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September 25, 2009

College of Business Administration to host annual symposium Sept. 30 - Oct. 3

The University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Business Administration will host its annual symposium in conjunction with ULM’s Homecoming activities from Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Preparing for Leadership.” Most sessions of the symposium will be held in the Student Union Building or Brown Auditorium with all sessions open to the public. Attendees do not need to preregister for any of the sessions.

Numerous guest speakers from across the United States will present sessions that range in topics from building a career to leadership during an acquisition. Companies represented include Monroe-based CenturyLink, and other national and international firms such as Fiserv, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Enexusenergy.

Speakers will be joining the college for the symposium from Washington D.C., Tallahassee, Sweden and Dallas.

Students attending will also have the opportunity to speak to recent ULM alumni who are in their first year of their career. These alumni include Lena Nguyen, Micah Pulliam, Katie Wood, Andrew Smith, Joey Trappey and Chris Brown.

The plenary session speaker is Jason Ryan Dorsey, the Gen Y Guy. Dorsey is an international expert on Generation Y, mostly twenty-year olds, whose most recent book “My Reality Check Bounced.”

Dorsey has been featured on international news shows such as 20/20, The View, and the Today Show. Dorsey’s presentation, titled “Leadership is a Lifestyle” will begin at 11 a.m., Oct. 2, in Brown Auditorium.

The symposium ends on Oct. 3 with tailgating in the Grove from 10 a.m. until game time for ULM’s Homecoming football game against Florida International.

A complete schedule of the symposium can be found at

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