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The  8th  Annual  National  LGBTQA  College  Student  Career  Conference  &  PRIDE  Career  Fair  

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Welcome  to  the  8th  Annual  National  Lesbian,  Gay,  Bisexual,   Transgender,  Queer,  and  Ally  College  Student  Career  Conference.    We  are   thrilled  to  bring  the  conference  to  the  Midwest  and  of  course  to  be  in  the   Windy  City!  I  would  like  to  thank  the  conference  host  committee  members  for   all  their  hard  work;  Mark  Martell,  Liz  Thomson,  Monica  Gerhardt,  and  James   Stewart  from  University  of  Illinois  Chicago;  Julie  Bartimus  from  the  University   of  Illinois;  Molly  Holmes  and  Mark  Jensen  from  Northern  Illinois  University;   Maureen  Roach  from  Illinois  State  University;  and  Katy  Weseman  from  DePaul   University.         We  are  very  honored  to  have  so  many  amazing  speakers  for  you  this  weekend  including  Mara  Keisling,   the  Founding  Executive  Director  of  the  National  Center  for  Transgender  Equality.    We  are  also  excited  to  have   Reverend  George  B.  Walker,  Jr.  ,  Vice  President  of  Strategic  Partnerships  at  the  Gay  and  Lesbian  Victory  Fund   and  Institute  as  well  as  Joe  Solmonese,  former  President  of  the  Human  Rights  Campaign  as  keynote  speakers.   In  addition,  Gary  Gates,  Distinguished  Scholar  at  the  Williams  Institute  and  Selisse  Berry,  Founding  Executive   Director  of  Out  &  Equal  Workplace  Advocates  are  joining  us  this  weekend  to  share  their  knowledge  and   expertise  of  the  evolving  LGBTQ  movement.  Over  the  course  of  the  weekend,  you  will  hear  incredible  stories   and  be  inspired  by  all  of  our  LGBTQ  &  Ally  panelists  and  speakers  who  will  share  their  resources  and  advice.   We  encourage  you  to  network  and  engage  with  each  organization  and  make  great  connections  with  all  of  the   amazing  talent  in  attendance.     I  would  like  to  thank  all  of  the  companies  that  are  with  us  this  weekend.    We  are  grateful  once  again  to   have  Lockheed  Martin  as  our  National  Presenting  Sponsor  for  the  conference.    There  are  a  few  companies  that   are  new  to  OUT  for  Work  and  are  first-­‐time  conference  sponsors;  including  Alcoa,  Cummins,  General  Electric,   Monsanto,  NSA,  and  Oracle  and  we  are  thrilled  to  have  them  on  board  with  us  this  year.  In  addition  to  our   new  companies,  Boeing,  BP,  Capital  One,  General  Dynamics,  Marriott,  Merck,  Nordstrom,  Northrop  Grumman,   Toyota,  and  Verizon  have  all  returned  this  year  to  the  conference.     Throughout  the  weekend  I  encourage  students  to  find  and  create  opportunities  to  be  educated,  be   prepared,  and  be  empowered  in  your  transition  from  academia  into  the  workplace.       Alex  Gant   Conference  &  Operations  Manager   OUT  for  Work  


The  8th  Annual  National  LGBTQA  College  Student  Career  Conference  &  PRIDE  Career  Fair  

