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					FCPA Conference 2006
   St. Petersburg, FL
      June 28th - 30th
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                      Florida Career
                 Professionals Association
                          (FCPA)

FCPA is building Florida's workforce by promoting innovative internships, cooperative
education, and career opportunities through partnerships among career professionals in
education, government, and industry.

FCPA provides professional networking with Florida-wide visibility, enhances
professional development through leadership opportunities, delivers updates on Florida
workforce initiatives and trends, and promotes recruitment resources and strategies.




                              www.fl-cpa.org




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Table of Contents

President’s Council ................................................................................... 3
Door Prize Contributors/Additional Donations ................................. 4
Welcome to New Members .................................................................... 5
Schedule at a Glance ................................................................................ 6
Program ...................................................................................................... 7
Keynote Speakers ................................................................................... 12
Presenters ................................................................................................. 13
Exhibitors ................................................................................................ 18
FCPA Student Awards ........................................................................... 20
Conference Committees ........................................................................ 21
2005 - 2006 FCPA Board Members .................................................... 22
Associations of Interest ......................................................................... 23
Announcing FCPA Conference 2007 .................................................. 25
Renaissance Vinoy Resort Maps........................................................... 26




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President’s Council


                 Platinum ($1,000 - $2,999)
                    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                  Manatee Community College
                           Target

                      Gold ($500 - $999)
                         City Furniture
                    Florida State University
                        SunTrust Bank
                  University of Central Florida
                     University of Florida
                 Vector Marketing Corporation

                     Silver ($100 - $499)
          Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium
                          Eckerd College
                    Florida Atlantic University
                 Florida Institute of Technology
                            GoldKist
                          Rollins College
                  Seminole Community College
                    The University of Tampa
                 Webber International University




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Door Prize Contributors
                                7-Eleven
                             Career Builder
                         Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                              Film Media
                            Lynn University
                      Manatee Community College
                             MonsterTRAK
                                 NASA
                     Pensacola Community College
                       Renaissance Vinoy Resort
                            Rollins College
                          Saint Leo University
                     Seminole Community College
                           Stetson University
                            SunTrust Bank
                                 Target
                      University of Central Florida
                               Vault.com
                     Vector Marketing Corporation
                           Walt Disney World
                    Webber International University


Additional Donations
     Career and Job Placement Services, Santa Fe Community College

             Career Center, Palm Beach Community College

          Career Resource Center, Manatee Community College

                         Enterprise Rent-A-Car

                                  IBM




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Welcome to New Members
Bill Blank                University of Central Florida
Mark Boulware             U.S. Department of State
Susan Bradley             Indian River Community College
Jessica Caolo             University of South Florida
Susan Cochran-Phillips    University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
Chris Cusker              Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kristy Dascoli            Nova Southeastern University
Jacqueline Dawson         Nova Southeastern University
Alina Delgado             University of Central Florida
Jennifer Duke             Florida State University
Imani Fredricks-Lowman    Nova Southeastern University
Linda Gardner             Florida Metropolitan University Online
Kevin Guthrie             University of Florida
Mark Gwizdalski           Sherwin Williams
Heidi Harkins             Sherwin Williams
Carol Hrepich             Hydraulic Supply
Francine Jones            Federal Bureau of Investigation
Brian Joyce               Webber International University
Chris Kabali              Lake City Community College
Nicole Kraemer            Florida Institute of Technology
Jolin Mazias              Nova Southeastern University
Jennifer McGeorge         University of South Florida
Christina Nelson          Saint Leo University
Sara Oates                Federal Bureau of Investigation
Selena Pinero             Nova Southeastern University
Lindsey Pugh              Florida State University
Janie Rich                Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Jill Rushbrook            Stetson University
Natalie Saliano           Levitt Corporation
Jamina Scippio-McFadden   Tallahassee Community College
David Taylor              Bank Atlantic
Michelle Tracey           Saint Leo University
Alesia Whatley            Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dee Dee Wyckoff           University of West Florida
Andrea Zito-Moore         Lake-Sumter Community College
Ellen Zold                Salem State College




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Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
       1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                             FCPA Board Meeting ............................................................ Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                             Conference Leaders Meeting ................................................ Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
       9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                             Registration Open ............................................................................................... Foyer
       9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                             Exhibitor/Resource Area Open ............................................................................ Foyer
       1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                             Welcome - Dr. Sarah Pappas, President of Manatee Community College
                                                         Opening Keynote Speaker- Kelley Cornish ........................................... Plaza Ballroom
                                                         Title: Dynamics of the Multigenerational Workplace
       2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                             Exhibitor/Resources Area Open........................................................................... Foyer

       2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                    BREAKOUT SESSION A
                The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - The Dos and Don’ts ............................... Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
                Engaging Your Audience: How to Make Career Services Presentations Attractive
                 to Both Employers and Students ........................................................................................Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
                Answering the Call to Serve: Giving Federal Government Agencies a Face Through
                 a Conference ............................................................................................................................ Thomasson - #13
                Professional Development: Looking for Our Future Leaders................................................................ Wylie - #14
       4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.                      Refreshment Break ................................................................................ Plaza Ballroom
       4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                      New Member Orientation ...................................................... Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                      Special Networking Groups
                State Universities ......................................................................................................... Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
                Private Colleges .................................................................................................................Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
                Employers ................................................................................................................................. Thomasson - #13
                Community Colleges and Technical Centers ....................................................................................... Wylie - #14

       6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                             President’s Reception .................................................................. Mezzanine & Terrace
       8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.                            Night Volleyball ......................................................................................... Garden Area

Thursday, June 29, 2006
       6:30 a.m.                                         Fun Run/Walk .................................................. Outside the Main Entrance to the Vinoy
       8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                            Registration Open ................................................................................................ Foyer
       8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                             Breakfast ............................................................................................... Plaza Ballroom
       8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                             Business Meeting/Awards Presentation ................................................. Plaza Ballroom
       9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                            Exhibitor/Resource Area Open ............................................................................ Foyer

       10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.           BREAKOUT SESSION B
               Creating a Lasting Partnership: University of Miami and Target Corporation
                Past, Present, and Future ........................................................................................... Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
               Looking for Leaders: An Employer Perspective on Finding Talent .....................................Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
               Valuing Diversity on Campus and in the Workplace ................................................................. Thomasson - #13
               Building Campus Communities Through the Use of Liaisons .............................................................. Wylie - #14
       11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                            Lunch/Announcements ......................................................................... Plaza Ballroom
       1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                             Exhibitor/Resource Area Open ............................................................................ Foyer

       1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                BREAKOUT SESSION C
                Creative Marketing Strategies for Reaching Students .................................................. Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
                Approaches to Workforce Readiness .................................................................................Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
                Bridging the Technology Gap: Enhancing Career Services for the Millennial Generation .......... Thomasson - #13
                EQ and Life Success ........................................................................................................................... Wylie - #14
       2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                             Refreshment Break ................................................................................ Plaza Ballroom

