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From college to career with Rams Leading Rams

March 26, 2014

Are you ready for work? The transition from college to today's work environment can be overwhelming. CSU alumni are here to help!

Rams Leading Rams: A Professional Development Symposium will explore topics to help students navigate today’s work environment.

This free, half-day conference provides you the opportunity to hear CSU alumni share helpful insights about the transition from college to career.

The program begins at noon with a keynote address on the topic of “10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me as a New Professional,” followed by breakout sessions, where you can select a session to attend  from a variety of topics. The end of the program is a student/alumni meet and greet, where you can connect with alumni. Plus, a photographer will be available for a free professional photo for your LinkedIn profile!

Why should I attend?

  • Learn how to make a successful transition from college to career.
  • Have strategies you can use in your job search and in your first professional job.
  • Build confidence in your ability to transition into a professional work environment.


All events occur April 8:

Noon-12:50 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Klein ('90), CEO of The Experience Factor.

  • "Ten things I wish someone told me as a new professional". 

 1 - 1:50 p.m. Session One. Pick one of the following sessions.

  • What's it like to work with someone over 30? Embracing a multi-generational work culture.
  • Who am I and how do I present myself to others? Developing executive presence.
  • Making decisions and making an impact. Commiting to and maintaining professional integrity.

2-2:50 p.m. Session Two. Pick one of the following sessions.

  • Professional communication in a global workforce.
  • The importance of professional mentorship. Getting someone experienced to help you navigate the work world.
  • Building credibility as a new professional through the use of LinkedIn and social media.

3-5 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception, LSC Theatre

The Meet and Greet provides an informal environment to build professional contacts, learn about potential careers, and gain advice from alumni who transitioned from college to career. Refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Beth Etter
Phone: 491-6533