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College of Business Administration

Professional Development Day, Feb. 19, 2014

This unique, free event will enhance your professional skills and will provide you the opportunity to network with company recruiters. Six major companies will lead concurrent interactive workshops. The selling related topics are in conjunction with K-State Sales Week. The workshop is Wednesday, Feb., 19, 2014 12:30-5:00 p.m., at the K-State Student Union.

Register  Here

Space is limited, register early


"I really enjoyed looking at how a group of people look at the brands of different public figures. It really showed me how my personal brand needs to be "polished in order to make a good impression on people.
- Spring 2013 participant


“The professional development day is a unique opportunity for students to attend small, interactive workshops aimed at enhancing their professional skills and networking with business professionals. By attending the workshops, students have a chance to enrich their college experience by gaining skills and knowledge that will help them become more marketable.”—Bente Janda, Director of Undergraduate Student Services


Workshop names & descriptions

CargillHow to get the most out of your Internship

You will learn from corporate representatives how to successfully obtain and keep an internship. Most successful applicants are aware there is more than academics to obtain an internship. One must have the ability to think critically, effectively communicate with the customers, coworkers, superiors and subordinates as well.


cernerWhat NOT to do in an Interview/How to Stand Out as a Candidate

Learn from Cerner associates (and Kansas State alumni) how to prepare yourself for a successful interview from prep work to follow up. Learn more about behavioral style interviewing and what companies are looking for from potential candidates.


 Aptitude, Attitude & Gratitude: How to Get the Most From Your First Jobconocop

Recent hires will share their personal experiences and advice on how to prepare, what you can expect to learn, and tips for making a good first impression.



What Type of Jobs You Can Do with a College of Business Administration Degree (ACCTG, FINAN, MIS, and HR majors only)koch

Are you currently an ACCTG, FINAN, MIS or HR major? Or are you still trying to decide which major to choose? Come learn about the various jobs you can do with one of these degrees (not just the obvious ones) and get an idea of what your career                                           path could potentially look like. 


kpmgCommunication Etiquette

In today’s world, your “virtual brand” is key to success when making the transition from campus to career. First impressions are hard to forget and information shared via social media or in other forms of electronic communication (email, texting, etc.) can impact your professional image. Join us for an engaging discussion to learn tips on how effective communication etiquette can help you make the right impression in a professional environment.

phillips66Transition from School to Work
Transitioning from college to the workplace can be a jungle if you are not armed properly.This is a challenge that virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. We will discuss some skills to take with you into the workplace to make this transition a successful one.


Networking Workshops (All companies will be represented):

  1. Structured Networking (Only offered during Workshop 3,  2:30-3:15 p.m.)(All companies will be represented):

This will be a structured networking time for those new to or uncomfortable networking. This will be somewhat similar to speed dating as groups will be rotated to different tables to meet employers. At each move a topic to discuss will be provided.    

     2.  Networking (Only offered during Workshop 4, 3:30-4:15 p.m.)(All companies will be represented):

This is a networking time for those who are experienced and comfortable networking. This will be a traditional networking time.


Professional Development Day

Wednesday, Feb. 19 2013
12:30-5:00 p.m.

Registration: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 
K-State Student Union, Second Floor Concourse

Session 1: 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Session 3: 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Session 4: 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Networking Social: 4:15-5:00 p.m.

All events will be at the K-State Student Union. Business professional attire is encouraged. Business casual is acceptable.

Register here

Space is limited, register early.

College of Business Administration students will earn 1 Professional Advantage point per session attended