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Interested in attending a Speed networking event? Read our FAQs here

29th Sep 2017

Speed networking FAQs

What is a Speed networking event?

This event gives you the opportunity to meet with employers face-to-face, find out more about the industry you are about to enter, and get up-to-date information about upcoming placement opportunities and graduate roles.

The room will be divided into six (or more) employer stations, you will be allocated a group number and starting employer.  When the event begins you will be given 15 (maximum) minutes in your group with each employer.  Once the bell goes you move clockwise round the room spending 15 minutes with each employer until you have met with every employer.

Circulate round the room, get insights direct from employers about their companies, chat, ask questions – and make connections.

Do I need to register?

Pre–registration to these events is mandatory so that we can allocate your group number and starting employer prior to the event.

When should I arrive?

You should arrive 15 minutes before the first session starts to allow you to familiarise yourself with the room layout and confirm your attendance.  You should report to the e-Placement Scotland desk upon arrival.

How many people will attend?

Generally we prefer to have 6 employers with groups of no more than 6 students per group.

Should I research the companies before hand?

You will be made aware of all the employers who will be attending the event and any roles that they are looking to fill before the event.  Yes, you should research them to ensure that you can ask the best questions and get the best out of your 15 minutes with the employer.

Can I only attend part of the event?

No, due to the nature if this event, you must attend it all.

What should I bring with me?

You should bring multiple copies of your CV and any examples of work that you have that are relevant and a note pad and pen for taking notes and contact details.

Will catering be provided?

No, however there will be water supplied

Will there be an opportunity to ask further questions/network?

Yes, there will be half an hour at the end to re connect with any employers and ask further questions if you have them.

 

 

 

 

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