Dear  Participant,   Welcome  to  the  8th  Annual  National  Lesbian,  Gay,  Bisexual,  Transgender,  Queer,  and  Ally  (LGBTQA)   College  Student  Career  Conference.    The  theme  for  this  year’s  conference  is  Raise  the  Bar.    Over  the  past  12   months  OUT  for  Work  has  challenged  itself,  organizations,  students,  and  career  center  professionals  to  do  just   that.    A  special  thanks  to  everyone  at  Lockheed  Martin  for  Raising  the  Bar  once  again  as  OUT  for  Work’s   National  Presenting  Conference  Sponsor  and  Gold  Level   Organizational  Partner.     For  those  who  have  attended  an  OUT  for  Work  conference   before,  you  will  notice  many  changes.    First  of  all  we  are  in  Chicago!     This  is  the  first  time  ever  that  OUT  for  Work  has  held  its  national   conference  outside  of  Washington,  DC.  We  are  thrilled  to  be  here   and  working  closely  with  the  University  of  Illinois  Chicago.    We  look   forward  to  strengthening  our  ties  in  this  part  of  the  country.     Programmatically  there  are  many  changes  this  year  as  well.     We  have  introduced  pod  meetings,  smaller  group  sessions  that   examine  a  topic  facing  LGBTQ  students.    This  year  these  sessions  will   examine  the  impact  of  LGBTQ  role  models  in  career  development.     Participants  will  be  able  to  self-­‐assess,  reflect  on  the  weekend’s  many  sessions,  and  network  with  others  in  a   less  intimidating  environment.  In  addition,  we  have  assembled  the  who’s  who  of  advocates  for  LGBTQ   workplace  inclusion  and  representatives  from  organizations  leading  the  way  in  LGBTQ  nondiscrimination   workplace  policies,  benefits,  outreach,  and  support.     This  weekend,  I  ask  you  to  Raise  the  Bar.    Take  time  to  network,  ask  questions,  actively  participate,  and   challenge  yourself  and  others.    This  weekend  is  an  amazing  opportunity  to  step  out  of  your  comfort  zone.    It’s   a  safe  space,  inclusive  for  all.    Further,  I  encourage  you  to  have  fun!  On  behalf  of  everyone  at  OUT  for  Work   and  on  the  Board  of  Directors,  thank  you  for  sharing  this  weekend  with  us.         Best,  

Founder   OUT  for  Work  

     

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The  8th  Annual  National  LGBTQA  College  Student  Career  Conference  &  PRIDE  Career  Fair  

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Logistics  Information  at  UIC   Here  are  some  things  to  make  your  conference  experience  more  enjoyable:     • Gender-­‐neutral,  multi-­‐stall  restrooms  are  designated  only  on  the   third  floor  conference  space.  All  other  restrooms  throughout  the   building  are  labeled.  Unfortunately,  there  is  not  a  gender-­‐neutral,   single  stall  restroom  in  the  building.   • Everyone  comes  to  this  conference  with  varied  life  experiences  and   skill  sets.  While  the  conference  features  the  intersection  of  gender   identity  and  sexual  orientation  regarding  career,  remember  that  one   also  has  multiple  identities  including  race,  ability,  immigration  status,  faith,  and  class.   • UIC’s  non-­‐discrimination  statement  includes  sexual  orientation  and  gender  identity.  If  you  experience   any  problems,  please  see  UIC  staff  members  Mark  Martell  or  Liz  Thomson.   • Please  respect  common  spaces  with  other  students  and  visitors.   • UIC  building  staff  typically  wear  name  badges  and  can  answer  general  questions.   • In  Student  Center  East,  there  are  two  ATMs  located  on  street  level.   • UIC  Police  Emergency  is  (312)  355-­‐5555;  Non-­‐Emergency  is  (312)  996-­‐2830.   • Lost  and  Found  for  the  conference  is  at  the  registration  table.  You  can  also  check  the  service  window   located  on  the  first  floor,  near  the  Halsted  St.  entrance.   • Did  you  forget  something?  The  UIC  Convenience  Store  is  open  Saturday  from  8:00am-­‐5:00pm  and   closed  on  Sunday.  There  is  a  7-­‐Eleven  located  at  833  W.  Van  Buren  and  a  24-­‐hour  Walgreens  at  111  S.   Halsted.       Inclusive  Gender  Etiquette   Transgender  is  an  umbrella  term  including,  but  not  limited  to  FTM,  MTF,  gender  queer,  gender-­‐variant,  and   gender  non-­‐conforming.  In  order  to  be  more  inclusive  of  all  of  our  transgender  and  gender  non-­‐conforming   participants,  please  send  and  act  upon  the  following  to  help  everyone  feel  safe  and  included  throughout  the   conference.     • Please  do  not  assume  any  person’s  gender,  even  people  you  may  have  met  in  the  past.  Someone’s   external  appearance  may  not  match  their  internal  gender  identity.  Offer  and/or  ask  for  one’s  pronoun   preferences.   • Respect  gender  identity  regardless  of  one’s  name,  sexual  orientation,  or  gender  expression.   • Allow  for  each  of  us  to  decide  for  ourselves  in  which  bathroom  we  belong.     • Be  a  transgender  ally  and  support  your  fellow  conference  participants.   • Understand  that  there  is  more  than  one  narrative  to  the  diverse  transgender  community.   • Use  gender-­‐neutral  language,  such  as  “folks,  spouse,  partner,  sibling,  person,  parent,  or  one”.   • Acknowledge  your  own  cis-­‐gender  privilege  and  educate  yourself  to  end  transgender  oppression  and   discrimination.  

