Career and Leadership Connections

Saturday, February 25 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Dotti M. Shelton Learning Commons

Schedule Overview

Time Title/Description
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration and Check-in
8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast and Coffee
9-11:30 a.m. Mock Interviews - Must sign up in advance
Half-hour Segments
9:30-10:30 a.m. Session 1 (choose one of two)
- Be Your Own Publicist
- Leadership and Sustainability
10:30-11:30 a.m. Session 2 (choose one of three)
- Things Nobody Ever Taught Me About Leadership, Success and Goals
- Wise Risk-taking: An Investor's Guide to Building Wealth
- Working and Living Overseas
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address
Patrick Hickey: The Seven Summits of Life
1:15-2:15 p.m. Session 3 (choose one of three)
- Get That Internship: A Q&A with Former Interns
- Soft Skills, Strong Success
- Keynote Speaker Q&A
2:15-2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break and Networking
2:30-3:30 p.m. Session 4 (choose one of three)
- Get LinkedIn
- Self-care and Leadership
- Leadership 101
View the full event program with session details

Workshops Include

  • Goal setting
  • How to work a career fair
  • Post-college finances
  • Careers after college sports
  • Leadership styles

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Hickey

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There are only 120 people in the world who have climbed the seven summits of the world. And, only one nurse: Patrick Hickey. A 32-year veteran healthcare professional, he not only overcame his personal challenge to climb the world's highest peaks, he did it to inspire others to overcome their challenges and achieve their highest goals in their line of work.

"When I climbed the seven summits, I faced a lot of the same challenges that medical professionals face every day, such as working in risky environments that require split-second decisions and teamwork. I learned quickly how to manage these challenges to achieve a goal and desired outcome."

Hickey has written 7 Summits: A Nurse's Quest to Conquer Mountaineering and Life to tell how hard work, persistence, belief in self, and the support of family and friends can help anyone reach the top of the world. 

In his interactive presentation, "7 Summits of Life," Hickey tells the dramatic story about his record-breaking quest that led The New York Times to call him "a cross between Florence Nightingale and Indiana Jones."