Sophomores look to jump-start their business careers at LSB Sophomore Success

The career event helped over 75 students connect with employers to learn how to engage, prepare and succeed in the business world.

The Porter Family Professional Development Center on Oct. 22 hosted LSB Sophomore Success, an engaged-learning program focused on jump-starting sophomore business or business-intended students in career development.

Students getting their resumes reviewed by employer at tableHeld in McKinnon Hall, the event attracted 78 students interested in developing skills beneficial to their business career development. To kick off the event, Dean Raghu Tadepalli welcomed employers and students.

During the program, students gained experience presenting themselves to an employer in a professional setting; received constructive feedback on networking, learned resume and interviewing skills from professional representatives; met and interacted with professional representatives and alumni from various industries; and took a LinkedIn professional headshot.

Additionally, unique to the event this year, students were able to attend a session hosted by FactSet on “How to be an all-star intern” and one on “Perfecting your pitch” hosted by Gartner.

“Sophomore Success is a great professional development and networking program that I would recommend to everyone as early in their career as possible,” Anita-Lotti Harkov ’22 said. “Getting feedback from experienced recruiters on your resume and interview responses is extremely helpful and beneficial for the future.”

The following organizations attended the event:

  • Action Greensboro
  • The Remi Group
  • AIG
  • Belk
  • Bernard Robinson and Company
  • FactSet
  • Gartner
  • Glen Raven
  • Hanesbrands

The Porter Family Professional Development Center, endowed in 2011 by Elon trustee David C. Porter, provides resources to assist business students in preparing for and acquiring internships, full-time employment or graduate school placement after graduation. The center is located in Koury Business Center 106.