Alumni Spotlight: Ahli Moore Hosts Annual Student/Alumni Networking Event

Written by Joan Nygbah

School of Communication alumnus Ahli Moore recently organized this year’s “Speed Networking with Alumni,” an annual event hosted by FSU’s Black Alumni Network that presents students with networking advice and mentorship from an array of alumni. Moore brought this event to fruition with the help of leading project manager Saisha Delevoe.

As president of the Black Alumni Network, Moore spearheaded this event that bridges the gap between alumni and students. The annual event started in 2022 and has expanded over the past two years. “I often get asked by FSU students, particularly our African-American students, about careers and industries…Students continue to want to have one-on-one conversations with someone who may be in the industry they want,” Moore said.

Moore pulls from the networking experiences that helped contribute to his success and hopes that students will find this event to be of similar value. “I surrounded myself with people that I could build a relationship with and [who could] help me gain insight into whatever I’m interested in… Persevering in establishing those relationships is key to networking,” Moore said.

Moore believes these events help students to be more prepared when they graduate. To get involved in the alumni network after graduating from FSU, Moore recommends reaching out to the alumni network in the city that students are in, going to the events they host, and using the resources made available by the alumni network. Moore noted that events like this prove the power of a collaborative effort that involves multiple entities, which is the essence of cross-organizational networking.

See photos from the event below: