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Student & Graduate FAQs

Shaking It Up for Students

This fun, happy hour-style event will connect College Possible students and recent graduates with local professionals to practice networking skills and explore careers through meaningful conversations.

DATE & TIME

Thursday, October 11, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A pre-event networking training will kick off at 4:30, with the full event beginning at 5:30. A short program will take place at 6:15 and the event will conclude at 7:30.

LOCATION

514 Studios, 514 N 3rd St #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (North Loop, Minneapolis)

Below are a list of frequently asked questions about Shaking It Up for Students. If you have more questions or would like to know more about this event, please contact Morgan at MBartlett@CollegePossible.org and she can answer your questions directly. You can also fill out this survey to express your interest, and Morgan will follow up with you to provide more details and answer whatever questions you might have.

  • Who should attend this event?

    College Possible students who are in their third year or beyond at four-year institutions, or 2nd year students at community and technical colleges. Attendees of the Career Development Conference, as well as Community Leaders are also invited to attend. All majors and future career interests are welcome. Anyone who is interested in practicing their networking skills and connecting with others about college and career paths is encouraged to attend!

  • Am I allowed to arrive after 4:30?

    Yes! While attendance at the networking training is highly recommended, you are welcome to join us as soon as you are able to arrive.

  • Who will be there?

    We are expecting 125 guests including College Possible students and recent graduates, and a variety of professionals from various fields like: healthcare, business, engineering, law, education, the nonprofit sector, and finance. Last year, employees from many Twin Cities companies were in attendance, including Target, Fairview Hospital, Robins Kaplan law firm, Medtronic, US Bank, University of Minnesota, The Minneapolis Foundation and more.

  • Is there a dress code?

    Business casual clothing is recommended. The website below has a helpful illustrative guide on how most professionals define business casual. You will also have an opportunity for professional headshots at this event, so wear something you’d like to wear in a professional photo.

    What is Business Casual?

    If you would like help accessing business casual attire for the event, Vine & Branches is a local organization that can help you find quality clothing at minimal prices. Otherwise, please reach out to your College Possible coach for additional resources.

    Vine & Branches Website

  • What will happen at the networking training?

    Two College Possible Minnesota Board Members, including a program alum, will share tips and tricks to feeling comfortable engaging in conversation with working professionals. Our goal is to help you feel prepared and confident engaging with others at this event and beyond.

  • What will happen at the event?

    You will have the opportunity to meet and build meaningful connections with professionals in a variety of careers — hopefully some in your intended career field. By bringing students and recent graduates together with professionals and employers, we hope to enable connections that translate into accomplishing your goals.

    Additionally, you will get to meet and converse with other College Possible students and alumni, and develop your network that way.

  • How will I network with event guests?

    Guests will be mingling throughout the event space, and you’re encouraged to approach people individually, or utilize College Possible staff or coaches to help you introduce yourself. Guests in attendance will be excited to meet you and hear about your professional goals.

  • What if I need a ride?

    College Possible can provide transportation within the Twin Cities metro area. The venue is also easily accessible via public transit, just a few blocks away from the Blue & Green Line. We will follow up with more details closer to the event.

  • What are the benefits of attending?

    There are so many, including:

    • Personalized business cards
    • An engaging training on how to make the most of any conversation with a working professional
    • The opportunity to meet other College Possible students and recent alumni
    • Professional headshots for your LinkedIn profile or resume
    • An evening to connect with College Possible supporters who can help you plan for your career
    • Free (delicious) food and beverages
  • Awesome! How do I register?

    Space is limited, so please indicate your interest by completing the survey linked below. A member of the College Possible team will follow up with more information and to confirm your registration.

    Event Registration Survey

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