The Second Annual Connecting Women Breakfast Forum was held before spring break. The forum, which was sponsored by the School of Business, the School of Business Advisory Board, BWISE and QWMBA, focused on the theme of “Building Your Network.” Participants included professional guests, members of the steering committee, professors, and students—including some recent alumni. Professor Judy Gedge, who teaches business law at QU, moderated the event and Sharon Porter, analytics manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, was the Forum Committee Chair.
Women gathered at 8:00 AM for coffee, breakfast and conversation before the more formal events of the morning began. Students, professionals, and professors took turns in a round-robin discussion, responding to questions such as “How do I get started networking?” and “Where should I network?” All participants then switched tables to network with other members at the event, discussing questions such as “What is a good length of time to talk to the professional?” and “When should I give my resume versus my business card?”
In proper networking format, the morning concluded with another shift of tables. A final exchange was made with new professionals, who responded to the question “What are the benefits of social media and how should it be used?” Overall, the attendees unanimously benefitted from the event. If you are interested in learning more about Quinnipiac Women MBAs please visit them on Facebook at QWMBA.
For more information about women in business careers and networking opportunities please contact Grace Peiffer, Director of Employer Relations: Grace.Peiffer@quinnipiac.edu.