The student reception held at this week’s NFPA Conference & Expo was an opportunity for NFPA student members and student conference attendees to learn more about career development and connect with other professionals and potential employers.
During the event, students heard from NFPA President and CEO, Jim Pauley, and NFPA Vice President of Outreach & Advocacy, Lorraine Carli, who shared their own career journeys and words of wisdom for these rising stars.
Using an interactive format, Lorraine and the students then discussed the importance of personal branding. “It’s who you are, what values you have, and how you want to be perceived,” shared Lorraine. The group talked about the ways one’s personal brand comes to life, both through in-person interactions as well as online through social media.
Following the interactive discussion, attendees participated in roundtable discussions with members of NFPA Women in STEM group and networked with FM Global, Johnson Controls, Honeywell, and Viking.