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Heavener Business Career Expo

Featured Sessions

  • Norfolk Southern

    Operations Management & Ingenuity
    Norfolk Southern
    Monday, February 2nd, 10:40-11:30am, Heavener #160

    A leading transportation provider, Norfolk Southern operates 20,000 route miles of railroad track in 22 states while supporting international trade to every major Eastern seaport. In our organization, many business operations occur outside the walls of high-rise office buildings. If you enjoy working outside and managing innovative people, career paths within Norfolk Southern emphasize hands-on project management and leading diverse teams to achieve extraordinary results. Session topics will explore helping business majors find their fit inside the evolving world of trains, technology, and business processes; all business majors are encouraged to attend.

  • Altria

    A Career with Powerful Brands
    Altria
    Monday, February 2nd, 10:40-11:30am, Heavener #305

    In November of 2014, “Forbes Magazine “ranked the Top 100 most valuable brands in the WORLD, and one of Altria’s brands ranked #30. Unit Manager, Marlene Glynn discusses how Altria’s Premium brands are developed and then cultivated by the power of the field sales force. Interested in a career in sales, brand and/or marketing? Everything you learned in class is applied day one and throughout your career with Altria, come find out how. Altria is looking for UF Talent like you to grow their iconic brands.

  • Google

    The Real Internship
    Google
    Wednesday, February 4th, 1:55pm-2:45pm, Heavener #160

    In 2013 Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson starred in a movie titled, “The Internship,” revealing life as a Google intern. Come separate fact from fiction and discover why Google was voted by Fortune Magazine as the #1 place to work three years in a row. Google is proud to offer the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Intern Program. Join 2-4 former BOLD interns who recently came back from working at the Ann Arbor, MI location and Mountain View, CA locations who reveal life as a Google intern. Do you have what it takes to work at Google? It all starts with BOLD.

  • Johnson & Johnson

    2015 J&J University Case Competition
    Johnson & Johnson
    Monday, February 2nd, 4:00-5:00pm, Heavener #305

    Can you make the right call? Johnson and Johnson invites you to participate in our annual university case competition. Apply your classroom knowledge to a real business case, network with J&J employees and compete for the opportunity to attend the National Competition held at J&J headquarters. The winning team’s school will receive a donation from J&J.

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Monday, February 2nd

10:40-11:30am Sessions (3 Options)

Norfolk Southern: Operations Management & Ingenuity

Heavener Room #160

A leading transportation provider, Norfolk Southern operates 20,000 route miles of railroad track in 22 states while supporting international trade to every major Eastern seaport. In our organization, many business operations occur outside the walls of high-rise office buildings. If you enjoy working outside and managing innovative people, career paths within Norfolk Southern emphasize hands-on project management and leading diverse teams to achieve extraordinary results. Session topics will explore helping business majors find their fit inside the evolving world of trains, technology, and business processes; all business majors are encouraged to attend.

Procter & Gamble: Customer Business Development (CBD): A Day in the Life

Heavener Room #202

Although Tide, Charmin, and Oral-B are brands UF students use every day, few recognize these brands are valued over a billion dollars. What if we showed you how to launch a great career with your business degree, growing various Procter & Gamble brand families as you work for a multi-billion dollar global company? Take a peek into the day-to-day lives of recent college graduates who work in the Customer Business Development teams to learn what it takes to work and win in P&G’s fast-paced and diverse sales environment.

Altria: A Career with Powerful Brands

Heavener Room #305

In November of 2014, “Forbes Magazine “ranked the Top 100 most valuable brands in the WORLD, and one of Altria’s brands ranked #30. Unit Manager, Marlene Glynn discusses how Altria’s Premium brands are developed and then cultivated by the power of the field sales force. Interested in a career in sales, brand and/or marketing? Everything you learned in class is applied day one and throughout your career with Altria, come find out how. Altria is looking for UF Talent like you to grow their iconic brands.

11:45am-12:35pm Sessions (3 Options)

Disney: Disney Financial Analysts: A Day in the Life

Heavener Room #160

Depreciating an elephant? Working as a Financial Analyst at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is more than meets the eye. Discover the magical world of finance, and financial career paths, inside the day-to-day operations of Disney corporate analysts.

Johnson & Johnson: Cross-Cultural Leadership

Heavener Room #202

As the world’s sixth-largest consumer health company, employees of J&J work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day. With more than 275 operating companies in more than 60 countries, training 128,000+ employees requires collaboration and a keen understanding of cross-cultural and cross-generational leadership. Are you developing the leadership skills necessary to work cross-culturally? Open to all majors, come discover how to collaborate and build trust with all people in this interactive session, showcasing how J&J develops employees into effective communicators and leaders.

