2017 GSDC Talent Summit | April 6, 2017

The Talent Summit is a one-day conference providing an opportunity for businesses to attract local talent and for job seekers to connect with St. Cloud employers, strengthening the greater St. Cloud community.

Breakout Sessions


Employer Breakout Sessions:

  • Embracing Employer Engagement in our High Schools – playing a positive role in our education of our students
  • Address the Training Gap – Partnering to Access Grants Available to You
  • Inspiring Employees to Participate in Online Recruiting
  • Creative Thinking Builds a Talent Pipeline
  • Connection Corner


Job Seeker Breakout Sessions:

  • Etiquette and Career Professionalism
  • Networking Inside and Outside your Social Media Bubble
  • Surviving the Resume and Interview Shark Tank
  • Take Control with Non-Traditional Job Searching Techniques!
  • Don’t just mock it – ROCK IT! – Interviewing 101 for the First Time Job Seeker
  • Connection Corner

2016 Recap

Talent Summit 2016 was held January 21st at River’s Edge Convention Center to a full capacity crowd of over 500 attendees! Over 250 job seekers, 200 employers and 50+ education partners came together to Discover, Learn, and Connect. The goal for the day was to bring together local talent to connect with St. Cloud area employers to strengthen the Greater St. Cloud Community.



Jasna Burza
Life and Business Strategist
"Where Passion and Career Connect"


7:00 AM       Vendor Setup
8:00 AM       Registration, Employer Engaging                            Discussion, and Networking
9:00 AM        Job Seeker Registration and Job                            Fair
10:00 AM     Welcome with Judy Zimmer
10:15 AM       1st Round Workshop Sessions
11:15 AM         2nd Round Workshop Sessions
12:00 PM      Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:45 PM          3rd Round Workshops Sessions
2:45 PM         Event Wrap-Up with Judy                                        Zimmer
3:00 PM        Job Fair and Networking
4:00 PM       College Alumni Events