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Student & Alumni Speed Networking

 Ready, Set, Connect: Student & Alumni Speed Networking Event

Based on the speed dating concept, this event is designed to introduce you to 10-15 alumni participants that will help increase your professional network. Students will learn how to make a good first impression, ask questions about different career paths and gain valuable networking experience. Alumni will talk about their post-college job experience, share networking tips and provide advice on this valuable career skill.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ernst & Young LLP
950 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113


*Complimentary bus transportation is available for students. Please indicate if you need transportation on your registration.

Participants will be provided a packet upon arrival at the event that includes sample questions and guidelines for the evening.  The structure of the evening will be as follows:

5 p.m. – Student bus transportation leaves from JCU
6-6:30 p.m. – Alumni & Student Registration
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Structured Speed Networking
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Reception & mingling
8:30 p.m. – Bus departs from Ernst & Young to return to campus

For more information contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 216.397.1592 or

Past Participating Companies

The 2015 participating companies will be updated closer to the event.

Adams Lynch   Associates NAS Recruitment Communications
AFLAC Panzica Construction/US Wind Supply/Cleveland Recuriting Co
Aurum Wealth Management Group Penske Logistics
Bahama Breeze Pro Football Hall of Fame
Baldwin-Wallace College
Brennan, Manna & Diamond Riddell Sports, Inc.
Cleveland Clinic Silsby Road
Cobos Insurance Center, Inc Sisters of Charity Health System
Diocese of Cleveland Skylight Financial Group
Huntington Bank Summer on the Cuyahoga
J & M Real Estate Advisors Superior Products
Jones Day The Lubrizol Corporation
Key Bank The Progressive Corporation
KeyBank National Association The Sherwin-Williams Company
Lockheed Martin (Retired) thunder::tech
McGreevy Evans & Assoc United Way of Greater Cleveland
Merrill Lynch Wells Fargo Insurance Services
MGO wealth