Cleveland Networking Week

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Chicago Networking Week

Students traveled to the Windy City in for the OHIO Alumni Association’s second annual Chicago Networking Week. This semester it takes place in Cleveland.

Photographer: Megan Johnson BSVC ’17

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Cleveland chosen for OHIO networking week

The city will be the venue for the upcoming event where students get a peek into life in after graduation


OHIO’s Networking Week comes to Cleveland.

From Nov. 2-4, students can interact with Northeast Ohio alumni during the three-day Cleveland Networking Week hosted by the OHIO Alumni Association and the Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter.

Some call it the “Comeback City.” Many headlines have touted its economic rise. No matter how you describe it, the attractive Midwestern metropolis is a hotspot for jobs, and Cleveland Networking Week offers students the chance to connect with alumni working and living in the area.  

Through discussion panels with peers across career fields, company tours, and networking receptions and dinners with area alumni, students will get a peek into life after graduation.

Associate Director of Campus Relations Katrina Heilmeier said this is one of the best events for connection building.

“We’re bringing together large groups of Bobcats. This event in particular is one where you really get a sense of how strong community is among Bobcats and how much OHIO alumni like to help each other and help students,” Heilmeier said.

The event will be hosted in the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, located in Public Square, the heart of downtown Cleveland.

The $100 registration fee includes transportation, panels, company visits and most meals. Hotels are available through the registration website for $80-$160 for two nights, depending on hotel preference and how many guests per room.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 24. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 4 for a chance to win a free trip to Cleveland Networking Week.

Assistant Director of Campus Relations Casey Arnold said the networking week offers students connections they won’t find elsewhere.

“It’s a unique opportunity to bond not only with students who are on the trip, but also with alumni in the area. It gives students a chance to get a foot in the door with someone they may have not been able to reach out to themselves,” Arnold said.