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Meet & Greet: A student perspective

By Ella Halstead
September 25 2019

Posted in Blog

Written by Nathan Hawkes, Marketing and Commercial Law Student

On Thursday the 12th of September I had the pleasure of attending the annual Summer of Biz x Summer of Tech Meet and Greet event held at Westpac Stadium. Nerves and tension were high not only among me, but also my fellow Summer of Biz partners. The overwhelming amount of Tech and Business students present really heightened the pressure of nailing these meet and greets. Going in I had no prior of knowledge of how the night would turn out, how the night would be run and how to prepare myself. Worries quickly disappeared after my first chat with some of the amazing businesses participating.

A room full of Wellington businesses alongside marketing and HR students can create an overwhelming sense of excitement and anticipation. For many students, including myself, this was the first opportunity to have real face to face conversations about different internship roles and emphasising why you believe you are the right person for the job.

The night involved going around different businesses stalls and chatting with them about the diverse roles being offered and in a sense, marketing your own personal brand to them.

The Summer of Biz x Summer of Tech meet and greet was a great opportunity to showcase my skills and best qualities to employers. I am glad to have experienced such as exhilarating event and am excited for what the future of Summer of Biz offers me.

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