Friday, March 3, 2017
Rochester, MI 48309
|Employer Networking Event||11 a.m. - Noon|
|Lunch||Noon - 1 p.m.|
|Session 1||1:10 - 2 p.m. |
|Session 2||2:10 - 3 p.m.|
|Session 3||3:10 - 4 p.m.|
|Conference Closing Session||4 - 4:30 p.m.|
|Presentation and event kick off with Glenn McIntosh||9 - 9:30 a.m.|
|Networking with Employers||9:30 - 11 a.m.|
Lauren Podell started her career at Local 4 news in 2007. In her nearly 8 years at the station, she has transitioned from traffic reporter, general assignment reporter, to now weekend anchor.
From the Christmas day bombing at Detroit Metro Airport, presidential campaigns, crime scenes to interviewing actress Kim Catrall, Lauren covers a wide range of stories.
She graduated from Oakland University with departmental honors and earned her bachelor’s degree as a communications and journalism major. During her educational career at Oakland, she was an anchor at OU TV and hosted her own local radio show on 88.3 WXOU.
Something very important to Lauren is her time spent volunteering for The Rhonda Walker Foundation. She works along side her friend and colleague, Rhonda Walker to support inner-city teen girls throughout the Detroit Public School System. The mission: To empower inner-city teen girls towards becoming strong, confident, successful and moral future leaders.
Lauren is no stranger to the world of television; She started as an intern in Southfield with the Fox 2 News department and interned at Local 4 before she took the reins as Traffic Reporter.
You could say the business is in her blood. Her father the Doc of Rock, Doug Podell, has been working in Detroit Rock Radio for three decades.
Lauren is a huge Pistons fan, has a weakness for shopping, and loves spending time with friends and family!
She was born in West Bloomfield, but she spent her early child hood in Cleveland, Ohio. Lauren returned to Michigan and calls Shelby Township her home.
Lauren was recently voted 2015 female television personality of the year.
6 seconds is the average time a recruiter spends looking at your resume. So many headings with so little space. Are you including the most important information? Are you enticing the recruiter to read more? Find out how to best utilize the little space you have to land that interview!
Margaret Happel is the District Manager - Emerging Leader (DMEL) with CVS Health who spent the first 11 years of her career with Target Corporation. Margaret started as a door guard and was a undercover shoplifter catcher. Margaret quickly moved up as an executive leader of assets protection, an executive of operations, an assets protection district leader, and her last role before separating from Target was a store manager for one their stores in South East Michigan. Margaret developed, managed and motivated over 130 team members that helped drive over $25 million in sales per year. After 11 years, Margaret made the transition to CVS Health last year. With their focus on helping people on their path to better health through quitting tobacco, adherence outreach, and healthy food assortments, Margaret found a new home with a company with values that mirror her own. With CVS, Margaret has the opportunity to recruit on campus, develop internal candidates for promotion, focus on diversity, and directly help people on their path to better health.Margaret obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from MSU. Margaret is passionate and excited about talent at all levels. From CVS cashier team looking for internal promotions to students on campus looking to start a career with an exciting company. Margaret finds great joy in helping others discover the inner leader that they can be and help them on their own journey.
Tommie, MBA ‘09, is currently a Regional Field Training Manager at CVS Health. He is responsible for growing talent, improving service and productivity, and promoting leaders in 123 stores across Michigan from Monroe to Traverse City and Detroit to Grand Rapids.
Tommie’s teams thrive on overcoming challenges and the impossible. He grows people -- developing skills, challenging thinking, and getting more out of colleagues than they thought they were capable of. Also, he develops Training Specialists for pharmacy, store management, and new colleagues that provide a best-in-class development experience and support retention and internal promotion. Tommie found his passion early, joining CVS Health before college and leading a team of more than 50 a year after before he graduated with his bachelor’s degree.
Tommie’s advice for you is “Students seeking their post-graduation career opportunity should demonstrate innovative approaches, an open mind and a desire to do what others will not. Students who have combined real-life experiences on successful teams with the foundation their degree provides often progress to increasing levels of responsibility quickly. Flexibility and innovation are keys to matching your skills and passions with a company or industry that will grow your career.”
