The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation
Date Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Location The Underground - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsCheck-in: Please arrive at 6:45 p.m. to check in and pick up your name badge. Attire: Please wear business casual (see examples).
RegistrationRegister by Wednesday, February 14. Register

Event Description

CAS students, this event will help you develop the networking skills to feel confident when setting up informational interviews and attending networking events like career fairs. You'll be able to practice your networking skills with alumni in a casual environment in which do-overs are expected!

You'll learn three important networking skills:

  • How to make small talk
  • How to talk about yourself
  • How to make a good final impression

For each skill area, you'll see a brief presentation of tips and then practice the skill in a networking activity with alumni and professionals.

Event Itinerary

6:45-7 p.m. | Check-in
7-8:30 p.m. | Networking tips and activities

  • Icebreaker: The Art of Small Talk
  • Small groups: The Art of Humble-Bragging
  • Open networking: The Art of Final Impression

Alumni Participants

During the event, you'll be able to connect with alumni from these industries: Marketing/Public Relations, Human Resources, Finance, Consulting/Project Management, Social/Nonprofit, Technology, and Biomedical. View the profiles of some participating alums.


If you need to cancel your registration, please email


Contact Will O'Brien, Associate Director of Career Development and Calling, at or 651.638.6460.


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