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Making Connections the Name of the Game at Graduate Networking Social

Interactive event offers students the opportunity to learn more?

Students interested in advancing their careers and enrolling in a graduate study program at CSU might want to mark their calendars.

The chance to interact with faculty, program coordinators, current students and alums during a one-of-a-kind opportunity will take place during the Fall 2023 Graduate Networking Social from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, at the Student Center Atrium.?

According to Director of Graduate Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Michael Hollenbaugh, this biannual event shows that graduate education is more than just taking coursework; it’s about finding a mentor, making connections, and learning from others studying alongside you.

“Taking that first step to connect and dig deeper into how these degrees and people can help you achieve your goals is what this event is all about,” he said. “Whether you want to become a lawyer, professor, mechanical engineer, or whatever else you want to do, our 150 programs can lead to finding your dream job or advancing in your current career, starting here at CSU.”

Often, half the battle can be determining which program to study, but as students look to pursue higher levels of education and become more specialized, one of the most imperative parts is aligning career goals with the graduate degree program. This event enables the opportunity to learn about not only what can be studied but also how a specific degree can help achieve those goals.

“This event allows students to learn about what graduate and teaching assistantships might be available in a student’s field of study and interact directly with those that award them,” said Hollenbaugh. “Students can also connect with faculty members and industry professionals to help grow and strengthen their professional network.”

According to Hollenbaugh, students have consistently given positive feedback over the years and have indicated that not only did they have the opportunity to learn more about programs and interact, but they even said they had fun.

“This is not a traditional recruitment event, as we have food, drinks, and music, and it’s all free,” he said. “Regardless of where your graduate education takes you, this event will help students gain a better understanding of the different degrees and career paths offered at CSU.”

Faculty, graduate program coordinators, students and alums will be on hand from the following colleges:

College of Arts and Sciences
Monte Ahuja College of Business
Levin College of Public Affairs and Education
Washkewicz College of Engineering
College of Health
College of Law
Graduate Student Resource Center

Students interested in attending can RSVP here.
Faculty and staff wanting to take part in the event can RSVP here.

Free parking will be available in the Central Garage (CG).