To make the most of this information, schedule an appointment (385-8050) with a Career Counselor to discuss your specific job and internship search strategies and questions.
Networking provides you with the opportunity to meet people in fields of interest, and gather valuable information about openings and companies. It also enables you to stay in the forefront of someone’s mind when they, or some other contact, may be in a position to hire.
Networking happens everyday: at garage sales, at the gym, even in the classroom! Start with the people you are connected with: faculty, parents of your friends, alumni, former or current employers etc. Let them know about your interests and hopes. Ask for informational interviews and advice.
'Fisher Connects' within the CareerZone is a huge database of alumni mentors who are eager to assist students with a host of career-related inquiries. Conduct a search and email the alumni you feel would best be able to help you.
Networking and Young Professionals Groups in Rochester
Rochester Young Professionals is a major draw for the just-out-of-college crowd, offering opportunities to network in your chosen field, as well as to socialize with peers. For more information, check out the Rochester Young Professionals website.
It’s never too early to begin networking. In fact, you probably already have a great network to start from. Fill out the 3 Minutes 30 Contacts [pdf] form and see how many people you already have in your network.
When you make a contact with someone, you never know what contacts they may have to assist you, so you want all communiqués to be professional. Review our Informational Interviewing and Networking Tips [pdf] pamphlet for details on how to make the most of your network.
And VERY important. Remember to thank everyone along your journey for their part!!