Representatives from Columbia Southern University gathered with more than 5,000 occupational safety and health professionals for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exhibition. The conference took place at the Georgia World Congress Center June 26-29 and served as a way for safety professionals from across the country to network, learn from industry leaders and see the latest safety equipment and services in their arena.
On Monday, June 27, CSU Corporate Outreach and Student and Alumni Engagement hosted a networking social event for students and Atlanta-area alumni who were attending the conference. The event was held at Taco Mac where 80 students, alumni and guests had the opportunity to meet fellow knights and Sir Maximus.
Attendees who showed up as strangers quickly turned into friends, sharing stories of their courses, tips to scholastic success and career growth. With the commonality shared by being a CSU Knight, connections come naturally.
Many guests had previously attended at least one CSU networking social. Others were members of the Atlanta Regional Alumni Chapter. One first-time guest was Dr. Ford-Green, academic program director for math and sciences at CSU.
“I delighted in the fact that I was able to enjoy such great conversations and include my family to help strengthen the sense of CSU community,” said Dr. Ford-Green. “It was a pleasure to work alongside representatives out on the road to directly engage students, alumni and prospective students in Atlanta surrounding the ASSE conference.”
If you have yet to attend a student and alumni social event, be on the lookout for local event information by visiting ColumbiaSouthern.edu/community/events.