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EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Gain hands-on experience through an internship, volunteer experience, campus involvement and other resume-building experiences. Be career ready and build future workplace skills.

NETWORKING & SOCIAL MEDIA
 
Networking is a great way to land an internship, entry-level position, or an introduction to a company or industry.  Not only is this helpful when trying to get your foot-in-the-door, it may also allow employer to consider you for a position that has not been posted yet!
 
  • Alumnifire - an online professional networking and mentoring tool for Ohio State alumni, students and staff to exchange industry expertise and career advice. Connect with alumni for informational interviews, career advice or job shadowing opportunities
  • Jobipedia.org - Networking - a free website where students and recent graduates can ask questions about job searching and get answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America’s top employers
  • LinkedIn Resources for Students - how to build an effective profile, how to network using LinkedIn, building your personal brand, communicating effectively using LinkedIn, and more!
  • Campus Resources for Networking - a guide that includes campus and community networking resources, specific steps that students can take from day one to graduation, and an expert interview and information
Sources of networking contacts:  Alumni, family members, friends, family friends, colleagues, coaches, professionals at companies of interest, those working in your focus industry, and recruiters at career events. You can utilize LinkedIn to keep your contacts organized, too.
 
Informational Interview Tips: Once you have identified a contact, reach out and request a short meeting or phone call.  Prepare a list of questions in advance of your meeting!  Perhaps the contact might have additional professionals whom you may contact?  DO NOT ASK FOR A JOB!!!  Be sure to send a thank you email too!!
 

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