Career Conferences

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Eccles Career Summit 2017

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Students at the David Eccles School of Business are invited for a day of inspiration, motivation and creative lectures from a variety of business professionals. Featuring breakout sessions tailored to major as well as TED Talk-inspired lightning rounds, students spend the day networking, exploring career paths, and finding inspiration to further their careers.

The Eccles Career Summit is February 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building. The event is free for Eccles students, and lunch will be provided.

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  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Check-in and breakfast | SFEBB Lobby
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and logistics for the day | SFEBB 1110 and 7170
  • 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. | Breakout session | See locations and speakers below
  • 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. | Break and snacks | SFEBB
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | TED-Talk Lightning Rounds | SFEBB 1110 and 7170
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | Break and head to keynote | SFEBB 1110 and 7170
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Keynote speaker | SFEBB 1110 and 7170
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch | SFEBB 1110 and 7170
Keynote - Jackie Freiberg

Stand Out Leadership – SFEBB 1110 and 7170
Jackie Freiberg, Ph.D., Author & Speaker on Leadership, Engagement/Culture, Innovation, Cause & the SheEconomy

Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to make the world BETTER. She is the co-author of six books, including the international best-seller NUTS Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success and the most recent CAUSE A Business Strategy for Standing out in a Sea of Sameness.

Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation. She is an executive leadership coach and teaches graduate classes at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences. Jackie also writes and speaks on the SheEconomy, a $20 trillion female strength to know.

Breakout Session Speakers
  • Melissa Byington, CHG Healthcare
  • Glenn Seninger, Group Vice President NAA Edge Applications at Oracle
  • Eric Stevenson, Adobe
  • Cody Broderick, CEO & Founder at inWhatLanguage
  • Matt Mahar, Vice President of UX & Design at Vivint
  • Utah Bankers Association Panel
Lightning Round Speakers

During the lightning round session, students have the opportunity to engage with 4 speakers, each giving a short TED Talk-style presentation. Students will view all speakers live.


  • Gregg Rosann, President at Graduation Alliance
  • Lisa Callister, Vice President of Human Resources at C.R. England
  • Mike Sharp, Co-Founder at Jive Communications
  • Lindsay Kneuven, Chief Impact Officer at Cotopaxi

Additional Career Conferences

Accounting Career Conference

The annual Accounting Career Conference helps juniors in the accounting program prepare for the upcoming public accounting recruiting season. Learn about public accounting career paths, Summer Leadership Programs and recruiting advice on resumes and interview preparation.

Finance Career Conference

The annual Finance Career Conference, held each spring, is an excellent opportunity to learn about careers in finance and hear about what it takes to break into the industry. The 2015 conference included 14 industry professionals who work in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Consulting and Venture Capital, at firms such as Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Intermountain Healthcare, Bain, BMO Capital and other top financial firms.The conference offers a great opportunity to network and gain an in-depth understanding of day-to-day work in the finance industry. Register here: Finance Career Conference

Other Conference Opportunities

There may also be other opportunities to attend conferences out-of-state through various clubs, organizations and classes. See the experiential learning page to learn more.