       3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                       BREAKOUT SESSION D - Vendor Showcase
                MonsterTRAK .............................................................................................................. Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
                Perfect Interview ............................................................................................................................... Lassing - #6
                Vault.com .............................................................................................................................................. Miller - #7
                CSO Research, Inc. .................................................................................................................. Thomasson - #13
                College Central Network ..................................................................................................................... Wylie - #14
       7:00 p.m.                                         Banquet ................................................................................................ Grand Ballroom

Friday, June 30, 2006
       9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                            Continental Breakfast/Closing Keynote Speaker, Chip Madera ............ Plaza Ballroom
                                                         Title: How to Take Your Life and Career Up a Notch
       11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                           Conference 2007 Planning Meeting .......................................... Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7

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Program
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.             FCPA Board Meeting                                       Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.             Conference Leaders Meeting                               Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5


Wednesday, June 28, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.             Registration Open                                                             Foyer
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.             Exhibitor/Resource Area Open                                                  Foyer
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.             Welcome - Dr. Sarah Pappas, President of Manatee
                                  Community College                                                   Plaza Ballroom
                                  Opening Keynote Speaker - Kelley Cornish                            Plaza Ballroom

       Dynamics of the Multigenerational Workplace
       Kelley Cornish
       For the first time in history, managers are working with four distinct and very different generations of
       employees – Matures, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials. Each generation is motivated quite differently, aspires
       to different personal and professional goals, and interprets accepted business practices and business etiquette
       in drastically different ways. Kelley’s interactive and motivating keynote addresses these issues and provides
       practical techniques on improving working relationships among the different generations in the workplace. It is
       sure to be a thought-provoking and “real-time” experience for all!

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.             Exhibitor/Resource Area Open                                                  Foyer

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.             BREAKOUT SESSION A

       The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 – The Dos & Don’ts                       Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       Arthur R. “Randy” Brown, Jr., Jackson Lewis LLP
       Target Audience – All Members
       The purpose of the presentation is as follows:
                    What the ADA is
                    What a disability is under the ADA
                    What essential job functions are under the ADA
                    What reasonable accommodations are under the ADA
                    What the interactive process is
                    Different types of accommodation
                    What undue hardship is
                    What the restrictions for pre-employment inquiries and medical examinations are
           This program is designed to assist Human Resources and Recruiting professionals in the handling of
           placements for students who have disabilities, whether hidden or obvious, under the ADA. The program
           will address such questions as: What are the responsibilities of disclosing disabilities? What should
           placements be advised regarding disclosure of disabilities from a legal and ethical standpoint? How far
           must the employer go in accommodating individuals with disabilities if revealed during the interview or
           application process? When should these disabilities be revealed – interview, after hire?

       Engaging your Audience: How to Make Career Services                                     Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
       Presentations Attractive to Both Employers and Students
       Jose Toscaro, Florida International University
       Target Audience – All Members
       This workshop is designed to introduce best practices for programs, classes, and/or recruitment. It is intended
       to teach career service staff ways in which to engage both employers and students to career service
       presentations to increase student attendance and employer staff/placement options. Participants will be given
       tips and strategies on how to incorporate employers in career presentations to increase student involvement.
       This is geared to maintain employer satisfaction and retention as far as identifying prospective students for
       employment upon graduation or internships and for student interest in career presentations.




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       Answering the Call to Serve: Giving Federal Government                                         Thomasson - #13
       Agencies a Face Through a Conference
       Dana DellaCamera, Florida International University
       Mark Boulware, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence, Florida International University
       John P. Ebsworth-Mojica, USDA Liaison Officer to Hispanic-Serving Institutions
       Target Audience – All Members
       This presentation incorporates all of the following categories: Preparing students for success after college;
       adjusting services and recruiting methodologies for the millennial student; best practices for programs,
       classes, or recruiting; evolution of career centers and current trends; and best practices in employer relations
       programs. How can Federal Agencies increase their recruiting success on campus? The Federal Government
       Statewide Conference was a great way to give government agencies a face. When the government did a
       survey on how students found out about the internship positions they had, not one student mentioned that they
       had found out about the opportunity at a career fair. The conference held at Florida International University this
       spring was a great way for students and career professionals to speak one-on-one with agency professionals
       and find out about their internship/employment opportunities as well as scholarships. The main thing the event
       did was give the agency representatives the opportunity to build relationships with the students that will directly
       impact their recruiting efforts. Learn the winning combination to holding your own conference and engaging
       students with government employment.

       Professional Development: Looking for Our Future Leaders                                            Wylie - #14
       Raymond Rogers, Rollins College
       Kelly Cleary, Stetson University
       Andrea Alfano, Webber International University
       Jane Colson, Eckerd College
       Target Audience – All Members
       For many staff working within a career center, especially those new to the field, navigating your way to your
       next promotion can seem somewhat confusing and even circuitous. How do you position yourself to be ready
       to move up within career services? What is it like moving up the ladder in higher education? What type of
       experiences should you seek out now to be ready to advance your career when the time is right? And, how do
       you know when the time is right? These and more questions will be answered as panel members relate their
       stories of success and the challenges they faced on their path.

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Refreshment Break                                                    Plaza Ballroom

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.              New Member Orientation                                    Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5

       New Member Orientation
       Matt Cardin, Florida Atlantic University
       Target Audience – New Members
       Come join this interactive welcome in which new members will learn a brief history of the organization and its
       goals. The presentation gives you the opportunity to learn where to fit in with the big picture and how you can
       become involved in the future development and direction of the association.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.              Special Networking Groups

       State Universities                                                                    Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       Facilitator: Sandy Jakubow
       Private Colleges                                                                          Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
       Facilitator: Jane Colson
       Employers                                                                                      Thomasson - #13
       Facilitators: Ruby Villanueva and Andrea Koegel
       Community Colleges and Technical Centers                                                              Wylie - #14
       Facilitators: Berni Hebrock and Bruce Gordon

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.              President's Reception                                          Mezzanine & Terrace
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.             Night Volleyball                                                         Garden Area



Thursday, June 29, 2006
6:30 a.m.                          Fun Run/Walk                              Outside the Main Entrance to the Vinoy

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.             Registration Open                                                               Foyer

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.              Breakfast                                                            Plaza Ballroom

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.              Business Meeting/Presentation of Awards                              Plaza Ballroom
                                   All Members Invited

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.             Exhibitor/Resource Area Open                                                   Foyer

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.            BREAKOUT SESSION B
        Creating a Lasting Partnership: University of Miami and                              Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
        Target Corporation…Past, Present and Future
        Christian Garcia and Alicia Rodriguez, University of Miami
        Brad Taylor, Target
        Target Audience – All Members
        This program will showcase how the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center and Target Corporation have
        joined together to create an alliance that serves as a model to other institutions and employers. Over the last
        five years this relationship has developed into a comprehensive partnership which focuses on sponsorship,
        hiring, alumni involvement in the recruiting process, and career program participation, among other things.
        This didn’t happen overnight; Target once faced numerous challenges in attracting UM students. Come learn
        how Target and the Toppel Career Center staff created one of the most successful recruiting relationships by
        implementing creative ideas and maintaining open lines of communication. The presenters will provide specific
        examples to demonstrate how, through the persistence of both organizations, Target overcame adversity,
        improved their reputation and ultimately their recruitment program.

