VIP Events


VIP events are open to ALL students at Mines—and there’s always free food!

To register for an event, select the event from the dropdowns below. Attend to be entered in raffles for cool prizes!

9/22/22 – Elevators to Doors: Following Up After the First Conversation

12:00–1:00 pm • Coolbaugh 212 | Not sure what to do after meeting a professional? Are you having a hard time getting a response? Take your connections to the next level with the power of email! This workshop covers general writing tips, email etiquette, and gives participants the opportunity to practice their newfound skillsperfect for your post-Career Day or interview needs!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

9/28/2022 – Lunch and Learn: "The Power of Feedback" w/Kerry Siggins

12:00–1:30 pm • Brown W210 | Want to learn how a CEO handles challenging conversations? Join Kerry Siggins, Mines alumna and CEO of global manufacturer StoneAge Tools, for a practical session on giving and receiving feedback. You’ll learn how to approach someone with feedback, how to structure feedback conversations, and how to appropriately follow up afterwards.  Kerry will share how her commitments to authenticity, clarity and kindness guide her feedback conversations every day.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

10/4/22 – An Awkward Professional's Guide to Small Talk

5:00–6:00 pm • McNeil 313 | Navigate the discomfort of small talk in part two of the Awkward Professional’s Series. Learn to engage in meaningful discussions while remaining true to yourself. Taught by your local awkward professional.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

10/11/22 – 2nd Annual VIP Etiquette Dinner w/ Debra Fine (VIP Signature Event)

6:00–8:00 pm • Student Center Ballroom | Did you know there’s a correct way to eat soup? Do you know how to pass items around the table? What is the difference between American and Continental styles of dining? Learn all this and more at the 2nd Annual VIP Etiquette Dinner, a perfect opportunity to learn everything you wanted to know about making a lasting impression as a dinner guest!

Debra Fine, nationally recognized keynote speaker, best-selling author, and conversation expert, joins us for an interactive dinner based on her book, The Fine Art of Small Talk. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn formal dinner etiquette and get a chance to interact with Mines alumni.

Space is limited. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

10/26/22 – "Professionalism and Personal Values" w/ Marcus Giron (NREL)

3:30–5:00 pm • Alderson 151 | Professionalism is a sentiment we hear all the time. “Act professionally.” “That wasn’t very professional.” “Employers are looking for professionalism in the workplace.”But what does this mean? And what does it mean for you?

During this workshop we will explore what professionalism means to you, discover shared and personal values, and identify where and how you can apply your personal values in a professional setting; including emails, virtual meetings, and networking events!

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Undergraduate Intern Program Manager, Marcus Giron, will facilitate this interactive, engaging session; where you will leave with personal, applicable concepts for school, career, and maybe even your personal life!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

*Event dates, times and locations are subject to change.


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