Do you have an internship lined up for the summer? If you’re like most people living in Missoula student apartments, you’re probably scrambling to find time to fill out internship applications in between classes. That’s one way to get an internship, but there are other, better ways to go about it.
One such way is to expand your professional network. The more people you meet within your industry, the more likely it is that one of those people will be able to help you find a job. Networking isn’t just an activity; it’s a skill that you can get better at over time. In the blog post below, we’ll be giving out some advice that should help you network better and more efficiently. Our hope is that after you read through this week’s post, you feel confident in your ability to go out and make new network connections.
Now that we’ve gotten the intro out of the way, let’s jump right into the networking tips. Oh, and when you’re done reading through the list, please be sure to share the link to this page with anyone who might be interested in learning more about The Sawyer — the new student apartments Missoula residents choose for contemporary comfort.
Remember to engage your professors.
The best way to quickly expand your professional network is to take advantage of your professor’s’ office hours. Instead of using this time to ask your professor about the latest assignment, ask them if they know anyone who might be willing to sit down with you for an informational interview. If you get that interview, ask that person if they know anyone else. You can keep this chain going until you find someone who’s interested in offering you an internship!
Don’t dismiss your peers.
You know that kid in your class who sits in the front row, knows the answer to every question and stays afterward to talk to the professor? That person is probably going to be successful, and they’d make an excellent addition to your professional network. You’re around your classmates all day, so you might as well get their contact info in case they’re someday in a position where they can help you land your dream job.
With that, we’ve hit the end of our blog about networking tips. At this time, we’d like to thank those of you who have been coming back week after week to read all the latest blogs coming from The Sawyer. We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog, and we hope that you’ll come back in March when our next post goes up on the site. Above all else, however, we hope that you’re able to use some of these networking tips to make new professional connections in 2019 and beyond.
Be on the lookout for our next blog to be posted up on our website during the first couple weeks of March. If you feel like you learned something useful from this week’s post and you’d like to be among the first to read our next blog when it goes live on our website, we encourage you to bookmark our blog page. After all, that’s the fastest and easiest way to ensure you’re able to see new blogs right when they go live. In the time between now and when our next blog goes up on the site, you can keep up with everything happening at The Sawyer by following along on social media. By doing that, you can ensure that you’re always in-the-know when it comes to events, promotions and giveaways happening at the newest community of students apartments in Missoula.