Career Wave 2019

Saturday, February 23
Tulane Uptown Campus
9am – 5pm

Career Wave’s Signature Event is the anchor in series of events through which Tulane University students develop and strengthen important career planning skills, hear from some of the country’s most recognized and respected speakers, and participate in networking opportunities with several of Tulane’s most established alumni and parents for this all day career conference. We expect 1000+ students and 50+ speakers and panelists for this year’s conference.

Conference Schedule

9:00 am - Registration

9:30 am - Opening Remarks

Michael Fitts, Tulane University President

9:40 am - Keynote Speaker

Greg Giangrande, Global Media Executive

"The Effusively Positive, You Can Do This, There Is Nothing To Worry About Career Jam Keynote From The Expert!"

10:30 am - Cross-Industry Panels Round 1

Senior Executives

Leslie Cohen - VP Film Programming, HBO
Rob Friedsam - Partner, PJT Partners
David Meltzer - CEO & CoFounder, Sports1 Marketing
Nancy Newman -
SVP, Human Resources, MTV, VH1, CMT & Logo, Viacom
Randy Broz - Partner,
Angerolzer Broz Consulting
Jose Cil - CEO, Restaurant Brands International
Steve Elliott - VP Original Content Development, Comedy Central

Rising Stars

Juan Carlos Monterrey - Climate Change Specialist, Obama Foundation Scholar at the University of Chicago
Katie Lentz - Administrator Baseball Assistance Team, Major League Baseball
Audrey Preston - Equity Research Analyst, Credit Suisse
Michael Hochberg - Energy Markets, Strategy & Investments, PA Consulting
Isabella Jaye - Digital Media Manager, SpeakEasy Political
Callista Michael-Rill - Project Manager, Innovation, Nike

Future Executives

Paul Breslow - Innovation Director, EDF Innovation Lab
Karla Timmons - Marketing Insights Manager, Airbnb
Tobias Smith - Partner, Clark Hill PLC
Greg Brunswick - Senior Director, Operations and Creative Affairs, Warner Music/Ghostlight Records

11:30 am - Cross-Industry Panels Round 2

Senior Executives

Rising Stars

Future Executives

12:30 pm - Lunch

WSJ Picture Your Future from 12pm - 3pm in LBC. Have your professional headshot taken for free by activating your free WSJ subscription.

1:30 pm - Focused Career Conversations

Students will have the opportunity to network with and meet 1:1 with all of the conference panelists as well as local industry representatives and employers

3:00 pm - Breakout Sessions Round 1

Students will have the choice to attend one of the below industry-specific and/or topical breakout sessions (panelists for each section listed on Featured Speakers page)

The Importance and Incorporation of Diversity & Inclusion
Film & Television
Advanced Finance
Fundamentals of Finance
Healthcare
Government & Politics
Human Resources
Information Technology
Real Estate
Sports
Music

4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions Round 2

Students will have the choice to attend one of the below industry-specific and/or topical breakout sessions (panelists for each section listed on Featured Speakers page)

Careers in STEM
Careers in the Crescent City
Changemakers (NonProfits, NGOs)
Consulting

Law

Marketing & Communications

Women in Business
Startup/Venture/Entrepreneurship

Keynote Speaker

Gregory Giangrande

“The Effusively Positive, You Can Do This, There Is Nothing To Worry About Career Jam Keynote From The Expert!”

 

Gregory Giangrande is a transformative media executive who thrives at the intersection of human resources, communications, and culture change. A C-suite leader at iconic media brands, Gregory has an unparalleled record of aligning talent strategies with digital and business innovation. Hes built smart, leadingedge HR and PR/Communications teams. Hes partnered to lead large-scale strategic initiatives, and hes helped global media companies navigate years of business disruption.

Across his career from his days as a journalist through his rise to the upper echelons of Time Inc., News Corporation and Hearst Communications Gregory has successfully blended business improvement with creative innovation. Hes launched cuttingedge programs across the entire HR discipline, including talent acquisition, leadership development, benefits, compensation, data and analytics, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hes led digital transformation, inspired productivity through culture change, and empowered global teams aligned to common goals.

Gregory is a Tulane Parent and has a BA in Journalism and a MA in Communications from New York University, where he taught public speaking, conflict management, and gender and communication as an adjunct faculty member for 20 years. Gregory writes a weekly career advice column in the New York Post called Go To Greg and launched a related podcast on workplace and career issues called GotoGreg in 2018. He is a persuasive speaker on leadership, integrity and ethics, with frequent TV appearances and keynotes at national events. He is a member of the Paley Media Council.