Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Business Seminar: The First Step

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, Suite 108

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The cost is $15, but the fee is waived for veterans and the unemployed. For more information call 724-357-7915 or e-mail To register, visit the IUP Small Business Development Center Seminars online store.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

They Don't Teach Corporate in College Presentation by Alexandra Levit

Eberly 101 - Auditorium

They Don't Teach Corporate in College Book CoverYou don't want to miss this fun and interactive session with internationally recognized career expert Alexandra Levit. Especially for students preparing for their first corporate internships or jobs, we'll focus on developing an effective professional persona, including how to make a positive first impression on business contacts and how to practice strong communication and diplomacy with a positive attitude. 

About Alexandra Levit

Alexandra LevitAlexandra Levit’s goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs and to build stronger relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don't Teach Corporate in College.

Since serving as a member of Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration on current workplace issues, Alexandra produced the critically acclaimed JobSTART 101, a free online course that better prepares college students and graduates for the challenges of the workplace, and a U.S. Department of Labor course that helps military veterans transition to the civilian workforce. Alexandra consults, writes, and explores leadership development, entrepreneurship, career and workplace trends on behalf of American Express, Bank of America, Deloitte, DeVry University, Staples, Intuit, and Xerox.  She has spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, Aetna, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool. In the last several years, she has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap.

Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was just named an American Management Association Top Leader for 2015 and 2014 and has also been Money Magazine's Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes' best websites for women.

A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater.  The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society.  She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.