October is here, and so is the State Fair of Texas. Keep reading for this week’s events, both for leisure and for networking purposes. 

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Networking Events

Buy tickets for the State Fair of Texas here!

The State Fair of Texas 

  • When: September 27th – October 20th
  • Where: Fair Park
  • Why: Visit Big Tex, play games, eat corndogs and salt water taffy, and embrace Texas history and culture at the State Fair. Click here to read about the best and worst foods at the fair before you visit! 

American Marketing Association DFW Meet & Greet

  • When: October 3rd from 6-8 pm
  • Where: Ida Claire, restaurant in Addison
  • Why: Connect with Marketing and Communications professionals at a delicious restaurant for happy hour! 
  • Learn more about the AMA and the Meet & Greet here

PRSA Pro Am Day 2019 Luncheon

  • When: Friday, October 11th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Clubs of Prestonwood Creek Clubhouse
  • Why: Public Relations students have the opportunity to be matched with professionals for job shadowing, exposure to communications jobs, and strategy experience 
  • No charge for students who want to be matched with a professional! There is still time to apply to shadow a professional and recieve amazing mentorship! Otherwise, students pay $25 for this incredible networking opportunity 
  • Click here to register and for more info!

Social Media Dallas: Marketing’s Golden Era: Personalization and The Always Connected Generation 

  • When: Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Capital Factory + The DEC
  • Why: Listen to Daniel Wagstaff, CEO of PocketStop discuss how to create personalized experiences for a highly-connected generation through communication and how to use this customer data and feedback to drive growth. 
  • Click here to learn more about this event!

PRSSA First Chapter Meeting 

  • When: Tuesday, October 1st at 6 p.m
  • Where: Umphrey Lee 241
  • Why: PRSSA is essential if you want to pursue any career in Public Relations. Almost any employer will ask about your involvement in this organization in interviews, so be prepared and show up to meetings and events! 

Networking Tip

A few conversation starters are important to have in mind before showing up to an event.  Here are a couple of good questions you can ask to start building relationships:

  • How did you get your start at XXX company?
  • Why did you choose XXX field?
  • What other industries have you worked in? 
  • What advice do you have for succeeding in this field?