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Making the Most of College
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Making the Most of College

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There are many opportunities in college, including study abroad programs, major projects, internships and extracurriculars. Join college representatives as they share how you can take advantage of these opportunities and how they can translate into career success.

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Presented By:
Lana Colvin
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Max Gocala-Nguyen
George Mason University, School of Business
Amanda Craft
Liberty University
Brian Walton
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Matthew Cornwell
RIT Saunders School of Business
Maddie Curry
University of Wyoming, College of Business
Jaidan Beal
Georgia DECA

Session Information

Classroom
Connections

Career Cluster:
Business Admin Core
Instructional Area(s):
Professional Development
Performance Indicators

This classroom connection will provide instructional resources to introduce the following National Curriculum Standards.

Identify tentative occupational interest
Balance personal and professional responsibilities
Identify skills needed to enhance career progression
Describe techniques for obtaining work experiences (e.g., volunteer activities, internships)

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ABOUT THE

PRESENTERS

Lana Colvin
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private, accredited, 4 year specialized college offering 30+ majors with campuses in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. FIDM is dedicated to educating and professionalizing students for careers in creative business and design in the Fashion, Interior Design, Digital Arts, and Entertainment industries. We offer Associate of Arts degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Advanced Study programs, and an MBA degree.

Max Gocala-Nguyen
George Mason University, School of Business

The School of Business at George Mason University, is a double-AACSB accredited institution, near Washington, D.C. Within our programs, students have the opportunity to tailor their concentration to their goals and interests, with the assistance of an academic advisor and in-house career services. Students will work to better understand the global, business market, while developing their own skills and network. We look forward to connecting with you as you navigate your college journey.

Amanda Craft
Liberty University

You are anything but a typical student — and Liberty is anything but a typical university. Located in the heart of Virginia, Liberty offers over 300 programs of study. Our campus spans over 7,000 acres, and our athletes compete in the FBS, ASUN, and Big East conferences through 20 NCAA Division 1 sports. Here you’ll meet students who know they can be and do anything. They celebrate uniqueness. They stand up for others. They put faith into practice and apply what they learn to real-world situations, all while preparing to thrive in a career. They are empowered — not just academically, but also personally — to drive change, and they inspire one another to be extraordinary. Come see what it means to train as a Champion for Christ.

Brian Walton
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is a public institution offering degrees that work — grounded in a comprehensive, hands-on technical education — that empowers our graduates for success. Offering over 100 degrees in the areas of business, sciences, engineering, health sciences, arts and design, and many more. For more information on our majors visit www.pct.edu.

Matthew Cornwell
RIT Saunders School of Business

Business + Technology UNLOCKED. With a vision to be the first choice for enterprising students and creative enterprises, Saunders College of Business attracts students who possess a curiosity that drives them and who place a premium on entrepreneurial thinking and innovative solutions. Through an expansive and powerful RIT minors program, business students share classrooms with artists, designers, engineers, and computer scientists. Strong corporate connections deliver an applied curriculum and paid co-op experiences for all students. The result’s a perfect match for employers and a 94% outcomes rate.

Maddie Curry
University of Wyoming, College of Business

At our AACSB Accredited College of Business, the low student to faculty ratio (22:1) and small average class size (32) encourage personalized and meaningful connections between students, faculty members, and industry partners. With more than $400,000 awarded annually in scholarships and the new Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center, students are offered support throughout their entire college career. Success units focused on academic advising, career services, and enrollment ensure that students are supported before, during, and after their education, providing students with exceptional value and the best return on investment. To learn more about the University of Wyoming College of Business, visit https://www.uwyo.edu/business/success/future-students/index.html.

Jaidan Beal
Georgia DECA