Students, join us for a great networking opportunity!
Join us for the First Annual Professional Networking Day: Telling Your Story
Friday, March 2, 2018
McNamara Alumni Center, Johnson Room
Professional Networking Day is for current HSJMC majors who want to:
- Meet industry professionals
- Get career advice
- Hear personal stories
- Build professional relationships
- Eat FREE lunch!
Event Agenda (attend any portion of the event you'd like)
12-1:30pm: Keynote luncheon with Washington Post reporter Pulitzer-prize winner David Fahrenthold.
Sit at a table with industry professionals who can answer your burning questions about getting job, going freelance, negotiating, standing out in interviews and more.
1:30-2:30pm: Breakout Session 1: Setbacks and Stretches.
Industry professionals will share stories of road blocks or problems they've overcome, or share times they've pushed beyond their comfort level to jump their career forward.
- There will be two panels/rooms for this topic: one for journalism track students and one for strategic communication students.
- Hear from panelists who work at: Star Tribune, MPR, KARE 11, FAME Retail, Post Consumer Brands, Boston Scientific and more
Strategic Communication Track
2:30-3:30pm: Breakout Session 2 (pick one):
Option 1: Branding yourself online.
Learn about best practices, tips and tricks for creating a professional online presence, including social media sites, portfolio sites, blogs, etc. How can your online presence help or hurt your career? How do you differentiate yourself? Hear from panelists who work at: Minnesota Timberwolves, Regis Corporation, Public Works, Star Tribune
Option 2: Branding yourself in person.
Learn best practices, tips and tricks for networking, making client presentations, interviewing, personal skills and building relationships. Hear from panelists who work at: CHS, University of Minnesota, Bellmont Partners