November 28, 2016
Maureen Drum Fagin was interviewed by HCareers.com on how industry professionals can advance their careers through networking opportunities:
"Maureen Drum Fagin, Director of Career Services at the Institute of Culinary Education, recommends that people get a foot in the door by volunteering at charity events. “There are lots of charity events where they have walk-around tasting receptions where chefs will come and bring little tasting portions of food in support of whatever that charity is. And that's a really great way to volunteer, to find out from the organizers if they need any hands to assist the chefs with those functions,” she says. Since the chefs have to leave most of their staff back at their restaurants, this creates an opening for job seekers to step in and work with the chefs. “Volunteering to work alongside some of those chefs is a great opportunity to connect with others out there in the industry.”
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