Why Seminars and Workshops are Important to the Graduate Experience

January 04, 2016 |


A graduate degree program is demanding. In addition to your classes, you may even be working a full-time job. So why should you forfeit some of your precious time to attend seminars and workshops? Consider the following benefits from taking the time out of your schedule to attend seminars and workshops offered by the Daniels College of Business.

 

danielspioneer-seminars-01Encourage Dialogue

Unlike lectures, where a speaker will address the audience, seminars and workshops are led by someone acting as a mediator. This allows for opening up the floor for discussion pertaining to the business world and hearing about other ideas on the topic – in a setting that encourages conversation.

Receive Fresh Perspective

There are lots of different topics of professional significance. Workshops and seminars can address common problems or issues that business professionals may face on a regular basis. Participants can share their insights and thoughts on how to resolve the problem, which can offer a fresh perspective when dealing with the problem.

 

danielspioneer-seminars-02Develop New Ideas

As you listen to other people’s ideas, you may find inspiration that can help you in the workplace. You may come up with a new way to handle things or a new ideas that you never considered before. Networking and listening to others share their ideas may be the ticket to get your wheels spinning. You could end up coming away with your next big idea that you can incorporate into your business. For example, Urban Land Institute associates recently came to campus to discuss their organization. It gave students the opportunity to ask questions, network with employees of the organization and find ways to apply the information to their businesses.

Improve Your Skills

You can find a seminars or workshops to help you develop new skills that can help you get ahead. For example, in our upcoming Training the Street Financial Modeling Workshop, attendees will learn how to use Excel, interpret data in a spreadsheet and manipulate and manage data. You will learn the best practices of using Excel to help you get ahead.

 

danielspioneer-seminars-03Network for Your Career

Getting a job often depends on who you know rather than what you know. That’s why you should take the opportunity to network whenever you can. We have workshops designed for you to network with companies for potential career opportunities. One of these upcoming events is our Leads Networking Group for MBA, MS students and Alumni, where you’ll have the opportunity to network and gain contacts at targeted companies. It’s a highly interactive 2-hour session that will get you some great networking leads.

You’ll find that these and other seminars and workshops aren’t just important to your graduate experience – they can make a positive impact on your career. Find the ones that interest you, and take full advantage of the opportunity to learn about each topic or subject to further your education and your career.



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