Maximizing your experience. Danielle Epstein Graduate Advisor, Career Services. Today’s Topics:. Developing your personal network Effective networking practices What to expect on Mustang Mentoring Day How to make the most of the opportunity. Developing your personal network. Phase 2:
Graduate Advisor, Career Services
Strengths, goals, needs, areas for improvement
Key question: Why do I do what I do and how do I do it?
Adept social skills
Key question: To what extent do I enlist other people in my learning and development and how effectively do I nurture those relationships?
Network structure unique to individual needs
Should include senior, junior and peer contacts
Consider strength of tie and diversity
Key question: What is the nature of my current network and how might I enrich it?
9:00 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:30 - 11:00 Large Group Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 Speed Mentoring Session
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 1:1 Mentor Meetings
1:45 - 2:00 Closing
Be appreciative and polite
Be confident and enthusiastic
Never bad mouth others
Use your “elevator pitch”
Maintain eye contact and good non-verbal communication
Turn off your cell phone
Dress for success
Use common sense and be self-aware, and you’ll do great!!
Keep your right hand free
Shake “web to web”
The handshake should not last longer than the greeting
Avoid hand over hand, touching, or patting
Shows interest, respect and sets the tone for the conversation
Shake firmly enough to display confidence without being a “bone crusher”
Take the initiative in following up with mentors with whom you would like to continue a relationship
Find out how your developers like to be communicated with (phone, email)
Respond to all emails and phone calls from developers within 24 hours
Make sure your email address is appropriate
Use the event LinkedIn group but think about it before you decide to “friend” your developers on Facebook
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