mn ama logoNetworking—is certainly a buzzword in the business world, but in a tough economy it’s more important than ever. A recent survey of HR executives ranked networking as the most effective way to land a new job.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just want to expand your professional contacts, tonight’s Minnesota American Marketing Association’s Marketing Mixer provides a great opportunity to meet dozens of marketing and advertising professionals. This month the event is focusing on helping marketing students and professionals connect with industry mentors. You’ll be able to connect with dozens of different participants during the event.

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is sponsoring the event, to be held at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel (Rock Island Room) downtown, tonight. You can walk-in and the event is free—so don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!