Student Guest Post: Alumni Networking Event
On March 19, 2012, Student Org and the BUSSW Alumni Association hosted a student and alumni networking event. The event was structured in speed dating style with a gong and all. Students rotated around four pairs of alumni and learned about various aspects of their experiences in graduate school, field experiences, and professional experiences. Speaking with each alum for 13 minutes, students received tips about job searching and courses to take, as well as words of encouragement. The night also turned out to be a mini-reunion for some of our alumni as they laughed and reminisced about times at BUSSW. The student feedback was very positive, which included expressions of gratitude and how fun the event turned out to be. Overall, students were able to get insight into current job openings and contact information to stay connected with the alumni.
By Daniel Do, MSW Student