- Networking Receptions

Career Networking Receptions

There are so many reasons why you should attend a CNR!

  • Make the connections that could lead to your next job.
  • Provide leads for future opportunities.
  • Put you in touch with others in your field.
  • Learn more about specific career fields.
  • Help you get reacquainted with the Lehigh family.
  • Build your confidence and networking skills.
  • Find the right person for a vacancy at your company.
  • Raise your professional visibility.

Whatever your goal, Networking Receptions are the perfect venue for you to expand your network and keep you connected to Lehigh!

What you need to know!

Making the Most of Networking Receptions (networking tips!)

Structure of Networking Receptions

While we like our events to be open and welcoming, we do create a little structure to make the events as effective as possible for everyone. At the beginning of the program, we allow all attendees to briefly introduce themselves and explain why they are attending, so that you can place a name with the face. Then we begin the speed networking portion for the next hour, in which you can meet several people whom you may not have been able to speak with had you been simply milling around. After that, all attendees spend an open 45 minutes meeting additional people.  Because of this structure and the two-hour time frame of the events, we strongly encourage everyone to arrive promptly to the event so we can begin the program on time.

Light refreshments will be served during the event. If you’re really hungry, make sure you grab some dinner before you go.

What to Wear

We encourage all guests to dress professionally, as if you were going on a job interview. Some of the people you will be meeting could be your next employer, so making a great first impression is key to your future success.

Networking Resources

Lehigh’s Online Networking Database
Sample Introductory Email
Sample Informational Interview Questions

Interested in hosting a future Networking Reception?

If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Networking Reception in your area, please contact Lori Kennedy at lbk4@lehigh.edu.