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welcome  from  UIC  –  venue  partner     Dear  OUT  for  Work  conference  participants,  employers,  and  guests,   On  behalf  of  the  University  of  Illinois  at  Chicago  (UIC),  we  welcome  you   to  our  campus!  We  have  worked  hard  to  try  and  ensure  your  conference   experience  at  UIC  is  the  best  it  can  be.  As  staff  members,  we  know  the   value  of  what  a  great  conference  experience  can  bring  –  both  personally   and  professionally.  Historically,  there  has  been  collaboration  between  the   Office  of  Career  Services  and  the  Gender  &  Sexuality  Center.  From  the   collaboration,  both  of  our  units  have  learned  from  each  other  and  been   able  to  assist  students  even  better  as  well.   UIC  is  known  as  a  leader  in  diversity,  and  more  specifically,  in   supporting  the  diverse  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual,  transgender,  queer,  and  ally   (LGBTQA)  communities.  Here  are  some  UIC  LGBTQA  highlights  we  would  like  to  share:   •

Our  Non-­‐Discrimination  Statement  includes  both  sexual  orientation  and  gender  identity.  

The  GSC  Safe  Zone  program  celebrated  its  10th  Anniversary  this  past  spring;  we  estimate  that  we  have   trained  thousands  of  allies  since  2002.  

The  Office  of  Career  Services  currently  has  a  “Gold  Level”  ranking  in  the  OUT  for  Work  LGBTQ  Career   Center  Certification  program.    

Lastly,  UIC  is  the  first  to  host  the  OUT  for  Work  Conference  in  the  Midwest!    We  are  excited  to  welcome   students,  professionals,  and  employers  of  multiple  identities  and  look  forward  to  a  great  conference   experience.  Meet  new  people!  Practice  your  interviewing  skills!  Take   some  risks!  And  enjoy  the  city!     Sincerely,  

Mark Martell, Asst. Director Office of Career Services Host Committee Co-Chair

Liz Thomson, Asst. Director Gender & Sexuality Center Host Committee Co-Chair

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agenda  at  a  glance  

Friday  

28-­‐Sep  

 

 

  Saturday  

  29-­‐Sep  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6:00pm  

 8:00pm  

 Registration/  Opening  Reception  

 Willis  Tower-­‐  Skydeck  

 

 

  9:00am  

  10:00am  

  Registration   &  Continental  Breakfast  

  Illinois   Room  Foyer  

 10:00am  

 10:45am  

 Pod  meetings  (All  participants-­‐required)  

 

Red  

 Cardinal  

 

 

 

Orange  

White  Oak  A  

 

 

 

 

Yellow  

White  Oak  B  

 

 

 

 

Green  

Monarch  

 

 

 

 

Blue  

Fort  Dearborn  B  

 

 

 

 

Purple  

Illinois  Room  C  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11:00am  

 11:30am  

 Welcome  from  OUT  for  Work  

 Illinois  Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

  11:30am  

  11:40am  

  Welcome   message  from  UIC  -­‐  Housekeeping  Notes  

  Illinois   Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

  11:45am  

  12:00pm  

  Welcome   and  Keynote  Speaker  Introduction    

  Illinois   Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

  12:00pm  

  12:30pm  

  Morning   Keynote:  Mara  Keisling  

  Illinois   Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

 12:40pm  

 1:50pm  

 Lunch/  Panel  Discussion:  State  of  the  Workplace  

 Illinois  Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

 2:00pm  

 2:45pm  

 My  Queer  Career  

 Illinois  Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

 2:55pm  

 3:40pm  

 Breakout  sessions:  Round  1  

 

 

 

OUT  in  STEM  

 Cardinal  

 

 

 

 

OUT  in  Government  

White  Oak  A  

 

 

 

 

OUT  in  Nonprofit  

White  Oak  B  

 

 

 

 

OUT  in  Education    

Monarch  

 

 

 

 

OUT  in  Business  

Fort  Dearborn  B  

 

 

 

 

Intro  to  CCCP  

Illinois  Room  C  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  3:50pm  

  4:20pm  

  Afternoon   Keynote:  Reverend  George  B.  Walker  Jr  

  Illinois   Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

  4:30pm  

  5:15pm  

  Breakout   Sessions:  R ound  2  

 

 

 

Including  LGBTQ  when  building  your  brand  

  Cardinal  

 

 

 

 

No  experience?  Not  True!  

