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Professional networking events help tackle recession

July 7, 2009

Colorado State University Alumni Association has been taking recent unemployment news to heart and offering a series of professional networking events for Denver alumni.

This summer the Colorado State University Alumni Association is offering the CSU Career Series and the CSU Schmooze at Snooze networking breakfast, a series of professional networking events for Denver alumni.

The July 8 CSU Career Series topic, "Surviving the Pink Slip," will be held 6-8 p.m. at the CSU Denver Office, 410 17th Street, Suite 1400. 

Lifelong learning and engagement

“With a total of 14.7 million people unemployed in June, the CSU Alumni Association, through our Denver Ram Network, feels it’s our role to bring continued value to alumni through these types of lifelong learning and engagement opportunities,” said Paul Wolansky, senior director of alumni relations in Denver.

“I highly recommend optimizing the power of the CSU alumni network in Denver and revisiting a career change through education,” says Amanda Thompson, a recruiter for Career Builder and a CSU alumna. “Because of the economic downturn, refreshing your job search to align to today’s job economy will likely garner more opportunities.”  

Events continue through summer and throughout the year

Several events have either sold out or have been attracting large crowds; one event brought in 300 people. CSU’s Denver networking events will continue to take place this summer, followed by other events throughout the year. 

Details and topics for the summer events 

  • July 8, 6-8 p.m. - "CSU Career Series: Surviving the Pink Slip," CSU Denver Office, 410 17th Street, Suite 1400
  • July 15, 7:30-8:30 a.m. - "CSU Schmooze at Snooze," Snooze, 2262 Larimer Street
  • July 22, 6-8 p.m. - "CSU Career Series: Tweets, Pokes and Links: Using Social Media to Find Your Dream Job," CSU Denver Office, 410 17th Street, Suite 1400
  • Aug. 19, 7:30-8:30 a.m. - "CSU Schmooze at Snooze," Snooze, 2262 Larimer St.

Career Series free

The CSU Career Series networking events at the CSU Denver Center, 410 17th Street, Suite 1400, are free and are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. The event is sponsored by and a light dinner will be provided. 

Breakfasts every third Wednesday of month

CSU Schmooze at Snooze networking breakfasts take place every third Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Snooze, 2262 Larimer St. in Denver. Pre-registration is required.  

Registration recommended

Registration is recommended for all events. For more information on Denver events this summer and to RSVP, contact the CSU Alumni Office in Denver at or (303) 376-2613.

43,000 CSU alumni in metro area

The Colorado State University Alumni Association’s mission is to advance the university by developing and strengthening relationships between alumni and the university community, benefiting current and future alumni and friends, and serving as a catalyst for communications and involvement. There are 43,000 CSU alumni in the metro Denver area.

Contact: Michele McKinney
Phone: (303) 507-3110