Networking social to connect Pueblo and campus communities

Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Samora File photo
Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Samora File photo
Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Samora
File photo

Colorado State University-Pueblo students, alumni and staff are invited to attend a free networking event Tuesday, on the eve of CSU-Pueblo’s annual career fair.

The Student to Community Networking Mixer will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center Hearthwell Lounge and is hosted by the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association, the CSU-Pueblo Career Center and other community partners.

The mixer was designed with the intent to help students engage with business owners from across the Pueblo community, as well as develop meaningful contacts to assist them in their future careers.

In an email detailing the event to the CSU-Pueblo community, Director of Alumni Relations Tracy Samora said, “You have an opportunity to win a pair of Beats (headphones), and also make some helpful career contacts as you begin to build your professional resume and personal network.”

Networking events such as the SCNM can prove invaluable for students seeking to soon transition from college into the business world, as contacts made can have a strong influence on beginning and maintaining professional relationships.

“Because the benefits of networking are essential in any career path, students should understand that participation in the event could lead to internship opportunities as well as possible employment,” Samora said.

All CSU-Pueblo students are welcome to attend, as well as faculty, alumni and community members throughout the city of Pueblo.

Event attendance is highly encouraged, as it “gives students the opportunity to speak one-on-one with business leaders from our community, many of whom are successful CSU-Pueblo alumni,” said Samora.

Thanks to school and community sponsors, the mixer is held at no cost to attendees, although prior RSVP through Samora and professional business attire are encouraged.

“Please come to this exciting event…We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!” Samora said.