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NSBE Annual National Convention Las Vegas, Nev. March 25–29, 2009 Energizing Creativity to Achieve Exponential Growth Convention Workshops Continued from page 106 (as of press time; please see the Pocket Agenda for updated listings) Nanotechnology: Education, Research and Career Opportunities / Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology – Nanotechnology is an exciting and rapidly growing area of interdisciplinary science and engineering with major opportunities in careers. This symposium introduces students to the concepts of the field, the career opportunities and the educational requirements to pursue such a career. Friday, March 27, 4:00 PM–6:00 PM COLL, GSC Networking for Results / Hosted by General Electric Company – The short-term learning objectives of this session are to: provide recommendations on the most effective way to meet people; provide recommendations on the best way to join a group of people; discuss the dos and don’ts of mingling at events such as career fairs, where there are a lot of people you don’t know. The long-term learning objects are to teach workshop participants: how to maintain contact with a new professional acquaintance and how to build and effectively sustain a professional network for job opportunities, project opportunities, collaboration, career mentoring/sponsorship and social support. Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Networking vs. Not Working / Hosted by High Tide Empowerment, LLC – This workshop is designed to acknowledge the advantages of networking while giving participants practical steps of how to expand one’s business network. During the workshop, participants will complete an initial step of networking by creating a personal “30 seconds-to-shine” speech. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of networking and how to build advantageous relationships with other business people. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL, GSC Oregon’s Solar Highway & Other Renewable Energy Projects / Hosted by Oregon Department of Transportation – Oregon’s Governor Ted Kulongoski has directed state agencies to secure 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, and ODOT has responded with an historic initiative to build the first “solar highway” in Oregon and the nation. With 19,000 lane-miles of right of way and many other properties under its ownership, ODOT lands provide a ready opportunity for development of solar energy, adding value to the public’s transportation system. Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL www.nsbe.org Google App Engine Tech Talk and Workshop / Hosted by Google, Inc. – App Engine enables developers to build massively scalable web applications on Google’s hardware and software infrastructure. During this talk, the speaker explains what App Engine is and how it uses BigTable and other Google technologies to make launching and scaling web apps easy. The talk also includes a demo in which the speaker will walk through the process of building and deploying a small web application in minutes. Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Guaranteed 4.0 or $100 (College Version) – The Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System is an innovative approach to learning and success! It ensures academic excellence, inside and outside of a formal educational system. This workshop focuses on turning the brain’s stages of learning into a practical systematic approach to academic excellence in STEM studies. Learning is de-mystified and enhanced when students follow the simple, three-step plan. If students follow the plan and fail to obtain a 4.0 GPA, they will receive $100 from the seminar’s founder. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL How to Land Your First Job Out of College / Hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation – Decent grades and a well-written resume may get you the interview, but what if you have no internship experience? Does the company that is seeking your employment fit your needs? Furthermore, does the company culture compliment your background? This panel discussion includes steps to develop good study habits, the importance of a high GPA and the significance of internships and research assistantships. A question and answer session, mock interviews and tips on resume-writing and networking in the workplace are also featured. Thursday, March 26, 4:30 PM–5:45 PM COLL Inoculate Your Image in Cyberspace / Hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology – Today’s companies are using the web more and more to uncover information about their applicants. You might be thinking, “But not on Facebook and MySpace. That’s my personal stuff.” Well, not if everyone can see it. The web is a wholly public venue, and without safeguards to protect your image, before you know it, damage can be done. In this workshop, we will cover why your professional and personal life needs to be separated on the web. We will discuss how to guarantee your self-safety in a world where image is everything, and now it’s everywhere! Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL, GSC 108 • march/april 2009 • Innovation, Technology, Leadership: U. S. Steel’s Keys to Success / Hosted by United States Steel Corporation – Do you aspire to a career in the global marketplace? Then don’t miss this opportunity to hear how innovation, technology and leadership translate into corporate success in today’s global economy. Companies that want to be competitive in an increasingly global marketplace must expand beyond traditional domestic markets. Join the workshop presenter for insights into global corporate success, as he shares his experiences as an American expatriate in Serbia and Canada. Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL Interviewing 101 / Hosted by Siemens – Facing an interview with a company recruiter or manager? Here’s a crash course — taught by the experts — in etiquette, do’s and don’ts, what to do when disaster strikes, recovering fumbles and how to ensure that your interviewer knows you are the best person for the job! Not only will you put your best foot forward in your next interview, but you can be their selected candidate. Thursday, March 26, 1:00 PM–2:15 PM COLL KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce Competition / Hosted by The Clorox Company Visit http://convention.nsbe.org for the workshop description Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM COLL Maximizing Your Mental Capacity and Reducing Stress – Learn how to use sound and music, breath control and meditation to increase your learning capabilities and retention, and reduce stress. The connection between stress and its effect on our health and mental state will be explored, as well as strategies and methods to counter the negative effects of a fast paced society. The use of colors, positive affirmations and pleasant environments will be explored. Thursday, March 26, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL Myths and Truths about College – “In college you should party. You need to, absolutely.” Myth or truth? Yes, you do need to party in college. This internationally renowned program hosted by www.ofilispeaks.com approaches college from a holistic standpoint. It tackles the basic question of “how to get a high GPA and land a great job” but also balances the message with the emotional, social and financial aspects, leaving the audience with a balanced and complete understanding about college. This fun program will leave you inspired and entertained! Saturday, March 28, 2:45 PM–4:00 PM COLL, PCI

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Common Sense for Uncommon Times
Men of Influence
Love and Time
International News
Aris Freeman and Kyrra Mosley of Jacobs
Daniel Grant of NAVAIR
Re Kenebrew of Schlumberger
Shakti Davis of MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Philip Ryan of Toyota
Engineering Las Vegas
Show Time! NSBE's 35th Annual National Convention: Celebrating "Exponential Growth" in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Company Profile
Finding Career Fair Success
CE Cover - Choosing Entrepreneurship
Help for Small Tech Businesses
AE Members on the Move
Advertisers Index
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