Tag Archives: Networking

Friendly reminder about good email etiquette when networking

As you reach out to alumni and other individuals to conduct informational interviews, please keep the following tips in mind in order to have the most successful interactions:

  • Spell names correctly. It sounds obvious, but this can really get the conversation off on the wrong foot from the beginning. Pay close attention to this detail.
  • Do not use two different fonts in an email. It makes it really clear you’re just copy-pasting from other outreach notes.
  • Offer your availability in reasonable blocks of time, for example 1-2 hour windows on 2-3 different days and allow the person to choose. Presume they are busier than you, and make it really easy for them to pick a time. Providing a link to your online calendar and requesting they go in and book the meeting themselves may not be preferred.
  • Know how to set up a calendar meeting in whatever program you use (outlook, gmail, etc). Don’t just rely on the email to act as the final confirmation, get it on the calendar.
  • When sending the meeting invite, only use 20 or 30 minutes, not 1 hour. That is too long.
  • It’s usually best to offer to call them and ask for their best number. Put this into the calendar invite, so at the designated time, no one is wondering who is going to call whom.
  • Zoom is very popular, but also consider learning how to use Microsoft Teams.

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Film and Media

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

This week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments to discuss Film and Media. Please let me know if you would like to attend one. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 22 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

Friday, April 24 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Communications

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

Next week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments. Please let me know if you would like to attend one or both. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 15 from 3pm – 4pm EST –Career Path: Advertising, Marketing and PR

Friday, April 17 from 3pm – 4pm EST — Career Path: Journalism and Publishing

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

Interviewing Workshop – Thursday, April 2 (12:30pm-1:30pm PDT)

Interviewing boils down to 3 core questions: Can you do the job, will you be happy doing the job, and will you be a good fit? Come join CACS advisors Edy Rhodes, Scott Webb, and Elizabeth Bone for this interactive workshop that allows you to practice the answers to these questions while providing some interviewing best practices based on their years of experience. Collectively these advisors have interviewed hundreds of candidates in their previous professional capacities. RSVP to get access to Canvas career management resources including a list of common interview questions and a link to some Ted talks for interview inspiration.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link. This session is open to both undergrad and graduate students.

Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for internships/jobs and Networking!

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific topic in the job search process.

I’m offering two group advising appointments this Friday. Please let me know if you would like to attend one or both. I will add you in handshake.

Friday, February 21 —1pm-2pm – CCI/ADK room 218 – Topic: Searching for jobs and internships

Friday, February 21 —2pm-3pm – CCI/ADK room 218 – Topic: Networking

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

Future Now Leadership Talk and Networking event February 5 in NYC

Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Location: The Sheen Center, 18 Bleeker Street, Studio B, NYC

Gabriella Mirabelli, Executive Vice President, Consumer Insights & Brand Strategy, Valence Media, a media company comprised of Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, Dick Clark Productions, MRC media and stakes in various other media ventures. ​

Gabriella will share about her career journey as an entrepreneur, running an Emmy Award winning creative agency; a fine artist; and podcaster; and her latest leap into a corporate career.

REGISTER NOW
STUDENTS REGISTER FOR FREE until 1/31.
Use password: FN2020