Be Different, Be Brave, Be You: Build Your Brand -- PATHS Quarterly Institute

The Providing Access Through Holistic Support (PATHS) program's Winter Quarter Institute will focus on Building Your Brand. Workshops will focus on how our identities impact how we navigate our careers and graduate school. Participants will be challenged to think about how identities form and inform how they build their personal brands.

Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

9:30a - Registration and Light Breakfast
10:00a-10:50a - Session 1
11:00a-11:50a - Session 2
12:00p - Closing


On Suits, Modesty & Natural Hair: Professionalism and Identity in the Workplace (facilitator: Mycall Riley) This workshop will allow participants to examine their own identity and how traditional notions of professionalism relate to systems of power, privilege, and oppression. Together we will travel on how to best navigate these systems.

Better Black Business Series (guest presenter: Michael Scott Carter) Guest presenter Michael Scott Carter (Economist, Business Owner, and Philanthropist) will offer insight on what it takes to be a leader of the future. Topics such as brand and financial management will be discussed in a lecture/Q & A session. All are welcome to attend.

Negotiating Stereotypes in the Workplace (facilitator Eva Long) What is the Model Minority Myth? What is the bamboo ceiling? Come find out how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are impacted by the “positive” image of being smar, hardworking, and successful. Learn from a panel of DePaul University alumni how these stereotypes can create challenges in job situations, and how to overcome them in your future career.

Professional Branding for Professionals of Color (facilitator: Hortensia Aldana) Professional branding has become crucial in the work market and workplace. The rise of social media and LinkedIn provide an array of ways to market ourselves that it can be overwhelming. As Professionals of Color, how can we best navigate these platforms and stand out? Participants will gather the tools to identify personal strengths that will guide them in the understanding of brand building in social media.

Graduate School and You (facilitator: Ashley Sanchez) Do you still have burning questions about graduate school? This is your time to ask professionals and students who can give advice and share their experiences with you. Together the panel will represent a range of experiences and the varying stages of getting into, being in, and graduating from graduate or professional school.

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 9:30am to 12:30pm

OMSS Cultural & Resource Centers/ Levan 301

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