CTE

BUSINESS, FINANCE, MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT

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Growth Opportunities Within Iowa Businesses

Learn about opportunities in Iowa that allow for vertical career growth. Students will understand what large organizations in Iowa are looking for in employees and important skills to ensure advancement opportunities.

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Game Plans that Matter: Strategic Marketing

What does it take to get your customers to listen? Industry experts will share successful target marketing strategies to attract the right customers connecting industry examples to business standard 10.1.2 and information solutions standards 8-2 and 8-3.6. Learn how target marketing strategically helps organizations reach customers by capitalizing on understanding your audience and basic design principles.

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Turn Your Pennies Into Benjamins

Want to invest but don’t don’t know how? Join in the conversation to learn the basics of investing and strategies for next steps.

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Budgeting for your Business

Get an inside look at how an entrepreneur managed their budget to success. This event will provide real numbers from a business and include opportunities for classroom discussion, interaction and learning.

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Meals and Mingling: Networking and Dining Etiquette

Learn the do’s and don’ts of etiquette in a business dining setting.

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Small Business
Entrepreneurship Panel

Hear from small business owners across the state and learn about the essential components of successful entrepreneurship in Iowa. Topics covered in this event will cover business standards 3.1, 6.1 and 12.3

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Rise to the Top: Iowa's CEOs

Do you have what it takes to be a CEO? Learn from Iowa’s top executives on how to run a successful business. This event will focus on the skills, tips, and strategies for CEO career attainment while connecting  to business core standard 12 on professional development.

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Business by the Numbers: Data Analytics

Learn how data analysis boosts revenue and helps businesses work more efficiently. 

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Marketing You!

Highlights of getting hired - how to stand out above the rest! Hear from HR professionals as well as explore how to use a resume builder to create your first professional resume. 

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Dress to Impress: Industry Appropriate Attire

First impressions matter! Discover appropriate workplace attire for a variety of career experiences. 

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Control Your Inventory:
Make $$$!

FIFO, LIFO, and weighted-average inventory...oh my! This session will help connect how different inventory methods affect profit margins along with a panel discussion on careers related to inventory, and accounting. Learn from experts on the value to control inventory costs to increase organizational profits! This event will connect to business standards 11.6.3 and 11.10.

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Be Your Own Boss

Who can run a business? You can! Learn from Iowa’s entrepreneurs on what it is like to be your own boss. This event will also highlight the process for starting your own business as well as supporting organizations in Iowa for new business owners. Connects to business core standard 6.

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Branding the Business of Sports in Iowa

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to have a career in sports. Learn how Iowa’s professionals have branded their successful careers.

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Baseball General Manager

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Getting the Job: 101

Build your confidence in securing a job by becoming the #1 candidate.

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Ethical Dilemmas in Business

What ethical dilemmas exist in a variety of industries? This session will cover real ethical dilemmas and strategies to professionally handle tough ethical situations. The ethical situations discussed are applicable to all industry areas.

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