The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation
Date Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Location Alumni Lounge - 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).
RegistrationPlease register online by Monday, February 17th
SponsorsThe Business and Economics Department and Career Development and Calling

Event Description

Undergrad 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 industries such as: Marketing/Public Relations, Human Resources, Finance, Consulting/Project Management, Social/Nonprofit, Technology, and Biomedical.


If you need to cancel your registration, please email


Contact Erica Nelson in the Office of Career Development and Calling at or 651.635.6460.