Career Services holds Dine & Connect event

Career Services hosted a Dine & Connect on Nov. 16.

Associate Director of Career Services LaToya Peoples spoke about the event:

“The event went very well,” she said. “Employers and YPN shared both etiquette and networking tips that students are able to use in the future.”

From 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall Banquet rooms, students had the opportunity to eat a three-course meal for free while networking and learning dining etiquette. To attend the event, professional attire was required.

“[Students] were able to learn about new job opportunities, develop new relationships and build their network,” Peoples said.

Students in attendance connected with the Saginaw Young Professional Network (YPN) and SVSU employer partners.

They even had the chance to arrive early at 4 p.m. to get a free professional headshot.

To continue networking, Career Services has three upcoming job fairs. The Fall Education Fair for education majors takes place on Dec. 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Manufacturing and Information Technology Fair takes place on Jan. 17 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The industry-wide Spring Employment Fair takes place on Feb. 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, visit Handshake.

“Events put on by Career Services help students prepare for their future,” Peoples said. “We share valuable resources and tips that can be used every step of the way to help each student reach their goal and land that dream job.”

Assistant Director of Career Services Lizzi Hubble-Radosa spoke about the importance of Career Services events:

“One of the big things [about Career Service events] is really building that network. Even if students aren’t looking for a job at that time, being able to have that network under their belt is really beneficial when they do get to that stage,” she said. “Most of our events, our job fairs or any of the smaller events that we host normally have the same recruiters every single time. They will start to recognize the student’s face, they’ll remember their name, they’ll remember their resume, so that way when they are ready to graduate, they might even have an in already at a company they’ve been looking at.”

To stay up to date, check Handshake for more opportunities. Also, Career Services posts on Instagram @svsucareers and Facebook when events approach.

“It’s never too early to get involved with Career Services and attend events,” Peoples said. “In
fact, the sooner students begin to explore and clarify their career options, the better they can begin to develop an action plan and we are here every step of the way.”

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