Sophomores take initiative in networking at Sophomore Success

The event invited sophomore business students to jumpstart their career development.

By Olivia Hays ’18

Twenty-one sophomores in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business attended the spring Sophomore Success event, hosted by the Porter Family Professional Development Center. The March 29 event provided an early start for sophomore students to strengthen networking, resume and interviewing skills, discuss the value of diversity in the workplace and practice dining etiquette.

Students also had the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and alumni from companies including Apex Systems, Bernard Robinson and Company, FactSet Research Systems, Glen Raven, Gartner, Lincoln Financial Group, Relias, RSM, UPS Capital Corporation and Vanguard.

“I feel more prepared to apply for internships and jobs after taking part in Sophomore Success,” said Zoe Budsworth ’20. “The working world seems much less frightening. I’ve improved my interviewing, networking and dining skills, which has encouraged me to feel more confident about succeeding in the future and earning a job.”

The Porter Family Professional Development Center builds lasting relationships with students by offering support and coaching throughout the student’s academic and professional journey in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. The center’s staff offers consultative one-on-one meetings with students to create an action plan that will help each student secure the internship or job that best suits their career goals.