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Thousands of UT Tyler Students Attend Career Success Conference

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September 6, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

Hundreds of UT Tyler alumni and friends will be on campus today to share their career insights and success stories with thousands of current students at the university's first Career Success Conference.

"We are excited to host presidents and CEOs of various industries, medical professionals, artists, scientists, lawyers and speakers from many other career paths. It's a great opportunity for students, alumni and friends to come together to talk about what it takes to be successful," said Michael Tidwell, UT Tyler president.

The full-day conference experience will include networking opportunities as well as panel discussions and interactive forums with the speakers. It will conclude with a student convocation and a graduate student networking reception.

The 200 speakers represent a wide variety of industries including health care, legal, retail, nonprofit, education, politics and small business.

An equally wide-range of topics will be covered during the sessions such as personal branding, leadership skills, emotional intelligence, career paths and more.

A few session examples include: "Managing a Mission in Space" Sean Dodd, senior software engineer and data scientist for Space Flight Industries; "The Strength of Diversity" Nick Pesina, attorney and partner at Roberts and Roberts; "Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" LaToya Young, executive director for the Tyler Area Business Education Council; and "From UT Tyler to Amazon" Michael Clarke, software development engineer for Amazon.

For more information about the Career Success Conference, visit uttyler.edu/conference18.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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