        Looking For Leaders: An Employer                                                        Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
        Perspective on Finding Talent
        James Barricelli and Jennifer Duke, Florida State University
        Target Audience – Employer Members
        NACE identifies leadership as an important quality that employers seek in potential candidates. This
        roundtable discussion will explore the topic of leadership skills and how employers identify them through the
        recruiting process. Employers will have the opportunity to actively voice their needs and expectations
        regarding students’ leadership experiences. While contributing to a future study about employer perceptions of
        leadership, participants will gain knowledge about recruiting expectations from fellow employers and strategies
        to identify talented student leaders.

        Valuing Diversity on Campus and in the Workplace                                                  Thomasson - #13
        Victoria L. Basnett, Santa Fe Community College
        Target Audience – All Members
        College campuses and workplaces are continually becoming more diverse with students and workers of
        various ages, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, race, and sexual orientation. Therefore, it is imperative to
        understand diversity both in the present state and prepare ourselves for the future. The goals of this session
        are for participants to: 1) acquire an enhanced understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural
        communication through an interactive activity utilizing non-verbal communication; 2) become empowered to
        effectively live and function in a culturally diverse world; 3) expand cultural awareness and gain understanding
        of how participants are influenced by their own cultures; and 4) decrease ethnocentrism and develop a positive
        and non-judgmental attitude toward students, faculty, staff, and the community.

        Building Campus Communities Through the Use of Liaisons                                               Wylie - #14
        Jose Toscaro, Florida International University
        Target Audience – College Members
        This informational workshop will introduce participants to the idea of creating and developing campus
        partnerships to improve departmental services campus-wide by linking career staff with different academic
        disciplines to maintain a collaborative relationship geared towards identifying a potential student and alumni
        base for employers. The objective of the workshop is to provide steps for career services departments to link
        up with campus academic schools and learn how to develop collaborative conversations that are student-
        focused. It is geared towards aiding career staff in understanding the importance of maintaining campus
        connections for employer and student satisfaction. Participants will be given methods to incorporate within
        their department to aid in linking staff to appropriate schools to enhance communication through meetings and
        presentations. Additionally, tips of how to handle difficult academic disciplines as well as intercampus politics
        will be addressed. This workshop will involve audience participation and discussion as well as identifying
        problem scenarios and possible solutions.


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.             Lunch/Announcements                                                  Plaza Ballroom

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1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Exhibitor/Resource Area Open                                                      Foyer


1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.              BREAKOUT SESSION C
       Creative Marketing Strategies for Reaching Students                                      Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       Dottie Washington, University of South Florida
       Target Audience – College Members
       Even if you build an outstanding career and job search service your students won’t take advantage of it unless
       they know about it, perceive it to have value, or think it will be fun. Passivity won’t work. Creative, consistent,
       and “in your face” marketing will. This workshop offers examples and tips for creative marketing strategies that
       increase the odds that once you “Build it…they will COME”. Participants will:
                ▪ Understand the importance of “reach and frequency” in marketing a service/event
                ▪ Recognize that creating a brand is more than a logo or color scheme, but building a perception
                ▪ Learn the key principles for a successful marketing campaign
                ▪ See examples of creative marketing strategies used by the USF Career Center

       Approaches to Workforce Readiness                                                         Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7
       Bruce Gordon, Santa Fe Community College,
       Berni Hebrock, Lake-Sumter Community College
       Kathy Davanzo, President, Pelorus Leadership Group & HR Florida Workforce Readiness Chair
       Target Audience – 2-Year College and Technical Center Members
       Kathy Davanzo will provide information taken from HR Florida and State of Florida data about the expectations
       of employers for soft skills in new employees. Bruce Gordon, of SFCC, will discuss the classroom approach
       his school has taken to better prepare the students with workforce readiness skills. Berni Hebrock will discuss
       the curriculum changes made to AS/AAS programs to better provide training in communication, decision
       making, judgment, problem solving, teamwork, and other soft skill areas. She will also discuss staff and
       faculty dialogues on how best to encourage skill development in students. Software programs which assess
       workforce readiness skills will be discussed as well as the State of Florida’s expectations for the “Ready to
       Work” certification.

       Bridging the Technology Gap: Enhancing Career                                                    Thomasson - #13
       Services for the Millennial Generation
       Lindsey Pugh and Christen Perry, Florida State University
       Target Audience – All Members
       Feeling disconnected? In this age of iPods, Instant Messaging, and Facebook, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by
       technology. This session will help familiarize you with the changing needs and expectations of the new
       generation of students. Learn how Florida State University’s Career Center has adapted its services to include
       instant messaging and online workshops. Participants will have the chance to exchange ideas with colleagues
       and discuss future implications. Don’t miss this opportunity to collaborate with other professionals regarding
       the technological future of career services.

       EQ and Life Success                                                                                       Wylie - #14
       Meg Manning Combs, The University of Tampa
       Target Audience – All Members
       Emotional Intelligence (EQ) deals with a person’s ability to create relationships, to be congruent, to manage
       stress, to be flexible, and to have a positive outlook on the future. These qualities have been tied closely to
       success in life and in the workplace. IQ measures intellectual, rational, analytical, and logical abilities, while
       EQ measures “street smarts”. For the most part, one’s IQ is set, but EQ is not fixed, a person can increase
       his/her EQ. This session will help participants gain a deeper understanding of EQ, connect EQ to other
       leadership theories, identify strategies to help enhance one’s EQ, and to learn about the role of EQ in the
       workplace.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.              Refreshment Break                                                      Plaza Ballroom
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.              BREAKOUT SESSION D - Vendor Showcase
       Hiring Trends and the State of the Labor Market                                     Avery/Chancellor - #4 & 5
       Rex Trewin, MonsterTRAK
       Target Audience – All Members
       Is the economy trending upwards? Has there been an increase in the number of jobs posted this year? In
       what industries are there declines and increases in hiring? Monster, the leading global careers website,
       discusses this past year’s hiring trends and the state of the economy. Join us as Rex Trewin shares this
       year’s Monster Index, a comprehensive monthly analysis of American online job demand. Discussion includes
       but is not limited to, hot industries, global careers, student job seeker trends.



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       Overview of the Emerging Electronic Interviewing Industry                                          Lassing - #6
       John Porter, Perfect Interview
       Target Audience – All Members
       Briefly we introduce the concept of electronic interviewing, whereby pre-recorded interview questions are
       asked on a computer, then the candidate's responses are recorded and uploaded to the Internet for evaluation
       by employers and others. We cover the following: How does it work, who is using it, what are the benefits,
       where is the industry going.

       Movin’ on Up: How the Inside Scoop Takes Students to the Next Level                                     Miller - #7
       Eric Waters and Melissa Merida, Vault.com
       Target Audience – All Members
       The “Vaulties” will be sharing insight on how insider information gives your students the competitive edge not
       only in the job hunt but also in the areas of transferring (for two-year schools) and seeking out the ideal
       graduate program.

