Networking

Advice from the WashU Career Center: Using Alumni Networks

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The WashU alumni network is one of the most powerful tools you have for learning about work and advancing your career. Many alumni remember what it was like to be in your shoes and are happy to share their experiences …

By Kelli Delfosse
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How to Land a Internship Despite the Global Pandemic

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It’s that time of year again. Students are gearing up in hopes of finding a fulfilling internship or co-op position. You’re eager to apply what you’ve learned in school to the real world. But landing an internship may seem like an …

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Advice from the WashU Career Center: Informational Interviews

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You may have heard the term “informational interview,” but what does it mean? Informational interviewing is an intentional form of networking where you plan a time to ask a person about their work. The purpose is not to ask them …

By Kelli Delfosse
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9 Tips to Turn Networking Into Meaningful Relationships

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The goal in any meaningful relationship is to give it depth. That’s what my book, The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships, is all about. Of course, not every networking contact has …

By Susan McPherson - The Muse
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Advice from the WashU Career Center: Tapping into Professional Organizations

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Professional associations are an often-overlooked way to combine career exploration and networking. Most professions have several related professional associations, and many are open to students (and even have student membership rates).

Professional association websites often offer mentor programs, professional development …

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How to Give an Awesome Elevator Pitch

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Ah, the elevator speech ­– or pitch – a timeless business networking staple.

It’s the 30-second speech that summarizes who you are, what you do, and why you’d be an ideal candidate. The idea is that you should be able to tell …

By Kelli Delfosse
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How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job in 2020

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LinkedIn is one of the best tools to find a job right now. In this article, we’ll show you 10 steps for how to use LinkedIn effectively to get more interviews and job offers.

We need to do three things if …

By Kelli Delfosse
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4 Tips for Building Relationships Through Informational Interviews

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Informational interviews are treasure troves of information. What you collect from these types of networking meetings—in which you build relationships with people at the organizations you want to join—can provide you with insights that can help you improve your resume, cover …

By Kelli Delfosse
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WashU Career Center & Advancement Offers Fall Career Connection Events

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Focused on a job in a specific city? Join one of our Career Connection events!

The Career Center, Weston Career Center and University Advancement have teamed up to bring you Career Connections for a variety of areas in the US. …

By Kelli Delfosse
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4 Types of Networking Emails—and How to Write Them

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The more time that passes after you meet people for the first time—either in person or virtually—the harder it is to remember them. This is why, when you’re job searching, it’s important to take notes after meeting someone new. It’s also …

By Kelli Delfosse
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