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Comfort Zone Challenges

Comfort Zone Challenges
Thursday December 7, 2017

Push yourself out of your comfort zone and participate in the 4th Annual Comfort Zone Challenges!  Network with employers, develop your 30 second elevator pitch, hear from an alumni panel, and last but not least...Swim with the Sharks!  Comfort Zone Challenges will be held at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus in Sneden Rooms 1-3 & the Auditorium.Attendance is limited for each event, so please sign up through Panther Jobs & Google Calendar!  

Building Authentic Connections: 10:00 am - 11:30 am                                 

Sneden rooms 1, 2, 3  

Description:  How are you making a statement?  To kick off this series, join this exciting fast-paced networking session!  Be inspired by the extraordinary keynote speaker. During this interactive session you will learn how to build and maintain authentic connections! You will be able to practice what you learn with employers! 


Power Hour: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description:  Listen to a powerful Panther Alumni panel! The panel will include Alumni that have experience in business, technology and health! They will discuss their successful journey from class to career. This session will be interactive so you can ask them questions! 


Swim with the Sharks!: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                              

Only a 20 min Time Commitment! ** 1st come - 1st serve **         Sneden rooms 1, 2, 3  and Auditorium  

Description: Who dares to dive into the tank? You can dive alone or with a partner! Can you reel the judges in just 20 minutes? Choose a box that has a random object / 10 minutes to prepare / 5 minutes to sell to the sharks / 5 minutes of answering questions.  Best pitch will WIN a grand PRIZE!  Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.! 

So, are you ready to dive in and go beyond your comfort zone?

  • Building Authentic Connections & Power Hour Sign Up

    • Go to Panther Jobs homepage and look at the menu on the left hand side

    • Select “Workshops” and search “Building Authentic Connections” or “Power Hour”

    • Click “register” and you are all set!

  • Swim with the Sharks Sign Up

    • Visit our “Swim with the Sharks - Comfort Zone Challenges” Google Calendar to find a time slot that works for you! 

    • Click on the time slot you want, edit the “What” section with your name(s)

    • The appointment slot will disappear from the  “Swim with the Sharks - Comfort Zone Challenges” Google Calendar and appear on your student google calendar!

    • This appointment slot includes your entire preparing/presenting time at Swim with the Sharks!

    • Sign up is first come, first served so don’t delay!  Are you ready to dive in!?

 Please contact Genevieve Steffes with questions or concerns (616) 554-5398 or