Deans Don Heider, School of Communications and Kathy Getz, Quinlan School of Business gave a warm welcome to the group. The keynote speaker from The Zócalo Group, Emily Bader, kicked off the day with an energetic presentation on the importance of branding yourself and becoming "Highly Recommended". Following the keynote, was our expert Career Panel; moderated by Board of Trustees member Cyndi Greenglass (Diamond Marketing Solutions). The discussion included client side expert Steve Murphy (Discover Financial Services), agency side expert Rachel Slusarski (DraftFCB), and recruiting expert Tonya Ames (Creative Circle).
A break for lunch, and it was time for our roundtable discussions. Students were each able to speak with three industry experts from a variety of companies like Google, Leo Burnett, Allstate, Starcom, and others. These short twenty-minute discussions gave a more intimate opportunity to ask questions of the practitioners. A special thanks to all who gave time to our students, and cultivated lively discussions to help them prepare.
But who best to tell you than the students themselves? Click the video above & hear what was useful at this year's Okner!