As a Rice Business student, you have access to thousands of alumni who work in different industries across the globe. Tapping into this network – through online platforms or coffee chats – is critical to your career success.
Although networking often does result in job opportunities, the point is not to simply use others to find jobs. It is a lifelong process of expanding your sphere of influence, helping others, and receiving help in return. The resources found on this page will guide you through the full cycle of networking, from creating the perfect pitch to ramping up your online profiles.
Build Your Online Personal Brand Worksheet
Use this worksheet to identify the most relevant content to showcase in your online profile:
• Decide what appeals your audience.
• Based on their needs, select information to feature that interests them.
How to Request for an Informational Meeting
What will you say to someone you barely know that will convince them to meet with you – either face-to-face
or on the phone — for 20 to 30 minutes?
Here are 8 tips to help!
Creating Your Pitch
You will approach a variety of people in person and online when you network. Develop a 30 second introduction or “elevator pitch” to make your outreach efforts at career fairs and networking events as effective as possible by using the following resources:
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