Networking 101: Make Those Connections

Updated: Sep 23



Last month we discussed resume maintenance, and now we are moving on to networking. Below you will also find the Career Resources toolbox and upcoming opportunities.


Networking:


What:

Interacting with others who have similar interests or career goals to develop professional contacts.


Why:

  • You create a community of long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships

  • Access to new opportunities

  • Able to exchange ideas

  • Mentorships

How:

  • Connect with your professors and peers

  • Tap into your school's alumni network

  • Tap into your school's career resource office

  • Professional conferences (a conference opportunity is listed below)

  • Professional social media such as LinkedIn

Where to start:


Do not forget your classmates, peers, friends, and family are great starting points when building your network!


Note: It may seem scary reaching out to people and making these connections, but you are more than capable.




This Month's Career Opportunities


What: Forté Foundation is an organization that helps women reach their career goals by providing professional development opportunities, business education, and a network of female leaders.


They have three conferences coming up:


  1. College Fast Track to Finance Conference

  2. What: Anyone interested in finance

  3. Who: Open to sophomores and juniors of all majors interested in exploring the many career paths in finance. First-year business majors or have previous experience and seniors who have not accepted full-time employment may also register.

  4. When: Oct. 14-15, 2021

  5. Deadline: Oct. 1

  6. Partners: PIMCO, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, Greystar, Guggenheim Partners, Hines, J.P. Morgan, PNC, and Vanguard

  7. Candid Conversations

  8. Who: Open to college women from historically underrepresented groups in business and diverse academic backgrounds — focusing on the experiences of Black, Latinx, and Native American women.

  9. When: Oct. 28-29, 2021

  10. Deadline: Oct. 15

  11. Partners: PIMCO, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, DaVita, Deloitte, The Dow Chemical Company, Evercore, Hines, Liberty Mutual, UBS, and PNC

  12. Undergraduate Leadership Summit

  13. What: An opportunity for undergrad women to maximize their personal strengths and develop their unique leadership style.

  14. Who: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are collegiate chapter student leaders, women in business club student leaders, and Forté Undergraduate Campus Ambassadors.

  15. When: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2021

  16. Deadline: Sept. 23



Career Resources Toolbox:


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