The Freed-Hardeman University Department of Communication recently hosted a networking luncheon for its communication majors. This opportunity allowed current students to connect with business professionals in their specialized fields and hear their suggestions on potential job opportunities.
Twelve professionals from various fields including the music industry, extreme sports, and insurance met with approximately 50 students. Following lunch in the lobby of Brown-Kopel Building, students met several of those who would speak later in the afternoon, allowing them to learn about the different career paths of each speaker. The afternoon sessions in Ayers Auditorium followed a panel discussion format.
The first session focused on “Getting that First Job.” The second session focused more on the importance of graduate school and how to make oneself more marketable in the professional world.
Bonnie Davis, a senior public relations major, said, “I think this was a really important learning session for us. With graduation only a month away, it’s nice to see all the different fields open to us.”