26. November 2019 - 17:30 till 19:30
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Carnival UK and Athena Event | The Spark | Tuesday, 26. November 2019

Does speaking to industry contacts still make you nervous? Would you like some great tips on how to engage with potential employers and start networking conversations?
Solent Futures, Carnival UK and Athena would like to invite you to a drinks and nibbles networking evening on 12th February, for a networking session designed to boost your skills.
If you haven’t signed up yet, here’s three reasons why we think you should:

Learn how to network from the industry professionals. The session will be covering the benefits of networking, success stories and some top tips.

A LinkedIn survey found that 85% of jobs are filled through networking rather than traditional applications.

Put your newly learnt skills to practise and meet professionals from Carnival UK, “the World’s Most Popular Cruise Line.” They’re not just a maritime employer, they offer careers in a range of areas including marketing, sales, finance, information technology, guest relations and of course maritime and shipbuilding.

This will be an opportunity to meet Carnival executives and take time to practise and hone your networking skills. Carnival UK operates 10 cruise ships out of Southampton and employs over 10,000 people. They always have fantastic placement and graduate opportunities, and this is your chance to find out how to get your foot in the door - not just with Carnival UK but with all potential employers!
This will be an informal session designed to help with networking, give practical tips and be a great opportunity to meet peers from different courses and year groups.
Athena is an employee-led network within the business, designed to bring people together to develop a network, and thrive by offering support and connections to like-minded individuals to grow personally and professionally.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
5.30pm - Arrival; drinks and networking 5.50 - Welcome from Solent and Carnival UK6.55 - Why network? Benefits and success stories 6.10 - Networking - how to and top tips 7 till 7.30pm - Networking (to put your new skills into practice!)
If you have any dietary or accessibility requirements please email employers@solent.ac.uk