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Ascend Midwest: 2014 Ascend Student Leadership Conference
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The 6th annual Ascend Midwest Student Leadership Conference on April 4th 2014, is a one day event hosted by student chapters in the Midwest region. The purpose of this conference is to help Pan-Asian students to become future business leaders. The theme of this year is “The Making of Success”. We would like students to have a glimpse of their future paths by hearing and learning the experiences from the professionals.

When: Friday, April 4th, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 200 East Randolph Street
Suite 5500
Chicago, Illinois  60601
United States

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Student leadership Conference (SLC)

The 6th annual Ascend Midwest Student Leadership Conference is a one day event hosted by student chapters in the Midwest. The theme is "The Making of Success” with a purpose to help Pan-Asian students become future business leaders. By participating in a panel discussion, breakout sessions, a case competition, or a mock interview, students will have a glimpse of their future career paths by learning the experiences from professionals. 

Panel Discussion
The panel discussion section provides an opportunity for professionals and attendees to discuss different career paths and the definitions of success. 

Breakout Sessions
Breakout sessions serve the purpose to bring insights on some important skill sets students should master in order to succeed in the future career. 

Afternoon Activities
Other afternoon activities are interactive games which provide a networking opportunity for students and professionals in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Mock Interview
Mock interview sharpens students’ interview skills by having professionals give constructive feedback and interview tips at the end of the session. 

Case Competition
Equipped with analytical and presentation skills, selected participants compete in a case competition within an allocated timeframe for the best solution to a real-world business problem. 

Tentative Schedule



8:45 -9:15


9:15 -9:30


9:30 -9:45

Keynote Speaker

9:45 -10:50

Panel Discussion

11:00 -11:50

Breakout Session 1

11:50 -12:50

Lunch/Open Networking

13:00 -13:50

Breakout Session 2

14:00 -16:20

Case Competition


Mock Interview


Meet the Firms + Resume Critique


Afternoon Activities

16:30 -17:00

Closing Ceremony

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