Pre-Conference Program

Connecting Human Resource Professionals with Tomorrow’s Business Leaders

A bird's eye photo of a large group of students looking at camera during pre-conference workshop.
A bird's eye photo of a large group of students looking at camera during pre-conference workshop.
A bird's eye photo of a large group of students looking at camera during pre-conference workshop.

The Pre-Conference Program offer employers an opportunity to network with students in the Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program by participating in an etiquette presentation, dinner, mixer, breakfast and a speaker prior to the conference kick off.

Pre-Conference Registration

Student Etiquette Dinner

The Pre-Conference Program Etiquette Dinner provides human resource professionals an opportunity to interact with WMU’s food and consumer package goods marketing students to discuss the importance of professionalism and business protocol. Students will have an opportunity to practice their newly learned skills while networking during a formal dinner.

Student-Employer Networking

Following the etiquette dinner, there will be time to allow employers and students to network and get to know each other in a more social setting. Come relax, enjoy the music, and get to know some highly motivated students!

Breakfast with Students

Building on the Monday evening activities, the Breakfast with Students program will provide human resource representatives another opportunity to connect with students they met the evening before or meet a whole new set of students. In speed dating fashion, students will spend 20 minutes at breakfast with a company before moving to another company table. Following breakfast, there will be a presentation on professionalism and the importance of building their networking skills.

Pre-Conference Registration Package

TThe pre-conference registration package includes all activities listed below for two human resource professionals from your organization:

  • Monday Evening Etiquette Dinner
  • Monday Evening Student Networking Mixer
  • Tuesday Morning Breakfast with Students

The Pre-Conference Program is a separate registration from the Food Marketing Conference. Those wishing to also attend the Food Marketing Conference must register for both events.

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