Career Groundbreakers Event Prep

Congrats! You’re already taking amazing steps in your career by attending a FindSpark Conference. 

Now, don’t take the experience for granted.

Read below for tips for how to make the most out of the content and connections you’ll get through the #FindSpark experience, before, during, and after!

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Join the app for additional opportunities to network with speakers and fellow attendees:  (invitation code: groundbreaker)

Networking Bootcamp: Make Connections Online & Offline

Be sure to watch this workshop before attending the event!

What to Bring

  • Plenty of business cards

  • Copies of your resume

  • A charged mobile device. Be sure to Tweet and Instagram with the hashtag #FindSpark

  • A charger for your device (we’ll have a Charging Station so you can power up)


Before the Event

  • Update your Twitter, LinkedIn, and website using the helpful tips below

  • Create a personal website using


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During the Event

  • Get social! Be sure to join the conversation using #FindSpark on Twitter and Instagram

  • Go with the flow; make a tentative schedule of what companies and mentors to meet, but take the opportunity to get lost in unexpected conversations

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – but don’t ask something you could have Googled the answer to

  • Speak slowly, breathe deeply, and smile

  • Meet company reps and mentors as well as other attendees

  • Have a strong handshake

  • Participate in our ice breakers throughout the day

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After the Event

  • Share your feedback through our surveys so we can continue to improve your experience

  • Stay in touch with speakers and employers, regardless of whether or not you landed a gig

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Directions to Venue

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1. Take the train to 116th St. (Columbia University) stop.
2. Follow College Walk (116th St.) across Amsterdam Ave towards Morningside Dr.
3. After passing Jerome Greene Hall on the left, enter Wien courtyard through the gates.
4. Follow courtyard around to the right (walk the path past the building).
5. Faculty House will be the last building on the right.

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