January 31, 2017

Speaker Spotlight 2017 Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference - Sierra Barter

Join us for speaker Sierra Barter



Making Social Media Work For You: You are already using social—you’re tweeting, snapping and Instagramming everything in your life. In this session, you will learn now to make social media work for you and how to leverage these channels in an authentic way to connect with mentors, employers and more.

Sierra Barter is the CEO & Co-Founder of the Lady Project and the Social Media Coordinator at Johnson & Wales University. Ms. Barter serves on the Board of Directors for The Lady Project as board chair, mentor with Year Up, adviser to the Millennial Professional Group, a TEDxProvidence speaker and volunteers with Friends of Homeless Animals, fostering rescue dogs. She has previously served on boards for Girls on the Run RI, Summit Neighborhood Association and StyleWeek Northeast.

Sierra Barter has been honored as one of Providence Monthly's "10 to Watch", listed as Rhode Island Monthly's "Most Powerful Women" and the YWCA "Woman of Achievement in 2014, one of Glamour's 'Hometown Heroes" in 2015 and as "Leading Women" by Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England. In 2015, she was appointed by Mayor Jorge Elorza to serve on the City of Providence's "Millennial Task Force."

A Wisconsin native, Ms. Barter moved to Providence in 2005 to attend Johnson & Wales University. She graduated in 2009 with her BS in Marketing & Advertising Communications. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Johnson & Wales University.

Sierra lives on the East Side of Providence with her two dogs, Lucy & Dee Dee and enjoys practicing yoga, a good craft beer and eating Mexican food whenever possible.

Speaker Spotlight 2017 Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference - Dr. Heather Cosmini

Join us for speaker Dr. Heather Cosmini

Dr. Heather Cosmini, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will provide a presentation that will help students identify and understand personality traits from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Dr. Cosmini will also discuss how such traits affect individuals in the workplace.

January 26, 2017

2017 Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference - Speakers Spotlight

Have you registered for this yet? What are you waiting for? The deadline to register is Friday, 1/27. You can register at the NSO Office and pay online. For more information call 401-598-2345.


The Bridge Center invites all NSO members to participate in this program.

January 08, 2017

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Endicott College Conference


By Drew DuBoff ‘19
Culinary Arts & Food Service Management;
Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Management, Sommelier Minor

            On December 3rd, Joseph Esposito, Drew DuBoff, Parthenia Giannopoulos, and Andrew Donnelly went to Endicott College along with Sandra Cardoza, one of our advisors, for a DECA practice conference. JWU and Endicott College students forged bonds through DECA and networking, culminating in a successful event.
            The small nature of the conference fostered relationships between the judges and the competitors. Following all roleplays, judges provided one-on-one feedback to the students on how they could better their performance. Additionally, the exams were handed back with correct answers marked to facilitate improvement.
            The small number of participants, due to this being the first year Endicott College opened up the practice conference to other schools, actually was a positive. A speaker from the school’s internship coordinating office spoke about branding and students created contraptions from a mystery bag of products.
            This was a great opportunity for NSO competitors as we prepare for the Northeast Region Competitive Events Conference on February 10th.