Drexel EMSoL Speed Networking Event
Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Networking is key component of the legal community: both in developing business opportunities and creating job opportunities especially in a struggling economy. This event seeks to educate students (as well as lawyers) on the essentials of effective networking and how to develop an elevator pitch. The speed networking aspect will provide a structured environment for both lawyers and students to practice their skills with an informal reception afterwards for those who wish to continue conversations initiated during the speed networking meetings.
Speed networking is very similar to the wildly popular speed dating. It consists of brief conversations between students and practicing lawyers, at regular intervals of time. Once the time is up, the students move on to the next lawyer, then the next, ultimately giving them the chance to meet with several participating attorneys, getting career advice and tools for communicating with professionals. In this structured environment, students can talk to people they wouldn't otherwise have come into contact with, and can decide whether they have an interest in a particular kind of employer or practice area. Following the one-hour speed networking session there will be a short reception where participants can have the opportunity to speak more informally.
Food will be provided. Each registered attendee will receive one free drink ticket.
This event is hosted by:
Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law CPDO (Career Professional Development Office)
Phi Alpha Delta - Thomas Mifflin Chapter