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The LAUNCH Conference 2017

The College of Business here at Central Washington University, hosted the first annual LAUNCH Conference at the Seattle Center Armory on April 7, 2017. The LAUNCH Conference objective was to give graduating business majors, breaking out into the business world to ask questions, gain advice and meet employers in the field they are pursuing. CWU College of Business gathered CWU Faculty, graduating seniors, CWU alumni and local, leading business professionals in the Washington area.


The day started with round table discussions, with CWU Alumni and business professionals engaging in conversation with CWU students. There were conversation topics from, how to gain employment by using LinkedIn, with a recent College of Business graduate, Sam Smith, to Navigating the Interview Process from Start to End with Kyle Munson, a Director at Expedia, Inc.

Also on the schedule, was a panel discussion, hosted by Accounting Professor, Jenny Cravens, as well as a Key Note Speaker, Paul Angone, a Bestselling author specializing in reaching out and relating to the “20 something” demographic.

“Talking about careers with professionals before you start or find your first job after CWU is incredibly important.  Launch was perfect for doing just that in an engaging and energizing way. “– Jenny Cravens


The day ended with a Career Exposition, recruiters from companies such as Wells Fargo, Axa, Sherwin Williams and more. Students were encouraged to attend resume workshops so that they were prepared if a career opportunity came along, which a few students were lucky enough to get just by attending round tables!

The second LAUNCH Conference is scheduled for May 4, 2018 in Seattle. CWU College of Business is looking forward to creating the same opportunity for their 2018 graduates.

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