On August 26th PRIDE hosted a speed networking session in the Full Sail library. The event was open to both campus and online students, who were able to join in on the action via Skype. Modeled after speed dating, participants had three minutes to network with their partners before rotating.
Creative Writing For Entertainment student Adam Kuta, who serves as president of PRIDE, said the event was born out of a desire to build connections between campus and online students. “Obviously, networking is a huge part of what’s taught here at Full Sail,” said Adam. “We’re really happy with how the event turned out, and we’d love to host more.”
Dozens of campus and online students representing a wide array of degree programs participated. Sports Marketing & Media student Dylan Schimka says he felt the event was a natural way to meet people because everyone is going in to the experience with an open mind.
“It’s a good way to get your foot in the door,” said Dylan. “You start off communicating normally, and as the conversation moves on you start to get into more industry related connections. You develop relationships.”
Dylan also recognized the social value of the event. “I just moved down here on Monday from Chicago. I’m 19 hours away from home, and this is a great way to meet new people. Everyone that I’ve talked to has been really nice and interesting.”
For more information on upcoming events, check out PRIDE on Connect.