       Three Related Topics                                                                              Thomasson - #13
       Erik Mulloy, CSO Research, Inc.
       Target Audience – All Members
       Mr. Mulloy will address three related topics during his presentation. First, he will give a brief overview of CSO's
       flagship career services system, Interfase. In use at more than 250 universities and colleges in North America,
       Interfase provides for all career services office management functions without ANY advertising or marketing to
       the schools' students or employers. Next, Erik will discuss forming career services consortiums with zero-cost
       tools which band groups of career services offices together for common employers. Finally, Erik will
       demonstrate CSO's latest system, Folio21, an electronic portfolio management system for students. Folio21
       gives each student the ability to craft unique, managed ePortfolios for employment and academic purposes.

       How Can CCN be Central for You?                                                                  Wylie - #14
       Donna Brumfield, College Central Network
       Target Audience – All Members
       “How Can CCN be Central for you?” Take an in-depth look at how College Central Network can be your
       central office management system for managing students and alumni, resumes, employers and jobs, mentors,
       student job placement records, job fairs, and student surveys. Hear about our new resource, the College
       Student Assessment which helps students discover how their thinking preferences impact their career choice.
       Learn how other colleges have made the system the Central part of their career center.

7:00 p.m.                          Banquet                                                              Grand Ballroom



Friday, June 30, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.             Continental Breakfast/Closing Keynote Speaker                         Plaza Ballroom

       How to Take Your Life and Career Up a Notch
       Chip Madera
       So you’re rising to the top of your career. You’ve played by the rules, advanced your education, and now it
       feels like your career has hit a plateau. Is your climb to the top limited or is your career ladder just leaning
       against the wrong building? Everyone can take their career up a notch by focusing their attention on some
       strategic personal development planning (SPDP). During this session, Chip will share two mandatory
       ingredients that will give your life and career a jumpstart and catapult you to the top. You’ll walk away from this
       session knowing your passion, your personal purpose and mission, and strategies for overcoming limitations
       and obstacles on your road to achieving your potential. This session is a must for senior leaders as well as
       budding professionals who want to experience the height of their professional potential.

       During this session Chip will help you explore the following:
               How to redefine, redesign and realign your life for personal and professional success
               Your personal passions and how to pursue them on a daily basis
               Create a personal mission/vision statement
               Explore your personal chasm of regret (unexplored regions of your career potential) and strategies to
                close the gap, the keys to mapping out your journey toward success
               And much, much more.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Conference 2007 Planning Meeting                              Lassing/Miller - #6 & 7



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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker – Kelley Cornish
Wednesday, June 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Plaza Ballroom
Dynamics of the Multigenerational Workplace

                             Kelley F. Cornish, is a human resource expert with a focus on
                             diversity. The founder of Avery & Associates, an employee
                             development and diversity focus driven company, Kelley has
                             developed a wealth of knowledge and experience with organizations
                             in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.
                             Trained by the National Multicultural Institute located in Washington,
                             D.C., Kelley most recently joined the staff of the Children’s Hospital of
                             Philadelphia as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
                             Kelley has facilitated diversity seminars and created a multitude of
                             training programs on leadership, team-building, conflict management,
                             and communication all with a focus on diversity in the corporate, non-
                             profit, education and government areas. To her credit, Kelley Cornish
                             was the first woman and youngest person to serve as an executive
director of a U.S. Department of Commerce-funded Minority Business Development Center in
Augusta, GA. Kelley holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of South
Carolina, a Master’s of Art in Human Resource Management from Webster University and is
currently working toward becoming a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional at Cornell University.




Closing Keynote Speaker – Chip Madera
Friday, June 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the Plaza Ballroom
How to Take Your Life and Career Up a Notch

                            Chip Madera is an expert professional speaker and leadership/team
                            development authority, who empowers audiences with humorous, yet
                            high content strategies for business and personal success. “The Bald
                            Guy” presents over 100 programs per year in Canada, Australia,
                            Europe and throughout the U.S. Some of his clients include: The Mayo
                            Clinic, Verizon, Disney, AT&T, GE Capital, and Gatorade, just to name
                            a few. He possesses an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a
                            Master’s in HR and Organizational Development. He is a Motivation
                            and Performance Strategist with over 13 years experience helping
                            leaders from every type of industry enhance performance and create
                            an environment that delights their customers. Chip develops radical
                            leaders equipped for radical change!




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Presenters
Andrea Alfano
Webber International University
       Andrea is the Director of Career Services at Webber International University, a business college in Babson
       Park, which is located in Central Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University
       and her Master of Education from the University of South Florida. Andrea has worked in the Career Centers
       of Eckerd College and Florida State University. Before moving into higher education, Andrea was a recruiter
       for a staffing firm in Tampa.

James Barricelli
Florida State University
         James Barricelli is the Assistant Director for Career Placement Services at Florida State University. He
         received his bachelor's degree in History/Liberal Studies from Utica College of Syracuse University and his
         master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Over this past
         year, James served as the lead fundraiser for FCPA's President's Council.

Victoria La Placa-Basnett
Santa Fe Community College
         Victoria La Placa-Basnett holds a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of
         Science in recreation from the University of North Florida. In addition she has an Associate of Arts degree from
         Santa Fe Community College. She has over 30 years experience in post-secondary education in academic,
         administrative, and student affairs with university and community colleges and six years experience in
         international education. She holds memberships in American Association of College Registrar and Admissions
         Officers, FAIE, FCPA, NAFSA, Florida Consortium of International Educators, and Florida Association of
         Community Colleges. She has taught academic classes in College Success, Career Development and has
         been a guest lecturer. Victoria conducted workshops on cross-cultural communication, diversity, MBTI, and
         Stress Management. She is certified in Myers-Brigg Type Indicator and has held positions as Coordinator,
         Counselor, and Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Mark Boulware
U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence
Florida International University, Miami, Florida
         Before taking up duties as the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence at Florida International
         University, Mark Boulware was assigned as U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from October 2001
         to July 2004. Prior to that posting, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in San Salvador,
         El Salvador. Earlier overseas postings were in Yaoundé, Cameroon; Bamako, Mali; Gaborone, Botswana;
         Banjul, The Gambia; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Maracaibo, Venezuela; and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Arthur R. “Randy” Brown, Jr.
Jackson Lewis LLP
        Randy Brown is Of Counsel in the Orlando office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree
        from the University of Miami, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College School of Law. Mr.
        Brown is a Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. His practice involves all areas related to
        labor and employment, including litigating disputes before state and federal courts and administrative
        agencies, preventive counseling, staff training, employment policies and procedures, grievances, labor
        negotiations, union organizing, arbitrations, decertification petitions, unfair labor practice charges, and strike
        preparations in both the public and private sectors. He also handles administrative proceedings before the
        National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Florida Commission on Human
        Relations, Department of Administrative Hearings, Public Employment Relations Commission, and
        Unemployment Compensation Appeals. He has handled a wide variety of labor and employment law cases,
        including those involving race, age, disability, religion, national origin, gender, and pregnancy discrimination
        and retaliation, sexual harassment, wage-and-hour disputes, employee benefits, non-compete agreements,
        employee handbooks, hiring and firing practices, and Internet usage. Mr. Brown is a member of the Labor and
        Employment section of The Florida Bar. He has been a member of the Society for Human Resource
        Management, Lake Sumter Society for Human Resource Management, the Leesburg Area Chamber of
        Commerce, and the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Brown has presented seminars on
        numerous employment topics to employers, human resource professionals, attorneys, and other groups
        throughout Florida.




