ZIPD Business Conference

Add to Calendar 2022-11-03 00:00:00 2022-11-04 23:59:00 ZIPD Business Conference Each business professional takes on the role of mentor during the conference and provides invaluable insight for our students to grasp, gauge, and grow. Save the Date for 2022! 12th Annual ZIPD Conference - Get a Pulse on Professionalism Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, 2022 (in person) Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (virtual, tentative) 2021 ZIPD Guest Professional Participants Resilience and Reinvention "If we’ve learned anything over the past 20 months through our COVID experiences, it’s that successful people share several traits aligning to Resilience and Reinvention: They have a vast network of professionals who they can call on to work through challenging times, they are persistent in their pursuit of excellence and they have an uncanny ability to adapt to change. As you start your own personal journey and lay out your plan for success, keep this in mind. No one wins on their own and everyone has obstacles to overcome along the way; Stick to your plan and you’ll be amazed at what you can do." "Listen, learn, and network with the professionals who are here to help and be proud of your BU pedigree. You are in good company!" — Tom Mason ’84, national APD claim director at CNA Insurance 2021 Keynote Speaker Resilience expert Courtney Clark will equip you with tools to navigate change, deal with stress, and adapt to life's struggles. Courtney Clark helps organizations adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high. She's done the research – and she's lived it! She knows that resilience and adaptive thinking is possible… and she knows how to get it done. "At age 26, I beat cancer. But five years later, doctors told me that a routine scan of my brain showed an aneurysm that was about to rupture. Now, after four fights with cancer, three brain surgeries, adopting a teenager, and years of research into how we “bounce back” when things collapse, I’ve reached ninja-level skills of adapting. And I don’t want to keep those skills all to myself! The discomfort of change can shake an organization’s culture. But I can help you and your team face change with a new set of skills and ReVisionary Thinking™. You’ll learn systems for adapting that are practical, inspiring, and grounded in research. And whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, I won’t just be talking AT your meeting attendees: I’ll build interactivity designed to produce aha! moments and transform behaviors. Girl Scout’s honor! Change isn’t gonna happen any slower. So let’s talk today!" ZIPD Business Conference (2021) Wednesday, Nov. 3 11 a.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom) Discover a Career in Management Discover a Career in Information Technology Discover a Career in Accounting   Noon Panel Discussions (Zoom) Women in Business Discover a Career in Finance Discover a Career in Professional Sales 1 p.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom) Discover a Career in International Business Discover a Career in Human Resources Discover a Career in Supply Chain Management 2 p.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom) Discover a Career in Business Education Discover a Career in Insurance Discover a Career in Marketing Thursday, Nov. 4 8:15 a.m. Geisinger Recruitment Breakfast, 246 Sutliff Hall 9:30 a.m. Panel Discussions It’s Not Who You Know – Networking; It’s Who Knows YOU, 102 Sutliff Hall Sailing Across the Gap – Backpack to Briefcase, 110 Sutliff Hall International Business Insights, 112 Sutliff Hall Risk Management – A Priority in Every Business, 113 Sutliff Hall Business Education – It’s All Interconnected, 115 Sutliff Hall Social Engagement – Engage Industry Influencers & Micro-Influencers, 120 Sutliff Hall Decentralized Finance – COVID Capital Markets Continue to be Nervous, 214 Sutliff Hall Accounting Careers – Different Perspectives , 246 Sutliff Hall 11 a.m. Walk the Mock (Resume Critique, Mock Interview, & Speed Networking), KUB Ballroom Panel Discussions Discover a Career in Banking – More Than SAFE, 102 Sutliff Hall How to Stand Out in a Crowd – Branding Yourself to WIN, 107 Sutliff Hall Interview to Get the Job, 110 Sutliff Hall Women in Business – The Advantages, Challenges, & Opportunities, 115 Sutliff Hall Family/Small Business & How it Works, 120 Sutliff Hall Going from Global to Local: Rethink Sourcing & Selling, 214 Sutliff Hall Professional Sales – Optimize your Pitch, Product & Service, 246 Sutliff Hall 12:30 p.m. Lunch Events Clark Associates Recruitment Lunch, 252 Sutliff Hall Enterprise Recruitment Lunch, 253 Sutliff Hall Networking Luncheon – Resilience & Reinvention Panel, KUB Multipurpose A & B 2 p.m. ZED Talks - Resilience & Reinvention, 231 KUB Hideaway Panel Discussions Entrepreneurs – What It Takes to Be One, 102 Sutliff Hall Finance Careers in Wealth Management, 110 Sutliff Hall Do the Right Thing – Business Ethics, 111 Sutliff Hall EQ – Emotional Intelligence – The Unique Intersection of Head & Heart, 112 Sutliff Hall How to Get Experience to Get the Job, 113 Sutliff Hall Crush It! Business Basics, 115 Sutliff Hall Data as an Asset – Leveraging Data to Better Understand Your Customers, 120 Sutliff Hall Get Your Dream Job – POWER Skills, 214 Sutliff Hall Marketing – Make or Break It into This Career, 246 Sutliff Hall Supply Chain Management – It’s Still a BUZZ Industry, 252 Sutliff Hall 3:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Detour: Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan, Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium 5 p.m. ZIPD Networking Reception Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium Friday, Nov. 5 8:15 a.m. Regional High School Presentation Overview of the Zeigler College of Business, 1303 McCormick Center 9 a.m. Panel Discussions Discover a Career as an Entrepreneur, 102 Sutliff Hall Personal Financial Planning – Tips, Tricks and Tasks, 110 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Information Technology Management, 111 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in the Healthcare Business, 112 Sutliff Hall Purposeful & Meaningful Careers, 115 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Real Estate – SOLD!, 120 Sutliff Hall It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows YOU – Networking, 246 Sutliff Hall 10 a.m. Panel Discussions Crush it! Business Basics, 102 Sutliff Hall Resume – Your Career Cornerstone, 107 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Human Resources – The People Professionals, 111 Sutliff Hall Family/Small Business & How It Works, 112 Sutliff Hall Great Leaders Tell All, 115 Sutliff Hall Get Your Dream Job – POWER Skills, 120 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Finance – Other Than Wealth Management, 123 Sutliff Hall Social Engagement – Engage Industry Influencers & Micro-Influencers, 246 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Supply Chain Management, 252 Sutliff Hall 11 a.m. Panel Discussions Remote Work Reimagined – COVID Changed How We Work, 102 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Management Best Practice, 107 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Accounting, 110 Sutliff Hall Interview to Get the Job, 111 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Marketing, 112 Sutliff Hall No Clue About What to Do – Career Exploration, 113 Sutliff Hall Data as an Asset, 115 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Manufacturing, 120 Sutliff Hall Discover a Career in Professional Sales – A Hidden Lifetime Skill, 214 Sutliff Hall How to Stand Out in A Crowd – Branding Yourself to WIN, 246 Sutliff Hall 12:30 p.m. President’s Appreciation Luncheon, KUB Ballroom Sutliff Hall Bloomsburg University webteam@bloomu.edu America/New_York public

