On the night of 23rd October, the LDP hosted a sponsor dinner at the Newell House here in Carbondale, Illinois. The LDP members met with representatives from Spartan Light Metal Products, ATS, Nucor, and Boeing. Over dinner, LDP members had the opportunity to make networking connections and memorable impressions with the visiting representatives. For LDP members who were already familiar with several of the sponsors, the evening provided a wonderful occasion to strengthen relationships. Through this networking opportunity, several of the LDP members were invited to interview with the company’s representatives the next morning before the STEM Career Fair. A common theme throughout these interviews was the sense of enthusiasm expressed by the sponsors about the previously shared evening. With overwhelming positive feedback received from the sponsors, this first time LDP event is sure to become a new tradition.