@Networkbash Excite: An example of the the One #Clemson Family
Tonight at the Clemson Alumni Center 65 students and 8 passionate Clemson alumni participated in a speed networking session. Table topics consisted of the job search and post- graduation advice.
Alumni felt that networking was even more important in a down economy. They also felt that sincerity was extremely important. Alumni Sandy Edge encouraged students to be themselves and not what they thought companies wanted to see. Wil Brasington, a 2000 alum, encouraged students to find the person who is doing the actual hiring for a company and contact him/her directly. Students asked about how they could start networking as freshman. Some ideas were to join student organizations and get to know more about classmates in their group projects.
This event was organized, executed, and marketed by students in Bobby Rettew’s business writing class. The students did a great job of making this event a huge success. Sponsors of the event include the Clemson Alumni Center, the Client Based Program, the Michelin Career Center, and the Spiro Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Networkbash Excite is testament to the One Clemson Family. Having alumni volunteer their time to help current students is amazing!