SAVE THE DATE for SOAR: Called to Lead 2023 - Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

University of Northwestern

3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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Professional Development Opportunity

What makes a Christ-centered leader stand out? This conference is for you if you are seeking ways to connect your faith and work to grow as a strong leader.

We are excited to invite UNW students to hear from alumni industry professionals at this leadership conference. Through practical teachings, you will walk away with new insights on ways to grow in your personal and professional development.

Reserve your FREE spot to network with recruiters, connect with alumni and industry professionals over lunch*, take in a couple of breakout sessions and close out the day with a chance to win prizes.

Breakout session speakers for 2023 

Free Event Schedule

10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.Employer Recruiting TablesBilly Graham Community Life Commons Lobby
12:15–1:15 p.m.Coffee & Conversation with Alumni ProfessionalsBilly Graham Community Life Commons Dining Room
1:30–2:15 p.m.Student Breakout Session #1Billy Graham Community Life Commons (G115 & G140)
2:30–3:15 p.m.Student Breakout Session #2Billy Graham Community Life Commons (G115 & G140)
3:30 p.m.Giveaway & PrizesBilly Graham Community Life Commons Lobby

*If students do not have dining funds available for their lunch, please email for a meal scholarship.

Bonus Event

We have a limited number of tickets available for students to attend the morning keynote address in the Nazareth Great Room from 8:00–9:00 a.m. for only $10. We will be serving continental breakfast.

2023 Keynote Speaker - Joel Onyshuk

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Joel Onyshuk brings together a unique blend of business thought-leadership, a pastor's heart, ministry education, and passion for people. Joel is turned to as an expert in the Service Industry and manufacturing, a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies, global consulting firms, and over 100 more mid-size and large organizations to improve employee engagement, reduce turnover, and embed strong leadership best practices. This expertise has led him to become the co-founder of a startup software company alongside three former C-Suite executives from Aramark Corporation with the goal of becoming a $100M company by 2026. Outside of the business world, you’ll find Joel playing music on his piano, on the pickleball court, and spending time with his family in the sunny Tampa Bay area in Florida.

2023 Keynote Schedule

7:30 a.m.Check-in StartsNazareth Hall Great Room
8:00–8:15 a.m.WelcomeNazareth Hall Great Room
8:15–9:00 a.m.Keynote Speaker - "The Risk Worth Taking"
with Continental Breakfast
Nazareth Hall Great Room

*Please email to request a need-based scholarship.


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