Break Through Networking Events Connect Susquehanna Students with Alumni
Published on December 10, 2013
From the Big Apple to our nation’s capital, Susquehanna students are connecting with alumni and the companies that employ them. Imagine discussing advertising over coffee with an alumna at Glamour magazine or visiting the production studio of Fox News’ Washington, D.C., bureau. How about Major League Soccer, U.S. AID, Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan Chase? Wherever your professional interests lie, chances are Susquehanna alumni are already in the field and as they’ve demonstrated again and again, they welcome the opportunity to mentor students, which often leads to internships and job offers.
Many of these connections begin with Break Through … to Life After Graduation, a comprehensive student-alumni networking program aimed at helping students decide what comes next in their lives. The program offers everything from company tours and campus visits by alumni in specific professions to an intensive weeklong series of events for all majors and all class years that includes panel discussions, Skype sessions, small-group lunches, speed networking and more! Off-campus visits to regional cities like New York and Washington, D.C., were also added to the program thanks to support from Susquehanna’s regional alumni chapters.
During these trips, students meet with alumni in small groups for lunch and company tours then reunite as a large group for networking events with members of the local alumni chapters. The New York City networking event brought together 42 students and about 65 alumni living and working in the city. In Washington, 27 students met with 48 alumni from the metro area.