Speed Networking, Lasting Connections

speed-networking event

Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Students and alumni find common ground at International Business & Managment anniversary event

Helping mark the 20th anniversary of Dickinson’s Department of International Business & Management, a speed-networking event proved to be a fun way for students to connect with alumni and discuss shared professional interests.

“It is truly wonderful that we have the opportunity to meet with alumni,” says Madison Jaronski ’18 (international business & management). “They’ve been in our shoes, [and] they have the ability to help students recognize how to cultivate and how to capture the key aspects of their Dickinson education as we move forward into the job world.”

Beyond the speed-networking event, the anniversary celebration brought together students with alumni while also helping alumni meet each other.

On Friday, a wine tasting and dinners held at various Carlisle restaurants facilitated conversation among alumni in the same professional spheres. And on Saturday, a host of talks featuring alumni speakers and Dickinson faculty—such “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Age of Big Data and AI,” “Leadership in the Age of Disruptive Change” and “Shared Value Creation in Business and in Public/Private Partnerships”—proved enlightening to attendees.

“With networking, it’s not about handing somebody your resume and saying can they get you a job,” says Steve Riccio, a lecturer in IB&M. “Networking is about building relationships and then fostering those relationships over time.”


Published October 30, 2017