For the 5th year in a row, Barbara Roche helped the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association gear up for the HEMM Conference with the 3rd general body meeting of the semester, Barbara Roche: The Confidence Coach. With a Huntsman Hall classroom of complete occupancy, and an audience ranging from all undergraduate classes, Roche guided the students through an hour-long presentation titled Networking 101.

Over a meal from Hummus, students had the opportunity to listen to the Roche's advice on professional dress, the art of properly entering a conversation, and most importantly, how to correctly answer the question, "Tell me about yourself." Students broke apart into teams of 6 and practiced their response to this question, receiving feedback from their teammates, and then choosing the best presenter to present themselves to the BWUA student body. After difficult deliberation between the 6 contestants, our winner for the best pitch was Casey Bridgeford (W'17) who won a copy of "Give and Take" by Adam Grant.

For those of you would like to learn more about Barbara Roche's presentation, please visit her website

Also, be sure to check out pictures from this week's GBM here!

Mark your calendars for HEMM Conference from December 5th, 2013 to December 6th, 2013.