According to its website, Catchafire “is a community of individuals seeking to support and strengthen the social good sector. We do this by matching professionals who want to donate their time and talent with nonprofits who need those skills.”
This week SMU CCPA students had the extraordinary opportunity to engage with key leaders in the communication industry including CCPA Advisory Board members, for two hours of power networking.
More than 35 students met with executives from corporate, agency, and non-profit organizations, gaining insight into careers in those fields. Some of the professionals onhand offered critiques on resumes and answered questions about student LinkedIn profiles.
Direct interaction with professionals in an informal environment is actually rare for many students. So this event was a rare opportunity to get important advice from successful communicators.
Everyone attending the CCPA Networking Event was impressed with the active engagement by the students and their inquisitive and thoughtful questions. Students wholeheartedly agreed that the