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Networking for College Students

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USF Career Success Center

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Networking for College Students

It is less about meeting people
but having them remember you after the fact

Networking is... an information exchange between you and another person. It involves establishing relationships with people who can help you advance or begin your career in many ways.
Who Can I Network With?
Weather Family
Sports Vacations
Work School

Listening Skills
Stand Out With
Student Business Cards

Campus Involvement
Community Activities
Job Shadowing
Field Experience
Professional Organizations
Find Creative Ways to Network
Networking is NOT self-serving
Networking is...
In person
Community Members
Where Can I Network?
Ready Set Go.....
Be an active listener:
Make eye contact
Ask relevant questions
Fight the urge to think of your response
Become a 'whole body' listener

Introduce yourself to someone else in the room and ask them a question
What is your favorite movie?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite class?
What is a student business card?

Business cards for students promote you as a potential connection or employee to those you meet.

The major difference is that a student business card also promotes your "target career interest"
As a graduate you will be in competition with many others. This means that you need to think carefully how you will build your network.
How could you use LinkedIn to increase the "You Brand"?
Employers need to be able to contact you and have a reason to do so. A good business card will make you memorable.
Thanks, now let's connect!
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