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Networking opportunity for grad students

Nov. 5, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is bridging the gap between its graduate students and key administrators with a Professionals Mix and Mingle Friday, Nov. 13, at the Cityscape Event Center, located downtown at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall.

The event, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m., is a social mixer and professional-development opportunity for WMU's grad students. Participants will get a chance to meet other students while receiving valuable advice from some of the foremost authorities on professionalism, leadership, interviewing and networking.

The Professionals Mix and Mingle is sponsored by WMU's Graduate Student Advisory Committee in partnership with University administrators. It is intended to help students exude their professional identities beyond the classroom.

Key speakers include: Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director of Career and Student Employment Services; Bob Miller, associate vice president for community outreach; and Ken Miller, entrepreneur and chair of the WMU Board of Trustees. There also will be a special presentation from Discover Kalamazoo and welcome from WMU President John M. Dunn.

Free hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and refreshments will be provided. Professional attire is required. Seating is limited and participants are asked to register as soon as possible by Monday, Nov. 9. Send your name, contact information and field of interest to Brandi Pritchett, chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, at gsac@wmich.edu.

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Media contact: Tonya Durlach, (269) 387-8400, tonya.durlach@wmich.edu

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