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b2B: backpacks to BRIEFCASES Conference


Are you ready to trade in your backpack for a briefcase? b2B is all day conference for McMaster students to catch a glimpse of the business world from industry professionals in the various streams of business.

So what can you expect if you choose to come out this Saturday?
– Five sessions that elaborate on Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Operations Management
– A Soft Skills Workshop
– A panel discussion with industry experts
– Two networking sessions

Conference Details
When: Saturday, October 3rd
Time: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Where: CIBC Hall (3rd floor of MUSC)
Why: For your professional development!
Tickets: FREE for First Years and $10 for Upper Years! Come by the DSB lobby or the DCS office anytime between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm to get your ticket.
Dress code: Business formal
**FIRST YEARS: You must attend the conference from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm in order to receive your 1DE0 credit.

Backpacks to Briefcases is also putting on a “Perfect Pitch Competition”:
Contest A:
Submit a 45-second elevator pitch video on how you set yourself apart, what you’ve achieved, what you aspire to achieve, and you may be selected to job shadow at Hewlett-Packard or Ad-Vice.

Contest B:
Post a photo of yourself with an object that represents your personal brand to the “Backpacks to Briefcases (b2B)” event page for your chance to win a one-on-one coaching session with one of DeGroote’s finest faculty members on how to build your personal brand.

Winners selected by:
Contest A: Top 10 are first chosen by b2B exec, then the winners are decided upon by the sponsors.
Contest B: Top 3 are chosen by the number of Facebook ‘likes’ each photo recieves.

Ingie Metwally sat down with Co-Chair Mohammed Al Nabhan to chat about the re-branding of the conference, the various speakers in attendance, and why students should come out. Check out the sound clip below for the full interview. You can also check out their Facebook event for more information.



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