2013 NABA Eastern Region Student Conference

Bethesda
Thursday, October 10, 2013

2013 Seminars Coming Soon

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Mandatory Opening Session  

MANDATORY SESSION - Dress For Sucess  (details)
MANDATORY SESSION: Professional Networking
Sometimes its not what you know, but who you know! This interactive session will assist you in expanding your network by providing tips on how to represent yourself at interviews, career fairs, online and interactions with potential employers. You will be able to develop and practice your 30-second elevator pitch and learn basic principles on how to develop and maintain a professional network. Suggestions will be provided on how to utilize your personal and extended network, expand contacts via events and organizations, and how to incorporate networking into every day activities. This session explores the fundamentals of networking from a perspective that makes it easy and natural. Ready to network??
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E- H

Select Your Session  (details)
Time Management Skills
Are you managing your time effectively? Today's workplace is more demanding than ever and it seems as if there's never enough time in the day. While time management has always been important, the demands of juggling multiple tasks make time management an essential skill. In this session you will learn how to make the most out of your time. You'll find out that there's more to time management than simply making task lists. You will learn how to recognize high priority projects, set goals, manage time and stress, use timeline task tracking, use daily “to do” lists, and organize your daily tasks.

Corporate Accounting: Is it right for me?
Big 4, Midsize, Private?? There are so many questions as you enter the workforce. One of them may be, which firm or company is right for me? What culture would best suit me? What is life like in the different areas of accounting? This session will help you take a deeper dive into the world of corporate accounting to help answer those questions.

Conquering the GMAT
Are you planning on attending B-School? If so, this is the perfect session for you. This session will provide a complete overview of the GMAT exam. You'll learn about the structure of the test and the types of questions you'll find, meet an expert  instructor who will walk you through some difficult questions, and learn some strategies that you can use on test day.

NABA on Campus: How to run a successful student chapter
This session is designed to provide you with tangible tools to develop a strong student chapter on campus. You will hear first hand from successful student chapters as well as the Student Membership Service committee on ways to increase corporate sponsorship along with member participation.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 10:10 AM - 10:50 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Time Management Skills
  • Corporate Accounting: Is it right for me?
  • Conquering the GMAT
  • NABA on Campus: How to run a successful student chapter

Select Your Session  (details)
What NOT to Wear: Dressing for the Workplace
Unfair as it may be, we judge others and, in turn, we are judged on our appearance. The good news is that this is one area of our lives where we can take the wheel and make significant changes that will positively impact our careers. This fast-paced, interactive session will offer you sound advice and simple steps you can take to immediately transform your professional image and make a positive statement.

How to Land Internships & Full-time Positions
The value of one or more internships to a college student's success cannot be overstated. Internships have simply become a must. The right internship will help you better understand your field, help cement your career goals, and give you the experience employers demand. This session will highlight the importance of internships, the "do's" and "don'ts" while on the job, and how to ensure that you obtain a full-time offer from your experience.

Benefits of Being an Internal Auditor
If you are interested in dissecting the inner workings of almost any aspect of a company, a career as an internal auditor may be for you. From analyzing financial statements and expense reports to ensuring compliance with government regulations, internal auditing offers a wide variety of potential career opportunities. Attend this session to see if you have what it takes to succeed in this in-demand career.

Balancing your Health & Working Out
It's hard to find time to exercise and eat right, especially for those of us who work in a fast paced environment. The last thing most of us want to do when finished with our long day is go to the gym.  However, evidence is increasing that being and staying fit can delay ageing and prevent disease, and that it is essential for maximizing work performance. This session will give you the tools you need to eat right, keep the weight off, and stay fit. But more than that, it will give you tools and strategies to help you make exercise and a healthy lifestyle habits.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (Eastern Time)
  • What NOT to Wear: Dressing for the Workplace
  • How to Land Internships & Full-time Positions
  • Benefits of Being an Internal Auditor
  • Balancing your Health & Working Out

Peer-Peer Networking Lunch  
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (Eastern Time)

Select Your Session  (details)
Personal Branding
You only get one chance to make a first impression. This session will assist you in making a great first impression by helping you identify your brand and show you how personal appearance, email and social media, and daily interactions influence people’s perception of you. Finally, you’ll learn small things you can do that will have a positive impact on your brand.

