Career Development Day 2017

February 24, 2017

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Morris University Center, Meridian Ballroom
Edwardsville, IL 62026
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ALERT! Registration deadline is Monday, February 20!

Whether you are making a career change and new to the communications industry, or a student who's about to or recently graduated, Career Development Day has something to offer! 

Experienced pros may choose to attend just a portion of the day, such as the morning keynote and/or the lunch keynote. (Registration remains the same.)

Schedule At A Glance:

8 -8:30 a.m.      Registration Check-In / Breakfast

8:30- 9 a.m.      Welcome address from PRSA president 

9 -10:15 a.m.    Keynote on "Respectful Authenticity
                          Speaker: David Grossman, APR, Fellow PRSA, ABC  

10:30-11:30 a.m. What Should I Expect in the Real World?
                              (formerly 'Young Professionals Panel') 

11:30-12:00 p.m. Open Networking / Luncheon-Only Registration Check-In

12:00 Noon         Lunch begins 

12:30-1:15 p.m.  "Importance of Diversity and Collaboration Between Industries
                             Keynote speaker: Travis Sheridan 

1:30-2:30 p.m.   Where Do I Go From Here?
                             (Career Advancement Options Panel)

2:30- 4 p.m.        Professional Round Tables Small group discussions with pros in a variety of specialty areas including consumer/retail, healthcare, government, school, non-profit, corporate communications, Marketing/PR agencies, event planning, entertainment and sports!

            Reserve your spot now! (No walk-ins.)


$25.00 Students (Full time)

$30.00 PRSA Chapter Member

$40.00 Non-Member