8th Annual Seminar on Success

Program Schedule
Saturday, February 1, 2014

12:30 p.m.   Registration Opens

Grab some coffee, find a seat and pick up your gift (which you will use throughout the afternoon.)
Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center  

Session I
1-1:50 p.m.   "What Separates the Successful?" with Alexa Sherr Hartley ’96  
Hartley is President and Executive Coach of Premier Leadership Coaching. She is a former Big Law litigator gone rogue who was reincarnated as a Columbia University-trained organizational and executive coach. Hartley works with high-achieving and high-potential mavericks, outside-the-box thinkers, and progressives interested in disrupting the status quo to achieve outstanding greatness in their careers. She will discuss what competencies it takes to be successful, maximizing your personal strengths and identifying thinking styles.
Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
Session II
1:55-2:45 p.m.   "Getting in the Door and Staying There" with Stuart Sadick '77 
Sadick is Partner at Heidrick & Stuggles, a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. He will share insights on the current job market, how to leverage your liberal arts degree and set yourself apart from the crowd. Learn about etiquette and the not-so-obvious do’s and don’ts of the job search process.
Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center 
Session III
2:55-3:30 p.m.   "Careers To Consider" Alumni Panel
They were all in your shoes at one point in the recent past. Hear from successful young alumni working in a variety of fields about their career paths and learn insider info about working in their industry. 
  • Molly Hayward ’10, Founder of Cora and Social Impact Entrepreneur who develops innovative, sustainable models for socially responsible for-profit companies.
  • Liana Guzman ’05, Co-Founder of The Pink Agenda and Marketing Director at Axiom, a legal services firm. 
  • Kate Woodsome ’02, Producer with Al Jazeera English's The Stream with experience living and working in Latin America and Asia.
  • Graham Lincoln ’06 MBA, Corporate Development Account Manager at Humedica, a clinical intelligence company for the health care industry.
  • Moderated by John Dargan ’14, a self-designed major in media studies with a focus on media consumption and influence.
Session IV
3:30-4 p.m.   The Fine Print: Managing a Budget, Navigating the Big Cities & More Practical Advice 
Q&A with all of the day’s presenters; submit a question ahead of time on your registration form. Alumni will also share advice about living on your own and how to manage your new lifestyle. Alumni speakers currently reside in Boston, New York, DC, and Philadelphia. 
Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center
4:10-4:30 p.m.   Wrap-up and Networking Reception 
Your chance to ask questions that have come up throughout the day, talk one-on-one with alumni and enjoy a casual reception. 
Hood Dining Room, Blaustein Humanities Center