It was truly an honor and indeed a pleasure to participate in the 2019 DEEP Day @ Delaware State University.
You may recall that I also participated in last year’s program as well. However, this year in addition to presenting “Campus to Corporate with LinkedIn” I also had the pleasure of playing the host of the DEEP Day’s version of Family Feud as “Stephanie Harvey”
This year it seemed as though not only had student participation increased but the sponsors and vendors did as well. According to Andrea Watkins-Cropper, the Industry Liaison for the College of Business, she stated that many of the sponsors had signed up for 2020 as well.
Campus to Corporate with LinkedIn attendees
DEEP Day is sponsored by the College of Business at Delaware State University and is designed to develop students soft skills to help them become qualified business professionals.
The College of Business’ top priority is to ensure that students get a quality education and are powered academic and professional competencies to succeed in today’s global workplace. Each student has an Individual Development Plan (IDP) which is built on the Business Education Student Transformation model. This model creates a roadmap for student success that includes: soft skills mentoring conferences field trips business case competitions internships and job placement.
Deep Day Discussions
The day started early with a student check in at 8:00 a.m. and then continued until 6:00 p.m. with a closing event with Alumni Networking. It was definitely a full day packed with mini panel discussions which also included: Backpack to Briefcase; Identifying Your Purpose; Just Start Creating — Entrepreneurship is for You; Stay Woke: Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace; The Art of the Interview; The Challenges of Being a Minority in the Workplace; The How-To’s of Working with a Professional Sports Team; Understanding Your Personal Brand; and What I Would Tell My Freshman Self.
The keynote speaker was Tiffany Polk who is the global head of storage services global technology infrastructure for JP Morgan Chase and Company
The day also included Mock Interviews and Business Case Competitions and 3 floors filled with tables of various vendors and sponsors including Platinum Level Sponsor JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, WSFS Bank, Chesapeake Utilities, JP Hunt, M&T Bank, WAWA. Some of the food and beverages were provided by Chick fil A and Starbucks and you can head over to www.business.desu.edu to learn more about DEEP Day 2019.
The highlight of my day was playing “Stephanie Harvey”, the host of “Family Feud”; the questions were based upon the information what was presented during the various discussions throughout the day. I had a blast and think everyone who particiated also had a good time!
During the Alumni Networking Event we had an opportunity to speak one-on-one with students and I spoke to Morgan who had recently started a Podcast on Anchor FM; we talked about equipment and tips on how to stay consistent.
Family Feud Fun
Thank you DSU for another successful DEEP Day, see ya again in 2020!