2016 GSDC Talent Summit

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.



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.

See the Photos of the day!

Kick Off & Keynotes

The day kicked off with our employers engaging in an active discussion regarding Engaging our Culturally Diverse Workforce within our community. Following, we welcomed the job seekers to the event with a captivating discussion on the importance of Making the Right First Impression Through LinkedIn, presented by keynote speaker Anne Pryor – LinkedIn and Online Brand Strategist. During lunch, Rose McKinney of Pineapple RM delivered the lunch keynote address which highlighted the importance of Demonstrating Your Personal Brand for Professional Success.



The afternoon was filled with insightful interactive breakout sessions discussing a vast variety of key talent and workforce related topics. Each session provided takeaway materials for attendees to put to immediate use. 


Career Fair

Following the breakout sessions, the Summit concluded with a Career Fair of over 50 employers networking with job seekers regarding opportunities at their place of business. Click here to view the full list of employers who attended!

As the day came to an end, the Summit transitioned into Alumni/student Social Hour events sponsored by SCSU and CSB/SJU Alumni Associations.



FREE Lunch
FREE Parking
• LinkedIn Experts
• Resume Review
• Mock Interviewing
• Interactive Breakout Sessions
• Over 200 Local
Company Representatives
• Keynote Speakers
• Career Fair


Anne Pryor
Top 100 Nationally Recognized
LinkedIn and Online Brand Strategist
- Meaningful Connections
"Only One Chance for a First Impression"

Rose McKinney
Founder of Pineapple RM
"Let's Get Personal About Branding - Defining
and Demonstrating Your Personal Brand for
Professional Success