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Women in Business 5th Annual Conference

At Purdue’s 4th Annual Women in Business Conference, participants will expand their networking skills, learn what it takes to be confident in risk-taking and gain exclusive details about Krannert’s Master’s Program. In addition to discussing numerous professional skills needed in the business world, the conference will be interwoven with personal experiences and advice from top women leaders. In order to empower women to be fearless in taking the right risks, there will be a focus on maintaining a balance between work and family, and creating a reputable personal brand through social media, professional attire, and personal character. The purpose of this conference is to bring out the inner confidence of these young women so that they can take on the challenges and opportunities the business world holds for them in the near future. 

The agenda for the conference is available here: [PDF] View Agenda

Registration and Networking Breakfast
The day begins with a continental breakfast and a chance to mingle with the conference participants. The breakfast provides a more relaxed atmosphere for light conversation and a chance to get to know the speakers.

Taking the Right Risks
Should you start a business?  Take an international position?  Ask for a raise? In your career and life, “risky” decisions will be inevitable.  How will you decide which risks are right for you? Learning more about appropriate risk-taking can lead to confidence in yourself and your choices.

Work Life Balance
With the way our world is progressing, it can be hard to manage one’s career and social life effectively. This break out session will help teach the participants how to manage life’s frequent surprises along with a booming career.

The Masterís Admission Process
Interested in Krannertís Masterís Program? This breakout session will inform you on the necessary steps needed to become a graduate student in management.

"Warm Connections" Luncheon
Every once in a awhile, we find ourselves in the middle of a work/career luncheon. Knowing proper etiquette can really make you stand out from the crowd. “Warm Connections” will help participants know how to be a good guest as well as a welcoming host.

Alumni and Graduate School Panel
The alumni and graduate school panel is designed to give the undergraduate participants some peace of mind about future endeavors in the world of business. Advice about graduate school and building a successful career will be provided in this panel.

Minute Mentoring and Networking Time
You can never have too many connections. Minute Mentoring and further networking will provide the opportunity for new connections for many of the conference participants.  This session is built into the conference to provide ample opportunity to gain advice along with networking skills.

Breakout sessions in the areas of Building Your Personal Brand, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Why Business

Resume Critique and Mock Interview (optional)
Bring in a copy of your resume to be reviewed by a panel of business leaders. Participants will be able to practice their interview skills with professionals and receive helpful feedback.

A block of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Union Club Hotel in the Purdue Memorial Union on Purdue's campus.  The Union Club Hotel is right in the thick of the action, mere steps away from the symposium venue, with parking across the street.  To make a reservation, please call (800) 320-6291 or (765) 494-8913 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm EST.

If you have any further questions regarding conference contact, please contact our Conference Director, Jessica Brewer, at brewer11@purdue.edu.

For registration questions, please contact Purdue Conferences at (765) 496-6500 or (866) 515-0023; or by email to confreg@purdue.edu.

    Online registration is not currently available for this course. Please see the registration information above. We apologize for any inconvenience.