System of Success (SOS) Retreat - Alumni Registration



System of Success (SOS) Retreat - Alumni Registration

2017 System of Success (SOS) Retreat

Dates: Friday, September 15, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, Illinois
Coordinator: Craig Griffin - cogriffi1@gmail.com

Contact Information

 

 

 

Workshop Topics (with example subtopics)

Entrepreneurship:  “It’s Never Too Early to Start”

  • What is an Entrepreneur? How do I get started?
  • Access to capital. Innovation and disruptive technologies.

Owning Your Career

  • Corporate “politics”, how to get promoted

Professional Development: "How to Succeed with an Imperfect GPA"

  • How to market yourself even if your GPA is not great

Mastering Basic Skills

  • Resume writing, study skills, interview skills/mock interviews
  • Money management, life skills, planning, organization skills

Establishing Expectations (Professional, Academic, Personal)

  • Work hard
  • Sacrifice
  • Seek out mentors
  • Delayed gratification

Keys to Success

  • Right mind set
  • Excellent work ethic

Successful Students Think Alike

  • Successful students are in fact successful people.
  • The characteristics that make students successful in school can also make you successful in life.
  • Successful people have many things in common.

Strategy: Do college students really need a Strategy?

  • Goal setting, career planning, strategy
  • Academic
  • Career
  • Internships

 Preparing for the Transition

  • Transition from college student to working professional
  • Prepare to thrive in the workplace
  • Challenges will you experience and how to overcome them

How to “Successfully” Network

  • Why is networking important
  • Principles of networking
  • Using technology

Overcoming Life's Obstacles: “Life is what happens when you have something else planned”

  • Identify an obstacle that is hindering from achieving your goal
  • Brainstorm in small groups on some solutions

Dealing with Diverse People and Situations

Group Team Building Exercise

5. Please rank the top three general topics you are interested in presenting in order of preference. If you select "Other", please give a description in the next question.

5. Please rank the top three general topics you are interested in presenting in order of preference. If you select "Other", please give a description in the next question.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Information

(to be included on the retreat participant directory)

 

 

 

10. Opportunities to contribute to the SOS retreat (please provide details in the "other" checkbox if necessary).

10. Opportunities to contribute to the SOS retreat (please provide details in the "other" checkbox if necessary).

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