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SXU alumni model professional networking skills

Open the door to one of the most effective ways to help further your career

Chicago (Sept. 17, 2007) – Saint Xavier University alumni, students and community members are invited to brush up on their business networking skills at a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus at 3700 W. 103rd St.

Titled “Networking 101: Making the SXU Connection,” the workshop will feature the expertise of Saint Xavier alumni from the fields of business, accounting, human resources, information technology, speech pathology, education and nursing.

The workshop is part of the numerous activities slated for Homecoming and Family Week Oct. 1 to 7 at Saint Xavier. The event is sponsored by Counseling and Career Services and will be held in the Butler Reception Room, located in Warde Academic Center.

“Staying competitive in today’s fast-changing job market requires more than credentials,” said Jean Riordan, associate director for Counseling and Career Services at Saint Xavier.

“Your ability to network with professionals in your field of interest and present your skills and experience in an effective manner is the tool that will give you an advantage in today’s job market,” Riordan said. “Attending the Networking 101 program, which is aimed at helping participants learn and practice those skills, is a step in the right direction to ensure that competitive edge.”

Admission is free and open to SXU students, alumni and members of the community. Business casual attire is suggested and space is limited. To reserve a seat, please contact Riordan at (773) 298-3131. 


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,600 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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