Students are still abuzz over the First Annual Networking Panel Discussion and Mixer presented by the Nachshon Society (AJU undergraduate alumni giving society) held last month. Several students reported that the panel, which was made up of AJU undergraduate alumni currently working in government, law, medicine, and the nonprofit world, inspired them and shared successful strategies for pursuing career and further academic options.
The panel members, with their varied perspectives, provided students with advice including how to make themselves stand out, what to look for in a boss, and the importance of thinking globally, as well as locally. Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Stuart Sigman, PhD, says that he was delighted to hear the alumni speak passionately about the advantages they experienced by attending AJU and the many connections formed at the school that continue to benefit them professionally. A recurring theme that ran through the presentations was that each alumnus referred to AJU as a place where everyone wanted them to succeed and were willing to help make that happen. This event was a good example of that. Though the mixer was scheduled to end at 7:15, at nine o’clock most students and alumni remained still engaged in lively conversations.