Networking for Students, presented at Carleton Univserity, January 28

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Relates personal experiences, outlines the process of networking, and points out obvious places to start within the Carleton University.

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  • Networking for Students, presented at Carleton Univserity, January 28

    1. 1. meet Nicholas (me)
    2. 2. I think networking is important
    3. 3. here's why
    4. 4. when I was a student I went to a party
    5. 5. i met someone
    6. 6. we had a conversation
    7. 7. I got her contact information
    8. 8. I did a little research
    9. 9. I sent her an email following up
    10. 10. we had another conversation
    11. 11. she passed my CV along to one of her colleagues
    12. 12. I got interviewed
    13. 13. I got a job offer
    14. 14. I took the job and I followed up with my contact
    15. 15. I turned a conversation at a party into a job that put me through most of my undergrad
    16. 16. actually ... 8 of my last 9 jobs I got through my networks
    17. 17. in dollars, this probably represents over 90% of my lifetime income
    18. 18. early note of caution being a good networker isn't enough
    19. 19. You have to be able to deliver results
    20. 20. you need to deliver so other people can talk about the great job you do
    21. 21. no amount of networking can overcome poor performance
    22. 22. so that's why it is important to build momentum
    23. 23. so what is networking?
    24. 24. networking is requesting or providing leads and contacts
    25. 25. step 1: do your homework
    26. 26. step 2: make or ask for introductions
    27. 27. step 3: engage your new contacts in conversations
    28. 28. step 4: look for common interests and opportunities
    29. 29. step 5: maintain contact over the long haul
    30. 30. step 6: turn contacts into jobs
    31. 31. networking do's
    32. 32. do look professional
    33. 33. do be yourself
    34. 34. do be passionate
    35. 35. do be prepared
    36. 36. do respect the time of others
    37. 37. do show your gratitude
    38. 38. do use your judgment
    39. 39. do take risks
    40. 40. networking don'ts
    41. 41. don't force it
    42. 42. don't lie through your teeth
    43. 43. don't underestimate
    44. 44. don't apologize
    45. 45. don't spam
    46. 46. don't fear rejection
    47. 47. great tips – but you don't know anyone – right?
    48. 49. let me quickly point you in two obvious directions
    49. 50. low risk opportunity for online networking
    50. 51. I have 343 friends my wife has 120 friends we have 41 friends in common I have direct access 422 people
    51. 52. your low risk opportunity for face to face networking
    52. 53. Carleton University has 65 programs 2,000 professors 23,000 students
    53. 54. so, what are you waiting for? I just pointed you at 25,500 potential contacts
    54. 55. I said 25,500 potential contacts
    55. 56. now that I have told my story, explained the process, given you do's and don'ts, and pointed you in two low risk directions... ... do you have any questions?
    56. 57. my thanks to you! connect with me: thanks to the INTERNET for letting me borrow all the graphics for this presentation. [email_address] http://www.twitter/nickcharney http://tinyurl.com/6a9yuf http://www.cpsrenewal.ca

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