Why the CPA??
Are you planning on taking the CPA Exam? If so, then this is the perfect session for you. This session will provide a complete overview of the CPA Exam, including: exam content, format, registering procedures, exam processes, state and education requirements, and tips and strategies for taking the exam.

Pitfalls of Lacking Professionalism
Do you value positive work ethics? How important is it that you posses a professional attitude? This session will help you understand the meaning of professionalism and explore how to conduct yourself using courtesy, honesty and responsibility when dealing with others.

How to Create the BEST Resume
The resume is the most effective tool used in marketing your skills and abilities to a potential employer. This session is geared to help teach the basic fundamentals of assembling an error free professionally written resume that expands upon extra-curricular activities and past employment in order to reference relevant skills to a potential employer.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Personal Branding
  • Why the CPA??
  • Pitfalls of Lacking Professionalism
  • How to Create the BEST Resume

Select Your Session  (details)
Discover Your Path
Choosing a career path may be one of the most challenging decisions in a college student’s life. By identifying individual strengths, determining motivational factors and discovering one’s greater mission, you will be able to more clearly define a career focus that is meaningful and authentic. This session will help you to discover your passion and purpose, so that you may experience a full, rewarding career.

Debits & Credits: Accounting Refresher!!
Remember Accounting 101?? This basic accounting session will provide a complete foundation in basic accounting procedures for students who need a refresher course on accounting fundamentals. Come refresh your memory of debits, credits, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, trial balance, balance sheet....and much more!!

Careers in Sports & Entertainment
Want to add a little glamour to your accounting career? Come to this session and get the inside scoop on working in the sports and entertainment industry. In this multibillion-dollar industry, accountants have found a glitzy niche providing financial services to a whole universe of artists and athletes -- from box-office superstars and music-industry moguls to some of your favorite football and basketball players. With some connections and knowledge of the industry, a bachelor's degree in accounting and a knack for handling the larger-than-life characters who populate the entertainment and sports world, you may land a job that adds a dash of glamour to the traditional tasks of taxes, auditing and financial analysis. Lights! Camera! Audit!

Set and Achieve your Goals
Success is not accidental. It is a result of thorough planning, hard work, drive, and determination. One of the most important factors in developing a successful career is investing time in establishing your goals. This session is designed to provide tips to assist you in creating meaningful goals, highlight ways of monitoring those goals as well as ensuring that you acknowledge your achievements when realized.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Discover Your Path
  • Debits & Credits: Accounting Refresher!!
  • Careers in Sports & Entertainment
  • Set and Achieve your Goals

SISTER CIRCLE  (details)
SISTER CIRCLE
Come in and join the conversation! This REAL TALK session for ladies only will give you the chance to take part in honest conversations with your peers about real life issues. Designed as safe space for you to listen and share, this session will allow you to address even the most sensitive of topics. Get your questions answered...this isn't your average seminar!
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Brookside

BROTHER CIRCLE  (details)
BROTHER CIRCLE
Come in and join the conversation! This REAL TALK session for men only will give you the chance to take part in honest conversations with your peers about real life issues. Designed as safe space for you to listen and share, this session will allow you to address even the most sensitive of topics. Get your questions answered...this isn't your average seminar!
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: White Oak

Select Your Session  (details)
Discover Accounting: Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transactions
Are you undecided on which area of the accounting field you would like to work? Well, this session is the right one for you! This session will discuss in depth the different areas of public accounting including Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transactions. You will come away from this session with a better understanding of these areas and which one is the best fit for you.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
The Introduction to Microsoft Excel session will demonstrate to users the functionality of a spreadsheet and the ease of use in storing, manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data. You will learn the benefits of working with Excel, how to create and format an Excel worksheet, how to navigate the Microsoft Excel environment, create a basic worksheet by entering text, values and formulas, create formulas using Excel's built-in functions, move and copy data using shortcut menus, edit data using drag and drop features, change the appearance of worksheet data using a variety of formatting techniques, apply headers and footers to the worksheet, and prepare a worksheet for printing. All attendees must provide their own laptop.

