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Darla Moore School of Business

  • Conference: Dominion Energy Power Forward Program; Saturday, April 2, 2022; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; vitual

Conference

Register by Sunday, March 20

What is the 2022 Dominion Energy Power Forward Conference?

The Power Forward Conference is a free, one-day virtual event for all enrolled South Carolina high school students. At the event, students will have the opportunity to take part in live workshops with business leaders and Moore School faculty and staff.  Students will learn about financial literacy,  how to plan and apply for college, as well as take part in interactive sessions on a variety of business topics.

Added Benefit: Financial Aid Packages for College Enrollment 

Following the conference, attendees who apply and are accepted at the Darla Moore School of Business in 2023 will have exclusive access to financial aid opportunities.

  • How to plan for college in high school
  • How to apply to college
  • How to pay for college (financial aid)
  • How to choose a major in the business field
  • Darla Moore School of Business programs and majors
  • Exclusive tips on how to secure your spot at the nation's top-ranked international business school
  • Current college student Q&A panel
  • How to manage your social media presence with Dominion Energy
  • How to start a business before you turn 18 with Young CEOs and Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Turning your summer jobs and internships into professional experience
  • The business of e-sports
  • Student and career opportunities at Dominion Energy 
  • And more

Students will have the opportunity to hear from Eric Tatum, manager, federal energy solutions, at Dominion Energy. Tatum will share his journey from entry-level college intern to becoming one of Dominion Energy's most trusted leaders.

Time Event
10 -10:20 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Tiara Dungy, Director of Inclusive Engagement, Darla Moore School of Business
  • Peter Brews, Dean, Darla Moore School of Business

Ice Breaker and Energizer

10:20- 11 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

  • Eric Tatum, Manager Federal Energy Solutions, Dominion Energy
11- 11:30 a.m.

The Admissions Process at the University of South Carolina

  • UofSC Admissions

OR

Resume Tips From a Professional

  • Teddius Williams, CEO, TW Career Connections
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Options for Financing College

  • Ray Jones, Vice President of Loan Programs, SC Student Loans

OR

Build a Professional Social Media Presence NOW!

  • Dominion Energy Student Ambassadors Esha and Delaney
12 - 12:30 p.m.

The Business of E-Sports

  • Researcher and Teacher, UofSC Department of Sport and Entertainment Management

OR

An Artist's Take on the Power of Knowledge and Monetizing Creative Talent

  • Cedric Umoja, Local Artist
12:30 - 1 p.m.

Visit Booths / Scavenger Hunt / Kahoot

OR

Round Table With Umoja

  • Umoja, Local Artist
1 - 1:30 p.m.

College CEOs

  • Full Exposure SC

OR

High School CEOs

  • Young CEOs and Leaders of Tomorrow
1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

What We Wish We Knew Before Starting College

  • Darla Moore School of Business Students, Krystal Rodriguez, Anaury Rodriguez-Pena, Hugo Salazar, Todd Wittington
  • Moderated by Krystal Rodgriguez, MHR Candidate, Darla Moore School of Business
1:50 - 2 p.m.

Closing Activities

  • Tiara Dungy, Director of Inclusive Engagement, Darla Moore School of Business

FAQs

The conference is open to all enrolled South Carolina high school students.

The conference is free.

Students are encouraged to be online by 9:30 a.m. so that they have a chance to review the site before the event officially starts. 

All attendees will be entered in drawings to win gift cards. In addition, students who arrive on time and stay active during the conference will also be entered to win a basketball signed by UofSC championship coach Dawn Staley.

Email the Moore School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@moore.sc.edu.

 


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