White  Oak  A  

 

 

 

 

Want  to  be  successful?  Impress  me!  

White  Oak  B  

 

 

 

 

What's  Normal  Anyway?  

Monarch  

 

 

 

 

CEI  Overview  

Fort  Dearborn  B  

 

 

 

 

Building  LGBTQ  Engagement      

Illinois  Room  C  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5:25pm  

 5:55pm  

 Closing  Keynote  Speaker:  Joe  Solmonese  

 Illinois  Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

 6:00pm  

 

 Wrap  up  

 Illinois  Room  AB  

 

 

*RSVP  REQUIRED  

 

 

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30-­‐Sep  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  9:00am  

  Pod   meetings  (All  participants  required)  

 

Grab  &  Go  Breakfast  

 

 

Red  &  Purple  

  Cardinal  

 

 

Orange  

White  Oak  A  

 

 

 

Yellow  

White  Oak  B  

 

 

 

 

Green  

Monarch  

 

 

 

 

Blue  

Fort  Dearborn  B  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10:00am  

 12:00pm  

 Resume  Review/  Interview  Prep  Consultations  

 Illinois  Room  C  

 

 

 

 

 12:00pm  

 12:45pm  

 Employers  of  Choice  Sessions  

 

 

 

Lockheed  Martin  

 Cardinal  

 

 

 

 

National  Security  Agency  (NSA)  

White  Oak  A  

 

 

 

 

BMO-­‐Harris  Bank  

White  Oak  B  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1:00pm  

  3:30pm  

  PRIDE   Career  Fair    

  Illinois   Room  AB  

 

 

 

 

  1:00pm  

  3:30pm  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1:00-­‐1:30pm  conference  participants  only)  

 

 

  9:45am  

     

Interview  Suites  

 

Lockheed  Martin  

  Cardinal  

Northrop  Grumman  

Fort  Dearborn  B  

 

 

 

 

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session  descriptions   Saturday,  September  29     10:00am-­‐10:45am  –  Cardinal,  White  Oak  A,  White  Oak  B,  Monarch,  Fort  Dearborn  B,  Illinois  Room  C   Pod  Meetings   Kickoff  the  conference  b y  meeting  and  networking  with  students,  professionals,  and  representatives  from  across  the   country.  Get  together  with  your  color  Pod  group  to  discuss  expectations  for  the  conference.       12:00pm-­‐12:30pm  –  Illinois  Room  AB   Mara  Keisling   Mara  Keisling  is  the  Founding  Executive  Director  of  the  National  Center  for  Transgender  Equality.  M ara  is  a  transgender-­‐ identified  woman  and  a  parent.  As  one  of  the  nation’s  leading  voices  for  transgender  equality,  Mara  has  appeared  on   news  outlets  such  as  CNN  and  CSPAN,  and  is  regularly  quoted  in  the  New  York  Times,  the  Washington  Post  and   hundreds  of  other  national  and  local  print  and  electronic  media.  Since  NCTE  was  founded  in  2003,  the  organization  has   been  part  of  coalition  efforts  that  have  won  significant  advances  in  transgender  equality.     12:40pm-­‐1:50pm  –  Illinois  Room  AB   State  of  the  Workplace     Presented  by:  Out  &  Equal,  The  Williams  Institute,  NCTE,  and  HRC   This  panel  will  address  how  to  navigate  current  legal  workplace  rights  for  queer  employees  and  will  discuss  the   implications  of  current  policy  and  legislation  such  as  the  Employment  Non-­‐Discrimination  Act  (ENDA).  You  will  hear   about  the  legal  and  political  endeavors  of  various  leaders  of  the  LGBTQ  community  who  have  worked  to  increase   equality  in  the  workplace  for  queer  and  “out”  employees.         2:00pm-­‐2:45pm  –  Illinois  Room  AB   My  Queer  Career   Presented  by:  OUT  for  Work     Hear  representatives  from  Lockheed  Martin,  Merck,  Capital  One,  Marriott  and  Toyota  share  and  discuss  their   experiences  of  being  out  and  open  in  the  workplace.  