Master of the Interview
The interview is a key part to landing your dream job. This session will allow you to practice the techniques of interviewing, whereby you can gain the confidence you will need to succeed in any interview. In this session you will learn how to answer difficult interview questions and types of interviews. Sample questions will also be presented, as well as methods to use when formulating answers to behavioral-based interview questions.

Careers in Government
A desire for a career in government and public service signifies a commitment to working in the public sector. In the United States, the public sector is defined as any job or organization that is part of any government: local, state, or federal. In this session, you will be presented with the various career opportunities in the public sector, details on how to secure one of these coveted positions, and the skills needed to be successful.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Discover Accounting: Assurance, Advisory, Tax, and Transactions
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Master of the Interview
  • Careers in Government

MANDATORY SESSION: Be Yourself & Be Confident in Corporate America  (details)
MANDATORY SESSION: Be Yourself & Be Confident in Corporate America
Many minority professionals are apprehensive about losing their individuality and identity when they enter corporate America. In the world of sports, superstars put on the same uniform as everyone else, but they figure out a way to shine within the confines of “the rules of the game”. This session will teach you how getting in and standing out through exceptional performance, personal branding, and innovative thinking can take your career to new heights.
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E- H

HOSPITALITY NIGHT 2  
Add to calendarFriday, October 11, 2013 9:30 PM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 1:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: White Oak

MANDATORY SESSION: Team Building  (details)
MANDATORY SESSION: Team Building
Teams can make the difference in an organization's success. If you would like to become the ultimate team player, this session is perfect for you. In this session you will discover such topics as: building team trust, creating team spirit, communication, and becoming a great team player.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E - H

Select Your Session  (details)
Business Etiquette
Do you dread the thought of business lunches, telephone calls, or exchanging business cards because you're unsure of how to act? This session will teach you how to behave professionally and confidently in all of your business interactions, from business phone etiquette to which fork to use for your salad at the next luncheon. How to dress professionally, respond to e-mails politely, shake hands, exchange cards, and network.

Credit Smarts & Financial Planning
Managing your credit and finances can prove to be a challenging task. However, some people do it effortlessly. This session will demonstrate how to effectively manage your credit by providing you with techniques on how to get your finances under control. In addition, this session will provide the fundamentals of financial planning. Having good credit early will get you further in the end.

#SocialMediaForProfessionals
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn? Many see social media as a way to boost their career, while others view it as detrimental to career success. In this session you will learn effective ways to utilize social media to advance in your career. This session will also highlight what some employers are doing to connect to employees without using the external social media sources.

Personality Asssesment
Some people are born to lead while some people learn to lead. Are you one of the people who is outgoing and that others are naturally drawn to? Or, are you someone who’s quiet, but knows how to get the job done? Maybe you’re a combination of the two? This session will teach you how to assess who you are as it pertains to working with others. Learn how to determine what your personality type is and how to use your uniqueness to become an effective team player or leader. We are all different and our distinctive qualities allow us to be able to get the job done by understanding ourselves and others.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Business Etiquette
  • Credit Smarts & Financial Planning
  • #SocialMediaForProfessionals
  • Personality Asssesment

Select Your Session  (details)
Public Speaking & Effective Communication
Public speaking is not just about speaking in front of large groups of people. It is about effective and clear communication. If you can speak well, this will serve you not only when talking to an audience, but in everyday life. Solving problems with a boss, coworker, employee, friend, or family member requires communication. Although communication is essential on a daily basis, most people are never taught the important speaking skills that can help us say what needs to be said. In this session, learn how to speak effectively and clearly in all forums.

The Next Level: Professional Certifications & Advanced Degrees
Obtaining the right professional certification can make a positive difference in your career. Certifications such as the CPA, CFA, CIA, and  FRM  can increase an individual’s marketability and technical skill set. This session will discuss in detail the different certifications, the components of each and why it is important to attain a professional certification in different industries.  This session will also provide clarification on certifications as they relate to different career paths.

