Alan E. Hall Sales Center hosts Top Golf Networking Night for Capstone Students
September 15th, 2021
MIDVALE – Capstone students from the Department of Professional Sales attended the Top Golf Networking Night at Top Golf, in Midvale, UT. The event, held on September 15th, gave over 50 Weber State students the opportunity to connect with employers and network for career opportunities both on a regional and national level. This was the first time since September of 2019, where students were able to attend this event and campaign for career opportunities.
At the event, participating companies were assigned a Top Golf bay on the second floor of the venue. From there, students cycled through in 6-minute rotations connecting with the recruiting representatives and discussing the logistics of the various sales jobs in their industries. These cycles continued for nearly 2 hours, allowing students to see the broad quantity of sales positions available to them once they graduate.
This event differentiates from the typical career fair held at most institutions in that students are given the opportunity to sell themselves to the recruiters in a speed-selling format and connect with a variety of companies in various industries. The venue also plays a role in the event modification as rather than being housed in a large academic hall, rather, students are connecting in one of the most popular entertainment venues on the Wasatch Front, that being Top Golf in Midvale.
“Merging an interactive networking environment with our Professional Sales Seniors and leading sales organizations provided a dynamic and unique “Speed Interview” event. Energy, goodwill, and thoughtful connections gave space for mentorship, industry acuity, and several internships and job offers,” said Mikelle Barberi-Weil, instructor for the Department of Professional Sales, and teacher for the PS 4993 capstone course.
Due to the popularity of this career fair, the Top Golf Networking Night is slated to become a regularly occurring bi-annual event, with companies all across the country connecting with Weber State graduates. The next Top Golf Networking Night is scheduled to be held in March 2022.