Hosted by the CFAES Career Development Office and Alumni Engagement Office, the Speed Networking Event provides individuals the opportunity to practice their networking skills to prepare students for the FAES Career Expo. Students will meet and learn from networking mentors, comprised of alumni from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Along with speed rounds, there will be open networking with snacks and beverages provided.
This event will take place in Kottman Hall Lobby Wednesday September 14, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Registration is required. For more information see the attached flyer or contact Mary McLaughlin with any questions.
Tips for the event:
Practice your self-introduction:
The mentors that will be attending this event, are regular people here to help you improve your networking skills. So, relax and make sure that you practice your 30-second introduction (elevator pitch) and have questions prepared to ask each mentor.
Following are sample questions you might ask during the speed networking event:
What field/industry do you work in?
What are some pros and cons to working in that industry?
How did you break into your line of work?
Given my career interests, what advice might you provide to help me become successful?
What can I do as a student to build and maintain my professional network?
What tips, if any, do you have for the job search process?
Attire for the event:
Plant to wear professional attire: such as a suit (and tie), or business casual such as dress slacks with a professional shirt, or khakis with a nice polo; women could also wear professional or business casual slacks, skirt, or dress.