Last month the Technology Management MBA Program held its first-ever Career Mixer. You might be familiar with the traditional career or job fair, but this event was different by design to provide an event rich in connections.
A traditional career fair or job fair is structured around employers with a list of open positions and prospective employees passing out a one-size-fits-all resume. Since networking is the number one way to find a great job, there is tremendous benefit in connecting with peers and hiring managers. The TMMBA Mixer was designed to help student and alumni make these key connections with regional employers.
The event was a huge success with a great turnout of students and alumni and a diverse mix of 19 companies. We invited three individuals from each company: a TMMBA alumnus, an HR or Recruiting leader, and another individual from the management/leadership team.
Attendees interested in working for one of the companies now have new connections to reach out to for a conversation and additional information. This tailored approach is highly recommended and focuses on relationship-building.
For those that were not currently looking for a job or change in company, the Mixer was an opportunity to practice introducing themselves to many individuals and build out their professional networks, so it’s ready when they need it.
There are many other career services provided to TMMBA students, including coaching and workshops. Learn more on our website.