The Women’s Network (TWN) is hosting its first-ever Career Fair this Tuesday, February 28th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. EST.
The largest collegiate women’s networking organization in North America, The Women’s Network’s mission is to connect women to industry leaders, professional development resources, and career opportunities. TWN currently has over 45,000 members across 120 college chapters in the United States and Canada.
“TWN attracts some of the most ambitious talent in the United States and Canada, so I am thrilled that this event will connect many of our members to industry professionals and opportunities in their fields of interest,” says Jamie Vinick, Founder and CEO of The Women’s Network.
The Career Fair is fully virtual and is open to all TWN members. The event is comprised of three main elements: webinars, company tabling, and roundtables.
In the “Auditorium” of the Career Fair, attendees have the chance to learn from successful female executives in various industries in a webinar format.
Keynote Speaker Jennifer Justice, a lawyer and entertainment executive, is speaking from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EST. Justice is the Founder and CEO of The Justice Dept., a female-focused advisory, consulting, and law firm advocating for female founders, talent, executives, and brands.
From 7:00-7:30 p.m. EST, Christine Chang and Sarah Lee are speaking with TWN members about navigating early career confidence. They are the Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Glow Recipe, a fruit-forward, clean skincare brand.
Jamie Vinick, the Founder and CEO of The Women’s Network, is hosting a “Let’s Chat” event on how to become a star intern from 7:30-8:00 p.m. EST.
Company tabling offers attendees the opportunity to join a Zoom meeting with company representatives and other TWN members. Here they can learn more about the company’s mission and available opportunities.
The companies participating are: Active Minds, Avis Budget Group, CF Industries, Chipotle, Conning, Excel Sports Management, EY, Global Atlantic Financial Group, Kohl’s, Nitra, Octagon, Ogilvy, TWN, Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Washington Nationals.
The companies participating hail from a variety of industries, giving Career Fair attendees the opportunity to explore different career paths and uncover new possibilities.
Roundtables offer an intimate discussion format in more niche fields than the ones covered by company tabling. They offer TWN members the opportunity to grow their networks in more in-depth and personal environments. The roundtables span industries such as fashion, public policy, MD/Pre-Med, investment banking, and more.
TWN emphasizes the importance of networking, which is something the roundtables help facilitate.
“It matters not just what you know, but also who you know,” says Vinick. “Developing meaningful and authentic connections in the early stages of your career can open countless future professional and personal doors.”
The Women’s Network is expecting a turnout of at least 1,500 members. This will be its largest event to date.
“We are so looking forward to this event and the positive results that will ensue,” says Vinick.
TWN hopes its Career Fair will provide opportunities for its members to explore different industries and career opportunities, connect with other TWN members, and feel inspired. That includes those who have not yet secured an internship or full-time job.
“In the job field, especially for women, we’re always looking ahead,” says Mariya Nemesh, President of TWN-Northwestern University. “I think that it will be a helpful opportunity regardless of if you know what industry you’re going into or if you have a secure job, because you get to see what’s out there and potentially learn something new.”