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April 23, 2004
Vol. 45 No. 21

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Event to focus on networking

"It's a skill you can't avoid throughout your life. If you're going to do it, you might as well be good at it," Brenda Fabian, assistant director of the Center for Career Services, said.
She is referring to the skill of networking.
"Schmooze It or Loose It," an event which will address the importance of developing networking skills, is scheduled for April 28.
The one-hour program will include a lecture by Soni Dimond, a nationally recognized keynote speaker and media intelligence consultant.
Dimond has been recognized among Pennsylvania's "Best 50 Women in Business for 2003."
She has extensive experience working a variety of different audiences including government officials, global industry leaders, non-profit organization members, pharmaceutical company executives, doctors and global health care professionals.
According to Fabian, the event will include a variety of career-appropriate giveaways, which could be anything from a pencil to a leather briefcase.
Last Thursday, the Center for Career Servies also held an on-campus employment fair, which was intended to make students aware of the job opportunities they have on campus.

Fabian said that she felt students were under the misconception that the fair was focusing on work-study opportunities and none that offered cash. The fair did present several employment opportunities that paid in cash, but as Fabian described it, the turnout was moderate.

Some of the attendees included the Athletic Department, the Children's Center, Printing Services and Charlie's Coffeehouse.

The event was intended to provide a jump on the rush for fall employment. The hope was to create a more intentional selection process for college students to hone in on an area affiliated with their major, Fabian said. The fair was sponsored by the admissions office and the Center for Career Services.

For more information on either of these events or the Center for Career Services, e-mail Career@susqu.edu or call extension 4146. Students are also invited to view the Web site at www.susqu.edu/cfcs.

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