During the course of the year, The Career Center hosts several industry-specific networking forums to connect students with professionals, many of whom are Seton Hall alumni. These are engaging and resourceful experiences that offer students from all fields an opportunity to interact with representatives from a wide range of organizations. Students are encouraged to attend these events, as they provide insight on post-graduation life. Events of this nature are not defined by one's choice of major; the connections made are universal.
The most recent event was the Media, Sports and Marketing Networking Forum. Vanessa Vela, a senior public relations major in the School of Communications and the Arts, was excited to meet professionals from various companies including CBS, NBC Universal and BML Public Relations. "The Seton Hall curriculum does an outstanding job of preparing us for networking forums," said Vela. Vela felt that the Forum offered great opportunities for students of all disciplines.
Juliana Arrabito, a junior marketing major, liked the Forum's intimate networking setting. She appreciated the variety of creative media outlets that were present.
Katie Curcio, Director of Professional Development for CBS, was impressed with the flow of eager candidates that approached the CBS table. She felt that the networking event was a great way for students to inquire about internships, especially for companies such as CBS. "We view our internship program as an extended interview," quoted Curcio, "We actively look to hire students for a variety of internships, from sports and news to interactive entertainment."
Students can make an appointment with The Career Center to have a member of the team look over their resume, discuss opportunities and improve networking and job/intern searching skills.