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The Social Series: Professional Networking Night for students

Meld Magazine

Mon Sep 09 2013


EVER heard the saying – it’s not what you know, but who you know? On Wednesday September 25, we’re inviting you to join us for a networking evening aimed at connecting students to professionals from various industries. 


Sometimes, the best way to learn is simply by having a go at it, and that’s what we’re giving you the opportunity to do at our Professional Networking Night on Wednesday September 25 from 6 to 8.30pm at The Couch (69 Bourke St, Melbourne).

Put your best foot forward as you mix and mingle with special guests we’ve invited from various industries, and here’s the best part – at the end of the night, each guest will be picking the student that’s stood out to them the most and inviting him/her for a one-on-one catch up over lunch.

Will there be anything to eat on the night? 

Food and drinks will be provided over the course of the evening, though you should remember that etiquette is key in a professional networking event. Going for a handshake will be tricky if you have a drink in one hand and a plate full of food in the other.

Is there a dress code?

As part of the learning experience, we’ll be leaving you to figure out what you think the appropriate dress code should be for a professional networking event.

Why are we doing this, and who is organising this?

The Professional Networking Night is the first of a two-part career-focused Social Series (the next one will be about using social media as a tool for job-hunting). It’s hosted by Meld Magazine in conjunction with Chai Junction, the Arrow Neighbourhood and ID Live, and proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, Western Union and The Couch.

How much does it cost and do I have to register?

The event is almost free (we’ll be collecting a gold coin at the door), and registrations are essential and can be made via eventbrite.

The networking night will be held on Wednesday September 25 from 6 to 8.30pm at The Couch (69 Bourke St, Melbourne). If you have questions, or would like more information, head to our Facebook events page or email