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CPP alumni gives back to current students seeking advice for after graduation

By Ashley Cruz, Oct. 25, 2022

Cal Poly Pomona alumni hosted its Speed Mentoring event on Oct. 18 to bring students and alumni together to hear advice on life during and after college.

The event allowed CPP students a chance to get advice on life after college and network with people in their field of interest.

Networking is one of the most important pieces of advice given to many students for future plans. It has become a part of the checklist for college students. It requires people seeking, communication, first impression impacts and interacting one-on-one.

“I really liked the event and people should take a step into trying to network with other people. This is a perfect opportunity to do that,” said Daniel Fahs, finance, real estate and business law student. “Cal Poly (Pomona) should hold more events like these in order for students to network with people and grow their connection.”

Tables had conversation stater points to help students and alumni just in case they had no questions in mind. However, many of the students came prepared with their own personal questions and carried on conversations until their last given second.

Some students made copies of their resumes and were ready to ask for advice or to see if they were looking to hire.

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The event consisted of 10 three-minute rounds. After which students were given the opportunity to go back to someone, they had a good interaction with and ask more questions.

“I came to give back and talk to students and see if I can help them out,” said CPP alum in finance and real estate, Tiffany Smith. “I was actually surprised that everyone came prepared and with questions.”

Interactions were not only advice and important events to attend, but eventually became about mistakes and funny job stories that happened to these alums, which gave students ease in finding the right path with or without errors.

Edgar Barron, Alumni Communications and Community Engagement coordinator, was a host for the event and said, “I think we’re really happy with the turnout and interactions that we saw. I saw a lot of really good communication and I think the mentors and mentees really connected so were really happy with how it turned out.”

According to Barron students not only came prepared, but ready to interact and communicate with the alumni for potential job opportunities and see if their plans for after graduation is towards the right path.

The alumni speed mentoring event is held once a year. For more information visit the alumni website.

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