Accounting in the Film & Television Industry
Would you like to be a "Hollywood Accountant?" If so, than this session might be for you. This session examines the role and responsibilities of the production accountant and accounting staff who serve in film, television and digital media. This session will present a comprehensive overview of a day in the life of production accountants. Come explore what it can be like to work behind the scenes on some of your favorite TV shows and movies. Welcome to Hollywood!

More than a Job - The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in Corporate America
A great employee is expected to do more than just "get the job done". An ideal employee should be able to  add value to a company not only by performing the day-to-day tasks within their job descriptions, but through various mediums such as recruiting, training, diversity, etc. To companies, this type of employee will be more valuable and in the long run it will help you rise to leadership positions faster. Learn why in this session.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM (Eastern Time)
  • Public Speaking & Effective Communication
  • The Next Level: Professional Certifications & Advanced Degrees
  • Accounting in the Film & Television Industry
  • More than a Job - The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in Corporate America

Scholarship Luncheon  
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:50 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E - H
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FOCUS! - Freshmans and Sophomore  (details)
Focus: Freshman & Sophomores
A new hire is expected to have more than just an impressive GPA. Students should be able to show academic achievement to companies along with work experience, volunteering experience and leadership positions. Designed specifically for Freshmen and Sophomores, in this session you will gain insight on how to become a complete student.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM (Eastern Time)
  • FOCUS! - Freshmans and Sophomore

FOCUS! - Juniors and Seniors  (details)
Focus: Juniors & Seniors
Preparing to enter corporate America, via an internship or a fulltime job, Juniors and Seniors need various skill sets to be successful. Designed specifically for Juniors and Seniors, in this session you will have an opportunity to learn what skills you should begin to cultivate while in school to be successful post graduation.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Focus: Juniors & Seniors

Select Your Session  (details)
Leadership
They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. In this session you will learn how.

Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss
Do you have the passion and drive to invest what it takes to become an entrepreneur? Have you dreamed of owning your own business? This session will assist you in assessing your entrepreneurial personality, introduce you to some of the common traits shared by successful entrepreneurs, dispel common myths about successful business owners, and discuss leadership qualities and the path to developing an entrepreneurial personality.

Mentorship vs. Sponsorship - Why You Need  BOTH to Succeed
Mentorship and Sponsorship are integral factors in the success of one's career.  This session will demonstrate the importance of effectively leveraging the mentor/mentee relationship and obtaining sponsors as you navigate your career. It will also discuss tips on how to successfully foster and manage those relationships.

Careers in Education - Becoming a Professor
Professor?? That has a nice ring to it. In this session come explore the rewarding benefits of becoming an accounting professor. Learn what it means to mold young minds into successful accounting leaders. Hear from REAL accounting professors discussing their real life experiences and choices.
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship: Be Your Own Boss
  • Mentorship vs. Sponsorship - Why You Need BOTH to Succeed
  • Careers in Education - Becoming a Professor

MANDATORY SESSION: Managing the Transition from Backpack to Briefcase  (details)
MANDATORY SESSION: Textbook vs. Reality - Life as an accountant in the REAL WORLD (PANEL)
Transitioning from student to professional can be a overwhelming experience. This session will seek to help you understand the major differences between college and the workplace. You will gain a better understanding of the corporate environment and expectations of new professionals entering the workforce to help facilitate a smooth and successful transition. Come hear from a panel of Staff and Seniors who were in your shoes just a few years ago!
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H

"SCHOOL PRIDE" DJ PARTY  
Add to calendarSaturday, October 12, 2013 9:30 PM - Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:00 AM (Eastern Time)
Location: Grand Ballroom E-H
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Student Workshop - Sunday  (details)
STUDENT ENRICHMENT WORKSHOP - What is your CREDO?
What do you stand for? What are your principles? What do you believe in? In this session, you will explore these question and many more as you discuss your beliefs and opinions. At the end of the session you will have written your very own CREDO for you to follow on your journey of life.
Add to calendarSunday, October 13, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Eastern Time)
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Contact Information

  • If you have any questions regarding conference registration, please e-mail Cristal Howard, Registration Chairperson, at registration@nabaer.org.

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