2016 Honors Alumni Networking Event

The Business Honors Program Alumni Networking Event was an amazing experience for students looking to gain insight into potential careers. The evening featured plenty of opportunities for in-person networking with professionals, as well as a panel discussion. Students gained insight into a variety of different experiences and received advice both by conversing with alumni and from the panelists. Meeting with alumni was also incredibly powerful because some of them were just recently students.

While for some it was at first nerve-wracking to be surrounded by professionals who could potentially be future coworkers, the conversations were beneficial to directing students’ future plans and goals. Students interested in careers in accounting, for example, were able to hear from alumni currently working for accounting firms, ask them questions, and hear about their experiences.

The panel discussions offered additional insights into others’ journeys. Students learned how Business Honors Program alumni ended up where they are today—whether it be via multiple career changes or by staying in the same location. Panelists also shared why and how they benefited from the experiences they had in the honors program.

Overall, it was a great event for making connections with many former honors students while interacting with other business professionals in a formal dinner setting.

Story by Kaela Libby ’17. Libby is an accounting major with a minor in economics. In summer 2016, she will continue taking courses on campus in addition to participating in a number of accounting summer leadership programs. Libby will graduate in spring 2017.

Written by UO Business

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