Beginning this week, Full Sail is proud to announce a month of business related programming for students, faculty, and staff.
“Full Sail is well known for its technical degrees, but we have a phenomenal business school as well, and our individual graduate successes reflect that feeling,” says Mary Beth Plank-Mezo, Vice President of Staff and Cultural Development. “Participants at any one of these events will have the opportunity to network with business leaders and enthusiasts, learn the most up-to-date industry information, and connect with like-minded peers, mentors, and leaders.”
To help navigate all of these exciting opportunities, we’ve put together a preview of a few of the things you can expect to see during this month of business-oriented events and programming.
Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference
Full Sail will be hosting the annual event, colloquially known as FL Blog Con, for the third time. Speakers include notable bloggers and cultural influencers from around the state, in keeping with the organizer’s vision of “Floridians teaching Floridians.”
For more information, head over to FL Blog Con’s official website.
Don’t miss: the closing keynote on The Future of the Blog-Brand Relationship, featuring Cayla Hellworth of Ford Motor Company and Ted Murphy of IZEA.
September 30-October 1
For the second year in a row, online business students will have the ability to visit campus and connect with their peers through Full Sail’s Campus Connection event, which offers two days of panels, workshops, and networking opportunities.
“The workshops are specifically tailored to our online students in an effort to connect them with our campus community,” says Jackie Otero, Program Director for Entertainment Business. “Some of the things we’ll be offering include faculty mentoring sessions, social media head shots in the backlot, a VIP tour of the campus, and a special closing event with live music and giveaways. Visiting students will also have the option to attend one of our campus classes. We received wonderful feedback from the students who attended last year, and our aim is to personalize the online experience and provide students with a milestone to look forward to each year, as a way to reinvigorate themselves with their studies.”
Jackie says they expect visits from students representing eight degree programs in all. Online students who are unable to attend the event can participate via the web, where each of the workshops will be live streamed.
Don’t miss: Course Director Alex Knight’s panel Putting the Greats into Context: Learning from Historical Successes and Failures, where he’ll examine the early failures (and subsequent successes) of acts like The Beatles and Michael Jackson.
Seeking to bring awareness to Orlando’s thriving technology community, Orlando iX pairs industry leaders and creatives from all over the world with representatives from emerging companies. Full Sail is sponsoring the event, which includes five days of speakers, interactive media presentations, a digital startup summit and an expo showcasing the latest in entertainment technology.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for Full Sail students who register for the event using their fullsail.edu email address and the discount code ‘FullSailStudents’.
“Partnering with Full Sail University is a natural fit for OrlandoiX,” says David Glass, executive producer and founder of OiX. “Full Sail is the mirror image of all that Orlando has become which is a leader in entertainment media. The university is producing a stellar workforce, many of which have had a direct result in making Orlando the technology mega-power that it is today.”
Don’t miss: the Gaming Experience. Students who pre-register are eligible to receive free exhibit space, where they can demo their own games and connect with other conference goers.
LIVE2LEAD John Maxwell Event & Scholarship Announcement
Full Sail University, in collaboration with Debi Markland, is co-hosting this event featuring author and leadership expert John Maxwell. LIVE2LEAD is a leader development experience designed to equip participants with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways as they launch their careers. The event will feature a worldwide leadership simulcast, as well as a local leadership forum featuring Former Orlando Chief of Police Val Demings, Executive Director of LIFT Orlando Eddy Morton, Sheena Fowler of the Orlando Economic Development Commission, and Dr. Richard Bommelje, author of Listening Pays.
On October 8, ten finalists will deliver presentations based around Full Sail’s guiding principles to a panel of judges as part of the Leadership Challenge scholarship contest. One lucky student will be presented with a $10,000 scholarship on the day of the event, with second and third place winners receiving awards of $2000 and $1000, respectively.
The event is free to attend for students enrolled in any of Full Sail’s business degree programs, as well as all faculty and staff. Students in other degree programs may attend or stream the event at a discounted rate.
“For this event, our vision was to provide leadership content and materials to all of our community. So not only to our Full Sail employees, but also to our students, as well as the community at large,” says Mary Beth.
Don’t miss: any of it, really. For more information on how to register, visit http://www.eventbee.com/v/l2lfullsail
Career Hiring Event
Graduates and students within three months of their graduation date are eligible to participate in this event, which pairs potential employees with local and national companies. Over 400 people attended a similar event in June, with more than 30 employers conducting a whopping 1,310 interviews over the course of the day. Those interested in participating can RSVP here.
Don’t miss: this opportunity to connect with industry professionals.
For more information about Full Sail’s business school, head on over to our website.