Drexel LeBow Career Pavilion

Located in Hall C | Open All Day

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is thrilled to offer the 2017 Career Pavilion, presented by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. It features Drexel LeBow, local and national career experts, coaches, and professionals to address your most pressing questions and challenges. The Career Pavilion provides you with intimate and unique opportunities to best position yourself on the job, enhance your career skills, and network with peers. Don’t miss out on these offerings:

Career Pavilion Workshops

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Communicating Your Professional Brand

Your professional collateral lies on LinkedIn and other social channels. You should always be prepared to represent the best version of your professional self, highlighting your skills and experience and growing your network.
Speaker: Raquel Arredondo, assistant director, MBA/MS career services, Drexel LeBow College of Business

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Effective Job Search Strategies

Without a plan, networking savvy, and the right tools, searching for a job can be an overwhelming process. Learn ways to focus your efforts and launch the right career for you.
Speaker: Stephanie Johnson, director, graduate career services, Drexel LeBow College of Business

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Position Yourself to Opt Back In

This session will feature strategies you can begin implementing now to position yourself for a return to the job market after taking time off.
Speaker: Raquel Arredondo, assistant director, MBA/MS career services, Drexel LeBow College of Business

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Getting to the STEM of It: Today’s Experiences for Tomorrow’s Careers
(For High School Students)

What do a crime scene investigation, the analysis of Drake’s latest album sales, and a botanist all have in common? Careers in STEM! In this session, young attendees will learn how stud- ies in the science, technology, engineering, and math elds can lead to a career that stands out from the rest.
Speakers: Carmita Champ, interim director, graduate student services, Drexel LeBow College of Business
Diana Jones, associate director, Dornslife office for experiential learning, Drexel LeBow College of Business

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Considering an MBA? Learn More from Women Who Earned Theirs

A panel of MBA alumnae will talk about why they made the decision to earn an MBA, how their MBA led them to the next level, the gender-related challenges they’ve faced while moving up in their careers, nding work-life balance while adding a graduate degree program, and more.
Speakers: Angela Dowd-Burton, deputy director, commerce, Office of Economic Opportunity, Philadelphia
Elaine Goldwater, director, global marketing, anti-infectives, Merck & Co.
Karla Trotman, EVP, Electro Soft, Inc.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Want to Serve on a Nonprofit Board of Directors?

During this session, attendees will gain an understanding of the key roles and responsibilities associated with serving on a nonprofit board and walk away with tips for navigating their journey to the boardroom.
Speaker: Alyssa Abbott, program manager, Center for Corporate Governance, Drexel LeBow College of Business

Coaches Corner

7:30 am – 5:00 pm *
To sign up join our standby line in the Career Pavilion.

The Coaches Corner program is designed to give Conference attendees an opportunity for one-on-one “speed coaching” sessions. You will be paired with a coach from International Coach Federation (ICF) Philadelphia chapter. This is a great private opportunity to take what you learned at the Conference and turn it into action!

*Coaches will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions.

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Resumé Review

7:30 am – 5:00 pm *
To sign up join our standby line in the Career Pavilion.

HR and career service experts from local colleges and universities, including Drexel University’s Steinbright Career Development Center and LeBow College of Business, will be providing free resumé critiques. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a seasoned pro give your resumé a “checkup” and help you market yourself better in the ever-changing job market!

*Reviewers will not be available during the opening and lunch keynote sessions.

2017 Resume Reviewers

Daneisha Allen, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Leslie Ballway, Peirce College
Lauren Barlow, Widener University
Laura Bickert Ciarlello, Thomas Jefferson University
Winifred Browne, Steinbright Career Development Center at Drexel University
Rachel Callahan, Drexel University
Lauren DePaul, Widener University
Rita DiCarlo, Villanova School of Business
Nick DiCicco, Comcast NBCUniversal
Carol Dougherty, Delaware County Community College
Sharon Fleshman, University of Pennsylvania
Patty Greenfield, Bryn Mawr College
Tracey Hanton, Community College of Philadelphia
Debbi Harris, Debbi Harris Associates
Samantha Hof, Muhlenberg College 
Raven Holloway, Drexel University
Melanie Kraus, Drexel University
Rosa Lee, Drexel University
Janet Long, Widener University
Amanda Machonis, West Chester University
Ainsley Maloney, Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University
Maura O’Connor, Drexel University
Louise Polis, Career Pro Resume Center, Inc.
Megan Pongratz, Bryn Mawr College
Esther Ra, University of Pennsylvania
Helena Reid, Drexel University
Jen Rossi, Saint Joseph’s University
Elizabeth Schwartz, Drexel University
Katie Snapp, Drexel University
Marilyn Stika, Chart Your Course Career Consulting Services LLC
Brenda Stover, Villanova School of Business
Kim Turner, Rowan University 
Jacqueline Tusman, Career On The Move
Jackeline Vega, Villanova School of Business


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