Whether you’re intensively job-focused in a pre-professional program, or just toning your mental muscles in the Humanities, we all need to eat after graduation (and preferably not in our parent’s basements.) Not surprisingly, this means you’ll need to find a job to pay those grocery bills, which is easier said than done when you’ve got little experience. To get the upper hand, you’ll need to start making connections with employers long before you’ve completed 60 credits. You can start your search here:
• Twitter – If you’ve ever visited the campus career center, you’ve heard the infinite praise for online networking tools—specifically LinkedIn. Don’t get me wrong, LinkedIn is an awesome tool for networking…as long as you understand its unique etiquette and can navigate past the ever-present “restricted for premium users.” For the rest of us there’s Twitter, which lets you send messages and tweets to anyone you follow—including the head-honcho at AwesomeCompany Inc., or the guy wrote that amazing article you mention in class all the time. You can even follow internship pages that tweet career advice and local opportunities as they pop up.
Pros: It’s extremely open, making it easy to keep tabs on companies you’d like to work for, and even contact the boss!
Cons: Requires a strong positive online presence, and the guts to contact people you don’t know.
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