Are you a student or recent graduate? Are you currently interning or want to intern in Nashville? Wanting to learn the skills to stand out from the rest? We have the event for you!
> 4:30 Check-in & networking
> 5:00 Keynote: Jennifer Way, CEO Way Solutions
> 6:00 Panel: Blake Hogan, Hope Cooper Buckner, Kia Jarmon
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
To unlock the future you want, you must leverage your skills, talents, experiences and passions to guide your upcoming career path. But how do you use these assets to identify the right internship opportunities, clearly communicate your value in an interview, find alignment within the workplace culture and add massive value to become indispensable?
The Student Success Workshop, hosted by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, is an evening dedicated to current and prospective interns in Nashville. Connect with like-minded individuals and discover your new strategy to stand out from the rest this upcoming fall/spring/summer intern season.
Attendees will learn the #1 mistake interns routinely make and how to avoid getting stuck. Get ready to hear proven strategies to communicate your intern tasks as transferable, marketable skills used to get you noticed (and hired!). Finally, our speakers will reveal how you can create value for others in your network to enable you to close the gap between today and your dream career.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Jennifer Way is a national speaker, author and consultant on hiring top talent, career management and developing leadership. She is keynoting the evening with top lessons to leverage your skills, talents, passions and experiences to unlock the future career you’ve always wanted. You’ll learn how to better identify internship opportunities in Nashville (and beyond), clearly communicate in an interview, and most importantly, how to find alignment within the workplace culture to add massive value. Additionally, she will reveal the #1 mistake interns make and how to think like a hiring manager. As the Founder and CEO of Way Solutions, she has worked with Fortune 500 companies like Disney, HCA, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Honda, Dr. Pepper, and many more. We’re lucky to have such an experienced professional in this field — you won’t want to miss this!
Blake Hogan is the Executive Director and Founder of Bunker Labs Nashville, a nonprofit built by military veteran entrepreneurs with the mission of empowering other military veterans fulfill their dreams of starting their own business. Blake is a professional “dot-connector” and will be bringing his tried-and-true plan for anyone looking to improve their networking skills. We’re thankful to have him!
A self described “PR junkie”, Hope Buckner is a natural storyteller. She believes in the power of strong relationships and is committed to using her own work to connect people to the passions they were created to live. She has extensive experience in many components of the nonprofit world and is currently working as Assistant Director of Communications at Belmont University. Because of her wide variety of work and experiences, she has a unique perspective on this subject. We’re thrilled for her to be part of our panel!
Kia Jarmon has one goal in mind: to help businesses, organizations, and people unlock their greatest potential. As the founder of the MEPR agency, she has been recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by the Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum. Additionally, she was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” and received the “Women of Influence” award. To summarize, she’s awesome. We’re excited to have her!