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Donna Brumfield
College Central Network
        Donna Brumfield has 15 years experience in career services. She was the Director of Career Planning and
        Cooperative Education at Thomas More College (Kentucky) for 12 years, and prior to that she was the Co-op
        and JLD Coordinator at Florida Institute of Technology. Donna became a College Relations Manager with
        College Central Network in January of 2002. Donna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Education
        from Marshall University (West Virginia) and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management
        from Florida Institute of Technology.

Kelly Cleary
Stetson University
         Kelly Cleary, Director of Career Services at Stetson, has over eight years of experience in career development
         and student affairs. She has worked as an advisor with student-athletes at George Washington University; a
         career counselor at the University of Iowa Career Center; a trainer for the Department of State's Walsh Visa
         program (Irish Peace Process Cultural & Training Program) in Belfast and Washington, DC; and as a
         Transition Specialist at Valencia Community College in Orlando. She arrived at Stetson in September 2004 in
         the role of Assistant Director and was promoted to Director in June 2005. She has a B.A. in English from Wake
         Forest University and an M.A. in Community Counseling from George Washington University. She is originally
         from Dallas, PA.

Jane Colson
Eckerd College
        Jane Colson is currently the Acting Director for Career Resources at Eckerd College. She received her
        bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Eckerd College and is working on her Master of Education
        degree from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. She has been at Eckerd College for 16 years in
        the Alumni and Annual Fund Office, Administrative Assistant to the VP of Development, then the
        Administrative Assistant to the President. She has worked in Career Resources for seven years. Jane has
        volunteered at local agencies including Guardian ad Litem, Meals-on-Wheels, and Pinellas Association for
        Retarded Children (PARC). Other committees she has served on include the Madeira Beach Planning
        Commission, Crystal Island Bridge Committee, and the Recreation Committee. National and state
        organizations include Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium (CCFCC) as the Facilitator; Southeastern
        Association of Colleges and Employers (SACE); Florida Career Professionals Association (FCPA) as the
        Program Chair for second year in a row; and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). On
               st
        April 1 she received the Soroptimist International Award in Education for Women Helping Women.

Meg Manning-Combs
The University of Tampa
        Meg Manning-Combs, Assistant Director of Academic Advising at The University of Tampa, began her career
        as an event planner for the American Heart Association. Meg left the Heart Association to pursue a master's
        degree in counselor education from the University of Central Florida. She has served as the Coordinator of
        Greek Life at Texas A&M University and Assistant Dean of Students at The University of Florida. Meg has
        been a diversity facilitator for CAMPUSPEAK, served as a keynote speaker at various leadership conferences,
        and helped co-author a chapter on fraternity and sorority advising. However, her proudest accomplishment is
        her one-year-old daughter, Caitlin Mattingly-Combs.

Kathy Davanzo, SPHR
President of Pelorus Leadership Group & HR Florida Workforce Readiness Chair
        Kathy Davanzo, SPHR, President & Senior Consultant of the Pelorus Leadership Group, Inc. is a trainer and
        HR Consultant with over twenty five years of Human Resources management and leadership in university,
        corporate, and nonprofit environments. Kathy is a training designer and facilitator who focuses on helping
        organizations, teams, and individuals improve their communication and performance. Pelorus Leadership
        Group, Inc. tailors its training programs to the goals and culture of the client organization. Kathy holds a
        bachelor's degree in English and Communication Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a
        master's degree in Education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Kathy is a national
        member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and
        Development and a local member of the SR HRD Forum - Suncoast, Suncoast Human Resources
        Management Association and ASTD of the Suncoast. Kathy serves as the 2005-2006 HR Florida Workforce
        Readiness Chair and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management’s Volunteer Disaster
        Response Panel.




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Dana DellaCamera
Florida International University
         Dana DellaCamera holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a master's degree in Management and
         Human Resources from Florida International University (FIU). She is currently a Career Counselor in charge of
         Marketing and Outreach for the FIU Career Services Office. At the 2005 SACE Conference, she presented on
         a panel discussion titled "It takes Two to Tango: Bringing Student Organizations and Career Services
         Together." She looks forward to presenting with Mark Boulware (U.S. State Department) and John Ebsworth-
         Mojica (USDA) at the FCPA Conference.

Jennifer Duke
Florida State University
         Jennifer Duke is a current graduate student in Higher Education at the Florida State University. She received
         her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi. Over the past
         year she has served as the graduate assistant for Career Placement Services at the Florida State University
         Career Center.

John P. Ebsworth-Mojica
USDA/Hispanic-Serving Institutions
        John was born in London, U.K. where his mother was pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science. John
        graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in San German with a Bachelor’s in Business
        Administration with a concentration in Marketing and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts,
        Amherst. John worked for four years in sales, production, and management for a Digital Printing Company in
        Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, during and after completing his bachelor’s degree. To pursue graduate studies, John
        moved to Amherst, Massachusetts and worked for the University of Massachusetts. During his five-year
        tenure, he served as an Admission Counselor, Special Liaison for the Hispanic Collegiate Program, Outreach
        Coordinator, and later as Director of Educational Talent Search Programs (Federal TRIO Programs Grants
        from the U.S. Dept. of Education). While at UMass, he was committed to the dissemination of the benefits of
        Higher Education for the Hispanic populations in New England. For the past year and a half, he has served as
        the Agricultural Liaison Officer for HSIs in the Florida and Puerto Rico region, establishing strategic linkages
        between the region’s Hispanic Serving Institutions of Higher Education and USDA agencies. John and his wife,
        Gloried, have been married for five years and have a 5-year old daughter, named Anabela and a 7-month old
        son, named Peter.

Christian Garcia
University of Miami
        Christian is the Associate Director for Employer Relations at the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center.
        He has been in that role for five years and oversees on-campus recruiting, internships, and career events, as
        well as traveling throughout the country encouraging organizations to recruit at UM. Christian earned a Master
        of Science in Higher Education from The Florida State University and has previous experience in new student
        orientation and student activities.

Bruce Gordon
Santa Fe Community College
        Bruce Gordon is the Career and Job Placement Coordinator at Santa Fe Community College. He teaches
        computer and career classes and has presented many times at FCPA conferences. He is an active member of
        the Community College and Technical Schools Consortium. One of his most notable FCPA accomplishment is
        designing this year’s attractive conference reminder postcard.

Berni Hebrock
Lake-Sumter Community College
        Berni Hebrock, Coordinator of Cooperative Education and Job Placement at Lake-Sumter Community College,
        has managed the college’s Career Center for eight years. As of July 1, 2006, new duties include coordinating
        the college’s workforce readiness program which she will design and implement. Berni is also active with the
        Lake-Sumter Society for HR Management where she serves as the current President and has served as the
        Chair of Education and Workforce Readiness. She remains active in the chapter’s workforce readiness
        activities and serves on the HR Florida State Council. Berni holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Ohio
        State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Toledo.