Fisher Investments: Associate Leadership in Finance
Hosted by Delta Sigma Pi

Heavener Room #305

Corporate leadership is not just management responsibility. Introspection, motivation, passion, and mentoring are all themes found within our organization. Although we all have the ability to lead, few capitalize on the opportunity when it’s presented. Are you developing the leadership skills necessary to make you competitive in the world of finance? Discover how professional investors at Fisher Investments apply leadership to successfully manage tens of billions of dollars for over 25,000 private clients and 100 institutions.

1:55pm-2:45pm Sessions (4 Options)

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey: Investment Banking 101
Hosted by the Student Finance Group

Heavener Room #160

Investment Banking, the oil to the well-tuned machine that is the world economy, supports corporate ambitions through capital raising and M&A. The world’s most innovative companies depend on banks to aid and advise in the process of raising funds used for purposes such as R&D, capital investment, expansion, and countless others. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is among the leading American investment banks, supporting its clients with a universal investment banking platform. STRH invites you to explore career opportunities in investment banking, and to learn more about the fast-paced, ever-important industry. Discussion topics will include: “What is an investment bank?”, “The ‘Client Coverage’ model”, “Anatomy of a deal”, “What to expect as an analyst”, and “Investment banking vs. portfolio management.”

Procter & Gamble: Customer Business Development (CBD): A Day in the Life

Heavener Room #202

Follow the leader? We prefer to build our own. Learn how P&G fosters a culture that provides rewarding work, best-in-class training, dynamic careers, build-from-within, and a proven reputation for developing great leaders, all while making a difference.

INROADS: Finding an Internship

Heavener Room #305

Session description coming soon.

JC Penny: Sales Management in Retailing

Heavener Room #306

Session description coming soon.

3:00pm-3:50pm Sessions (4 Options)

Deloitte: Careers in Finance and Risk Analysis

Heavener Room #160

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 70% of the Fortune 500. Operating in over 150 countries, Deloitte employees work across more than 20 industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. Enterprise Risk Services Professionals help companies mitigate risk while discovering new opportunities to create value. ERS advisory practice positions attract innovative, finance oriented professionals looking to make an impact. Session topics will review career paths inside Deloitte for students interested in using finance and risk analytics. What can Deloitte offer you?

Wells Fargo Securities: Careers in Investment Banking
Hosted by the Student Finance Group

Heavener Room #202

Join Jim Zilisch, a Managing Director within Wells Fargo and Michael Peerson, VP in the Markets Division (MBS Trading) as they dissect career paths available inside investment banking. Is IB for you? Jim and Michael provide answers to commonly asked IB questions such as, “What exactly does an investment banker do?” “Which types of groups and opportunities may be available for me?” “What might a typical day of the life of an analyst look like?” “What is the career projection of an investment banking analyst?” “What types of deals/assignments will I be working on?” Come prepared with your finance questions; we look forward to meeting you soon.

Brown & Brown: Differentiating Yourself in the Consultative Sales Market

Heavener Room #305

Is a career in insurance and risk consultative sales for you? Insuring clients such as Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Construction and Real Estate companies, High Tech companies, Non-profit organizations, Brown & Brown offers our teammates exceptional income and growth opportunities working in consultative sales at the highest level. Ranked the seventh largest insurance broker in the world, Brown & Brown is actively seeking business majors for sales and leadership careers. Do your skills match up with this significant opportunity? We are excited to meet you and tell you more about us.

Dick's Sporting Goods: Careers in Retail (and Sports)

Heavener Room #306

Learn how you can combine your education with your passion of sports to get ahead of the game with this overview of DICK’S Sporting Goods. We will discuss how your business degree can be utilized to work for the nation’s leading sporting goods retailer.

4:00-5:00pm Special Sessions (4 Options)

Disney: Company Info Session

Heavener Room #160

You’re an innovator in the making. Careers at Disney – discover a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Disney offers a variety of internships and roles in different disciplines to gain valuable experience in your major while contributing to a world-renowned company. Learn from experts in your field, and be inspired to be an innovator in everything you do.

Wells Fargo Securities: Investment Banking Interviews – What to Expect
Hosted by the Student Finance Group

Heavener Room #202

Jim Zilisch, a Managing Director within Wells Fargo and Michael Peerson, VP in the Markets Division (MBS Trading) reveal what really happens during interviews for investment banking positions. Discussion topics may include, effectively walking an interviewer through your resume, addressing tricky behavioral questions, how to best prepare and study for technical questions, suggestions for additional resources and materials to help you study / learn more about the industry, acquiring insight into the recruiting process and timeline, and examples of questions you can expect to encounter in an Investment Banking interview. A brief Q&A will follow the presentation to address any questions you may have.