   

 

Breakout  Sessions:  Round  1     2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  -­‐  Cardinal     OUT  in  STEM  (Science,  Technology,  Engineering,  Mathematics)   Moderated  by  Lockheed  Martin,  this  panel  will  bring  together  representatives  from  Northrop  Grumman,  General   Dynamics,  Cummins  and  Boeing  to  discuss  being  out  in  the  STEM  industry.       2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  -­‐  White  Oak  A   OUT  in     OUT  in  Government   Representatives  from  the  Office  of  Personnel  M anagement  (OPM),  the  Central  Intelligence  Agency  (CIA)  and  the   National  Security  Agency  (NSA)  will  discuss  b eing  out  in  government.       2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  -­‐  White  Oak  B     OUT  in  Non  Profit   Hear  representatives  in  the  non-­‐profit  field  share  their  coming  out  stories,  experiences,  tips  and  advice  for  being  “out”  in   the  non-­‐profit  industry.    

 

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2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  -­‐  Monarch   OUT  in  Education   Representatives  from  various  levels  of  the  education  field  will  share  their  stories,  experiences,  advice  and  resources.     2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  –  Fort  Dearborn  B   OUT  in  Business     Hear  a  panel  of  professionals  from  Marriott,  Capital  One  and  Verizon  discuss  being  out  in  the  business  world,  moderated   by  a  representative  from  Nordstrom.       2:55pm-­‐3:40pm  –  Illinois  Room  C   Introduction  to  Career  Center  Certification  Program  (CCCP)   OUT  for  Work’s  Career  Center  Certification  Program  evaluates  services  and  tools  that  resource  centers  provide  to  LGBTQ   students.  Learn  about  results  from  the  CCCP  2012  Survey  and  the  many  resources  and  benefits  the  program  may  offer  to   your  school.       3:50pm-­‐4:20pm  –  Illinois  Room  AB   Reverend  George  B.  Walker,  Jr.   Reverend  George  B.  Walker  Jr  is  currently  the  Vice  President  of  Strategic  Partnerships  at  the  Gay  &  Lesbian  Victory  Fund   and  Institute.  He  was  recently  appointed  by  President  Obama  to  serve  on  the  White  House  Initiative  for  Historically   Black  Colleges  and  Universities.  His  work  spans  LGBT  inclusion,  major  donor  fundraising,  strategic  planning,  and  program   design  for  national  and  international  organizations.  

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session  descriptions   Breakout  Sessions:  Round  2     4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  –  Cardinal     Including  LGBTQ  when  building  your  brand   Branding  helps  define  who  you  are  and  why  employers  should  seek  you  out,  and  can  have  a  significant  impact  on  your   academic  and  professional  career  goals.  This  workshop  will  focus  on  the  participant  as  the  CEO  of  Me.  Inc.,  with  a  brand   called  You.  Participants  explore  the  roles  required  of  the  CEO  of  M e.  Inc.,  such  as  Chief  of  Marketing,  Research,   Development,  and  everything  else  that  goes  into  Brand  You,  including  your  sexual  orientation  and  gender  identity.  Every   brand  has  an  ingredients  list;  likewise,  brand  You  has  a  special  ingredient  list  that  makes  it  unique,  special  and  famous   (yes,  famous.)  Participants  formulate  Vision  and  Mission  statements  for  Brand  You  and  formulate  a  business  plan  for   Me,  Inc.        

 

 

 

