AppState Employer Summit

Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parkway Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union

At Appalachian, we value relationships and our strong sense of community. We want to share our campus community and engage with you in a way that just is not possible during career fair season. Please join us to explore programming and engagement that will increase and enhance your knowledge about our students, our faculty and staff, and campus culture. Attendees will:

  • Gain understanding of Gen Z and expectations current students may have of their work environment
  • Network with our campus partners who can help us connect you to more students who fit your recruiting and hiring needs
  • Learn about trends in career and professional development at Appalachian
  • Attend sessions about internships, career readiness and employer branding

Employers will engage and interact with members of our campus community through concurrent sessions and a networking luncheon. Additional representatives from our on-campus partners will participate in tabling sessions with information about resources and services provided to students and the university.

Registration is now open. The cost of admission is $50 per representative.

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For more information and details, please contact Deanne Smith at 828-262-2833 or


9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:50 Keynote Speaker - Talent Development for Continued Economic Prosperity
Gary Salamido, Chief Operating Officer and Acting President of the NC Chamber
11:00-11:50 Concurrent Sessions 1: Who is our Talent?
  • Marketing to Gen Z: From College Admissions to Employer Recruitment
  • Diversity and Identity 101: Creating an Inclusive Culture
12:00-12:30 Sit-down Lunch
12:30-1:30 Panel Discussion - The Transformational Educational Experience at Appalachian
1:30-2:30 Concurrent Sessions 2: Connecting with Talent
  • Career in the Classroom: Faculty Panel
  • Creating Common Language for Career Readiness
  • Creating Peak Internship Experiences
2:30-3:30 Brew and Browse - Tabling by campus orgs/departments