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Career Development Day (for Students)

Saturday, May 19
9:45 am  4:00 pm


Career Development Day is a unique day of programming at INTA’s Annual Meeting focused on practical job acquisition skills designed specifically for students. All students are encouraged to register for the Annual Meeting and join us for this special day of programming.


9:45 am–10:40 am

How to Create a Stronger Resume 
 

This experienced panel will provide resume tips on what to include and exclude from your resume as well as managing your online presence to help increase the odds of getting hired.

Moderator: 
Mat Kresz, DePaul University College of Law (United States) 

Speakers: 
Rita Kline, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino (United States) 
Silverio Sandate, Von Wobeser y Sierra (Mexico) 

10:45 am–11:30 pm

Networking 101 

Learn real-world tips to make connections and to leverage social networks both in-person and online. Begin your INTA Annual Meeting building new and lasting relationships.        
 
Moderator: 
•       Donald Rios, Texas Southern University (United States)

Speakers: 
Beatrice Martinet, Sideman & Bancroft LLP (United States)
Anthoula Pomrening, MBHB LLP (United States)
Wayne Piper, Musa & Balderamos (Belize)
Makalika Naholowaa, Microsoft (United States) 

11:30 am–12:15 pm

Lunch with Roundtable Discussions  


Enjoy a casual lunch with practitioners to apply lessons of the Networking 101 panel. 

12:20 pm–12:50 pm

Interview Skills Panel        

Learn how to respond to different questions an interviewer can ask. The discussion will also include etiquette tips for internships. 

Moderator:
•       Luiza Araripe, IBMEC (Brazil)  

Speakers:
Shabnam Malek, Brand & Branch (United States)
Eric Moran, MBHB LLP (United States) 
Juan Felipe Acosta, OlarteMoure (Colombia) 

  
12:55 pm–1:40 pm

Practical tips on Legal Administrative Matters 

Learn tips on administrative aspects such as billing and time entry as well as managing up and down law firm personalities.               
  
Moderator:
Jan Dohnal, Masaryk University (Czech Republic) 

Speakers: 
Nehal Madhani, Alt Legal (United States)
Kristen Poggensee, Accenture (United States)
Russ Jacobs, Starbucks (United States) 

1:45 pm–2:45 pm

Careers in Trademark Law 

In this interactive panel discussion, seasoned trademark professionals from different environments will share their personal journeys and offer advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law.               

Moderator: 
•       Alisha Myers, Gonzaga School of Law (United States)

Speakers: 
Steven Espenshade, Pirkey Barber (United States)
Barbarita Guzman, Markven (Venezuela)
Hannah Samendinger, Alt Legal (United States)
Theresa Conduah, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (United States) 
Mark Warnick, Amazon (United States)
Angela Wilson, USPTO (United States)
Daniel Brody, USPTO (United States)


3:00 pm–4:00 pm

Annual Meeting Registrant First-Time Orientation and Reception  
 
Learn from experienced Annual Meeting attendees about the many resources and opportunities for education and networking; also find out how to navigate the Exhibition Hall and make the best use of your time. Don’t miss out on this informative event and discover what’s new at this year’s Meeting. After you hear from experienced INTA attendees about how to maximize your time at the Meeting, stick around to network with other first-time attendees and get to know each other better. 
 
First-time attendees, young practitioners, and students, as well as new INTA members, will find this orientation essential to making the most of their first Annual Meeting and will have the opportunity to network at a reception after the session.          

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