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  • Writer's pictureHelena Merk

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


👋 Hey! I’m Helena, one of the founders of Glimpse! We’re always looking to feature exciting communities running events on Glimpse — reach out to and we’ll tell your story.

Want to host your own event? Check out our Glimpse Guide here. Want to engage your community even more? Apply to join our Groups beta.

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