Optimizing Your Personal Brand for Job Search - April 2016


Presented by Pepperdine's Hispanic Alumni Council
and Indian Alumni Group

Optimizing Your Personal Brand for Job Search event logo - Pepperdine University

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:45 - 9 PM

Let Pepperdine's Hispanic Alumni Council and Indian Alumni Group help you revamp your personal brand. Kick off the brand refresh process by learning from a LinkedIn professional how to optimize your profile to get noticed. Then, hear secrets from recruiters and HR professionals from Fortune 500 companies on how your application, resume, and cover letter can stand out among the masses. Finally, hear from a professional "head hunter" what key words and features are most appealing as they scour LinkedIn and other social media networks for candidates. Finish the re-branding process by growing your personal network and mingling with fellow professionals over hosted appetizers.


5:45 – 6:30 PM  Check-in, Arrivals, and Mixer

6:30 – 7:00 PM  Q&A with LaVada English and Melissa Welch (MBA '11)

Take your personal brand to the next level with a Q&A with LaVada English, an accomplished career coach, and Melissa Welch, senior partner at Growthink and former executive recruiter with Lucas Group.

7:00 – 7:10 PM  Networking Break

7:10 – 7:35 PM  Ira Amilhussin (MBA '07)

LinkedIn senior marketing manager, Ira Amilhussin, will speak about how successful job seekers leverage LinkedIn's resources and present on recent developments at LinkedIn that will enhance your personal brand.

7:45 – 8:30 PM  Rick Leon

Learn about the importance of personal brand and what top talent recruiters look for in a candidate both on-line and in person from Rick Leon, founding partner of Executive Dynamics Search, Inc.

8:15 – 9:00 PM  Questions and Networking




$35 per person
Heavy appetizers included.
Cash bar available.


Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge
1248 Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015






About LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 400 million members in 200 countries and territories around the globe. LinkedIn's mission is simple: to connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful.

About Don Chente’s:

Don Chente's Restaurant and Lounge, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, is the premier destination for Mexican cuisine and music aficionados alike. Inspired by Mexican tradition, Don Chentes' executive chef, Rocio Camacho pays homage to classic Mexican food by fusing together the bold flavors and tastes along with a contemporary twist.

About the Pepperdine Hispanic Alumni Council:

Members of the Pepperdine Hispanic Alumni Council - Pepperdine University

The Pepperdine Hispanic Alumni Council seeks to strengthen and build awareness of the Pepperdine Hispanic alumni community, aiming to increase the enrollment of Hispanic students in the bachelor's and MBA programs. The council will also provide Hispanic students and alumni with tools and a path to greater professional and personal success.

About the Pepperdine Indian Alumni Group:

Members of the Pepperdine Indian Alumni Group - Pepperdine University

The Indian Alumni Group of Pepperdine University is a community of students and alumni that strives to excel on its pillars of service, networking, career development, and mentorship. This group aims to create a diverse platform to unite like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs from a rich cultural heritage.


For questions about this event or for more information about the Pepperdine Hispanic Alumni Council or Indian Alumni Group, please email alumni@pepperdine.edu or call 310.506.6190.

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