Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BMA-Milwaukee Event

Last night was one of the most informative nights I have had in a long time.  Words cannot describe how happy I am that I got to go to an event like this.  I learned so much about other people, but most importantly, learned so much about myself. 

My favorite part of the evening had to be the speed interviewing process.  I was so nervous! I had to keep telling myself that it was a learning experience only and these professionals are here to help me prepare for the real thing. After I opened up to the first lady I went to, everything seemed really laid back and less stressful.  I received great feedback and some much needed constructive criticism.

Another part of the night that was valuable was the social networking portion. I found it much more intriguing to listen to Tom Sanders, Haley Landsman, and Anthony Piwarun inform us on what they do when they are communicating through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other online blogs.  I liked it because they weren't preaching to us about what not to do; they focused more on what to do or how to do things.  They also talked to us about their personal experiences when communicating with professionals through the online world. They also shared their twitter handles with us!
Tom @stratocasting
Haley @haleylandsman
Anthony @apiwarun

Here are some great links that explain a little more of the event:
The event was held at Manpower, a company that helps people be successful. It is a beautiful building that was designed to be eco-friendly! Learn more about it here:


  1. I'm glad someone was as nervous as I was for the interviewing! The whole way there we were rehearsing what to say in the car! But overall I agree it was helpful and definitely shook out some nerves I had about interviewing with such highly regarded professionals!

  2. Nicole! I had so much fun riding with you guys and getting to know you all... but I saw that you said you were nervous during the speed interviewing process, and i was the opposite! I wasn't nervous when it came to talking to them and holding a conversation, but some of those questions were tricky lol. I also enjoyed the social media section as well.

  3. I enjoyed the social media portion as well. They gave awesome advice and I enjoy that they don't tell you to make your page G-rated. It's good to know we can be ourselves on our facebook, to an extent, and not lose and internship over it.

  4. It sounds like you had a great experience! I agree that it was very informative. I was also very nervous for the speed interviewing but the first woman I met with made me feel very comfortable and was so kind to me! By the way, I loved your comment as you were pulling into the parking garage "I am such a nervous reck when I drive!"