Friday, February 28, 2020
Graduate and Professional Student Networking Reception
At Mason’s Arlington Campus
In order to sign up you will register through Mason 360. Only once you have purchased and paid for your ticket will you be registered to attend the event. Tickets are limited. For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proper Attire: Business Professional
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Van Metre Hall Multipurpose Room
Registration deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020
5:30-6:30 PM Networking Workshop Begins
The aim of this workshop is to help you develop as a professional. Career Services will provide networking advice, LinkedIn tips, and best practices to help you become a pro-networker!
6:30 PM RECEPTION BEGINS
Apply what you have learned at the workshop and practice networking with seasoned alumni. Guided networking activities will help attendees feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the event.
8:00 PM RECEPTION ENDS
Star Networker Award and Door Prizes.
- Wondering what to expect? Read this Career Services guide on all things networking
- Revisit the Event Agenda for a full schedule of the evening.
- Feel confident and make the best impression by dressing for success. Visit Career Services’ Work Wear Pinterest Board for some ideas on a professional dress!
- Develop your personal pitch.
- List your “gives” and “gets.”
Mason graduate and professional students and recent Mason alums (Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 graduates) are invited to attend a fun and instructional networking reception. You will have the opportunity to connect with other students as well as with seasoned Mason alumni and employers. University Career Services will lead the evening. The evening will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, mocktail bar and a cash bar will be available.
By attending the Graduate and Professional Student Networking and Etiquette Dinner event you will:
- Understand the value of networking and learn strategies for facilitating effective connections
- Learn how to read a room for social cues
- Learn how to politely join or excuse yourself from conversations
- Learn how to properly exchange business cards
- Leverage your professional contacts to aid in your job search
- Learn from experts on how to project an image of professionalism and credibility so others will take you seriously in the workplace
Develop your Personal Pitch:
We encourage you to develop and practice a personal pitch in advance of the dinner so you feel prepared to introduce yourself. A personal pitch is a brief introduction about yourself that answers important questions in 30 seconds. For help developing your personal pitch and to view examples, you can review our pitch document here.
Scholarship opportunities are available to current graduate and professional students.