On September 20th the RAF hosted a creative SPEEDATE event that connected area college students with communication professionals. It was the first time we’d ever hosted an event like this. Students got a chance to meet one-on-one with professionals, speed-date style, who answered industry questions, offered advice and made them feel like they were part of our creative community. The pros walked away re-energized by the experience. We got such great feedback from both groups that we’re planning another SPEEDATE for late October. The RAF plans to launch a mentorship program in late Fall to keep this great connection between students and professionals ongoing. Stay tuned for details.