West Coast Forum 2010 Kick Off Presentation

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  • Excellent opportunity to explore what career and lifestyle will be on the West CoastGiven a tough economy, explore all options (east, midwest, and west coast)West Coast is a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurial spiritThe West Coast offers a unique combination of innovation, entrepreneurship, and thought leadershipWest Coast companies recruiting at Ross are likely to provide more support at a local event than at an on-campus eventRepeated exposure to companies and an opportunity to spend quality time with alums is a strong networking toolExplore the west coast and get a feel for the dynamic culture and charismaCommitted to going to west coast for summer
  • West Coast Forum 2010 Kick Off Presentation

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

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