Chicago IFT Student Night

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Student Night is an event every March where the Chicago IFT presents inspiration, ideas and resources for students.

Below is the 2017 Student Night program. You can register here or sponsor a student dinner here.

11:30 AM - Students arrive at Griffith Foods
1 Griffith Court
Alsip, IL  60803
Lunch is served
Plant tour and company overview
Speakers from the plant present to students

2:00 PM - Students depart to evening venue:
Waterford Banquet & Conference Center
933 S. Riverside Drive
Elmhurst, IL  60126

3:00 PM - "Interview Best Practice & Tips" presented by Medix
Anthony Hawrylicz and Brooke Binette

4:00 PM - Improv Workshop – “Core Improv Principles for Workplace Success" Led by Joe Farinella and Sean Price
These Chicago comedians will be running a fun and interactive workshop that will teach how improvisation skills can make you a better co-worker, better at job interviews or just be more present in daily interactions. They perform improv comedy all around Chicago and have all studied at renowned comedy institutions such as The Second City, IO Chicago and the Annoyance Theater.

5:00 PM - Social Hour

6:00 PM - Dinner & Presentation
Title: Better Brand, Better Opportunities: Next Level Strategies for Career Development
Speaker: JD Gershbein, CEO Owlish Communications


The 2016 Student Night showcased iconic Chicago pizza companies, renowned Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations, a premium consulting practice for the global food industry, touring companies like Power Packaging and a panel about navigating the job market in the digital age.

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