Students and alumni at the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America received outstanding advice and guidance from six expert professionals at the school's fall-semester Professional Networking luncheon, held October 20 during the university’s Cardinal Weekend.True to the event’s theme of “Technology, Business and You,” Michael W. Derrios, senior procurement executive for the Coast Guard, said during the keynote that career opportunities about in technology areas. For example, he said, cybersecurity is among the federal government’s hottest areas for hiring. Gilberto Brito, senior information officer at the World Bank, spoke about the need for job seekers to have good technical skills. Stewart McHie, director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Catholic University, examined how the advertising market is evolving in the face of online technology. Patty Yaya, a bilingual HR professional, and Cammie Kovalick, an association executive, encouraged participants to view career development as a project not unlike other workplace projects. And Augie Diana, a program director at the National Institute of Nursing Research, talked about the role of technology in writing proposals for grants.