Spring Into Action

Spring Into Action is a two-day event coordinated by Alumni Relations where alumni, friends and students benefit from networking and professional development activities.


2014 Network-a-thon‌: Thursday, April 10, 2014
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, UWF Conference Center, Bldg. 22

  • Network with celebrity guests, area alumni, local professionals and major employers
  • Enjoy engaging break-out sessions and networking activities
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • Your participation can benefit any of the 300 plus funds at UWF Foundation including scholarships, colleges, departments and programs
  • Contact Cynthia Austad for more information at caustad@uwf.edu or call 850-474-2766
  • Register online

Event Theme: The “Unspoken Truths” of Professional Development

4:30           Check-in and networking with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar

5:00           Welcome

5:15-5:45   Career Advice & Business Ethics Panel Discussion with Network-a-Thon

5:50-6:20   Breakout sessions and networking

                  •“Navigating Office Politics” by Dr. Athena du Pre (Room C)

                  •“Reputation Management in a Digital World: Oh, snap!” by Mr. Jay Massey (Lounge)

                  •Networking (Rooms A & B and Lobby)

6:25-6:55   Repeat of above breakout sessions and networking

7:00           Closing remarks

Professional Development Symposium: Saturday, April 12, 2013 
10:30 am to 2:30 pm, UWF Commons Auditorium

  • Professional development breakout sessions geared toward both students and alumni
  • Luncheon where students and alumni connect
  • Register online.
  • If you have any questions, email Alesia Ross at aross@uwf.edu or call 850-474-2423. 

Timeline of Events


10:30-11:00     Registration and Check In

11:00-11:30     Keynote Speaker-Mr. Jay Massey

11:30-12:00     Lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A

12:10-1:45       4 Breakout Session choices (30 minutes each)

                        -Financial Literacy presented by PenAir Federal Credit Union
                        -Ethics presented by J. Renee Coleman 
                        -Interviewing skills presented by Brittany Commiskey of Landrum
                        -Professional Success and Networking

2:00                 Closing remarks

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