Business Conference: Creating Careers for Change

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Virginia Wesleyan's student-led Marlin Business Conference took place November 15-18

University News | November 18, 2022

Photo Gallery: Marlin Business Conference Fall 2022

The fall 2022 Marlin Business Conference kicked off this week with "Shark Tank" presentations, an ISP competition, an “Etiquette and Fashion Expo,” and guest speaker Linda Blakemore of G3G, Inc. The formal opening ceremony featured the 2021 Virginia Business Person of the Year and Gold Key|PHR CEO Bruce Thompson as keynote speaker. All sessions were held on campus in the Joan P. Brock Room in Brock Commons.

The theme for this semester’s student-led conference was “Creating Careers for Change.” From November 15-18, members of the community participated in free workshops, presentations and interactive panels, all planned and organized by students in the “Principles of Management” course taught by Frank Futyma, Lecturer of Management, Business and Economics. 

The biannual conference represents the culmination of months of hard work by the students who are responsible for coordinating all aspects of the event, as they engage in key management skills such as product development, networking, project management and financial planning.