I attended a networking event this week that hosted Canisius alum Annette M. Kajtoch, a Senior Vice President at First Niagara Bank. I went on April 23 in the Employee Services Suite on campus and what made it interesting is that it helped begin to immerse me into a field I’m not familiar with; there were two other students who attended – both with a finance background. While I didn’t have much to offer in that field, I was able to introduce myself to Miss Kajtoch and talk about some of my experiences I’ve had in school. I believe that I benefited from this experience by simply putting my name out there to somebody in a high position at a company in the area. It is my intention to email her in the near future to inquire about possible jobs in PR or Marketing at First Niagara and I feel this experience could only help in that regard. The event operated in a very informal manner while being very professional at the same time – what I mean by that is we were required to dress in business attire but there wasn’t any formal presentation done by Miss Kajtoch; we were allowed to ask any questions of our own while she did the same for us. Learning about somebody who took the same path as I did by growing up in the area and going to Canisius, it gave me some encouragement about potentially expanding my job experience in the area before moving on to a new and exciting location.
advertising Advice Advice for Interns Art broadcasting buffalo Buffalo Business Networking Canisius Canisius College career communication communications Communications Internship creative Design Digital Media Digital Media Arts DMA event planning first day fundraising Graphic Design Human Resources informational interview Inspiration intern Internship internships interview journalism Marketing networking networking event News Non-Profit PR Promotions public relations radio social media Special Events Sports TV Video Production Writing