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Why Attend The Conference?

“What does it really mean to be a leader? Each person has their own story and I encourage you all to foster that story to develop and learn.”

Attendee Quotes

“PLDT is a great place to make meaningful connections with employers while building strong relationships with your colleagues. I highly reccomend that students take part in this one-of-a-kind experience.”

Matthew Dasher, Junior Business Information Technology Major- 2019 

“After attending the conference, I realized how unique of an experiences it was to learn and explore with top companies in the business world. As a sophomore, I knew I needed to start building my networking and leadership skills; attending PLDT gave me great ideas and motivation to achieve my career goals.”

Sarah Chang, Junior Business Information Technology Major-2020

"I had a great time at this year's conference and enjoyed meeting new people! I loved hearing about recruiters personal experiences with working in the industry. Hearing from ALKU during their building connections workshop was inspiring and I encourage everyone to attend the conference!"

Jolene Ghosh, Sophomore Economics Major- 2022

EY, one of the largest professional services firms in the world, gives a presentation on how high performing teams function within the company, specifically showcasing how EY stands out with their core values and treatment of employees. Applications for the Pamplin Leadership Development will open in the Spring for those who want to join our team and contribute to the planning and organization of the conference!

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PLDT committee VP’s and members with the Hokie Bird at the 21st annual Student Leadership Conference.

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