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Annually, the ZIPD Business Conference hosts hundreds of top-notch business professionals, most representing our successful alumni who willingly share their business expertise, connections, and wisdom with our business students.

Each business professional takes on the role of mentor during the conference and provides invaluable insight for our students to grasp, gauge, and grow.

Save the Date for 2022!

12th Annual ZIPD Conference - Get a Pulse on Professionalism

Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4, 2022 (in person)
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (virtual, tentative)

2021 ZIPD Guest Professional Participants

Resilience and Reinvention

Tom Mason speaks to business students at the annual ZIPD Business Conference

"If we’ve learned anything over the past 20 months through our COVID experiences, it’s that successful people share several traits aligning to Resilience and Reinvention: They have a vast network of professionals who they can call on to work through challenging times, they are persistent in their pursuit of excellence and they have an uncanny ability to adapt to change. As you start your own personal journey and lay out your plan for success, keep this in mind. No one wins on their own and everyone has obstacles to overcome along the way; Stick to your plan and you’ll be amazed at what you can do."

"Listen, learn, and network with the professionals who are here to help and be proud of your BU pedigree. You are in good company!" — Tom Mason ’84, national APD claim director at CNA Insurance

2021 Keynote Speaker

Resilience expert Courtney Clark will equip you with tools to navigate change, deal with stress, and adapt to life's struggles.

Courtney Clark helps organizations adapt to change and crisis when the stakes are high. She's done the research – and she's lived it! She knows that resilience and adaptive thinking is possible… and she knows how to get it done.

Courtney Clark

"At age 26, I beat cancer. But five years later, doctors told me that a routine scan of my brain showed an aneurysm that was about to rupture. Now, after four fights with cancer, three brain surgeries, adopting a teenager, and years of research into how we “bounce back” when things collapse, I’ve reached ninja-level skills of adapting.

And I don’t want to keep those skills all to myself!

The discomfort of change can shake an organization’s culture. But I can help you and your team face change with a new set of skills and ReVisionary Thinking™. You’ll learn systems for adapting that are practical, inspiring, and grounded in research. And whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid, I won’t just be talking AT your meeting attendees: I’ll build interactivity designed to produce aha! moments and transform behaviors. Girl Scout’s honor!

Change isn’t gonna happen any slower. So let’s talk today!"

