On September 27th, QUEST Corporate held its 4th Annual Networking Event in the Prince George’s Room at Stamp Student Union. The event has grown since its inaugural year in 2015, allowing QUEST students to gain valuable connections with recruiters and learn more about the various internship and job opportunities that they offer.
Corporate representatives were very excited to meet the students and promote their companies. The 18 QUEST corporate partners in attendance included Accenture, APT, AT&T, Avatar Technologies, Bloomberg, Capital One, Deloitte, EY, General Electric, Guidehouse, Leidos, Miltec UV, NSA, Oceaneering, Protiviti, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour, and Zentail. The event’s location in Stamp was celebrated by many students who were excited about the central campus location and personal setting of the room.
What sets this networking event apart from other career fairs and similar events? Conor Casey, a senior in Q27, said, “I’d say the most valuable takeaway from the QUEST networking events are the connections. It’s interesting how much the dynamic changes once resumes aren’t included. It becomes much more focused on developing connections, and that should be the goal in my opinion.”
Because many of the recruiters are QUEST alumni themselves, students and recruiters can instantly find a common ground based on their aspirations and involvement in the QUEST program. According to Conor, “Overall, I would say that focusing on your experiences in QUEST is a great way to establish more meaningful connections through a relatable topic.”
Universally, the event was a resounding success. Students from all cohorts came together to eat, socialize, and network. The event facilitated connections not only between the students and the recruiters, but also between the students and their fellow peers – and new friends. Thanks to QUEST Corporate for setting it up!