Thursday, January 17, 2008

"Meet the Pros" event held on campus

By Kaylin Martin
Cardinal Staff

Saint Mary’s University is hosting the upcoming Meet the Pros event on Thursday, Jan. 24, sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

At the event, students will be able to hear professionals speak about their experience in government, nonprofit, agency and corporate communications. The event will also give students a chance to get their resumes critiqued and learn more about interview etiquette and technique.

Meet the Pros is not only an excellent opportunity to network with seasoned professionals, said Jennifer Knoop, communications consultant for Wells Fargo and an organizer of the event, “it is a great way to find out what it takes to make the leap from college to career.”

Meet the Pros is held by IABC Minnesota, the third-largest IABC chapter in the world, made up of both student and professional members. It is a network of nearly 500 communicators who are part of an international 14,000-member association.

Their goal as a chapter is to reach out and provide connections and school-to-career transition information to students at colleges and universities that are interested in the business communications field.

Meet the Pros is free for IABC student members and $10 for student nonmembers if students register at by Jan. 22 ($15 at the door). The cost includes food and beverages.

The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Salvi Lecture Hall, Saint Mary’s Hall room 332.