‘HawkTalks’ networking panel returns on Thursday


Travis Stoker

Chancellor Sartarelli introduces a panel of speakers from various government agencies at Hawk Talks

Jonny Berrios, Staff Writer

UNCW will host the second HawkTalks Career Networking Series for Liberal Arts this Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will be discussing a large variety of liberal arts career paths, as well as personal experiences from the speakers.

UNCW Student Ambassadors, the College of Arts and Sciences, ACE, SGA and other organizations played a part in putting this event together.

Key speakers include UNCW alumni and community leaders Ed Hall (Class of 2013), CEO of Petrics, Inc.; Nick Cannon (2015), transportation demand management coordinator for Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization; Shane Fernando (2000), director of the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College; and Haley Branner (2018), education coordinator at the Cameron Art Museum.

“Our motto is ‘Serving Seahawks past, present, and future,’” said UNCW sophomore Kelly Arnold, chair of HawkTalks for Student Ambassadors.

Student Ambassadors put on events that cater to their motto: annual events such as the spring oozeball tournament, which is for present students; tours, which are for future students; and alumni events which bring back past students.

“This is the event that will combine all three,” Arnold said. “Past students get to come back and connect with students. This will help build a better foundation for the community and future students.

“Career development is a big thing for everyone — it’s hard to network, it’s hard to learn how to network. This gives people a low-stress environment to do that.”

This will be the second HawkTalks panel to take place this school year. The first was in November, and at least 150 people attended. Panelists will speak at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theatre.

Afterward, a networking reception will take place in the Clock Tower Lounge.

HawkTalks will continue to occur twice per semester. The next event is on April 3, where Alumni will visit and discuss career paths and experiences relating to public health.

This event is free and open to everyone.

For more info go to https://uncw.edu/events/2019/02/hawktalk.html.