panther to professional

Monday, March 4, 2013
Lantz Arena -
check-in at Hall of Fame by the Lantz Room (north of the Natatorium)     

Platinum Sponsor:
enterprise rent a car

Silver Sponsor: 
Total Quality Logistics



 Cool Prizes for Participants!!!   The more sessions you attend = greater chances of winning!! 

Prizes include: Ipad2, $50 Under Armour Gift Certificates, $100 Gift Card Drawing 

As an athlete, you know proper training and conditioning is important.   The same holds true for professional development.   This conference covers all of the important topics you need to train to become a stand-out candidate who is ready for the internship and job search!  

Review the sessions below and RSVP HERE. 
You will have the opportunity to select the session times that fit your busy schedule.   


1. Pick Your Training Sessions

Morning and afternoon concurrent training sessions offered. Come as you are! Professional dress not necessary.  Participants will earn an entry for cool prizes including an iPad2 and $50 Under Armour gift certificates.   A total of 7 opportunities for prize entry!!!   

Training Session Topics  


 Learn the steps needed to
get your game plan on!

 Pick a session Time: 9 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, or 4 pm           

The Job Search

 The job market is competitive.  We will show you the
 proper tools and strategies to help you
stand out in the field!  

 Pick a session Time: 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, or 4 pm

Resume Writing

 Learn proper resume writing techniques and         how to convey your skills as an athlete on your resume!

Pick a session Time: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm


  Learn why internships are important and how to    develop a plan that helps you reach your goal in this interactive session.  

Pick a session Time: 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, or 3 pm


2. Meet one-on-one with a Pro!  Reserve a 30 Minute Resume Review and/or Mock Interview Session    

30 Minute Resume Review & Mock Interview sessions will be conducted by visiting professionals including a successful alum who was a member of EIU athletics!    Participants in these sessions will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate donated by our silver sponsor: TQL!  

Sessions available from 9 am - 4:30 pm.  


3. RSVP to attend the Evening Networking Session
          (We would recommend you shower and clean up a bit for this one)

Evening Session, 1895 Room University Union
7:15-7:30 pm           Networking Skills Overview
Learn the techniques of networking--an important skill you need!   Apply what you learn in our practice session.  
7:30 - 8:00 pm     Networking Practice & Hors d' Oeuvres
Practice your networking skills with professionals.   We'll provide the yummy munchies.    
8:00 - 8:15 pm     Woo Hoo!   Time for Awards & Prizes.   Remember, the more you participate, the greater your chance of winning!


 All Participants will receive a free comprehensive playbook outlining session topics.