UF Graduate Business Career Services Annual Professional Development Day


8:00am – 8:30am
Student Registration
Room: Lobby
Employer Registration and Breakfast/Hospitality
Room: Hickory
8:30am – 9:00am
Opening Remarks & Introduction of Guests
Craig W. Petrus, Director of Career Services, Hough Graduate School of Business
Room: Century-A
9:00am – 10:00am
Career Development Keynote Speaker #1
John Spence, Author & Executive Leadership Consultant; Professional Speaker
Room: Century-A
10:00am – 10:45am
Career Development Keynote Speaker #2
John Walsh – Finance Executive; The Walt Disney Company – Leadership Speaker
Presentation: "Performance, Leadership and Success: It's All About You"
Room: Century-A
10:45am – 11:00am
Room: Lobby
11:00am – 11:45am
Career Development Keynote Speaker #3
Jim Karrh – Consultant & Professional Speaker, "Manage the Message"
Presentation: "Three Keys to Accelerate Your Career" Room: Century-A
11:45am – 12:00pm
Lunch Distribution
Room: Lobby
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Mondelez International
Career Development Keynote Speaker #4
Kevin Miller, Region Vice President, Mondelez International
Cass Black, Senior Director of Strategy and Consumer Development, Mondelez International

Presentation: "How to Add Value to a Company"
Lunch Sponsor: Mondelez International Room: Century-A
1:15pm - 4:00pm
Industry/Functional Breakout Sessions
(Students select to attend 3 Breakout Sessions from the list)
  • Consulting/Client Services
  • Corporate Finance/Commercial Banking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain & Logistics/Operations
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Sales & Account Management.
  • Recruiter Panel
1:15pm – 2:00pm
Job Function Breakout Session #1
Room: Lobby
2:00pm – 2:15pm
Room: Lobby
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Job Function Breakout Session #2
Room: Lobby
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Room: Lobby
3:15pm – 4:00pm
Job Function Breakout Session #3
Room: Lobby
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Student & Employer Networking
Room: Lobby
Resource Avenue
Room: Lobby

CareerSource North Central Florida
CareerSource North Central Florida is the regional workforce board for Alachua and Bradford Counties. Formerly known as FloridaWorks, CareerSource NCFL launched a new brand in February 2014 as part of a statewide branding initiative. CareerSource NCFL is one of 24 regions in the CareerSource Florida network, a statewide network of workforce professionals. The CareerSource North Central Florida vision and mission statements express what is important to the organization and what activities must be pursued for success. Gainesville was named the Region of Excellence by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce for its sustained, collaborative approach to economic development through education and workforce development.


David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research
Located in the Warrington College of Business and working within the University of Florida community, the Miller Retail Center strives to develop tomorrow's leaders by stimulating interest in retail careers, preparing students for entry-level management, providing continuing education opportunities, facilitating communications between retailers and academics, and researching retail issues and opportunities.


UF-Career Resource Center (CRC)
Whether it's connecting dots to figure out your interests or finding ways to connect with opportunities, the University of Florida Career Resource Center (CRC) is here to help you figure it out. We focus on your interests and experiences – not just your major. We'll make sense of where you've been and show you where you can go. At the Career Resource Center, we work with you to discover and plan for your future career. Whether you are choosing your major, deciding on a job offer, or changing your career path, we are here to help every step of the way. It's never too soon (or too late) to get started.


UF AIS (Associate for Information Systems)
UF AIS sponsors both professional development and social events which allow our members to practice business etiquette and promote networking. UF AIS also brings in numerous top employers to discuss the operations of their companies and network with our members. AIS is a national organization that offers its members opportunities for networking with both professionals and students. This mission of UF AIS is to best prepare our members to successfully enter the job market, to supply information concerning the many career paths available to them, and to provide exclusive opportunities to meet with top employers.