Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Cookouts . . . Time to NETWORK!

Going to a barbeque on the 4th
       Spending time with friends and family?

Don't miss out on an opportunity to NETWORK!  Why is networking important?  "Approximately 70-75% of jobs are found through networking."  Click here for some tips on career networking for college students.

Look at every conversation as a possible contact or lead for a summer job, internship, a new field or major/minor to explore, or even a permanent job after graduation . . . you never know when you will meet someone who could help you out.

Ask questions about what kind of work people do, and tell them about what you're interested in doing - academically, and in terms of possible work. Find out about how people landed in their current job/career, and explore any opportunities to learn more about a job, a company, or a field. If you're interested, try to set up an Informational Interview; check out this page for help on how to go about it and how to prepare, as well as ideas for questions and do's and don'ts.

So when you're asking for another ear of corn, take a moment to find out a bit more about the person passing it!

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