WEST COAST FORUM 2010 Pursue Your Passion Kick-off Meeting Tuesday, September21, 2010
Meeting Agenda Background/Why You Should Attend Leadership Team Introductions Companies Attending Schedule Overview Managing Expectations Important Dates Questions??
About the West Coast Forum Who: Ross first and second year MBA’s What: Two-day networking conference containing company tours, roundtable discussions, panel discussion and an alumni reception When: Monday & Tuesday, October 25th & 26th Where: SF Airport Marriott, Millbrae, CA
Why You Should Attend The West Coast offers a unique culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and thought leadership Repeated exposure to companies and opportunities to spend time with alums are a strong networking tools Your participation in the Forum demonstrates willingness to pursue a career on the West Coast An excellent opportunity to explore what a career and lifestyle will be like on the West Coast
Leadership Team Matt Johndrow – Senior Director Jessica Meyer – Senior Director Jeff Ignacio – VP of Corporate & Clubs Relations Biswaroop Palit – VP of Corporate & Clubs Relations Mazen Momani – VP of Marketing Raghu Thricovil – VP of I.T. & Logistics
Companies Attending A variety of industries will be represented at the West Coast Forum
Schedule Overview * Potential company tours: Clorox, Genentech, Cisco, Apple, Intel, PG&E and Environmental Defense Fund as of 9/21/2010. Actual times, location, and event details are subject to change.
Schedule Overview Actual times, location, and event details are subject to change.
Managing Expectations What you will get out of WCF: Meet reps from West Coast companies Meet Bay Area Alumni Chance to make a first impression Idea of what the Bay Area is like
Managing Expectations What you will NOT get out of WCF: Internship offers Too early in the Internship process Some companies are not recruiting at Ross Some companies/industries do not recruit, period. Alumni knocking at your door Alumni Reception for alumni and students
Important Dates Register: tomorrow until Monday, September 27th - via email link or website: www.westcoastforum.org Book hotel and flights: late September Logistics Meeting: Sunday, October 10th Resume Drop: early October Bid: mid-October Event: October 25 - 26
Thanks for Attending We look forward to seeing you on the Sunset Coast! Questions?