Learn How to Get What You Want in Your First Job Through Successful Negotiations
You studied hard, worked hard, prepared your resumes, and NOW you are interviewing and starting to get job offers. Do you know what you want from your first job and how to professionally negotiate the process? Join this session to gain critical information on how to achieve your goals in your first job healthy, happy, and in control.
Mark Doman is a Special Instructor and a Pawley Professor in Lean Studies in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Oakland University. He has taught the Negotiation for Personal Success course (HRD 323) for the past eight years. He received the Oakland University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013.
Prior to joining Oakland University in 2004, he had 25 years of business experience with Ford, Massey-Ferguson and AT&T, where he held various executive positions in operations, human resources and legal. He was the chief negotiator for multiple collective bargaining agreements with the UAW, CWA, IBEW and Teamster’s unions. He has led several major organizational change initiatives throughout his career that included corporate restructuring, Lean Workouts and process re-engineering.He is the author of “A New Lean Paradigm in Higher Education: A Case Study.” Quality Assurance in Education, Vol. 19 No. 3, 2011, “How Lean Ready Are You?” Target, Vol. 28 No. 2, 2012 and “The Beginner’s Guide to Lean” Series published by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building Your Personal Brand
Have you ever wondered what “branding” is? We keep being told to “brand ourselves” to be unique, but where do we even begin?! Join this session to learn about branding and how to create your own unique, personal brand that will impress employers!
Art of Networking
It’s all about who you know, right?! Networking is crucial for college students as you begin to seek opportunities during and after college. This valuable skill is a top notch job search strategy. Learn how to leverage your personal and professional network, and improve your professional etiquette as our networking guru shares his best practices with you!
The ability to work from anywhere can result in working professionals to never “unplug.” Learn and practice in-home, or in-office health and fitness techniques to start your professional career.
Stephanie Willis, SHS ‘11, a graduate of Oakland University in the Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention program is currently the Coordinator of Wellness and Educational Outreach at Oakland University’s Campus Recreation. In her role as Wellness Coordinator, Stephanie oversees planning and implementation of events and programs for the campus community that are provided to help individuals improve or maintain their health and understand the importance of wellbeing. Previously working in various wellness roles at Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, Stephanie has been working professionally in the field of wellness for almost five years with a wide array of individuals. Stephanie is currently teaching two GroupX classes in the Rec Center in addition to pursuing her Master’s in Training and Development. When she is not working or doing class work, Stephanie enjoys jogging (with her son Liam in-tow), watching the Detroit Red Wings, and attempting DIY Pinterest projects (even though they don’t always turn out).
How to Write A Stellar LinkedIn Profile: Your Virtual Resume
LinkedIn is arguably the most popular social networking site for professionals. Be strategic and grab an employer’s attention by showing off your LinkedIn skills. Join us to learn how to build a professional and impressive online profile that will attract employers and give you a job search edge.
Ace the Interview
Interviewees often forget that it’s a two-way street as you make the decision to select the employer as much as they decide to select you. In this session, learn how to prepare, practice and respond to tough questions as well as crafting effective questions to ask!
Presented By: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Intern Your Way to Success
While one internship is powerful, imagine the benefits of landing two or even three! More internships elevate your network, knowledge and exposure to various industries. learn the importance of multiple internships as you begin to think about ways to be marketable to employers.
How Can Work Culture = My Job Satisfaction?
Culture, a popular term used to describe "your environment for people at work." Have you ever heard the statement "make sure the company you work for is a good cultural fit?" Culture is difficult to define, but a powerful element that shapes your work enjoyment and relationships. Join this session to learn what culture means to you.
Understanding Your Benefit Package
Learn about the benefits of being healthy and the trend of employers looking for healthy/fit individuals to add to their company due to costs of health care!