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Erik Mulloy
CSO Research, Inc.
        In 2001, identifying a need in the market for a systems provider that not only focused on effective career
        services automation but also the priorities and needs of career services and student employee professionals,
        Erik founded CSO Research. A powerful combination of career services experts, top-notch developers and
        technical business consultants, CSO has become a leading provider of "next generation" automated Career
        Center solutions. Prior to CSO, Erik served as founder and president of Academic Software from 1987 until
        1999, providing career services automation to over 650 universities worldwide.

Melissa Merida
Vault.com
        Melissa Mérida is a Senior Account Executive in Enterprise Licensing, and has been at Vault for two years.
        Melissa has had the pleasure of helping connect many Florida schools with their own version of Vault’s
        critically-acclaimed Online Career Library since last year’s FCPA conference and is excited to be back in the
        “Sunshine State”.

Christen Perry
Florida State University
         Christen Perry is the Assistant Director for Career Placement Services at Florida State University's Career
         Center. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating the fall and spring Seminole Futures Career
         Exposition, Graduate and Professional School Expo and Health and Social Services Expo. She also serves as
         the liaison for the Colleges of Human Sciences and Social Work. Christen received her bachelor's degree in
         Psychology from Troy University. In April 2003 she received her master's degree in Higher Education
         Administration from FSU. Before coming to the Career Center in June 2005, she spent two years as an
         academic advisor for FSU's Advising First program.

John Porter
Perfect Interview
         John Porter is the president and founder of Perfect Interview LLC and the creator of the Perfect Interview
         software program. He has over 20 years of experience in developing innovative automated human resources
         solutions for business, government, and education.

Lindsey Pugh
Florida State University
         Lindsey Pugh is the Assistant Director for Career Placement Services at Florida State University's Career
         Center. She serves as the liaison to engineering students and operates the Career Placement Satellite Office
         at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Before coming to FSU's Career Center last July, Lindsey received
         her master's degree in Counseling and Educational Development from The University of North Carolina at
         Greensboro and her bachelor's degree in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia.

Alicia Rodriguez
University of Miami
         Ali is the Associate Director for Career Development at the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center. She
         oversees career advising, program development, assessments, and outreach. She has worked in career
         services for six years and has also worked in Academic Advising and Residence Life. Ali earned a Master of
         Education from the University of Florida in 1995.

Raymond Rogers
Rollins College
         Ray is the Director of Career Services at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and has worked in the Career
         Services office for the past eight years. He has also worked in student activities, residential life and Greek
         advising. He has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Midwestern State University in
         Wichita Falls, Texas followed by a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Central
         Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri and a Master of Human Resources from Rollins College.
         Ray has been an active member of FCPA sine 1998 and has served on the Board since 2002.

Brad Taylor
Target Corporate
        Brad Taylor is a Group Campus Recruiter for Target Corporation. He is responsible for executive staffing,
        internship programs, recruiter training, and marketing campaigns for campus recruiting operations in Florida.
        He began his career with Target in 2005 and oversees the staffing for over 100 stores. Brad graduated from
        Southern Illinois University with his bachelor’s in Communication. Currently, he is pursuing his Master of
        Human Resources from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining Target he was in campus recruiting for Disney
        Worldwide Services. Brad is a member of FCPA, SACE, NACE, and SHRM. During his time with Target, he
        has been named Employer of the Year at University of Miami and University of West Florida.



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Jose Toscaro
Florida International University
         Jose Toscano is Assistant Director of the College of Business in Career Services at Florida International
         University. He assists students with career development and career transition issues and is the team leader
         for the Career Services Employment Development Team. Jose holds a master’s degree from Florida
         International University. His interests include examining student retention and commercialization in university
         settings.

Rex Trewin
MonsterTRAK
       Rex Trewin earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Economics and Political Science and a
       master’s from Indiana in West European Studies. He completed his master’s thesis work at Erasmus
       University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in Retraining Downsized Employees and preparing them through
       Community and Government efforts into their own businesses. He then went on to work with people with
       disabilities in creating employment opportunities.

         Rex began his professional career working with college students and employers in 1994 at Southern Illinois
         University in Edwardsville as their Job Developer for Cooperative Education. He then left to create an
         Employer Relations Team at Emory University in Atlanta. After several years on the college side, he left to
         assist Georgia-Pacific Corporation develop new college recruiting programs. Since August 2000, he has been
         a Business Development Manager for MonsterTRAK where he continues to work with both employers and
         Career Centers to leverage technology in improving their services.

Dottie Washington
University of South Florida
        Dottie is a Career Specialist within the Career Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and
        has worked in the Career Center for the past eight years. She has also worked in admissions and student
        activities. Dottie is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Speech Communication. In
        her role as "career coach," Dottie helps individuals plan, refine and implement personal career goals and job
        search strategies by conducting one-on-one, job search coaching appointments. She has worked with WFLA-
        TV, Channel 8 NBC Proper Protocol expert, Kim Goddard, in assisting students in understanding proper
        "business dining etiquette." She has collaborated with WTVT-TV, Fox 13's Nancy Alexander in demonstrating
        for students the "dos and don'ts of dressing for success". And she has appeared on the WTSP-TV, Channel
        10 CBS Help Line as a "job search" expert, assisting the Tampa Bay community with unemployment issues.
        Within the USF Career Center, Dottie chaired the Marketing and Promotions Workgroup. This team
        established the theme, color and print style that served to "brand" all print and promotional materials
        distributed by the Career Center. Additionally, this team, guided by Dottie's leadership, worked with the entire
        Career Center staff to create fun, exciting events and promotional activities designed to encourage faculty,
        staff, employers, students and alumni to take full advantage of Career Center services.

Eric Waters
Vault.com
        Eric Waters is a Manager in the Enterprise Licensing Department at Vault. He specializes in the Vault Online
        Career Library, which is an online career information resource. He works primarily with career services
        professionals and librarians at colleges and universities.




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Exhibitors
Career Liftoff
James W. Lewis
www.careerliftoff.com
      The Career Liftoff Interest Inventory (CLII) is a new, online state-of-the-art tool that assesses the
      interests of individuals and compares them to the interest profiles of various career fields. Scores
      are provided on the six RIASEC occupational themes defined in John L. Holland's Theory of
      Careers. The award-winning CLII has been well received by colleges and universities throughout
      the country.


CareerSearch Information Technologies
Jake Burke
Jeremy Greenberg
www.careersearch.net

      CareerSearch is a web-accessed database of company information that allows users to search
      through over three million companies across hundreds of industries worldwide.



College Central Network
Donna Brumfield
www.collegecentral.com

      College Central Network is a leading provider of web-based office management systems for small-
      to-mid-sized colleges and community colleges. Our Career Services Central software suite enables
      the college career center to manage resumes, job postings, and reporting needs. Career centers
      can choose from our different modules to create a management solution that best meets their
      needs. Today, nearly 350 colleges and universities use College Central Network to power their
      offices. Additionally, over 800 schools have been associated with our consortium, virtual job fair,
      and live event packages.


Considering Your Career, Inc.
Trisha Davis
Karla Davis
www.consideringyourcareer.com

      Considering Your Career, Inc. produces career videos for high school and college students to help
      them in the career decision-making process. The company focuses on the good, bad, and exciting
      aspects of many career fields.




