We had our first ever Student Careers and Internships Networking Event today. I don't think it will be our last one. Before today I was only really worried about three things: No employers would turn up, no students would turn up or nobody would enjoy the event. Turned out that things went really well on all fronts though. We had plenty of folks and they all seemed to have fun.
We started with presentations from six companies based in the area. I think the students who had come along were extremely surprised and impressed by just how much goes on around here. And the employers seemed to be very impressed by our students. Which was nice too.
Of course I took some pictures..
I ran a tiny "Mug Survey" at the end (fill in a little evaluation questionnaire and swap it for a departmental mug) and the results were very positive. And everyone thought we should run the event again next year. So we will. And one of my worries for next time will probably be "Is the venue big enough...."