Ithaca College students and alumni from all majors and class years come together to discuss career-related topics, current job trends, career path ideas, and more during this annual series of events held during winter break and in the spring. Network Nights also feature an alumni panel presentation or keynote speaker. Lifelong connections, professional contacts, and career insights make Network Nights invaluable events that all IC students and alumni should attend!
We help make networking easy! Alumni and staff hosts will help facilitate networking, so whether you're a natural or maybe not as comfortable with meeting new people, this setting is perfect to get started with growing your professional network. We encourage you to meet as many people as possible and keep in mind that talking to folks from various industries is valuable, so don't limit yourself to seeking others only in your desired field (you never know who knows who!). To view a list of currently registered alumni for each event, visit the Alumni Relations Network Nights web page.
Networking Warm Up pre-event: join us at 5:45 p.m. for a networking warm up activity. If you're nervous about networking or haven't attended a networking event in a while, come for an opportunity to practice introducing yourself, meeting new people, and working the room. No need to sign up in advance, just come to the event venues at 5:45!
Please note that any weather-related postponements, cancellations, etc. will be posted on the Alumni Relations Network Nights page.
All students considering attending Network Nights are highly encouraged to attend a preparatory workshop, "What Comes After the Handshake?: Tips for Connecting with Alumni at Network Nights" which is being offered twice (save your seat by registering for one of the workshops in ICHired):
- November 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Career Services
- December 7, 2015 at 4:00 PM in Career Services
Student registration will begin Monday, November 16, 2015. Students must register for Network Nights using their ICHired accounts by December 30, 2015. IC alumni can register for Network Nights (also by December 30) by clicking here. Attendance is free for students and alumni, and transportation is not provided for these events. Recommended attire is business casual to professional (no jeans, but you don't need to wear a full suit either!). Light refreshments will be provided.
30th Annual Network Nights Schedule:
NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
JW Marriott Essex House
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
George Washington University
Saturday, February 20, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Registration for this event will open in the spring. Networking at Noon for current students and alumni is held in conjunction with the Life After Ithaca College event. More details will be available in January 2016.
A few tips to help you make your Network Night experience a success:
- Dress professionally, wear comfortable shoes and bring breath mints
- Eat a light meal before attending so you can focus more on networking and less on the refreshments
- Bring business cards so you can swap cards with alumni
- You can bring a few resumes with you, in case, during the course of conversation, you are asked to share it
- After the event is over: follow-up with those you met and begin developing a networking relationship
Network Nights are sponsored by the Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services.