ZIPD Business Conference (2021)

Wednesday, Nov. 3

11 a.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom)

  • Discover a Career in Management
  • Discover a Career in Information Technology
  • Discover a Career in Accounting  

Noon Panel Discussions (Zoom)

  • Women in Business
  • Discover a Career in Finance
  • Discover a Career in Professional Sales

1 p.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom)

  • Discover a Career in International Business
  • Discover a Career in Human Resources
  • Discover a Career in Supply Chain Management

2 p.m. Panel Discussions (Zoom)

  • Discover a Career in Business Education
  • Discover a Career in Insurance
  • Discover a Career in Marketing

Thursday, Nov. 4

8:15 a.m.

  • Geisinger Recruitment Breakfast, 246 Sutliff Hall

9:30 a.m. Panel Discussions

  • It’s Not Who You Know – Networking; It’s Who Knows YOU, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • Sailing Across the Gap – Backpack to Briefcase, 110 Sutliff Hall
  • International Business Insights, 112 Sutliff Hall
  • Risk Management – A Priority in Every Business, 113 Sutliff Hall
  • Business Education – It’s All Interconnected, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Social Engagement – Engage Industry Influencers & Micro-Influencers, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • Decentralized Finance – COVID Capital Markets Continue to be Nervous, 214 Sutliff Hall
  • Accounting Careers – Different Perspectives , 246 Sutliff Hall

11 a.m.

  • Walk the Mock (Resume Critique, Mock Interview, & Speed Networking), KUB Ballroom

Panel Discussions

  • Discover a Career in Banking – More Than SAFE, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • How to Stand Out in a Crowd – Branding Yourself to WIN, 107 Sutliff Hall
  • Interview to Get the Job, 110 Sutliff Hall
  • Women in Business – The Advantages, Challenges, & Opportunities, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Family/Small Business & How it Works, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • Going from Global to Local: Rethink Sourcing & Selling, 214 Sutliff Hall
  • Professional Sales – Optimize your Pitch, Product & Service, 246 Sutliff Hall

12:30 p.m. Lunch Events

  • Clark Associates Recruitment Lunch, 252 Sutliff Hall
  • Enterprise Recruitment Lunch, 253 Sutliff Hall
  • Networking Luncheon – Resilience & Reinvention Panel, KUB Multipurpose A & B

2 p.m.

  • ZED Talks - Resilience & Reinvention, 231 KUB Hideaway

Panel Discussions

  • Entrepreneurs – What It Takes to Be One, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • Finance Careers in Wealth Management, 110 Sutliff Hall
  • Do the Right Thing – Business Ethics, 111 Sutliff Hall
  • EQ – Emotional Intelligence – The Unique Intersection of Head & Heart, 112 Sutliff Hall
  • How to Get Experience to Get the Job, 113 Sutliff Hall
  • Crush It! Business Basics, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Data as an Asset – Leveraging Data to Better Understand Your Customers, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • Get Your Dream Job – POWER Skills, 214 Sutliff Hall
  • Marketing – Make or Break It into This Career, 246 Sutliff Hall
  • Supply Chain Management – It’s Still a BUZZ Industry, 252 Sutliff Hall

3:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Detour: Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan, Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium

5 p.m. ZIPD Networking Reception

  • Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres, Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium

Friday, Nov. 5

8:15 a.m. Regional High School Presentation

  • Overview of the Zeigler College of Business, 1303 McCormick Center

9 a.m. Panel Discussions

  • Discover a Career as an Entrepreneur, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • Personal Financial Planning – Tips, Tricks and Tasks, 110 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Information Technology Management, 111 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in the Healthcare Business, 112 Sutliff Hall
  • Purposeful & Meaningful Careers, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Real Estate – SOLD!, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who Knows YOU – Networking, 246 Sutliff Hall

10 a.m. Panel Discussions

  • Crush it! Business Basics, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • Resume – Your Career Cornerstone, 107 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Human Resources – The People Professionals, 111 Sutliff Hall
  • Family/Small Business & How It Works, 112 Sutliff Hall
  • Great Leaders Tell All, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Get Your Dream Job – POWER Skills, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Finance – Other Than Wealth Management, 123 Sutliff Hall
  • Social Engagement – Engage Industry Influencers & Micro-Influencers, 246 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Supply Chain Management, 252 Sutliff Hall

11 a.m. Panel Discussions

  • Remote Work Reimagined – COVID Changed How We Work, 102 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Management Best Practice, 107 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Accounting, 110 Sutliff Hall
  • Interview to Get the Job, 111 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Marketing, 112 Sutliff Hall
  • No Clue About What to Do – Career Exploration, 113 Sutliff Hall
  • Data as an Asset, 115 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Manufacturing, 120 Sutliff Hall
  • Discover a Career in Professional Sales – A Hidden Lifetime Skill, 214 Sutliff Hall
  • How to Stand Out in A Crowd – Branding Yourself to WIN, 246 Sutliff Hall

12:30 p.m.

  • President’s Appreciation Luncheon, KUB Ballroom

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