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Each person at the table takes a few minutes – the length of these introductions can also be set – to introduce him or herself.
Time at the table varies based on how the event organiser coordinate the event but usually lasts five to 15 minutes. A variety of organizations use speed networking to structure events: alumni associations, chambers of commerce, business associations, universities and trade shows.
This maximises the opportunity to find a suitable mentor.
Speed mentoring events may have developed concurrently in other professional applications, but may be traced back to the architectural profession. Kim, through her work as the Intern Development Program (IDP) Washington State Coordinator advocated for interns to find a mentor outside their firm, but found that many young interns, especially those new to Seattle had a difficult time identifying potential mentors.
In general, speed networking events all have time limits placed on the interactions and a moderator that will time and announce these intervals.