Below is an agenda of what to expect in Synergy Conference 2024

Friday, March 1st, 2024

12:00 – 1:00PM

Check-in & Grab & Go Lunch

1:00 – 1:45PM

Networking like a Pro: How to Promote Yourself in Rooms of Opportunity

Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Hampton, Postdoctoral Associate

1:45 – 2:00PM


2:00 - 2:45PM

Resume & CV Review Workshop

Coordinator: Career and Professional Development

3:00 – 3:45PM

Jumping in Without Fear: How to Navigate STEM Industry

Moderated By: Dennis Schultz, (Executive Director, Blacks In Technology Foundation)

3:55 – 5:15PM

Free Time

5:30 – 6:00PM

Welcome and Remark

Coordinator: Dr. Kaiya Jennings

6:00 – 7:30PM

Dinner & Networking

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

10:00 – 10:30AM

Continental Breakfast & Community Partner Networking


Synergy Keynote

11:00 – 11:10AM


11:10 – 11:40AM

It All Begins with Me: How to Build Mental Fortitude during Challenging Times

Speaker: Dr. Jason Lynch, Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University

11:40 – 11:45AM


11:50 – 12:20PM

Securing the Bag: How to Properly Negotiate Salary and Build Financial Wealth

Speaker: Lewis Townsend, Vice President of First Citizens Bank

12:30 – 1:00PM

Closing Remarks and Program Conclusion

Coordinator: Dr. Kaiya Jennings

1:00 – 1:30PM

Community Lunch