The Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations hosted its annual career networking event in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room in the Flynn Campus Union on Dec. 4.
The event was a huge success. Upon arrival, students were asked if they wanted to have a headshot taken by a professional photographer. By already having a professional photo of yourself as you enter the “real world,” you are saving potential future employers the time and money of having to set you up with one of their own. Believe me, they will be thankful!
This year, the event was set up in the form of speed dating. Two Springfield College alumni were assigned to a table. The students were filtered by the interchangeability of our majors and organized in “pods” of five. For example, I was in a group with other communications/sports journalism majors as well as sport management and business administration majors because of the relativity. Every 11 minutes the students would rotate to different tables and engage in conversation with two new Springfield College alumni.
This event was immensely helpful for the students of Springfield College. We were able to ask questions and receive honest and informative answers from those with direct experience in our fields. Another successful event for Springfield College!