2018 Chicago


Get ready to ignite your future at the 2018 Chicago LIT College Tour “The Ultimate Student Leadership Conference” hosted at UIC on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 5pm-9pm.

Connect with mentors, meet recruiters and network with like-minded student leaders from Chicagoland Universities and Colleges. There will be door prizes, FREE headshots, complimentary food and beverage, a DJ spinning in the LIT lounge to keep your energy levels high.

Our half-day leadership boot-camp offers rapid-fire learning, leadership development and transformational experiences via 3 learning tracks, keynotes, workshops and 20+ industry experts and emerging leaders from diverse industries including Entrepreneurship, STEM, Marketing, Media, Entertainment, Law, Finance and related fields.

Past speakers include representatives from Google, Facebook, NY Life, KPMG, IPG, NY Daily News, NBC, iHeart Radio, Atlantic Records, Sony Studios, ABC, NAHJ, Salesforce, Leo Burnett and Skechers, among others.

Program: (Subject to change)

4:30 p.m. Registration opens

5:00 p.m. Opening remarks
Gigi Alfonso, Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Campus, ADP

5:10 p.m. Opening keynote “Mastering Your First Impression”
Kevin Davenport, Founder & President, The Ideal Candidate

5:30 p.m. Panel 1 – All Things LIT (Leadership. Innovation. Transformation): The Journey from Student to Entrepreneur/Professional
Moderator: Enrique Rodriguez, Award-winning News Anchor & Reporter, Univision
Melissa Godinez, Recruiting Manager, Farmers Insurance
Troy McIntosh, Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Cellular
Melanie Munoz, Diversity Inclusion Consultant, The Kaleidoscope
Mallory Nichols, Campus Recruiter, Gartner (formerly CEB)

6:20 p.m. Panel 2 – Communications, Entertainment & Marketing: How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand
Moderator: Susana Song, Emmy award-winning Journalist
Elina Feldman, University Relations, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Brittney Diamond, Manager, Talent & Development, Vibes
Elizabeth Aguirre, Local Marketing Manager, MetroPCS
Tania Haigh, CEO, Magnolia Insights

7:10 p.m. Workshop – Sandee Kastrul, President & Cofounder, i.c. stars on “Launching & Funding Your Social Enterprise”

7:40 p.m. Closing remarks
Gigi Alfonso, Sr. Talent Acquisition Business Partner – Campus, ADP