Life After NAIT: “up to 85 percent of jobs found through networking”

by | Oct 21, 2019 | News, Uncategorized

By Mahmuda Sheikh

As students prepare to graduate this winter, NAIT is hosting a few events to help them explore all of their options entering the workforce.

Life After NAIT is an event happening at the Fresh Express cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and students will get the chance to network and learn how to market themselves.

Nicole Blomme from NAIT’s Advising and Career Development Department stresses that there is an insufficient amount of attention placed on the need for networking.

“Around 60 to 85 percent of jobs are found through networking,” said Blomme.

She further explains that having conversations with personnel from different industries may help students discover new interests and find connections to future career potentials.

In order to facilitate these connections, Life After NAIT will bring in alumni from the industry.

The event will host Keynote Speaker Shannon Neighbor, an alumna from NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business. Neighbor is the founding partner from Svensen Neighbor Recruiting, an agency “focused on the placement of permanent sales, marketing, and management professionals.”

The event also includes a panel discussion and networking opportunities later in the evening. Registration is available online until Oct. 25.

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