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Chapter Dinner: Networking For Success – Navigating the Informational Interview Process Successfully
Event : 
Chapter Dinner
February 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:20pm
Tom Colosimo
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Program Description: 

Networking is all the rage! You hear about it everywhere! More than 80% of jobs are found thru who you know. There are numerous books, blogs and online articles about networking. Networking can also be used for researching topics of interest as well as self-promotional endeavors within your company. 

But, how do you find out who you should know and then how do you navigate the process of informational interviews and participating in networking events to make it work for you? 

Come to this work session and learn the how/why/where’s of networking. We will cover the components of good networking strategies and apply the ideas in real life exercises including the element of ‘What Is Your Why?’. Find out why it’s all about networking!

Special Instructions: 


5:00 Career Networking Group

5:30 Register, Local Interest Groups (PrCs), Networking 

6:00 New Member Orientation

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Webstream broadcast begins 

7:20 PMI-MN Chapter Business / Intros

7:30 Presentations

8:20 Q & A



Member            $25

Non-Member    $35 

Walk-Ins            $35

Speaker-Only    $15

Webstream        $10

Partner Discount 10% at Registration


Full refunds, less a $10 cancellation fee per registration, available through February 16.

Speaker(s) Bios: 

Tom Colosimo is a Career Architect/Coach. He prides himself as being a ‘master connector’ for networking and helping people connect with people for success. Tom is not your typical career coach/advisor. Along the way, Tom has been an accountant within manufacturing, retail and banking compliance for over 20 years. He then went on to be a third-party recruiter for 6 years doing ‘match-making’ within the finance, accounting, marketing, engineering and technology areas of focus. 

Tom then spent 8 years at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business as a Graduate Career Coach/Corporate Relations Manager for the business programs on the Minneapolis Campus. In this role, Tom excelled at making many corporate connections for the MBA students, bring hundreds of corporate partners to the campus for internships, and perm placements. 

Since leaving ‘UST’ in 2016, Tom has continued to expand his experience in several ‘corporate’ recruiting roles and for the past year, has worked for an ‘on-line’ college; Altierus Career College based in Minneapolis. In this role, Tom assisted students and alums all over the country with job searching, resumes, and connecting people with corporate partners for success. 

Currently, Tom speaks regionally for the PMI (Project Manager Institute), workforce centers and other professional and community groups on the topics of networking, working with recruiters, LinkedIn and resume development. He is active within Adult Education programs as well as 3 local universities and with Best Prep and Junior Achievement within local high schools. Tom also works with Human Capital Partners as a career architect assisting people who have recently been laid off from major companies in the Twin Cities area. 

Tom enjoys sailing in the summer on the St. Croix River and playing music year-round. He lives in Oakdale with his wife Barb. They have two adult daughters; Anna and Emily.