The countdown is on! Next Thursday, January 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telfer’s largest networking event, Telfer Networks, will be back for all Telfer undergraduate students!
What can you do to make the most of this networking event?
1) Do Your Research
Find out what companies will be there! Make a goal of which companies you want to network with and check their website to see if they are recruiting for any student positions. Come prepared with questions and a good sense of the company so that you can be engaging in the conversation. Be open-minded to other industries and sectors that you would normally not consider, you never know what you may learn about the company that could interest you!
2) Update Your Personal Marketing Tools
Your resumé, LinkedIn profile and elevator pitch are all tools that help define the young professional you are. Make sure they are to up-to-date, revised and strongly reflect your professional and educational skills and achievements. Check out the Career Centre’s online resources for more helpful tips.
3) Sharpen Your Overall Appearance
Practice your handshake, make sure you have a good grip and great eye contact. Dress smart to show that you can be the part, if you are having difficulty searching for professional attire check out Laurelle’s article from September. Telfer Networks will also be having LinkedIn photos taken, another opportunity to capitalize on your sharp looks. Finally, smile and be confident!
To help you prepare for Telfer Networks, the Career Centre will be hosting a variety of workshops and clinics, which include:
- Drop-in hours with Ambassadors – January 19th
- Networking 101 Clinic – January 22nd
- Making a Good First Impression (facilitated by Logan Katz) – January 23rd
- Workshop: Preparing for a Telfer Network Event – January 24th