SEATTLE – (Apr. 13) More than 100 Seattle University student-athletes gathered in Campion Ballroom on Monday night for the 2017 Redhawk Career Networking Night.

The evening began with a presentation from Assistant Vice President in the Office of Alumni Engagement, Susan Vosper '90, '10, followed by a Q&A panel that included former SU student-athletes Talisa Rhea '12 (women's basketball), Santa Mara Rivera '08 (men's soccer) and Ian Walsh '10 (men's soccer), among others.

Then came the networking portion with student-athletes earning the opportunity to sit with both peers interested in similar career paths, and select professionals from more than 25 Seattle area businesses.

"Career night was beneficial because I got to talk on a personal level with multiple people who have similar career interests as I do," said sophomore softball player Kaylee Ree. "I left feeling confident that I had the accessibility to resources that will be very helpful in the future."

Senior men's basketball player Emmauel Chibuogwu echoed Ree's sentiments.

"Career night was very helpful," Chibuogwu said. "I've been to career events in the past and this one was the most beneficial and run the best. I enjoyed having time to get to know each employer without feeling rushed or neglected. After the event I made a good connection with an employer who shared helpful information and tips."

Area business representatives included Mircrosoft; Boeing; Swedish Medical Center; Bellevue Fire Department; Komen Puget Sound; Seattle Storm; GEICO; Movement Systems Physical Therapy; King Co. Prosecutor's Office; Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP; Tolle Design; Ellenos; Enterprise; Foresters Financial Services; Slalom Consulting; IRG Physical & Hand Therapy; Redapt Inc.; Snap Rise; Worldwide Express and Fred Hutchinson.