Following the career panel, students from the eleven universities represented had the opportunity to eat lunch together, sponsored by the DePaul University Kellstadt Marketing Center. From there, 15 marketing practitioners joined for the speed networking roundtable portion of the day. Students sat in groups of 10 and were given the opportunity to hear in a small group setting what these practitioners do on a day-to-day. There were experts in Social Media represented, B2B side and Hospitality all provided an idea of what to expect while navigating their careers.
To see the full list of participants download the program bios here.
We owe an immense amount of gratitude to our hosts for the day, Aurora University. The entire day was also a success because of the support of the participating universities. Over 140 students demonstrated the utmost professionalism throughout the program. We had eleven universities participate including; Aurora University, Benedictine University, Carthage College, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Lake Forest College, Loyola University Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Purdue University Calumet, Saint Xavier University and University of Wisconsin Whitewater. We are extremely grateful for the faculty who orchestrated the students from their respective schools.
Finally we are very grateful for our sponsors. The Okner family has supported this event for 15 years in memory of the iconic marketer, Sy Okner. We are also grateful for our meal-time sponsor the DePaul University Kellstadt Marketing Center which provides continuing education in the most cutting edge marketing fields. Finally, ULINE was a Silver level sponsor, giving a great amount of support to the students and also providing details on the many opportunities for employment with their growing company.
Thank you to all of the 2015 Okner Participants!! Contact us if you would like to learn about participating in the future at firstname.lastname@example.org