Speed Networking

Do you want the opportunity to explore careers and talk to professionals in various industries? How about the chance to gain insider information and advice on how best to position yourself after graduation? All this is possible if you attend Speed Networking 2015! 


Friday, April 10, 2015

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Community Room, CCLIR

Students: To register please check back Spring Semester 2015


Professionals who attended Speed Networking 2014:

  • Lindsey Gargas (Alumna) - Special Events and Community Relations Manager @ Lakeshore Public Media
  • Ryan Perri (Alumnus) - Promotions Producer @ NBC 5 Chicago
  • Zach Denny (Alumna) - Experienced Consultant @ West Monroe Partners
  • Brent Park (Alumnus) - Experienced Associate @ Huron Consulting Group
  • Jill Schlueter-Kim (Alumna) - Council Director @ Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana
  • Nikki Kuss - Human Resource Generalist @ Centier Bank
  • Patrick Slattery (Alumnus) - Orr Fellow @ Orbis Education
  • Habi Mojidi - CPT Healthcare Recruiting Manager @ US Army
  • Kristen Steeves (Alumna) - Owner/Attorney @ Steeves Law Office
  • Rita O'Brian - HR Business Partner, Vice President, PHR @ Fifth Third Bank
  • Armeter Ivory - HR Manager for Boys & Girls Club of Porter County
  • Stan Pissarski - Managing Director @ Central States Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Michelle Murphy Wise (Alumna) - Home HealthCare and Hospice Program Coordinator @VNA Phoenix Center
  • Bruce Lindner (Alumnus) - Executive Director @ Porter County Aging & Community Services and 2001-02 recipient of Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame
  • Brandi Anstine (Alumna) - Director of Marketing @ HealthLinc
  • Tracey McElree - VP, Account Planning & Branding, AC Incorporated
  • Gina Palmera - Assistant Branch Manager @ Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Gina Gervais - Employment Specialist @ Centier Bank
  • Dennis Wendt (Alumnus) - Customer Business Manager @ McCormick
  • Linda Newman (Alumna) - Financial Representative @ Primerica
  • Sarah Satkus- Senior Staffing Specialist @ Dwyer Instruments
  • Michael Suarez (Alumnus) - Training Manager @ Four Winds Casino
  • Pam Saylor (Alumna) - Employment Services Manager
  • Lisa Rice (Alumna) - Executive Assistant @ Fortune Brands Home & Security VUAA Board Member 
  • Roger Wexelburg - VP of Development & Public Relations @ Lakeshore Public Media and past President/General Manager Chicago Rush-Business Development AFL
  • JP Avila - (Alumnus) - Chair & Associate Professor @ Pacific Lutheran University VUAA Board Member
  • Jennifer Campbell (Alumna) - Partner @ OlsonCampbellLtd.  VUAA Board Member
  • Dan Ormsby - Senior Human Resources Manager @ Dwyer Instruments
  • Bruce Brandel - President @ Packaging Team
  • Adam Rundh - (Alumnus) Experienced Associate, Transfer Pricing @ PwC 

If you are not familiar with Speed Networking, it is a tool now being utilized to help professionals create intentional connections. Thus, you as a Valparaiso University student can benefit from this unique opportunity. Specifically, students have the opportunity to hone their networking and job search skills and potential employers can get a "sneak peek" at you as a future graduate and potential employee." This is all done in a fast paced and exciting environment. 

Speed networking will allow you to:

  • Get advice and be mentored by employers
  • Connect with Valparaiso University Alums
  • Boost your confidence and allow you to learn from industry experts
  • Gain insider information and advice on how to position yourself for the future
  • Practice networking and relationship building skills

Most opportunities for employment are never posted and you will need networking skills to find out about job opportunities in the future. So, please come and enjoy this opportunity to meet alums and employers and gain information and advice on how best to position yourself after graduation. Employers are signing up daily to participate in Speed Networking and want to meet with students like you who want to learn more about careers and opportunities for the future. Read what the employers said about last years event!

Speed Networking Prep Session dates to be determined soon.