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Business speed networking: very fast, very fun, and productive

News + Events : Business speed networking: very fast, very fun, and productive

04/26/2011

More than 100 undergraduate business students attended a “Speed Networking with Professionals” event at the Cesar Chavez Center on Thursday evening April 14, 2011.

Students and Professionals Start Your Networking Now!

group of students at table during speed networking sessionThe evening featured 11 professionals from a broad array of fields including retail, travel, financial services, banking, insurance, marketing, technology and recruiting. Students sat at tables of ten to talk with professionals about topics ranging from job search strategies to emerging job opportunities to how to network effectively. Every 15 minutes, the students changed tables, keeping the conversation lively.

Networking Takes Organization

group of students at table during speed networking sessionThe event was organized by student officers from the College of Business student organizations together with the university's Career Center and Alumni Association. Mariko Hingston of the Career Center managed the event. Student Jon Lira was emcee of the evening.

Members of the student planning committee include:

  • Vernon To, Ascend
  • Alex Mock, Information Management Systems Association (iMSA)
  • Jordan Hodgson, Marketing Association
  • Jon Lira, Financial Analysis and Management Education (FAME)
  • Ashley Mo, Marketing Association and Women in Business Undergraduate Chapter
  • Ariel Waldorf, Women in Business Undergraduate Chapter and Alpha Kappa Psi

 

The committee thanks Ryan Jones and Doug Hupke of the Alumni Association, Carmelina of The Taqueria, and Alan Fisk of the SF State Career Center.

 


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