Warrington Welcome Professional Development Summit

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow.

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The Warrington Welcome Professional Development Summit is a one-day leadership and professional development conference for first-year business students. This event is sponsored by Warrington Welcome, Deloitte, and ALDI.

The Summit offers interactive workshops and speeches led by Heavener student organizations, industry professionals, and Deloitte employees. It is the only professional development conference focused on first-year students, giving students a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in Heavener, gain industry insights, network, and build upon highly-valued professional skills in preparation for internships and interviews.

Why attend?

  • Competency Development: Attend multiple workshops focused around the eight Heavener competencies that employers desire in their employees. These workshops will provide crucial networking opportunities and provide students with resources to aid in their professional endeavors.
  • Networking: Network with more than a dozen student organizations, industry professionals, and other Heavener students through the workshops and the tabling event. By building these relationships early, students will have relationships to aid them throughout their education and in the professional sphere.
  • Exclusive Workshops & Speakers: Gain access to fascinating, insightful speakers and high-yield workshops that are only available through this event. These speakers include industry professionals, Warrington faculty, and student leaders from across campus.

When and Where is the Summit?

The Warrington Welcome Professional Development Summit will be held on March 1st, 2024 from 8:30am-3:00pm.

It will be conducted within the Reitz Union. The event application is open to all first-year students even if they have not taken Warrington Welcome.

During the event, students will also have the opportunity to attend a professional development session hosted by Deloitte or ALDI.

Please arrive as close to 8:30am as possible. This allows for pre-event check-in, networking, and guarantees a smooth start time.

Opening remarks by Heavener School of Business’s Assistant Dean, Dr. Erica Studer-Byrnes.

Hear exclusive presentations delivered by ALDI and industry-expert, Warrington faculty that provide key insights into the professional environment.

Attend an engaging presentation offered by campus organizations about professional development and today’s business needs.

Learn more about the organizations presenting here.

Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Students will have time to rotate between lunch and the Organization & Resources Fair, a tabling event featuring Warrington Organizations and campus resources. This is an exclusive opportunity to network one-on-one with organization leaders and learn about what the university has to offer.

Attend an engaging presentation offered by campus organizations about professional development and today’s business needs.

Learn more about the organizations presenting here.

Students will complete Deloitte’s Business Chemistry self-assessment prior to the workshop. Business Chemistry utilizes science to improve the art of business relationships. During this engaging keynote session, students will review their assessment results, network with Deloitte professionals, and learn engaging ways to implement their working styles identified through the assessment.

Closing Remarks by the Warrington College of Business’s Dean Saby Mitra.