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A Must Attend Conference for Students

Friday, August 12, 2011   (0 Comments)
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(Photo source: Ascend National Convention 2010)

Students need opportunities to meet professionals and build their professional network. Although schools organize hours of career counseling, students consider the opportunity to get in front of hiring managers priceless. The three day Ascend National Convention is a perfect opportunity for students to attend panel discussions, talk to professionals and build lifelong relationships.

Some of the sessions taking place at the Convention include Personal Brand: "A New You, The 10N’s of Networking, How Much is Your MBA Worth?" The big draw for the students isthe Corporate and Career Fair on Monday, August 29th. Students will have the opportunity to talk to recruiters from renowned companies from 8:30am-6:00pm. In previous Conventions, some students even had first round interviews at the Career Fair. Others who went to the Career Fair were able to leverage relationships built at the Convention to follow up with professionals about expanding their careers.

The important take-away from the Convention for students is the relationship that they build with professionals. Students are sure to gain knowledge from the panels and conversations with professionals in their field of interest. Professionals from around the country will be there and students need to utilize their time efficiently at the Convention. The face-to-face conversations with professionals from renowned firms provide true value to students.

The benefits for students attending the Convention are countless. By taking the initiative to come to the Convention, students are already one step ahead of their competition in expanding their professional network. In a tight economy, students need to utilize every resource they have at their disposal to stand out. The Convention gives students premium access to build relationships with professionals who can help them land internships and jobs. Whether you want to gain knowledge or expand your professional network or both, the Ascend Convention is a must attend event.

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