Its me, Abbey, again. On the Friday of Alumni Weekend, the Office of Career and Professional Development had a Career Networking LinkedIn LIVE Event. This event had many opportunities presented to students. Students, alumni, faculty, and others were invited. The room was set up into the different schools that Maryville provides. They also had a photo booth set up so that you could take a picture to use on your LinkedIn event. The main purpose of the event was to network and meet new people. This is exactly what happened. I got the opportunity to talk to every person in the room by the night was over. Even if I was intimidated to talk to some of the faculty or business people, they would come up to me and ask me about myself. It was a very relaxing and calming experience. I got to ask any of the questions I wanted/needed to know. At the very end of the night, many gift cards were given away to people that entered their name in a bucket that I was carrying around all night. I thought it was so great to give away these gift cards because they were to places you could invite someone that you met that night and talk about your career and professional life. They also gave out gift cards for Macy’s to current students so that they could update their career and professional wardrobe. I was extremely jealous of the people who received the gift cards.