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CSO Research, Inc.
Erik Mulloy
Nancy Benedict
www.csoresearch.com

      As a leader in the field of career services automation, CSO Research focuses on delivering
      advanced solutions that enable career services offices to easily run full-time employment,
      internships/cooperative education, student employment, volunteer service learning, federal work-
      study, alumni employment and more from one web-based system. CSO is deeply committed to its
      academic clients, which is why CSO never charges employer or student fees. CSO develops a
      personal, first-name relationship with each and every client and is proud of the reputation it has
      earned for sterling service. As a result CSO has achieved a client roster of nearly 300 schools in
      less than four years.



MonsterTRAK
Rex Trewin
Tracy Johnston
www.monster.com
      A division of Monster, MonsterTRAK is a comprehensive website that features products, services
      and online resources to help career centers successfully connect with students and employers.
      MonsterTRAK offers targeted employment listings to over fifteen million students and alumni
      nationwide. In addition, MonsterTRAK provides essential career-guidance and hiring tools, job
      search tips, salary expectations and alumni network references. With its flexible programs, user-
      friendly applications and renowned customer service, MonsterTRAK is available at more than 3,100
      college and university career centers, MBA programs and alumni associations. For more
      information about MonsterTRAK, please log onto www.monstertrak.com or call (888) 562-8725.
      Email inquiries may be sent to: college.monstertrak@monster.com.



Perfect Interview
John Porter
Kari Hasse
www.perfectinterview.com

      Perfect Interview™ is an interactive, multimedia, interview skills development tool that students can
      use to practice and develop their job interviewing skills.


Vault.com
Melissa Merida
Eric Waters
www.vault.com

      Vault’s customizable Online Career Libraries give students 24/7 access to the “inside scoop” on
      today’s challenging job market via downloadable guides, company surveys and much more!




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FCPA Student Awards
Two-Year College/Technical Center Experiential Education Student of the Year
Christina Kaliher
Manateee Community College
       Christina Kaliher is completing her Associate of Arts degree at Manatee Community College and plans to
       pursue a B.A. in Journalism when she enrolls at the University of Florida this fall. Christina interned at the
       North Port Sun, a daily community newspaper published by the Sun-Herald. She started her internship as an
       unpublished writer working two days a week at the newspaper, spending most of her time working on projects
       assigned by the editor. Her days were spent calling sources, setting up interviews, conducting interviews, and
       doing research. Christina also spent time using Quark layout software and helped to compile and design the
       paper’s Random Page, which showcases pictures and interesting facts for local teens. Christina now has over
       twenty published articles including front page story, “Venice Campus to Get a New Look” in which she was
       able to interview the CEO of MCC’s Venice campus along with others to get facts and opinions about the $3.4
       million renovation project. Christina’s internship has greatly impacted her future plans. The experience has
       given her new options to consider in the world of journalism.

       At Manatee Community College, Christina took on the leadership role as Venice Bureau Chief of the student
       newspaper, Veritas. She is also a Phi Theta Kappa member, on the National Dean’s List, and is a recipient of
       the Bright Futures Merit Scholarship. According to her Mass Communications instructor, Theresa Hounsell,
       Christina is “an excellent student, a talented aspiring journalist, and a delightful young woman.” Christina was
       nominated by Wanda Kenney, Career Advisor on the Venice campus of MCC.

Cooperative Education Student of the Year
Kara Schmitt
Florida Institute of Technology
       The Co-op Student of the Year Award for 2006 goes to a Florida Institute of Technology physics major, Kara
       Schmitt. Kara, a senior, completed two back-to-back assignments as an Orbiter Structures Engineering Co-op
       with United Space Alliance at Kennedy Space Center. Her role was to research, analyze, and resolve
       anomalies of the structural components on the Orbiter. Kara states she was most impressed with the level of
       teamwork and community within USA and KSC in preparing the orbiter for flight. Kara has also experienced
       real world impacts of physics in her volunteer work with FIT’s Geophysics Lab where her team discovered that
       lightening emits high energy x-rays and gamma rays.

       In her spare time Kara has pursued volunteer opportunities with the National Center for Small Business annual
       conference as well as other civic and community organizations while maintaining a 3.1 GPA. Kara states “I
       know that because of my co-op experience, I have the opportunity to be a long term contributor to those
       launches that I used to watch from my backyard as a child."


Four-Year College Experiential Student of the Year
Jenna Landis
Florida Institute of Technology
       Jenna Landis graduated this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Florida
       Institute of Technology. While attending FIT, Jenna was an active leader in the American Society of Civil
       Engineers (ASCE) student chapter and served as the Student Chair of the Cape Canaveral chapter of the
       ASCE. She was also involved in numerous campus activities including several honor societies.

       Jenna looks forward to starting her career in the field of engineering design and truly values the technical
       experience she has gained from her work as an intern with PBS&J Engineering. Jenna worked for PBS&J
       throughout her entire college experience. She started in primarily a clerical role but after only a few months
       began taking on more challenging duties such as technical writing, drafting, and design calculations. Jenna’s
       supervisor noted that her positive attitude, work ethic and contributions to PBS&J have far exceeded his
       expectations for any intern: “Jenna has the character and skills of an experienced engineer and exhibits the
       technical wherewithal and leadership capabilities to ensure a long and successful career in the engineering
       industry.”



                                        Congratulations!
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Conference Committees
PROGRAMS/SPEAKERS/AV               PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL                RECREATION/DECORATIONS

Jane Colson - Chair                James Barricelli                   Michelle Ohayon - Chair
Eckerd College                     Florida State University           Nicole Pohlers
                                                                      Jolin Mazias
Sheila Hood                        MARKETING                          Jacqueline Dawson
The University of Tampa                                               Kristy Dascoli
                                   Bruce Gordon                       Selena Pinero
Berni Hebrock                      Santa Fe Community College         Nova Southeastern University
Lake-Sumter Community College
                                   Tracy Joinson                      AWARDS
Nancy Tormeno                      Palm Beach Community College
Enterprise Rent-A-Car                                                 Gail Agor (door prizes)
                                   EXHIBITORS & RESOURCES             Seminole Community College
Sheila McCants
Manatee Community College          Jan McKenna – Exhibitors           DOOR PRIZES
                                   Linda Gardner
Amanda Kurulak                     Florida Metropolitan University    Carolyn Soling (photography)
Manatee Community College          Online                             Vector Marketing

Tara Blythe (photography)          Pat Sullivan – Resources           Jennifer Brooks
Levitt Corporation                 Giselle Moratin                    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
                                   Kathaleen Emery
REGISTRATION                       Shelly Davis                       PHOTOGRAPHY
                                   DeVry University
Andrea Alfano - Chair                                                 Jennifer Browning
Webber International College       Sean Rego – Resources              Rollins College
                                   Highlands County District Office
Brookes Hoffmann                                                      Jo Cardin
SunTrust Bank                      NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION             Florida Atlantic University

Christen Perry                     Matt Cardin                        EVALUATIONS
Florida State University           Florida Atlantic University
                                                                      Gail Tomei
Dana DellaCamera                   FOOD/BEVERAGES                     Palm Beach Community College
Florida International University
                                   Elaine Smith                       Pat Sullivan (resources)
                                   Manatee Community College          DeVry University

                                   Wanda Kenney (photography)
                                   Manatee Community College




                           A Huge Thank You to All
                             Committee Members!


