Students met professionals who just happened to be SILS alumni, during a speed networking event on Wednesday, March 21st.
Similar to speed dating, the speed networking offered both professionals in the field of information and library science and students an opportunity to briefly meet and learn a little about one another before the bell rang signaling them to move on to the next person. The professionals met potential job candidates and students met potential employers.
The SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA) and Information and Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) sponsored the event that provided students who are thinking about a field experience or the job market a chance to meet potential contacts.
When the formal speedy event ended, all participants enjoyed pizza and soda and had yet another opportunity to talk in-depth with professionals during a "Birds of a Feather" activity. A good time was had by all!
For photos of the event, go to the SILS Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uncsils/