New College Students to Network with Area’s Top CEOs

New College students will have the opportunity to network with more than 40 local leaders on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Robarts Arena.

In its third year, “Mind the Gap” offers local college students the opportunity to change the course of their future by exploring different career paths while networking with leaders in the community. By participating in hands-on tracks such as resume review and speed mentoring, students will get a head start on building their professional network.

“Whether you are still deciding on a career path or looking for a job after you graduate, Mind the Gap is beneficial for all New College students,” says Maddie Heath, Assistant Director of Career Technology and Outreach for The Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity.

To prepare for the event, New College is offering speed networking drop-in sessions on Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. where the center will assist students with their networking skills.

It’s been a busy week for The Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity, who recently launched Handshake, a one-stop-shop tool that connects students and employers. Students are encouraged to create a Handshake account at and register for “Mind the Gap.” There will be an New College van reserved for those that need transportation to the event.

“Mind the Gap” is sponsored by the Gulf Coast CEO Forum and promoted by the Cross College Alliance.

Robarts Arena is located at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, at 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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