Networking & Employer Appreciation Luncheon - Crafton Hills College
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Publish Date: April 29, 2024

Networking Luncheon

Crafton Hills College (CHC) students looking to enhance their job-seeking skills through the sessions offered by the College’s Career Center were treated to the Center’s Networking & Employer Appreciation Luncheon on April 29. 

This annual event is designed to be a culmination of the Career Center’s program that teaches how to explore careers, connect with employers, and create a winning impression at interviews. Students had opportunities to refine career searches and practice communication skills and etiquette they had learned. 

 "For students, the event was more than just a luncheon. It was a gateway to understanding different career avenues and learning the intricacies of presenting themselves professionally," said CHC counselor Trinette Barrie, Career Center Coordinator. "We aimed to empower students with the knowledge and confidence they needed to navigate the professional landscape successfully."

Employers played a pivotal role in this initiative by sharing valuable company insights, industry trends, and potential career paths with students. Through one-on-one interactions, employers identified promising talent for internship, part-time, or full-time positions.

Preparation was key, and ahead of the event, students received guidance on crafting effective “elevator pitches.” During the luncheon, they further refined their networking skills and etiquette, aided by the Center’s tips on conversation starters. The event reinforced how students can naturally connect with employers at the event start, during lunch, and [at] the speed-networking round,” said Pedro Chabolla, Job Developer. 

In addition to fostering student-employer connections, the luncheon also served as an occasion to express gratitude to participating employers. Each employer was honored with a certificate of recognition from California State Assemblymember James C. Ramos, acknowledging their unwavering support in engaging with Career Center events and recruiting our talented students.

The event's success was further bolstered by the generous financial support from the Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium (IEDRC), ensuring its continued impact on Crafton Hills College students' professional development.

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