Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Kelley School's event on June 17 to help alumni make the right next career move
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In a move that's both good will and smart business, more colleges and universities are expanding career management services for their alumni.
That's why Indiana University's Kelley School of Business Alumni Association has partnered with seasonedPRO.com to produce a unique one-day event designed to advance the careers of experienced alumni and other members of the professional community.
Titled "Career Moves 2008," the event will be held on June 17 at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave. in Indianapolis. The one-day event brings together employers and alumni along with career management experts.
"It is our goal to provide continued career resources for alumni and connect them with companies in need of experienced professionals," said Rochelle Reeves, director of alumni relations in the Kelley School. "We want our alumni to know that they are part of a vast network that should be the first place they go to find opportunities, to find talent for their businesses and to build relationships."
Richard Katz, president of seasonedPRO.com, has been organizing alumni networking and career conferences for major universities since 2004. This year seasonedPRO's conference schedule has expanded to include the entire 10-campus University of California system, the Kelley School of Business and Ohio State's Fisher College of Business.
The typical alumni attendee at a Career Moves event has about 15 years of experience, an advanced degree, is currently employed and is working in a variety of industries and occupations.
The June 17 event for the Kelley School includes a unique recruiting format. Known as "speed recruiting," small groups of four to six alumni talk with potential employers every half-hour during executive roundtable meetings. Some of the featured employers at the upcoming Kelley event include Aldi, Zimmer, Nationwide, Caterpillar and Deloitte.
The conference also will feature breakout sessions on topics ranging from personal branding to working with executive recruiters. A lunch panel will be represented by successful executives on the future of employment growth in health care, business services, manufacturing, accounting, financial services, information technology and management consulting.
While the conference is primarily for Kelley School alumni, other members of the professional community are welcome to attend. Discounted registration options are available for those who register by Saturday (June 2). For more information and to register, visit the Kelley Career Moves 2008 event Web site at http://www.seasonedpro.com or call 310-855-1064, ext. 104.