TAMU Honors Engineers Host Creative Speed Networking Event
Especially remotely, community building is a top concern for students and faculty. This is even more important for special interest groups, honors programs, and scholarship recipients. Texas A&M is no different.
Our goal with this event was to help students interact more with people in the Engineering Honors community. Given the pandemic, meeting new people and building a social network has become difficult.
— Vicente Trevino, TAMU ‘22
How did you plan your event?
Two members of the Professional Development Committee, Juniors Ahona Jabbar and Vicente Trevino decided to make the best of a remote world, and host a virtual speed networking event! They started investigating and quickly realized that applications such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams lacked the features to help students connect.
Soon, they found a guide online: How to Do Speed Networking on Zoom.
However, Glimpse had everything we wanted! Glimpse had an easy-to-understand interface, a fast way of matching students with each other, and fun icebreakers to keep conversations moving. — Vicente Trevino
How did it go?
It was a hit! They attracted over 50 attendees and received positive feedback. Here’s a few quotes from attendees:
I was able to practice my interview skills in a non-stressful environment. It also was very refreshing to be able to see many new people in “COVID times”! — a freshman CS and Applied Math Major The Glimpse Speed Networking Event was a fun experience where I met many new faces throughout the hour. I do my best to attend events like this as I enjoy talking with people of various backgrounds and passions. I added seven people on LinkedIn and will gladly take part in similar events. — a junior CS major
Why is community important to Engineering Honors?
Community is important in creating an inclusive environment that makes sure everyone feels represented, even at a university as large as Texas A&M. Students are able to interact with like-minded, high-achieving individuals who encourage them to explore opportunities outside their comfort zone and find new interests. — Ahona
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