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Career Development Center announces keynote speaker for EMPLOY the PACK conference

Loyola press release - December 2, 2014

Loyola University New Orleans’ annual employment boot camp, EMPLOY the PACK: A Conference for Young Professionals, returns for its third installment, Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraising and innovation expert Brian Bordainick—founder and CEO of Dinner Lab– will serve as keynote speaker.

Designed to provide up-to-the minute strategies and aid to students and alumni navigating the current job market, the half-day, professional-caliber employment strategies conference is available free to current students and young Loyola alumni. Featuring innovative breakout sessions which address current job-market needs, as well as one-on-one face time with industry leaders and employment experts, the conference is set for the St. Charles Room in the Danna Student Center on Loyola’s main campus. Participants can register online or e-mail Tamara Baker.

The conference is open to all Loyola juniors, seniors, graduate students and young alumni, and will offer all participants dynamic solutions to launching their careers. This conference is co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations.

Bordainick will share his knowledge and background as an innovator and entrepreneur and teach EMPLOY the PACK conference attendees how to model his behaviors as a means to achieve and sustain success of their own.

In June 2014, Bordainick closed a round of seed funding worth $2.1 million for Dinner Lab, a membership-based social dining experiment founded in New Orleans that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners in unique spaces – from helipads to vacant movie theaters. Dinner Lab has expanded its membership hub in New Orleans to 20 cities across the country and has set revenue predictions of $15 million by the end of the year.

Bordainick is also the founder of the 9th Ward Field of Dreams, which raised $1.85 million to fund a state-of-the-art community space in New Orleans' upper Ninth Ward on the campus of G.W. Carver High School. He previously served as director of entrepreneurial investments at 4.0 Schools, a nonprofit that trained entrepreneurs in groundbreaking ways to improve education.

For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 504-865-3860.