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ASK Networking Breakfast Events

ASK Networking Breakfast: Powerful Presentations

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Take your public speaking skills to new heights. Learn tips on boosting your confidence and delivering memorable and engaging presentations. Leading the discussion will be alumna Patricia Jones.

Patricia Jones is an executive advisor, speaker, consultant, and thought leader who specializes in business transformation. She has spent over 20+ years working on improving the business, technology, and people aspects of organizations such as Bank Of America, Merrill Lynch, Kemper Insurance & Financial Services, Kraft Foods, Nestle, Exelon, Accenture, Rush University Medical Center, and many others. Her areas of expertise range from large scale change, organizational effectiveness, merger integration and cultural change. She began her career in business, understanding the ins and outs of big organizational goals, and how to achieve these goals through operational means. Her journey then progressed into the linking of technology and business, where she developed an understanding of the importance of technology and its changing role in business. At Accenture, she held multiple leadership positions and was responsible for leading client engagement teams as well as developing the Global Strategy & Human Performance consulting practice. She obtained her undergrad degree from DePaul University’s School for New Learning.

Enjoy free continental breakfast as you learn and network with ASK mentors, alumni professionals, and students.

Open to DePaul students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Registration required at

ASK Networking Breakfast: Embracing Change

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club

Change is inevitable – how you react to it is what determines your success. Learn tips on how to manage transitions and use change to your advantage.

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Insert Foot Here: Avoiding Professional Missteps

Tuesday, November 15, 8:00am - 9:00am
Loop Campus, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson
11th Floor – DePaul Club

”Students and alumni, join us in this month’s networking session as we discuss business etiquette and professional communication. Hear common mistakes that young professionals make so that you can avoid them in your current or future job.

Leading the discussion will be ASK mentor Carol Semrad, SPHR. Carol is the principal of C. Semrad & Associates and is a highly seasoned Human Resources professional with 20+ years of experience. She is P&L oriented and has worked directly with presidents and chairmen in taking companies like Learning Curve International from their infancy to +$100M in sales. Carol has worked on mergers and acquisitions, such as Performics and Doubleclick and is expert at integrating organizations and creating alignment within newly combined businesses.

Carol is a graduate of DePaul University’s School for New Learning and is known for her ability to work with people at all levels of an organization, allowing her to influence behaviors from the board room to the lunchroom. Carol is also on the board for DePaul’s Center to Advance Education for Adults and is the immediate past president of Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRP), the largest chapter of Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Illinois.

As always, continental breakfast will be served and there will be open networking before and after the presentation.”

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