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Career Summit


The Ninth Annual Career Summit

The Ninth Annual Career Summit is a professional development and networking day for students to engage with professionals in their career field. Employers across a variety of industries will join us on-campus to discuss their career paths and talk about opportunities at their companies. This event is on an Advisement Day so there are no classes!

Wednesday, March 20, 2024*
10:00am - 2:30pm ET
In-Person Event

*Please Note: This is an Advisement Day and there are No Classes. 

Register on MMC Engage

Are you an Employer or MMC Alumnus interested in attending? Please email Josie Janssen at jjanssen@mmm.edu

AGENDA

10am-10:30am: Networking Breakfast
Start the day with a continental breakfast and get a kick start on building your network!

10:30am-11:45am: Welcome & Keynote
Hear from Keynote Speaker Andrea Nwoke (bio below) where she will give a talk called “Finding Your Voice: Balancing Authenticity and Professional Communication for Career Success.”

12pm-1:15pm: Industry Panels
After the Keynote, we will break out into Industry Panels (listed below) where you will join one of the rooms below to hear from employers in that field. These student-moderated panels will provide insight on the day-to-day of the industry, advice on finding jobs/internships, and what you can do now to help set you up for success in your career.

1:15pm-2:30pm: Networking Lunch
Free Food! This is your chance to grab a bite to eat while you continue the conversation with employers from your industry panel. You’ll also be able to chat with employers from the industry panels that you didn’t attend. Plus, some employers will be recruiting for jobs or internships during this time! Raffle Prizes will be drawn based on completed event evaluations and announced on social media. 

Check-In

10:00am - 1:30pm  |  The Black and White East

Networking Breakfast 

10:00am - 10:30am  |  The Regina Peruggi Room

Menu:

  • Continental Breakfast (assorted pastries, mini bagels, fruit)
  • Assorted hot teas, orange juice, water, regular & decaf coffee

Keynote Speaker and Presentation

10:30am - 11:45am  |  The Regina Peruggi Room

Andrea Nwoke Andrea Nwoke, Founder & CEO, Full Voice Coaching & Consulting

Finding Your Voice: Balancing Authenticity and Professional Communication for Career Success.

Nigerian-American Executive & Leadership Coach, Andrea Nwoke, leverages her diverse experience in demanding roles from corporate boardrooms to professional opera stages to support executives and rising leaders in developing their authentic leadership style, building confidence, and achieving powerful results by leading from their Full Voice.

Andrea offers a dynamic and personable coaching style highly effective at enhancing selfawareness, increasing emotional intelligence, and developing admirable leadership styles. Using competency-based best practices, she supports teams and individuals to overcome momentum blockers, take charge of their professional development, and skillfully manage difficult situations. She empowers clients to find their Full Voice with intention, to grow with definitive action, and to celebrate every accomplishment. She has experience working within a broad range of industries and across multiple levels and functions within an organization.

An accomplished classical singer, Andrea’s devotion to language, nuance, and precision translated beautifully to her 12+ years in the corporate world where she was an indispensable presence in the C-suites of multiple global companies. Her work includes training individuals to communicate and lead within various corporate cultures and geographies inclusive of Fortune 500 executives. Her experience in career management consulting brings a knowledgeable approach to working with professionals in career and role transition. Honoring her artistic passions, Andrea serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Seagle Festival. She is a frequent guest speaker, moderator, facilitator, and panelist for various arts organizations and DEI initiatives.

Industry Breakout Panels

12:00pm - 1:15pm

* notes MMC Alumni
Panelists are subject to change at any time due to employer availability.

Networking Lunch 

1:15pm - 2:30pm  |  The Judy (8th Floor) & The Commons (3rd Floor)

This list is subject to change at any time due to employer availability. Alphabetical order. 

*denotes an employer who is actively recruiting

Menu

  • Selection of artisanal sandwiches and salads 
  • Chips, apples, cookies
  • Water and Ice Tea

*If you have an allergy/dietary restriction, we have appropriate meals:

Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, halal, and kosher

Special Thanks

  • The Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Louis Baglio, Coordinator for Business Operations
  • Hillary Hamilton, Administrative Assistant - Business Operations
  • Beth Shipley, Director of the Judith Mara Carson Center for Visual Arts
  • The MMC Facilities Team
  • Metz Dining Services & Catering 
  • Emmalyn Yamrick, AVP for Student Success and Engagement
  • Student Moderators: Anna Belden, Charlotte Black, Mia Caccavaro, Evelyn Dugan, Jade Figueroa, Angelina Hahn, Angelina Ispir, Evelyn Johnson, Jayson LeMaire Adkins, Morgan Levin, Maleyah Moses, Naimy Moukoury, Christina Newland, Peter Nierenhausen, Kayla Pellegrini, Chloe Portalatin
  • The Career and Professional Development Student Workers/Interns:  Mia Caccavaro, Angelina Ispir, Maleyah Moses, Emerese Noel, Destiny Persaud, and Alex Smith

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