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Press Release  
Release Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:48 AM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Jo-Ann English
Office of University Communications
202.238.2330
jo-ann.english@howard.edu
Howard University Sponsors Wealth & Wellness Summit
 
Ford representative speaks to a Howard student about job opportunities during the 2009 Career Fair Summit

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2012) – National and local leaders will share strategies on career planning, student loan debt management, emotional health, and entrepreneurship during the inaugural Wealth & Wellness Summit for local college students on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Armour J. Blackburn Center on Howard’s campus.

The free event is open to the public and features dynamic panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and more to help students design and implement their own wealth and wellness action plans. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Howard University Center for Career Education, Development & Research (CEDAR) and KSG Strategic Consulting.

“The summit will acknowledge the intersection of wealth and health in everyday life,” says Kesi Stribling, chief executive officer and chief strategist of KSG Strategic Consulting. “Undergraduate and graduate students are taking on more responsibility and have stressors that, traditionally, college students have not encountered.”

Participation in the summit will give students a competitive edge in the workplace, according to Joan Browne, Ph.D., director of the CEDAR Center. “The Wealth and Wellness Summit will educate and motivate students to effectively manage their health, finances, career path and overall wellbeing, laying the foundation for making sound wealth and wellness life decisions, and giving them a competitive edge in the work world.”

Speakers for the summit include representatives from the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association; Dress for Success – Washington, D.C.; U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Walgreens; Center for Minority Business Development at Prince George’s County Community College; Optimal Living Magazine; Empowering Relationships, LLC; CommonHealth ACTION; Regret Free Life; noted psychiatrist Dr. Michael Torres; Young Invincibles; OneDiaspora Group; and The Training Source.

Schedule of Events
9:45 a.m.         Press interviews through 10 a.m. (Members of the press should email JPMcKoy@ksgsc.com to confirm coverage)
10:30 a.m.       Summit begins/Opening Plenary Session
11:45 a.m.       Breakout Sessions:

Track 1: Make Money, Keep Money
- Financial planning, student loans, debt reduction

Track 2: Career Preparation
- Resumes, interviews, social media usage, questions to ask before you accept the  
job

Track 3: Exploring Entrepreneurship
- Establishing your business, strategic and business planning, human resources/policies, tips to ensure your business success

Track 4: Physical Health & Safety
- Protecting yourself on and off campus, heart health, nutrition

Track 5: Emotional Health & Spirituality
- Stress reduction, getting control of your emotions, and confronting depression

Track 6: Relationships, Sexual Health, and Gender Roles
- Dating, maintaining healthy relationships, sexual health issues, and student resources on and off campus

1:45 p.m.         Networking Luncheon

2:30 p.m.         Closing Plenary: Develop and Implement Your Own Wealth & Wellness Plan

3:30 p.m.         Post-event press interviews until 4 p.m.

For more information about the Wealth & Wellness Summit, call 202-904-1380, email careerconnect@ksgsc.com, or visit www.ksgsc.com/careerconnect.html. Follow @CareerConnectDC on Twitter for the latest updates.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


   
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