cases, the future is already here. With “experience” becoming a key differentiator for brands, marketing and customer experience are converging. Artificial intelligence is already impacting areas of marketing such as content curation, pricing and search. With customer experience and artificial intelligence changing the face of marketing, what will marketing be in 5 years? Will there actually be “marketing”? What does all this mean for marketers? The event is an AMADC Mentor Program event held in collaboration with the CXPA local DC network. 

Learning to Ask: Women and the Power of Negotiation – Hosted by Forté
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST | Online!
By mastering a few basic principles, planning carefully, and practicing, anyone can become an effective negotiator. This webinar will…

  • Explore the internal and external barriers that often prevent women from negotiating effectively
  • Introduce “best practice” negotiation strategy
  • Describe ways to maximize one’s bargaining power
  • Set the right targets for a negotiation
  • Manage the anxiety women often feel around this essential workplace skil

FinNext 2018Hosted by: Association for Financial Professionals
Sunday-Tuesday, March 18 – 20, 2018 | The Grand Hyatt San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
By February 2, 2018 – AFP Member $895, AFP Non-Member $1,290
After February 2, 2018AFP Member $995, AFP Non-Member $1,390
It’s a great time to be in FP&A. CEOs are looking to FP&A professionals to drive the strategic performance of organizations. Why? Because by its very nature, FP&A is positioned to be a strategic partner across the entire organization. FP&A brings its unique skillset to sales, operations, manufacturing, R&D, as well as support areas like IT, HR and legal. It’s that kind of positioning that helps connect the dots across a variety of issues while working towards the business objective at the core of the project. FinNext is where you can learn new ways to find insight into those value-added benefits your CEOs are looking to you for, as well as the place to sharpen your practical knowledge. 

#AMAMingle: Form Your Network in February. Hosted by: American Marketing Association Baltimore Chapter
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm | Alex+Tom, 3500 Boston Street Suite 225, Baltimore, MD
Registration Fee: Member or student $10 | Non-member $15
This casual networking opportunity is a great chance for you to connect with other local marketing professionals, meet new people, and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Whether you’re looking for an exciting opportunity, hoping to meet your next new hire, or working to expand your network, it doesn’t get better than the face-to-face networking at  #AMAMingle events.

Skilled for Success: Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset. Hosted by: The Universities at Shady Grove
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 6:00pm to 8:00pm | The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD
Registration Fee: free!
The Universities at Shady Grove invite students, regional business executives, entrepreneurs, donors, community members, community leaders, and members of the higher education community to join us for this compelling conversation on building an entrepreneurial mindset. A panel of entrepreneurs from across the region will share their perspective on how higher education and the business community can work together to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in the region. 

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