Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

Michigan Student Day

Presented By PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

April 15, 2016 5:00 AM UTC until April 15, 2016 5:00 AM UTC

GMC PCMA Michigan 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 15th.

These are just a few of the professionals you’ll get to meet:
  • Kanina Brinkey (Westin Southfield Detroit)
  • Grant Hickman (Meet Hawaii)
  • Laura Jurgens (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Jim LaBadie (Houston CVB)
  • Bill Lemmon (Wyndham Jade)
  • Bill Martin (Experient)
  • Jessica Munoz (Alzheimer's Association)
  • Joan Press (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
  • Kelly Snyder (Society of Gynecologic Oncology)
  • Molly Witges (American Dental Association)


12:00-12:45 PM
Optional Tour of DeVos Convention Center

1:00 - 1:15 PM

1:15 - 2:45 PM
What makes up the hospitality industry? An informal exploration

Rotate between different breakouts showcasing different areas of the hospitality industry. We will provide a suggested path or make your own based on your interests or learn about something new!

2:45 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 3:30 PM
HR/Professional Panel

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

3:30 - 4:00 PM
Deep dive of HR/Professional 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.

4:00 - 4:45 PM
How to create your career path?

After we have went over some of the nuts and bolts of HR we hope to have 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.

4:45 - 6:30 PM
Networking reception

A casual reception where students and professionals can mix and chat.

*schedule is subject to change

DeVos Place Convention Center

Questions? Contact… pcmagmcstudents@gmail.com

Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

0.00 Credits