Summer 2014 - Networking in Portland and San Diego
Puget Sound students and 2013/14 Puget Sound graduates, you're invited to meet and mingle with executives and professionals from a wide range of fields—Logger parents and their network of contacts—who are eager to offer advice and leads...to help you expand your job and internship opportunities.
Not living in a Project Hometown city this summer?
Two words: Road. Trip!
Project Hometown 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 3-5:00 p.m. in both Portland and San Diego.
Even if you don’t meet anyone whose career field specifically matches your interests, the fabulous thing about a group of established professionals is that they are very well-connected! Likely, they can introduce you to someone in their network who does fit your area of interest.
Bring your questions and curiosity, and have fun chatting with a group of Logger-friendly professionals!
Light refreshments will be provided. Savvy casual attire is recommended.
As professionals for 2014 register, brief biographies will will be posted here.
Thank you to the Puget Sound Parents Council Career Development Committee for partnering with Career and Employment Services to support Puget Sound students.
“Take time to explore. Talk to people about what they do and why they do it and how they got there.”
“Get a good idea of the different paths you can take! There isn't just one option, no matter what you get your degree in.”
“Don't be afraid to ask questions—talk to alumni, parents, friends of your parents—to see what opinions, knowledge and ideas they have.”
“If I had to do it over again, I’d work harder to forge connections in the industries I was interested in rather than troll the internet for open positions. The latter is productive, but establishing a contact that can look out for you is invaluable.”
“Do not underestimate the power of networking. Network as much as possible. It's all about networking.”
“Network, network, network. Knowing somebody can (and does) make all the difference when applying for positions.”
Unable to attend the Summer Networking Event? Puget Sound parents across the country are also willing to connect with you! Read profiles and connect with parents to learn more about their career path.
Career Development volunteers consult on career-related issues identified by CES and promote the hiring of Puget Sound students in jobs and internships.