4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  –  White  Oak  A   No  Experience?  Not  True!   Many  college  students  are  under  the  impression  that  they  do  not  have  any  real  work  experience.  This  workshop  by   Lockheed  Martin  will  encourage  you  to  look  at  your  work  experience  through  a  different  lens  and  realize  that  there  are   always  aspects  of  your  previous  experiences  that  h ave  value  in  marketing  yourself  to  prospective  employers.         4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  –  White  Oak  B   Want  to  be  successful?  Be  the  Best  and  the  Brightest-­‐  Impress  m e!   What  is  professionalism  and  how  does  it  apply  to  the  LGBTQ  community?  How  does  it  apply  to  you  as  an  OUT  job   seeker?  How  can  it  help  your  LGBTQ  student  group?  Participants  of  this  oSTEM  workshop  will  learn  how  to  present   themselves  professionally,  build  a  positive  reputation  and  make  a  lasting  impression  on  employers  as  well  as  h ow  to   identify  u nprofessional  behavior  and  consider  appropriate  alternatives.     4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  -­‐  Monarch   What’s  Normal  Anyway?   Hear  the  inspiring  story  of  artist  and  Columbia  University  student  Morgan  Boecher,  creator  of  ‘What’s  Normal  Anyway’,   a  comic  that  addresses  being  a  trans  male.     4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  –  Fort  Dearborn  B   Corporate  Equality  Index  (CEI)  Overview   Hear  the  Human  Rights  Campaign  (HRC)  present  findings  from  the  latest  Corporate  Equality  Index,  which  chronicles  and   rates  American  businesses  on  their  treatment  and  inclusion  of  LGBTQ  employees,  consumers  and  investors.       4:30pm-­‐5:15pm  –  Illinois  Room  C   LGBTQ  Students  and  Career  Center  Engagement:  Best  Practices   Led  by  Mark  Brostoff,  a  career  center  professional  from  Washington  University  in  St.  Louis,  this  session  will  include  a   discussion  on  the  challenges  faced  by  university  career  centers  to  engage  LGBTQ  students  and  best  practices  for   partnering  with  student  clubs  and  campus  LGBTQ  resource  centers.    


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session  descriptions   5:25pm-­‐5:55pm  –  Illinois  Room  AB   Joe  Solmonese     Joe  Solmonese  is  currently  one  of  35  national  co-­‐chairs  of  the  Obama  2012  campaign.  He  is  the  former  president  of  the   Human  Rights  Campaign  (HRC),  the  nation’s  largest  civil  rights  organization  fighting  for  LGBT  equality.  Under  Joe   Solmonese's  leadership,  HRC  has  been  an  effective,  strategic  and  creative  force  in  LGBT  rights  advocacy.  Solmonese  is   also  the  former  CEO  of  EMILY’s  List,  where  he  oversaw  one  of  the  nation’s  prominent  pro-­‐choice  Democratic  political   action  committees.  Solmonese  has  overseen  electoral  and  legislative  victories  and  successful  outreach  to  new   audiences.  A  d ynamic  speaker  with  a  powerful  message,  Solmonese  is  one  of  the  most  sought-­‐after  p olitical  voices  in   progressive  politics  today.     Sunday,  September  30    

     

9:00am-­‐9:45am  –  Cardinal,  White  Oak  A,  White  Oak  B,  Monarch,  and  Fort  Dearborn  B   Pod  Meetings   Get  b ack  together  with  your  Pod  color  group  to  discuss  what  you  have  been  learning  at  the  conference  and  what  your   next  steps  are  moving  forward  with  the  networking,  resources,  and  contacts  you  have.     10:00am-­‐12:00pm  –  Illinois  Room  C   Resume  Review  and  Interview  Prep  Session   Get  one-­‐on-­‐one  resume  consultation  and  practice  interviewing  techniques  with  HR  professionals.  A  computer  lab  will  be   available  to  edit  and  print  your  resume  before  heading  off  to  the  PRIDE  Career  Fair.       12:00pm-­‐12:45pm  –  Employer  of  Choice  Sessions   Do  you  want  to  work  for  an  organization  that  is  leading  the  way  in  equality  for  LGBTQ  employees  in  the  workplace?   These  sessions  will  provide  you  with  an  intimate,  interactive  setting  for  you  to  learn  more  about  these  organizations,   available  internships  and  employment  opportunities.   Lockheed  Martin  -­‐  Cardinal   BMO  Harris  Bank  –  White  Oak  A   National  Security  Agency  –  White  Oak  B    

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Lockheed  Martin   Nordstrom   Merck   General  Dynamics   Northrop  Grumman   Cummins   NSA  (National  Security  Agency)   National  Geospacial  Intelligence  Agency   CIA   Federal  Bank  of  Richmond   Chicago  Area  Gay  &  Lesbian  Chamber  of  Commerce   Monsanto   Verizon   Toyota   BMO-­‐Harris  Bank   Walgreens   General  Electric   BAE  Systems   Capital  One   Boeing   BP   Oracle   Alcoa   The  US  Department  of  State   OPM  (Office  of  Personnel  Management)   Natural  Resources  Conservation  Service   Marriott     HRC   Exelon   NASA   US  EPA   Teach  for  America  

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