Nashville Student Success Workshop - Spring 2018 @ Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville [22 February]

Nashville Student Success Workshop - Spring 2018

17:30 - 19:30

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center
41 Peabody St, Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Are you a student or recent graduate? Are you currently interning or want to intern in Nashville over the summer? Wanting to learn the skills to stand out from the rest? We have the event for you!

5:30 Check-in & networking with employers (pizza is provided!)

6:00 Keynote: Jennifer Way, CEO Way Solutions

6:25 Interactive Panel with Stephen Linn, Lisa Smith, Kristin McKinney and Hope Buckner

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, get in sync within the workplace culture and add meaningful value?

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 summer/fall 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.


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. You won’t want to miss this!


Stephen Linn is the founder of AmpliFLY Entertainment, a strategic artist development company that helps developing recording artists and celebrities set up their business, create a brand and strategies, grow their social media and develop their careers. He is also a mentor and adviser at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where he served as Entrepreneur In Residence for Project Music. Before starting AmpliFLY Entertainment, Stephen was SVP of Broken Bow Records’ artist management company and, prior to that, Sr. Director of Music Programming and Promotion at CMT/MTV Networks.

Ms. Lisa Smith is the Director of Experiential Learning & Career Engagement for the College of Business at Tennessee State University (TSU). Ms. Smith develops and implements experiential learning initiatives; develops employment prospects into internship and full-time placement opportunities for students of the College of Business; she coaches candidates for employability and coordinates and manages onsite corporate hiring.

Kristin McKinney is the Partner Development Manager at the Nashville Software School. NSS is a place where a person with aptitude, motivation, passion and commitment can learn the craft of software development. Kristin works with a variety of local and national clients with a primary focus on finding and placing talent in: Marketing (Internet, Social Media, Digital, Marketing Communications), Product Marketing, Product Management), Software Architects and Developers, Information Technology and general Technology professionals, and much more!

Hope Cooper Buckner is Assistant Director of Communications at Belmont University. 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 a variety of experiences in many components of the nonprofit world and is currently also working as an adjunct professor at Belmont.

In the meantime, take a look at our EC Intern openings this summer and fall: There will be several more opportunities shared with those who join us in person Feb 22nd!
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