Sophomore Symposium

Sunday, September 21, 2014 

All second year students participate in Sophomore Symposium, the kick-off activity for LEAD's Lifelong Career Management Program. Each year, a special guest will join us as the keynote speaker to start off our Sophomore Symposium. The keynote speech will be followed by breakout workshops designed to allow students to start exploring how others in their field have gone about turning their passion into a career. 

Past Sophomore Symposium Speakers:

  • 2013: Daniel Seddiqui:Explorer and  author of Living the Map: 50 Jobs in 50 States. Daniel  explains his experience of traveling all 50 states to work 50 different careers in 50 weeks.
  • 2011 & 2012: Eddie Slowikowski: Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Founder & Director of the LifeRide Leadership Camp. Books: The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, by John Wood, Work on Purpose, by Kelly Nuxoll, and Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • 2010: Alison Levine: Adventurer, explorer and mountaineer. Book: Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson
  • 2009: Christopher Gergen: Entrepreneur, visiting lecturer at Duke University and co-author of Life Entrepreneurs. Book: Life Entrepreneurs by Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek.

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