LSB Connect Conference

Created by: Ashley Pinney, 2011-2012 Career Counseling Fellow

You know you have something amazing when 65 students wake up at 6:30am on a Saturday morning.  A cold Saturday morning.

The Love School of Business (LSB) Connect Conference was just that. Amazing. Sarah Thomas, LSB’s Director of Undergraduate Programs, planned the day-long event for sophomore business students. 65 sophomore students filled the Governor’s ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Greensboro for breakfast followed by two presentations. The first presentation was given by our very own Ross Wade and Pam Brumbaugh on StrengthsQuest.

A student reflecting on her strengths

Marianne and I served as assistants for Sarah and Nicole Filippo, LSB Program Assistant, throughout the day. I helped facilitate the breakout discussions and also served as resident photographer (or as I like to say, paparazzi). Marianne worked with Garrett Wright, Assistant Director of Media Relations in Athletics, to interview students and panelists.

Me and Marianne












Students had a really full, but fun, day. They listened to three different speakers, had a working lunch where they received lessons on etiquette, had two breakout sessions in the afternoon where they were able to hear from Elon alumni and other professionals in fields they are interested in, and lastly, participated in a networking reception with session panelist. Students talked with financial analysts and entrepreneurs over crab rangoon and mini beef horseradish rolls. Elon= classy.

Students at the conference










Great job to the LSB faculty, staff, and student workers for a great event!

Nicole, Kelvin, Dean Buechler, Sarah



Author: Ashley Pinney

I am a Career Counseling Fellow at Elon University. The position is a post-graduate fellowship with an emphasis on providing career counseling services to students through individual meetings and co-facilitation of transition classes, as well as collaborating with residence life to develop career-related programing.

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