Betsy Knott – Go to the students. Think like them. That is often how our planning sessions start during the summer when we’re trying to figure out how to get more students to eventually walk through our front door.
Adam Miller ’12, a summer intern and peer advisor in our office, brought up the idea of hosting an event that included burgers, Monday Night Football, and Career Services. Okay, so maybe the event doesn’t sound like the perfect intro into finding that dream job or internship, but it may get the conversation going.
And, ultimately, that’s all we’re after. Getting to know the students; wherever, whenever, and however they feel comfortable to start talking. We say it at least once a day in our office: If we know you, we can help you. If we don’t, we can’t.
See a Alex Moseman ’11 photos here.
Last night’s event was a great success. Enormous thanks go out to Adam Bowen, Media Services Specialist, and Brent Harris, Director of Sports Information and Sports Marketing, for assisting with the set up of the event and all that comes with it. Adam Miller ‘12, along with Will Hoffman ’10 and Jon Hogge ’10, presidents of the Sphinx Club and Independent Men’s Association, also deserve a pat on the back for a job well done.
Bottom line is we saw some new faces last night. We handed out resume guides, t-shirts, and plenty of burgers to the crowd. We know we made some new connections last night, and look forward to doing this kind of event again.