Cox CMC Employer Summit 2019

Attract, Retain & Develop top Talent

The Employer Summit is a free multi-firm annual event to connect with SMU Cox School of Business faculty, administration and students in a half-day summit (breakfast and lunch provided) to discuss topics such as diversity and inclusion, how to recruit top talent (from students’ perspectives) and the future of the SMU Cox curriculum. Sessions will be led by the Dean, Associate Deans, renowned faculty, Corporate Relations/Career Management Center staff and students from BBA, MBA and MS programs.

April 5, 2019
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Agenda

    8-8:30 AM
    Registration/Check-in and Breakfast

  • Introductory Session

    Welcome and SMU Cox Programs Overview
    Shane Goodwin, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Executive Education
    Lisa Tran, Managing Director, Corporate Relations
    Jim Bryan, Associate Dean, BBA Programs
    John Roeder, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs Admissions

    State of SMU Cox with Dean Matthew B. Myers
    Dean Matt Myers


    9:30-9:45 AM Break w/ coffee and tea

  • Session I

    Demographics: Implications for Diversity & Inclusion
    Tassu Shervani, Professor of Marketing, SMU Cox School of Business

    10:30 - 10:45 am  Break w/ coffee and tea

  • Session II

    Hiring Global Talent: Discussion on Immigration Policy
    Moderator: Shane Goodwin, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Executive Education
    Panelists: Lisa Nelson, CHRO at Match.com and Caroline Tang, Attorney at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Session III

    The Future of the SMU Cox Curriculum
    Shane Goodwin, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Executive Education

  • Lunch & Student Panel

    12:30 - 2:00 PM
    A Conversation with Students on What Makes a Company Desirable
    Invocation: Kevin Knox, Assistant Dean, Alumni Engagement
    Student Panelists: TBD
    Moderator: Brandy Dalton, Director, BBA LMS Career Programs