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2005-2006 FCPA Board Members
President                           Employer Representative
Mike Tooke                          Ruby Villanueva
University of South Florida         United States Secret Service
(813) 974-4306                      (305) 863-5264
mtooke@admin.usf.edu                rvillanueva@usss.treas.gov

Vice President                      Member-at-Large (Employer)
Dee Dee Gatch                       Andrea Koegel
Manatee Community College           Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(941) 752-5337                      (407) 670-1733 ext. 253
gatchd@mccfl.edu                    Andrea.d.koegel@erac.com

Secretary                           Member-at-Large (School)
Dona Gaynor                         Matthew Cardin
Florida Institute of Technology     Florida Atlantic University
(321) 674-8102                      (561) 297-3534
dgaynor@fit.edu                     mcardin@fau.edu

Treasurer                           Membership Representative
Jeff Garis                          Delores Dean
Florida State University            Florida A&M University
(850) 680-9771                      (850) 599-8514
jgaris@admin.fsu.edu                delores.dean@famu.edu

Past President                      Co-op Representative
Christy King                        Jackie Herold
Seminole Community College          University of Central Florida
(407) 328-2103                      (407) 823-2667
kingck@scc-fl.edu                   jherold@mail.ucf.edu

Career Services Representative      Community College Representative
Andrea Alfano                       Laurie Ragsdale
Webber International University     Hillsborough Community College
(863) 638-2936                      (813) 253-7309
andrea@webbercareers.com            ragsdale@hccfl.edu

Information Manager
Raymond Rogers
Rollins College
(407) 646-2195
rrogers@rollins.edu




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Associations of Interest
                                   FLORIDA ASSOCIATIONS

Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium (CCFCC)
http://www.ccfcc.com
      The Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium is an association of 12 private educational institutions from
      the Central Florida area. Founded in 1994, the Consortium’s purpose is to share resources to benefit its
      students and employers. All CCFCC schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
      Schools (SACS) and members of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF).

Florida Career Centers (FCC)
http://www.fiu.edu/~fcc/registration.htm
      The FCC is an ad hoc group of Career Services Directors from all 10 Florida Public Universities (formerly the
      SUS). The group meets 3-4 times a year, throughout the State, and the major employers in Florida usually
      host the meetings in coordination with one of the universities. The FCC also sponsors an annual statewide job
      fair usually scheduled in May.

Florida Career Development Association (FCDA)
http://www.floridacareer.org
      The Florida Career Development Association seeks to promote an understanding of the career development
      process across the lifespan by enabling individuals to better understand themselves and their options and to
      employ effective decision making strategies. The vision of FCDA shall be to include in the career-
      developmental process the promotion of partnership activities between education, business, and industry.

Florida’s Community College and Technical Center Career Consortium
hebrockb@lscc.edu or bruce.gordon@santafe.cc.fl.us
      In 1998, the Community Colleges and Technical Centers of Florida came together to establish its own
      consortium. The goals of this association include:
              Sharing resources to benefit its members, students, and employers
              Developing strategies to address the unique concerns and issues facing the delivery of career
               development services in a community college and/or technical center environment
              Providing a stronger and unified voice within FCPA
      Currently, the membership includes 81 representatives from many of Florida’s community colleges and
      technical centers. The consortium meets four times a year, fall, winter, spring and at the FCPA conference
      during the summer.

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF)
http://www.icuf.org
      The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of 28 private, educational
      institutions. These colleges and universities award 27 percent of Florida’s bachelor’s degrees and one-third of
      all degrees. ICUF member institutions are non-profit, Florida-based, and (like Florida’s public universities and
      community colleges) accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). They serve more
      than 120,000 students at 174 sites around Florida. They offer bachelor degree opportunities on 18 community
      college campuses. Their enrollments vary from less than 100 to more than 22,000 students. Their average
      class has 19 students.

South Florida Career Consortium (SFCC)
      The South Florida Career Consortium of Private Universities (SFCC) was founded in 1996 to create an
      alliance among employers, students, and alumni fostering:
               Cooperative programming of career events
               Mutual sharing of resources
               Exchange of ideas and experience in the field of career services
               Continual education regarding trends and information about the world of work
               University members are SACS accredited and located in the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward
                and the Palm Beaches. The SFCC has been successful in attracting regional, national, and
                international employers to our Career Expos.



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                                 REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers (SACE)
http://www.sace.net
      The Southeastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Inc. (SACE) is a 600+ member organization of
      human resources, college relations, and career service professionals. Its mission is to provide professional
      development, to promote personal and ethical standards, and to foster relationships among employment and
      career services professionals. Membership is composed of colleges and universities around the country and
      government agencies. SACE provides on-going training and career enhancement through a variety of sources,
      including workshops, newsletters, awards, networking opportunities and more.

Southeastern Federal Recruiting Council (SEFRC)
http://www.sefrc.org
      SEFRC provides excellent programs and abundant networking opportunities for attendees to its
      annual conference. The conference is in Savannah, Georgia at the Hyatt. It is always the third week
      in July.



                                 NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA)
http://www.ceiainc.org
      For forty years, the Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Inc. has provided professional services to
      its members who work in cooperative education and internship programs in colleges, universities, and
      business/industry. With a commitment to quality, high standards and customer satisfaction, the Cooperative
      Education & Internship Association, Inc. is dedicated to:
                        promoting cooperative education and internships as premier models of work-integrated
                         learning
                        providing professionals with opportunities to enhance skills
                        offering state-of-the-art resources and information
                        advancing the field through research and programs.


National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
http://www.naceweb.org
      Founded in 1956, NACE represents the interests of more than 1,800 college career services offices at four-
      year, two-year, technical, and graduate schools, and more than 1,900 HR/staffing functions in business,
      industry, nonprofit organizations, and government. NACE provides research and information through ongoing
      employer and college surveys, quarterly surveys of starting salary offers to new college graduates, a quarterly
      journal, and a bi-weekly newsletter. NACE also prepares an annual forecast of hiring trends, tracks legal
      issues related to the employment process, and provides benchmark data on best practices.




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         Announcing
     FCPA Conference 2007
        June 27th - 29th



Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village
         Daytona Beach, Florida




           Mark your calendar!




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                  Renaissance Vinoy Maps




               FCPA Conference 2006
             Meeting and Banquet Rooms




Volleyball



                         LOBBY LEVEL




                     MEZZANINE/TERRACE



                     MEZZANINE LEVEL




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        FCPA Conference 2006
      Meeting and Banquet Rooms




                 PLAZA LEVEL




Plaza Ballroom               3 - Dann (Equipment Storage)
     8-A                     4 - Avery
     9-B                     5 - Chancellor
    10 - C                   6 - Lassing
    11 - D                   7 - Miller
                             13 -Thomasson
                             14 - Wylie




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