Student Alumni Networking Event (SANE)
What is SANE?
One of the most valuable resources we offer you is the opportunity to network with previous graduates of Longwood. The Student-Alumni Networking Event (SANE) is an annual event where alums return to campus specifically to speak with current students. They come to share their academic and career related experiences with you and are available to answer whatever questions you might have. Want to know where a successful marketing major did their internship? Want to know the starting salary of someone in public relations? Want to know what the weather is like in the southwest? Whatever your question, just find an Alum and ask!
Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Dorrill Dining Hall Nance Room
What to Expect:
This is a great networking opportunity. There will be a panel of alumni offering advice on exploring careers, finding jobs/internships and adjusting to life after graduation. In addition to the panel, alumni will be stationed at tables where you can introduce yourself and ask your questions.
How to Prepare:
While the set-up and concept of this event are simple, it is going to take some effort on your part to make it meaningful to you. Here are a few recommendations on how to prepare to get the most out of this opportunity:
- Do your homework: Check out the list of Alumni who have registered to attend as well as their major and/or current occupation. This will give you an idea of who is coming that you might like to speak with.
- Develop a list of questions: If you come up with a list of questions beforehand, it will be easier to make sure you get all the information you are looking for that day.
- Think outside the box: Keep in mind that there may not be an alum from the specific company you want to work for. However, you can still get valuable information from other individuals working in your career field of interest. Likewise, think beyond the company name. For example, in addition to sales people a retail company may also need individuals with a background in finance, accounting, management, marketing, public relations, graphic design, web development, security, etc.
- Review the Networking and Informational Interviewing handouts.