Workshop: Why Networking is Important and How to do It

Posted on 9/30/2019 9:03:27 AM

Networking is an important career and professional skill, but how exactly do you do it effectively? Join the IUP Career and Professional Development Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Elkin Hall Great Room for their upcoming program “Mixing and Mingling: Why Networking is Important and How to Do It,” presented by Kelsey Thompson. 

Following the event, there will be a networking reception with employees from Clark Associates, the employer sponsor for this program. This event is part of the CPDC’s Career Ready Seminar Series, which aims to provide targeted events to help IUP students gain and understand the necessary skills and competencies to be successful in life after graduation. 

Students who attend will not only learn why they should be networking as a current student and as a professional, but they will also leave with tangible tips and tricks on how to do it the right way. Kelsey Thompson, the evening’s presenter, is excited to talk with students about this topic.

“Networking can be scary and intimidating but it really is a big part of a student’s long-term career and professional success,” said Thompson. “I am looking forward to talking to them through the benefits of having strong networking skills and breaking down any myths and misconceptions they might have about it, so that they can be master networkers themselves and use it to their advantage as they prepare to entire into the professional world.”

For more information about the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, please call 724-357-2235 or email