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Networking for Success. Tyrone Sessom. Importance of Networking. Networking will expose you to the largest number of job leads in the shortest length of time 75-80% of jobs never get advertised Building helpful professional relationships Establishing a pool of resources and outlets

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Networking for Success

Tyrone Sessom


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Importance of Networking

  • Networking will expose you to the largest number of job leads in the shortest length of time

  • 75-80% of jobs never get advertised

  • Building helpful professional relationships

  • Establishing a pool of resources and outlets

  • References!


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Building a Network

Things you can do while in college

  • Volunteerism

  • Internships/co-ops

  • Business Events

  • Activities/Organizations

  • Professional Associations


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Volunteerism

  • Helping in an after school program

  • Working with the senior citizens in your neighborhood

  • Organizing activities for children

  • Grassroots program in you community

  • Joining local organizations

  • Contacting your local Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, hospital or school to find out ways to help.


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Internships/Co-ops

  • Internships and Co-ops provide students the opportunity to discuss career-related issues with real professionals

  • Blend theory and practice during work on training assignments related to their field of study


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Business Events

  • Career Fairs

  • Seminars/Workshops

  • Conferences

  • Business Socials

  • Community Meetings

  • Award Events

  • Luncheons/Dinners


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Activities/Organizations

  • Campus Involvement

  • Student Social Organizations

    • Fraternities & Sororities

    • Clubs

  • Community Services

Past behavior is the best single predictor of future behavior. You will be evaluated on your past behaviors and accomplishments.


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Professional Associations

  • Surrounding yourself with people that are driven to succeed is important

  • Enthusiasm is Contagious!

  • “Its not always what you know…”


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The Benefits of Networking


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New Career Center Website!

http://career.indstate.edu


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