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Students will have the opportunity to network with alumni from various backgrounds and career fields 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Princeton Club of New York.

New York Networking Night is open to students of all majors and class years. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the event.

“While certainly not the only way, networking continues to be one of the most successful job search strategies in which students can engage, but it’s also the one students typically fear the most,” says Maureen Walz-Boehmer, assistant director of special programs in career services. “Networking is about establishing and sustaining relationships. This event allows students to start the process with alumni who are ready and willing to engage with them. The event will also hopefully alleviate some of the fear students experience regarding networking and make it easier for them to approach and establish relationships with other people as they broaden their networking circles.”

Thus far, about 60 alumni have signed up for the event. They represent careers in the fields of advertising/marketing/hospitality, consulting, corporate real estate development, education, finance/investment/accounting, health care/medicine, insurance, international relations, law, pharmaceuticals, sales/entrepreneurial business/retail, and television/film/theater.

Career services expects the number of alumni and variety of represented fields to grow. For a complete list or more information on what fields will be represented at the event, contact career services at x5115.

An alumni-student reception will be held 7-9 p.m. Prior to that, Walz-Boehmer will host a workshop, Tips to Enhance Your Networking Confidence, 6-7 p.m. across the hall from the reception room at the Princeton Club. She will cover skills such as approach a potential contact, asking questions to engage in conversation, and leaving a positive impression. Career services strongly encourages students to attend.

Interested students should RSVP by Tuesday in person at Career Services, 201 Hogg Hall. A $20 refundable deposit is required. The Princeton Club of New York is located at 15 West 43rd Street, between 5th and 6th avenues.

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