A common question many recent grads ask came in an
“I’ve been trying to make as many connections as I can.
Although, I’m finding that most of my references have
connections in academia and since I would prefer working
in a government research lab or in industry compared to
academia, they have not been able to help so much in
Do you have any suggestions as to how I can make
connections in these areas of employment?”
- Join and participate in professional organizations
- Attend meetings and engage in conversation and information
interviews with attendees and speakers
- Determine where graduates from your group, department and
school have ended up. Contact them.
- Expand your personal network, include ‘consequential
strangers,’ and people who know people ‘go to the second
tier in your network’
- Search in Blog,nesacs.org may also provide ideas for you
Social media searching
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Go outside field of concentration
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- Use LinkedIn.com to explore particular people.