American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success

American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success

Houston Baptist University Belin Chapel

This new lecture series founded by James Mable, Director of Career and Calling, brings intimate portraits of challenges and triumphs the invited speakers have endured while pursuing their American Dreams. American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success takes place in the fall and spring semesters and features alumni from Houston Baptist University as well as professionals from a variety of industries. Students and alumni as well as staff, faculty and the public are invited to attend this Lecture Series which is held in Belin Chapel. The series continues on the night of April 12, 2017 at 7:00pm with Debbie Scanlon of BKD National Financial Services Group. Scanlon has enjoyed a dynamically successful career in the accounting industry and will be sharing various aspects of her life and career path in an interview format led by James Mable. She also has advice for recent graduates and seasoned professionals. Below are just some of the themes and topics that will be touched upon during the interview with Scanlon: “Tell us about Yourself." What made growing up as Debbie Scanlon exceptional? In Debbie Scanlon’s opinion, what does it mean to be “called”? How has your faith influenced your career decisions and family life? What is it like to be a Partner at an Accounting Firm? What role does ethics play in the World of Accounting? What is your advice for aspiring men & women in business? Provide us an example of a teachable moment in your career. How has your career intersected with community service? In Debbie Scanlon’s opinion, what qualities does an exceptional resume possess? What is your best networking tip for career minded-individuals? Where do you stand with your American Dream? To learn more about American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success and to register online, please visit www.hbu.edu/americandream NOTE: Registering online automatically enters you into raffles and drawings for prizes and giveaways! There is no cost/fee to attend the lecture series. Questions about the lecture series can be directed to James Mable; jmable@hbu.edu
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