Networking Events and Tips

Posted on December 2, 2010 with No Comments

Need more ideas on what to do after graduation? Thinking about an internship in a big city?  Talk with UVM alumni who were once in your shoes – and found success.

Check out the UVM Networking Nights in New York and Boston over winter break!

Tips for Networking Success:

•      Wear name tag on your right side so that it is easily seen when you are shaking hands.

•      Ask open ended questions like, “Tell me about your…”

•      Don’t monopolize time, but DO get permission to follow up by phone or email.

•      Focus on quality of connections over quantity

•      Write a comment or conversation piece on the back of each person’s business card to help you remember who you talked to and how you can follow up

•      Thank your contacts: Send a thank you e-mail or note promptly.  This shows professionalism, and helps them to remember you.

•      Remember networking should be beneficial to all parties:  If you can offer a resource or connection, do so, and don’t forget to follow through.

Looking for more advice, sample questions and emails, and a tracking sheet? Check out our website’s Networking pages.

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