Becky Lewis, Assistant Director Campus Recreation, Oakland University, has worked in higher education and Campus Recreation since 1994. She has an undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University in journalism, marketing and advertising and a master's degree in exercise health sciences from Miami University-Ohio. Becky currently oversees the day-to-day programming provided by Oakland University Campus Recreation including fitness, well-being for students and OU employees, intramural sports, and club sports. She has additional experience in coordinating campus recreation marketing initiatives, and managing student employee staffing and development.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years and her three children ages 16, 9 and 12, watching sports and doing projects around the house. She is a DIY'er and loves the HGTV line up!Becky's advice for students seeking internships and employment is to never sell themselves short on the resume! Students should be excited when they interview and not be afraid to toot their own horn. And skills are transferable and every job counts...whether it was a babysitting gig or being in charge of a huge event!
Facing Adversity In The Workplace: Conflict Resolution
We are not always prepared to face workplace conflict, join this session to learn how to handle potential adverse situations in an effective and professional manner.
Nancy C Savage is a Special Lecturer at Oakland University School of Business, Management & Marketing Department. Nancy was a Graduate of Oakland University, not one time but three times! She obtained her Masters in Counseling, Post Masters in Human Resource Management and her certification as Career Development Facilitator (CDF). Nancy has 30+ years of experience in the automotive industry as a Human Resource Manager. She is the adviser to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Student Organization at Oakland University. Nancy advises all students to “try to get an internship by your junior year in your area of expertise. Multiple internships are even better. Network, Network, Network! It will pay off both in the internship and full-time employment search”.
Judy Martin is currently the SBA Scholars coordinator in the School of Business (SBA) at Oakland University. She was previously responsible for the ACHIEVE program, which is a career and professional development program in SBA for over 700 business students each semester.
Formerly, Judy was a vice president in the Human Resources - Learning and Development department at Comerica Bank. As the learning manager in the Michigan market, she was responsible for employee and management development for over 5,500 employees.
Judy is a graduate of Oakland University with a bachelor's degree in human resources training and development.
Life After College: A Panel Discussion with OU Alum
WARNING: Life after OU is approaching sooner thatn you know it! Let's learn from a few of OU's finest alumni about their professional and OU experiences that helped them make the ultimate transition from student to professional.
Shaun Hayes is the Member Relations Supervisor at Automation Alley. Automation Alley is a technology business association and business accelerator dedicated to growing the economy of Southeast Michigan and enhancing the region’s reputation around the world. Shaun Hayes’ main objective is to meet, assess and support thier member companies to help them use their membership benefits effectively and get the greatest value for being a member of the organization. Shaun began working part-time at Automation Alley in 2012 as a Member Relations Specialist and while completing his undergraduate degree in General Management at Oakland University. Upon graduation, the position became full-time and Shaun was promoted as the Member Relations Supervisor in September 2014. For students seeking jobs or internships, encourage all interested applicants to sign-up on Automation Alley Talent Exchange at automationalley.workfountain.com, as several of the member companies post available positions on this site.
Carla Spiceanu, SEHS ‘09, is a Human Resources Generalist for Tower International, Plymouth Business Unit (Tier 1 auto supplier). She is currently pursuing her Master’s of Management at Walsh College.
She was initially selected for a recruiting role, but was quickly moved into a Generalist role at Tower’s nearby assembly plant. Carla was immersed in all things HR from the start, which was (and still is) challenging at times, but she knew it was what she wanted to do, so that she could experience HR full-circle. At the beginning of her career, she assumed that she’d would want to specialize in a specific area of HR, such as Training and Development, which was her undergrad minor at OU. After four years of experience, she loves what she does – which is still everything HR including: recruiting, training, payroll, benefits, you name it. As she works in the human resources field, she has learned so much about herself. It turned out to be a great fit for her, and she’s very excited for what’s ahead.
“The best advice I can give anyone starting out in their careers is to have confidence in your own potential. You may not initially have the opportunity to do exactly what you want to do. Take on the challenge to do something that’s out of your comfort zone. Your dedication to succeed will stand out. It will eventually lead you to where you’re supposed to be, which is doing what you’re passionate about. It will take time and experience to realize what this is. It’s okay not to know everything from the start; you’re not supposed to. Eventually, you’ll realize the possibilities and excitement associated with the unknown.” says Carla.
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