P2B conference returns to campus


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Students have the opportunity to develop professional skills through Power to Become June 19.

“P2B encourages students, alumni and guests to discover their passion, tell their story and network effectively,” according to the P2B Web page.

Melanie Beaulac, a junior studying financial economics, said she attended P2B with her friends in October.

She said P2B seemed like a good opportunity to learn about successful people.

“It gave me the motivation to want to be successful,” Beaulac said.

Doug Knuth, a junior studying communication, said he heard about P2B through his work with the Soapbox Agency.

“One of the really cool takeaways that I got from P2B is that you can be successful in a professional environment and still be a strong member of the Church,” Knuth said.

Knuth said he would recommend P2B to his fellow students for opportunities it provides in learning and personal growth.

“P2B’s not just about getting a job, it’s about professional development as well,” said Cody Cutler, a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Knuth said the P2B conference reaffirmed to him that his goals are not out of reach.

“One of the best messages I came away with is that it’s OK to be wherever you’re at,” Knuth said. “It’s okay to not know where you’re going as long as you know you want to go somewhere.”

Cutler said P2B changed his perspective on finding a job.

“The biggest thing I took away from P2B was networking,” Cutler said.

Cutler said networking with professionals has been an important part of his professional development.

“There’s no such thing as being too good or knowing too much or knowing too many people,” Knuth said. “There’s always something that can be added on to what you already know.”

P2B will feature several speakers. The speakers in June will include BYU-Idaho alumni Stuart Draper, CEO and founder of GetFoundFirst.com; Kim Flynn, bestselling author and entrepreneur; Art-Rascon, ABC’s Nightly News Reporter; and Spencer Taggart, Director of Marketing and Social Media Professor at the LDS Business College, according to the P2B Web Page.

Cutler said the speakers are inspirational and tell students how they can succeed in life personally, professionally and spiritually.

Beaulac said the speakers were amazing Fall Semester.

Knuth said the best part of attending P2B was networking with individuals who are successful in their careers and doing good in the world.

He said he wants students to know P2B is for everybody and any student can learn something from it.

“If you don’t have your life totally figured out, come,” Beaulac said.

Beaulac said she plans to attend P2B again this semester.

“If you’re able to use the information you learn and act on it then P2B will be really useful,” Beaulac said.

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