Students can jump-start job search with ‘Network on the Go’

Marketing and Communications staff
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By Jennifer Wilkins

It’s definitely not too early for students to start networking with industry experts!

The field of study that a student pursues does not define the student. Rather, it’s the skills developed, the connections embraced and prior experience (even virtually!) in the real world that will definitely set a student apart from the pack.

Students can start the networking process promptly, more specifically on Friday, Oct. 16, from noon to 3 p.m., with Network on the Go. This mini-job fair and networking opportunity can help students begin professional conversations in a more casual setting.

Fortunately, students still have the opportunity to “meet” employers on the go through video in the Career Development Office’s FREDNetwork, powered by Handshake platform.

It’s just a quick click to register, then select a time to talk with each employer. Choose among: 10-minute one-on-one networking sessions and 30-minute group sessions to learn more about the employer/alumni. Students can ask questions about his/her first job, degree earned, what the interview process is like, and how to prepare for a first internship or shadowing experience, among other options.

The Career Development Office has assembled a group of employers that are eager to talk with students, from first-year students through senior year, and beyond.

Fredonia alumni love the opportunity to give back and share their experience, and they’d love to hear about students embracing the challenges of a semi-virtual semester.

Students can register in advance to choose their networking times in FREDNetwork powered by Handshake on Oct. 16, between noon and 3 p.m., to chat with employers and alumni.

Topics ripe for discussion with alumni include their college experience and how they transitioned to the professional world after graduation, and throughout these unprecedented times. The CDO has a list of additional questions to consider, too.

Students can schedule an appointment with the CDO to learn more, and update their resume to begin planning for the next steps in their academic journey. In Handshake, students can choose a convenient day and time.

For questions or more details, please email Jennifer Wilkins, internship coordinator and career counselor.

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