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Schedule of Events - October 20, 2015

Ben Casnocha, co-author of The Start-Up of You will visit campus Tuesday, October 20, 2015 for a day of activities and conversations revolving around his book, technology, and developing a career.

Keynote Presentation - The Start-Up Of You

Time: 10:50am
Location: Derryberry Hall Auditorium (2nd Floor)
Description: The Class of 2019 and other TTU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this session with author and entrepreneur Ben Casnocha. In this session, Ben will discuss the concept of The Start-Up of You and share the importance for individuals to create a new kind of career for today's evolving economy. *Students please bring your Eagle Card for admittance.

Breakout Session #1 - Take Charge of Your Career... It isn't just Cover Letters and Resumes

Time: 1:30pm
Location: Tech Pride Room (Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)
Description: Join us for an interactive discussion on how to: adapt your career as you change, find unique breakout opportunities, strengthen your professional network, and develop a competitive advantage. Have you ever been on a reality TV show? Participated in an internship at Tesla? Written your own book? Connect with members of the TTU family and industry professionals to become the CEO of your career and achieve your boldest professional ambitions.

Breakout Session #2 - Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset

Time: 2:50pm
Location: Tech Pride Room (Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)
Description: Students will take part in a moderated discussion led by Dr. Tom Payne, College of Business Dean. Topics will include entrepreneurship, innovation, design thinking as well as personal branding and professional development. Student entrepreneurs, community business leaders, and Mr. Casnocha will discuss the successes and failures experienced as entrepreneurs with an emphasis on promoting your competitive advantage. The panel will provide a unique opportunity for students to ask questions and envision becoming an entrepreneur regardless of discipline.

Book Signing

Time: 4:00pm
Location: Tech Pride Room (Roaden University Center, 1st Floor)
Description: Bring your copy of The Start-Up of You to have it signed by Ben Casnocha.

*Events, times, and locations are subject to change.