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!).
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 eRecruiting):
- November 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM in Textor 103
- December 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Career Services
Students must register for Network Nights using their eRecruiting accounts by December 30, 2014. IC alumni register for Network Nights also by December 30, by visiting ithaca.edu/networknights. 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.
29th Annual Network Nights Schedule:
NEW YORK CITY
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
JW Marriott Essex House
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
Friday, March 20, 2015
A list of registered alumni will be available later in November.
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.