Schedule & Details

CLASIC Conference Spring 2019

Conference Topic: Best Practices



Friday, May 3, 2019


8:30 am Check-in

9:00 am Welcome with Thomas Poon, Ph.D. | Executive Vice President and Provost  

9:20 am Janelle Farkas | “Utilizing Peer Advising Programs in Career Services”

9:45 am Cassandra Wiltsey | “Faculty Partnerships – Across Campus”

10:10 am Carolynn Grainger | “Innovative Employer Engagement”

10:30 am Break

10:00 am Matthew Aranda | “Empowering and Utilizing Student Staff”

11:05 am Jason Barquero | “Alumni Engagement and Your Career Center!”

11:30 am Debrief

12:00 pm Business Meeting

12:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Adjournment



Loyola Marymount University

1 Loyola Marymount University Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Conference Registration & Payment:

Register for Spring 2019 Conference here!

**REGISTRATION UPDATE** Each member must register and submit a payment individually. Even if you are paying under the same credit card, you still must submit one registration and payment per attendee.

Please add any dietary restrictions in the additional note section as well as the name of your institution. 


Parking and Directions:

Career and Professional Development is located at:

University Hall, McIntosh Center, Suite 3999

1 LMU Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Campus Map – Click on “Westchester Campus”

Driving Directions

CLASIC will be held in Loyola Marymount University’s McIntosh Center, which is located on the 3rd floor of University Hall (UHall). This can be found at A-10 on the campus map. Please enter LMU via the front entrance off Lincoln Blvd/LMU Drive. Upon turning onto LMU Drive, University Hall is the first building on your right (labeled “UNH” on the campus map). After leaving you park your car, please take the elevator to Level G. Follow the Directional signage to the McIntosh located in Suite 3999.



Parking is available in UHall on levels P2 and P3, the first entrance past the guard gate.

All vehicles parked on LMU property are required to register with the Department of Parking and Transportation and pay for parking.

Parking may be purchased at the time of parking through any Pay Stations1, by mobile phone via Parkmobile2, or in advance through LMU Park3.  Rates are $2.50 every 20 minutes, with a daily maximum of $12.50.



  1. If using a Pay Station on campus you must activate the kiosk by pushing any key and follow the instructions on the screen.  You will be required to enter your license plate number; If your vehicle does not have a license plate, you may register using the last eight digits of your vehicle’s VIN number.

  2. Parkmobile is a convenient way to purchase parking via mobile phone. To use Parkmobile you must have the app installed on your smartphone and use the location code of 961 for LMU.

  3. LMU Park is an online portal convenient for purchasing parking in advance. It requires the creation of a guest account and only daily permits ($12.50) can be purchased.

If you have trouble finding the event or need additional directions please contact LMU’s Career and Professional Development at 310.338.2871.


Our Best Practices Panelists:


Special Accomodations:

Accomodations can be made for vegetarian, gluten free, and other dietary restrictions.



CLASIC Executive Board:

Michelle Ponce – President (

Teresa Flores-Roberts – Vice President Membership (

Madelline Abourched – Vice President Technology (

Yeneba Smith – Vice President Programs (

Heidi Swanson – Vice President Communications (

Jennifer “JJ” Smith – Vice President Finance (