ROANOKE CO., Va. -

You've heard of speed dating, but how about speed networking?

As part of a series of alumni events today, Hollins University brought in several graduates to teach the new ones how to get the job they want.

Students spent six minutes talking to a Hollins Alum before moving onto the next one.

Alumni who participated say this event helps put a face to the Hollins network.

"Now, being here, meeting the students, they're getting this really tangible visual that this is really out here, we're really excited to meet you, we're really excited to meet you and help you out, and that's invaluable," said Hollins grad Stephanie Lohmann.

The events today are called "C3" which stands for Career Connection Conference.