Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Indiana Student Day

Presented By PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter

Purdue University - Marriott Hall
900 W State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

April 08, 2016 5:00 AM UTC until April 08, 2016 5:00 AM UTC

GMC PCMA Indiana Student Program

While you are looking at all your Friday plans for the rest of the year, put an ‘X’ on your calendar on Friday, April 8th.

These are just a few of the professionals you’ll get to meet:
  • Dustin Arnheim (Indy CVB)
  • Mia Friel (American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
  • Leonard Hoops (Indy CVB)
  • Dion Hulsey (Ottawa Tourism)
  • Joe Kissinger (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority)
  • Bill Lemmon (Wyndham Jade)
  • Bill Martin (Experient)
  • Nick Ramirez (Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego)
  • Angie Ranalli (San Diego Tourism Authority)
  • Michael Steffen (San Diego Tourism Authority)
  • Molly Witges (American Dental Association)


2:30 - 3:30 PM
Pre-session- How to plan a meeting

This will be an interactive roundtable exercise of planning a mock meeting. We will start by briefly going over how different parts of the industry work together. We will then give the students a scenario to plan. After about 20 minutes we will have the students report back and go over lessons learned.

3:30 - 3:45 PM

3:45 - 4:15 PM
HR/Professional Advice Panel

How to build an effective resume, how to network, how to look for internships and jobs, interviewing tips for the hospitality industry

4:15 - 4:30 PM
Deep dive of HR/Professional Advice Panel

This will be a brief follow up session broken out into two groups Freshman/Sophomores & Junior/Seniors. The deep dive will include targeted topics for each group.

4:30 - 5:15 PM
How to create your career path?

Now that we have went over the nuts and bolts of networking and resumes, we will hear a panel of diverse speakers that can speak a little more about the skills to look for to get to certain jobs and how to start paving your career path. Panel will speak for about 30/35 minutes with an opportunity for Q&A or just roll into the reception around 5:15.

5:15 - 6:30 PM
Networking reception
A casual reception where students and professionals can mix and chat.

*schedule is subject to change

Grant Street Parking Garage
120 N Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Questions? Contact… pcmagmcstudents@gmail.com

Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

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