Shenandoah University’s Life Skills Symposium will give students the opportunity to learn about the most important aspects of “adulting” from expert alumni, community members and other university partners.
Students will hear from panelists and guest speakers on a number of topics including (but not limited to): debt management, salary negotiation, retirement planning, financial security, interview skills, workplace professionalism, identity theft prevention, civic engagement & volunteerism, time management & goal setting, international travel & safety, stress management and the “Big Purchase” of a car, home, etc.
2022 Session Schedule
DEBT AND DONUTS
8: a.m. | Breakfast Session
Join us at in the Ferrari Room in the Brandt Student Center for the first session of the day, Debt and Donuts. There will be free coffee and donuts from our local donut shop, Glazed and Confused provided during the session. Everyone in attendance will receive a Life Skills swag bag!
Banking Basics and Credit Management
8:30 a.m. | Session 1
Hosted by Matt Laird ’17, Atlantic Union Bank
Investing and Retirement
9:15 a.m. | Session 2
Hosted by Corbin Sutton ’18, Water Street Financial
LOANS AND LUNCH
Noon | Lunch Session
Join us in the Ferrari Room in the Brandt Student Center for the second session of the day, Lunch and Loans. Free lunch will be provided to those who attend the session. Everyone in attendance will receive a Life Skills swag bag!
Student Loans: what you need to know
12:30 p.m. | Session 1
Hosted by Janion Ubert
The Big Purchase
12:45 p.m. | Session 2
Hosted by Mark Francis of Icon Real Estate
1:15 p.m. | Session 3
Hosted by Ross Lehman of Integrity Mortgage
CAREERS AND COCKTAILS
4 p.m. | Evening Session
Join us in the Ferrari Room in the Brandt Student Center for the third and final session of the day, Careers and Cocktails. There will be light refreshments provided during the session. Mocktails and other beverages will be available. Everyone in attendance will receive a Life Skills swag bag!
Linkedin and Interview Tips/Tricks
4:15 p.m. | Session 1
Hosted by Brian Lee ’21, Shenandoah University
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Virtual Interviews & Dressing for Success
International Travel & Safety
Health, Exercise & Stress Management
Work Place Etiquette & Professionalism
Loan Repayment & Retirement Planning
The Big Purchase
Goals & Time Management
Civic Engagement Volunteerism
Thank you to our Symposium Sponsors