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Career iMPACT Summit

Career iMPACT SummitJoin the Knox College Bastian Family Career Center for their first annual Career iMPACT Summit on December 2-3 at Knox College. This exciting 2-day career event for juniors, seniors, and young alumni is designed to impact their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful.

Students attending the summit will have the opportunity to hear from over 15 Knox alumni representing a variety of industries including: law, education, banking and finance, human resources, higher education, health care, engineering, business, publishing, and more. Over the course of these two days, students and young alumni will engage in numerous career-related seminars targeted specifically to the liberal arts student, hear dynamic speakers, network with industry professionals, and gain a wealth of skills and ideas that will have a positive impact on their career.

The event begins Monday, December 2, at 1:30 p.m. The day will consist of keynote speakers, break-out sessions, and will end with an alumni mixer and dinner. The second day, December 3, will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by additional sessions, resume critiques, an employer Q&A panel, a noon luncheon, and a closing speaker.

The Career iMPACT Summit event is sponsored by the John D. Carlin Career Development Support Fund.

Monday, December 2

Time Event Location
1:30-2:00 p.m. Check-In/Registration Foyer, Seymour Union
2:00-2:15 p.m. Welcome
President of Knox College Teresa Amott
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
2:15-2:45 p.m. Opening Address
"Impact Your Career"
Jacob Plummer '00, vice president of business development, AllScripts
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
2:45-3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #1
"Finding a Career that Fits"
Kenji Mori '07, teacher, Namaste Charter School
Brynna Barnhart '03, associate director of enforcement, NCAA
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break
Refreshments Served
Knox, Gale, Lombard Rooms, Seymour Union
3:45-4:30 p.m. Breakout Session #2
"Social Media & Personal Branding"

Jacob Plummer '00, vice president of business development, AllScripts
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
4:30-5:15 p.m. Breakout Session #3
"Life After Knox: Real-World 101"
Ashley Steinsdoerfer '05, event specialist, University of Chicago
Rosie Worthen '11, community outreach member, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Graham Troyer-Joy '08, freelance software engineer, writer, comedian
Sarah Carlin '10, teaching assistant, Doodle Bugs!
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
5:30-6:00 p.m. Alumni Networking Mixer Knox, Gale, Lombard Rooms, Seymour Union
6:00-8:00 p.m. Alumni Networking Dinner & Speaker
"Job Search Tips for the Liberal Arts Student"

Lindsay Currie '98, author
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union

Tuesday, December 3

Time Event Location
8:45-9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Knox, Gale, Lombard Rooms, Seymour Union
9:15-10:00 a.m. Breakout Session #4
"Using Your Resume to Stand Out in the Crowd"

Amanda Goodness '02, senior human resources manager, Aramark
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
10:00-10:30 a.m. Resume Breakout Sessions
Students will have the opportunity to hear resume tips from alumni in small groups for their specific major and desired industry.
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
10:30-11:15 a.m. Breakout Session #5
"Interview Tips from an HR Professional"
Karen MacKenzie '95, human resources manager, Caterpillar, Inc.
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
11:15-12:15 p.m. Employer Panel
Q&A with Industry Professionals
Ferris Lounge, Seymour Union
12:15-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Buffet) Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
12:45-1:15 p.m. Closing Speaker
"Reaching the Summit: Staying Motivated in your Job Search"
Anthony Balthazor '03, senior vice president, FirstMerit Bank
Lincoln Room, Seymour Union
1:15-1:30 p.m. Wrap-Up Lincoln Room, Seymour Union