Johnson & Johnson: 2015 J&J University Case Competition

Heavener Room #306

Can you make the right call? Johnson and Johnson invites you to participate in our annual university case competition. Apply your classroom knowledge to a real business case, network with J&J employees and compete for the opportunity to attend the National Competition held at J&J headquarters. The winning team’s school will receive a donation from J&J.

Brown & Brown, Inc.: Company Information Session

Heavener Room #305

Careers in insurance and risk consultative sales.

5:00-6:00pm Social Mixer – All Employers and Students Invited

Heavener Hall Student Commons Area

Sponsored By Norfolk Southern

Dress is business casual

Come mingle with all Spring 2015 Heavener Career Expo employers. Each employer is provided a table and business and accounting students are encouraged to approach employers to explore career paths, internships, and full-time opportunities. Light hors d’oeuves and refreshments generously provided by Norfolk Southern.

Tuesday, February 3rd

No Events Scheduled. Students are encouraged to Attend Career Showcase.

Wednesday, February 4th

10:40-11:30am Sessions (3 Options)

Fisher Investments: Finance & Personal Wealth Management: Create a Career Path
Hosted by Delta Sigma Pi

Heavener Room #160

A successful career path within Fisher Investments starts with strengths and interests. Recent college graduates are often unaware how to progress inside an organization after accepting their initial job offer. What roles are available inside a large organization like Fisher? What type of responsibilities do these work roles contain? Emphasis will be shown to uncover financial career paths as they relate to personal interest within the world of finance.

Target: Brand You!

Heavener Room #202

How do you market "Brand You?" Personal brand is more and more important in an ever competitive business world. Target leaders will teach you what aspects of your personality, leadership style, and characteristics you portray externally make up your brand and then how you can communicate that with others. We'll walk you through a personal brand inventory to create a comprehensive statement of your trademark and discuss some common characteristics of great leaders and professionals that can help you get the wheels turning. Come learn about Brand YOU!

Dream Careers: Dream Careers & Heavener Internships - Developing Your Personal Brand

Heavener Room #305

Figured out your long-term career aspirations? How will you achieve them? Developing your personal brand will help set specific goals and create a roadmap for success. Completing a business internship in a major global city will take you outside of your comfort zone and is the first step in determining your own personal brand. Join us to discuss building your brand, earning GEB 4941 credit, and landing a dream internship in one of our many program cities around the globe.

11:45am-12:35pm Sessions (2 Options)

Altria: Diversity & Inclusion – The Steering Wheel to Drive the Best Workforce

Heavener Room #160

Shanna Feeley, a 14 year employee and Florida lead of Altria’s Women in Sales Employee Resource Group, discusses how diversity in the workforce enhances productivity. This interactive session will discuss the importance of employee resource groups and how students can find a company with a culture that matches their values and goals to turn a first year job into a long term career.

Disney: Successful Interviewing

Heavener Room #202

It's 4am the day before your big interview. Are you prepared? Learn interviewing do's and don'ts, resume pointers, and how to make the best impression with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Cast Members.

1:55pm-2:45pm Sessions (2 Options)

Google: The Real Internship

Heavener Room #160

In 2013 Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson starred in a movie titled, “The Internship,” revealing life as a Google intern. Come separate fact from fiction and discover why Google was voted by Fortune Magazine as the #1 place to work three years in a row. Google is proud to offer the Building Opportunities for Leadership & Development (BOLD) Intern Program. Join 2-4 former BOLD interns who recently came back from working at the Ann Arbor, MI location and Mountain View, CA locations who reveal life as a Google intern. Do you have what it takes to work at Google? It all starts with BOLD.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: Running a Multi-Million Dollar Store

Heavener Room #202

Are you thinking about life after graduation? Take a peek into a UF alum’s “rookie year” at DICK’S Sporting Goods and see what life was like running a multi-million dollar store. Learn first-hand knowledge of how you can start a career that will utilize every class from business school while working with brands like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas.

3:00pm-3:50pm Sessions (1 Option)

The Hershey Company: Careers in Strategic Selling

Heavener Room #160

Generating over $7.1 billion in annual revenue, the Hershey company is a global confectionery leader bringing goodness to the world through chocolate, sweets, mints and other snacks. Developing a successful sales presentation for new innovating products, however, can prove quite challenging given the differences in launches between the classes of trade. Considering a career in sales? Come explore how winners are developed in a variety of sales roles within the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate.

4:00pm-5:00pm Special Sessions (1 Option)

Altria: The Altria Experience: One-on-One Networking Event

Heavener Room #202

Did you meet an Altria Sales Employee at the Career Expo and want to learn more? Come network with Altria employees one on one and learn more about the Altria Gold Standard Work Environment. Find out more about our Sales Internships, Full Time Career opportunities and the next steps to land and interview.